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    What's In Xamarin for Visual Studio Developers?

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  • The Data Science Lab

    R Language Basic Data Structures

    Vectors, lists, arrays, matrices and data frames -- a look at five of the most fundamental data structures built into R. 08/10/2016

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    Progress Report: The Open Microsoft Developer Platform

    At Visual Studio Live! on Tuesday, Microsoft's Amanda Silver offered up a state of the Microsoft development stack, noting the gains made by open sourcing its tools. 08/10/2016

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    You can customize how your Controllers deal with unhandled errors (though "unhandled errors" don't really exist). 08/09/2016

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    Team Foundation Server 15 RC1 Trots Out New UI

    A release candidate for TFS '15' comes with UI changes on the Web side and a slew of improvements to Agile planning capabilities, Git, Build, and Release Management, to name a few (as well gobs of bug fixes). 08/09/2016

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    A First Look at Visual Studio Code

    If you're looking for a lean, mean, cross-platform, desktop code editor then Visual Studio Code might be just your cup of tea. However, if you're used to the level of functionality you get with Visual Studio, it's important to set your expectations appropriately. 08/08/2016

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    LINQ Query Enters the Age of Big Data

    Integrating distributed, in-memory computing with distributed caching can easily extend LINQ semantics to create important new capabilities for real-time analytics on fast-changing data. 08/08/2016

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    3 .NET Experts You Oughta Know

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  • Connection Strings

    Channel 9 To Live-Stream Visual Studio Live!

    Amanda Silver's opening keynote on the Open Microsoft Developer Platform, along with a slew of other selected developer sessions, will be live-streamed during next week's conference at the Microsoft campus. 08/04/2016

  • News

    .NET Framework 4.6.2 Ready for Prime Time

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    Xamarin Supports .NET Standard Libraries

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  • Cross-Platform C#

    Composable Customizations with Xamarin.Forms

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  • News

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  • News

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