• News

    AI Gets Smarter with Microsoft's Cognitive Toolkit 2.0

    Microsoft's second release of its open source deep learning framework earlier this month adds support for Java bindings, Spark, and Keras. 06/23/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Accept HTML and Script from Your Web Pages

    Sensibly, ASP.NET MVC 5 prevents users from entering HTML or Script tags into your page's textboxes, protecting you from a wide variety of hacks. However, for those rare occasions when you do need to let the user enter tags, here's how to do it. 06/22/2017

  • Cross-Platform C#

    Track Your Fitness with a Fitbit and Xamarin

    Wally shows you how to use Xamarin.iOS to create a pedometer app for a Fitbit that employs the CoreMotion Framework. 06/20/2017

  • In-Depth

    Expand Your Foundation

    In a back-to-basics session at Visual Studio Live! this week, Microsoft's Adam Tuliper encouraged developers to broaden their approach. 06/15/2017

  • The Data Science Lab

    Neural Network Back-Propagation Using Python

    You don't have to resort to writing C++ to work with popular machine learning libraries such as Microsoft's CNTK and Google's TensorFlow. Instead, we'll use some Python and NumPy to tackle the task of training neural networks. 06/15/2017

  • News

    Infragistics Ultimate UI Suite Adds Xamarin Support

    Updated: Infragistics' UI controls suite comes with Xamarin-tuned controls via a Xamarin Productivity Pack full of templates, code snippets, pre-built configuration files, and more. 06/14/2017

  • In-Depth

    How Microsoft PowerApps and Flow Can Automate, Even Save App Development

    From Visual Studio Live! Washington, DC: Microsoft PowerApps and Flow take RAD tools to another level, by automating custom application development through low-code tools. 06/13/2017

  • Connection Strings

    Viva, Visual Basic! Or, Does VB Have a Future?

    Long live the programming language that is still running strong well into the second half of its third decade. What might help it is a provision for VB-based .NET Core and .NET Standard libraries in an upcoming VS 2017 release. 06/13/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Calling Web Services with HttpWebRequest, WebClient and HttpClient

    The .NET Framework gives you three different ways to call a Web Service. However, depending on your scenario, the latest and greatest object isn’t necessarily your best choice. 06/13/2017

  • News

    A Ton of Changes in TFS 2017 Update 2 RC1

    That's not to say that the second release candidate for the most recent Team Foundation Services 2017 Update 2 weighs a ton, but the changes across the feature set have some weight to them: the introduction of delivery plans, and a bevy of work item tracking, pull request, build and release, and version control improvements. 06/12/2017

  • Mobile Corner

    Consuming REST Services from Your Mobile Application Using Swagger and AutoRest

    Consuming services is something every application needs to do. In this article, Nick demonstrates how to document a REST service using Swagger in order to make it easy to consume from a Universal Windows Application. 06/12/2017

  • News

    A Recharged Visual Studio Code 1.13 (and What's With 1.11 and 1.12?)

    There have been some significant changes to Visual Studio Code from March to now; with the May 2017 Build, specific settings that were in preview -- editor drag and drop, minimaps, to name a few -- are now enabled by default. 06/09/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Add a Multi-Select ListBox or DropDownList to Your ASP.NET MVC View

    Peter doesn't like them, but that doesn't mean you have to hate 'em, too -- here's how to add a listbox or dropdown list to your View that lets users select multiple items. 06/09/2017

  • Practical ASP.NET

    Serverless C# with Azure Functions: Implementing Webhooks

    Azure Functions can be used to trigger event-driven Webhooks. Here’s how. 06/08/2017

  • Connection Strings

    What's in WWDC 2017 for Microsoft Stack Devs?

    Apple uses the conference as a launch point for its products and services, and it behooves Microsoft developers, especially cross-platform app builders, to pay attention to new capabilities of the Apple platforms. 06/07/2017

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