• News

    Beta: Apache Cordova Plugin for Azure Mobile App Data Access

    Use Node.js or .NET to write data-accessible apps that target Azure Mobile App on the back end with this new plugin. 01/25/2016

  • Practical .NET

    Handling Lists of Selectable Items in ASP.NET MVC

    You want to give the user the ability to select one (or more) items from a table. It's not as easy in ASP.NET MVC as you might like... but it's not awful, either. 01/22/2016

  • Hiding Methods from IntelliSense

    This might sound like the stupidest tip in the world … but hear it out. There are actually cases where you don't want your methods to appear in your class's IntelliSense list. Well, OK: one case. 01/21/2016

  • Practical .NET

    Job Opportunities for Developers

    If you have software development skills then there are actually a wide range of positions you can reasonably expect to migrate to (assuming you want one of those jobs). Here are some useful numbers on average salaries and job openings on which to base your decision. 01/20/2016

  • News

    ASP.NET's New Versioning Gets To the Core of the Matter

    ASP.NET 5.0 is no more, at least by name -- it's now ASP.NET Core 1.0. Newer versions of .NET Core 5 and Entity Framework 7 will also follow suit. 01/20/2016

  • Combining LINQ Queries (or, When to Call ToList)

    You don't ever have to write a complicated LINQ/Entity Framework query, but you do need to know when to call the ToList method on your query. Here's a tip on both. 01/19/2016

  • News

    ChakraCore Gets Microsoft's Open Source Treatment

    Now that the JavaScript engine is open to the development community at large, it paves the way to making it available on Linux and other non-Windows platforms. 01/19/2016

  • The Data Science Lab

    Linear Regression with R

    Now that you've got a good sense of how to "speak" R, let's use it with linear regression to make distinctive predictions. 01/18/2016

  • Visual Studio Toolbox

    8 Rich Text Editors for Interactive Web Content

    Web pages aren't read-only anymore. These rich text editors let users post content of all kinds, edit content and even write collaboratively within the browser. 01/15/2016

  • Seeing a File Twice in Visual Studio

    Sometimes you want to look at two parts of the same file at the same time. Here are two ways to do that. 01/14/2016

  • News

    Project Rider: A C# IDE Alternative

    JetBrains announced that it's developing a C# integrated development environment that works independently of the Visual Studio environment. 01/14/2016

  • Practical .NET

    Supporting Multiple String Formats from Your Class

    Developers (including you) benefit when you provide a string representation of your class. By implementing IFormattable, you can take control of this representation and provide some flexibility. Besides, if you don't provide one, the Microsoft .NET Framework will provide a useless one for you. 01/13/2016

  • Microsoft Retools R Offerings for Big Data Analytics

    Microsoft hasn't been standing still since it became the new commercial steward of the R programming language by acquiring R specialist Revolution Analytics a year ago, yesterday announcing a retooling of its acquired R offerings, including the open source version. 01/13/2016

  • News

    Visual Studio Code Update Now Uses ECMAscript 6

    Also noteworthy: weird keyboard layout problem encountered by developers on OSX -- fixed. 01/12/2016

  • Cross-Platform C#

    Xamarin 4 Improvements: Worth Upgrading?

    Like a mobile force, Xamarin 4 awakens. So upgrade now, especially if you're a Visual Studio developer and building apps for iOS. 01/11/2016

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