• Practical ASP.NET

    Configuring Your Application-Wide Objects in ASP.NET Core

    ASP.NET Core's support for sharing objects defined at startup is great ... but what if you need to set options on those objects? Here's a case study that starts off great and then descends into over-engineered madness (but only if you want to go that far). 02/13/2019

  • News

    Microsoft Updates Blazor, Now Built on Razor Components

    Microsoft shipped Blazor 0.8.0, the latest update to its experimental .NET Web framework that lets programmers use C# and HTML for browser-based apps, a province traditionally dominated by JavaScript. 02/13/2019

  • News

    VB.NET Popularity Still Rising

    Visual Basic.NET is getting comfortable in its new position as a top five programming language in the TIOBE index, which measures popularity based on search engine data. 02/12/2019

  • Understanding Docker Vocabulary

    If you think there are a lot of terms to learn, you're not wrong. Here's a pocket guide so you can talk like you know what you're saying. 02/11/2019

  • Practical .NET

    Creating the Right Database Initializer for Entity Framework

    If you want to treat your database design as an "implementation detail" that just falls out of getting your object model right, then Entity Framework gives you four choices. Picking the right one, however, may mean creating your own. 02/07/2019

  • News

    VS Code Gains Python Developer Mind Share

    Much has been written here about how Microsoft's Visual Studio Code dev team has gone "all in on Python," and the effort seems to have paid off according to a new developer survey specifically devoted to the popular programming language. 02/07/2019

  • News

    What's New in Visual Studio Code January 2019 Release

    The latest monthly release (January 2019, version 1.31) of the cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor comes with the usual plethora of bug fixes, tweaks and new features, with many focused on the extension mechanism that powers the open source project. 02/06/2019

  • In-Depth

    Building RESTful Services Using ASP.NET Core

    ASP.NET Core makes building RESTful services easy and comfortable, says Joydip Kanjilal, who shows how to do just that in this article, complete with code samples and screenshots. 02/05/2019

  • News

    VS Code Python Tool Improves Data Science Experience

    Microsoft updated its Python Extension for Visual Studio Code, building out new data science functionality that was introduced in a previous release. 02/04/2019

  • News

    What's New in TypeScript 3.3

    The answer to the headline above is basically "not much," as Microsoft describes the new v3.3 update as "a smaller release than usual." But don't worry: TypeScript error messages may be displayed in haiku form in later releases, per one proposal on the roadmap. 02/01/2019

  • News

    Low-Code Windows Template Studio 3.0 Ships

    Microsoft shipped Windows Template Studio 3.0, a milestone update of the open source, wizard-driven Visual Studio 2017 extension for coding Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications. 01/31/2019

  • News

    Second Previews Ship for .NET Core 3, ASP.NET Core 3

    Microsoft released the second preview of .NET Core 3, building upon the first beta that introduced support for Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) desktop projects. ASP.NET Core 3 Preview 2 also shipped for Web development (including with C# via Razor Components introduced in the Blazor effort). 01/30/2019

  • News

    Project Rome for Android and iOS Cross-Device Experiences Hits v1.0

    Microsoft announced its Project Rome SDK for Android and iOS has hit version 1.0, providing cross-device and cross-platform experiences that can travel with the user in a variety of scenarios. 01/30/2019

  • C# Corner

    ASP.NET Core: Learning the Ropes, Part 3

    Eric Vogel uses code samples and screenshots to demonstrate how to create and use the views and controller for an ASP.NET MVC Core CRUD application. 01/29/2019

  • News

    PowerShell Preview Extension Available for Visual Studio Code

    Microsoft's PowerShell team has published a preview extension in the Visual Studio Code Marketplace to evaluate new command-line scripting options within your favorite open source, cross-platform code editor. 01/29/2019

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