• News

    Microsoft Releases .NET Framework 4.7.1

    Microsoft shipped the latest iteration of its foundational .NET Framework, version 4.7.1, adding support for .NET Standard 2.0 among a host of other improvements to accessibility, security, performance, reliability and more. 10/18/2017

  • Cross-Platform C#

    A Developer's Introduction to iOS 11

    With new APIs for augmented reality and machine learning -- along with many new and updated features -- the latest iteration of iOS is sure to make Apple mobile developers happy, our resident expert concludes in this hands-on review, complete with code samples. 10/17/2017

  • News

    Report: Use of Swift Falls, Signaling Change to Multiplatform Mobile Coding

    Cumbersome mobile app development using individual languages for each platform is giving way to multiplatform coding -- at which Visual Studio tooling is adept -- according to TIOBE, which tracks language popularity. 10/17/2017

  • News

    Analysis of GitHub C# Code Reveals Most Popular NuGet Packages, Tabs vs. Spaces, More

    Perhaps answering the tabs-vs.-spaces indentation question forever, a developer has used Google's BigQuery analytics tool to investigate all things related to the C# programming language in GitHub's vast trove of open source code projects. 10/16/2017

  • Developers Revolt Against New VS Code Icons

    Developers -- predictably -- are revolting against the new icons introduced by Microsoft for Visual Studio Code, the open source, cross-platform little cousin to the Visual Studio IDE. 10/16/2017

  • News

    Microsoft, AWS Team Up for 'Gluon' Deep Learning Library

    The new joint project provides an open source deep learning library "to more easily and quickly build machine learning models without compromising training performance." 10/13/2017

  • Practical ASP.NET

    Writing Precompiled Azure Functions in Visual Studio 2017

    See how the latest version of Visual Studio 2017 can be used to create Azure Functions using familiar development tools and techniques. 10/12/2017

  • News

    New Visual Studio 2017 Preview Round Starts, Improving Debugging, More

    Just one day after Visual Studio 2017 15.4 graduated into production, Microsoft announced a new preview round, v15.5, with a focus on debugging, productivity, performance and more. 10/12/2017

  • News

    Windows Dev Day: Fall Creators SDK, .NET Standard 2.0 for UWP

    Windows Developer Day revealed the SDK for the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is ready for download, and that the Universal Windows Platform now supports .NET Standard 2.0 for consistent API usage. 10/11/2017

  • Cross-Platform C#

    Xamarin.Forms Updates

    Here’s a look -- with code samples -- at two series of updates that will improve the feature set and, most important, performance of Microsoft’s cross-platform UI solution. 10/10/2017

  • News

    Visual Studio 2017 15.4 Officially Released

    Microsoft today announced the official release of Visual Studio 15.4, a minor update that fixes bugs, improves performance and adds some new features. 10/10/2017

  • As Kotlin Ascends, What Are Options for Visual Studio Devs?

    Kotlin is a hot programming language right now, and its eclipse of Java for Android mobile development might leave Visual Studio developers wondering how they can get in on the action. 10/10/2017

  • News

    Microsoft Boosts Terminal Performance in VS Code

    After fulfilling developer demand for an integrated terminal within the Visual Studio Code editor, Microsoft has continued to incrementally improve the feature, boosting its performance by up to 45 times in the latest release. 10/10/2017

  • Code Focused

    Hide Compiler Warnings in Your Spare Time

    Learn how to keep new code-style warnings from filling up your formerly pristine Visual Studio Error List panel. 10/09/2017

  • News

    Microsoft Exec Tweets the Death of Windows Mobile

    On Sunday, a tweet signaled the end: "Of course we'll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates, etc. But building new features/hw aren't the focus" -- followed by a frowning emoticon. 10/09/2017

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