• 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

  • News

    How .NET Core Tools Improved in Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2

    The Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2 announcement didn't say much about .NET Core -- the open source, cross-platform replacement for the ageing, Windows-only .NET Framework -- but there is some new .NET Core functionality for developers in the IDE. 01/28/2019

  • News

    Visual Studio Code Gets HDInsight Tools for Big Data Analytics

    Microsoft announced HDInsight Tools for Visual Studio Code is now generally available, letting coders do Big Data analytics right from within the cross-platform, open source code editor. 01/25/2019

  • News

    C# Makes GitHub's Top 5 Machine Learning Languages List

    Although Python is the widely recognized de facto, go-to programming language for machine learning and many other artificial intelligence projects, a new study shows C# is holding its own in the space. 01/25/2019

  • News

    Visual Studio 2019 Gets Closer with Preview 2

    Visual Studio 2019 is expected to ship in the first half of this year, and it just took another step on that journey with the release of its second preview that improves just about every area of the IDE experience. 01/24/2019

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