• The Data Science Lab

    Program-Defined Functions in R

    The three most common open source technologies for writing data science programs are Python, SciLab, and R. Here's how to write program-defined functions in R. 04/12/2016

  • News

    NativeScript 1.7 Extends Support to Visual Studio Code

    Cross-platform development tool is now integrated with Visual Studio Code via an extension. The company is also workin on support for UWP and Windows Mobile 10. 04/12/2016

  • News

    Visual Studio 15 Preview Comes with Salsa

    Why does Visual Studio need a JavaScript language service? The Visual Studio team explains in a blog post that it comes down to better JavaScript coding efficiency. 04/11/2016

  • News

    Native Hyper-V Containers in Windows 10 Will 'Ease Developer Pain'

    Microsoft said it will add tooling to Hyper-V containers in Windows 10 that will allow developers to bypass complex VM machinations to support development activities. Coming PowerShell module for Docker is also aimed at devs. 04/08/2016

  • Practical .NET

    Get Data to the Client and Save Server-Side Storage

    You've got data on your server that you need in your page. Here are all the solutions you require, including one that will make your application more scalable. 04/08/2016

  • News

    Windows 10 Insiders Can Take Bash for a Spin

    A Windows 10 preview build now has some basic Bash shell capabilities that only Windows Insider members can check out in a test environment. 04/07/2016

  • Organizing Visual Studio Project Templates

    You don’t have to live with Visual Studio’s hierarchy of project templates -- you can create a custom area with the templates you actually use. 04/07/2016

  • Practical .NET

    Business-to-Developer Bridge Building with SpecFlow 2

    SpecFlow 2 makes sure developers deliver what businesses say they want. In this first of a two-part series, Jason looks at how to automate the process of communication through business-readable tests. 04/06/2016

  • News

    Linux Coding Extension Available for Visual C++

    Write code destined for Linux servers, desktops and devices right from the Visual C++ as if it were native code. 04/06/2016

  • News

    Kusto Gobbles Up Application Insights Data

    A new tool that ingests every piece of Application Insights and turns it into reportable information is now getting its public preview. It's also got a name. 04/05/2016

  • News

    Visual Studio '15' Is What's vNext

    Microsoft offered a preview of Visual Studio '15' at Build last week. And whileit's just not quite ready for prime time, it's got an impressive number of changes with practically every tool in it that demand developer attention. 04/05/2016

  • Practical .NET

    Why I Hate Best Practices

    Best practices and principles aren't rules. They're guides to the judgement of the programmer. Sometimes we forget that. 04/05/2016

  • Connection Strings

    The Difference Between C# to F# Is a Scale of $20K

    Stack Overflow's survey of site users provides some interesting insights on how Microsoft developers are doing compared to the rest of the world's developers. 04/04/2016

  • Step Out of Debugging To, Well, Wherever You Want

    You've stopped at a breakpoint deep in your code. Here's how to get back out at some higher level without stepping through all of the levels you're buried in. 04/01/2016

  • News

    Build 2016: Office 365 Integration Goes Deeper Than Just Office

    Microsoft's Qi Lu and his team showed off a few new developer features that will make Office 365 integration a much easier prospect, including Skype SDKs that open up communication capabilities. 04/01/2016

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