• Properties with Parameters (and Making Them the Default)

    You can create properties that accept parameters (just like methods!). But they work best when they're also the default property of your class. 10/29/2015

  • News

    SQL Server 2016 Breaks Out

    Microsoft reveals a community technology preview of the venerable RDBMS that sports Always Encrypted technology and built-in R language services, among other features. Also in preview: Azure Data Lake Store and Analytics Services and Azure SQL Database In-Memory OLTP and Operational Analytics. 10/29/2015

  • News

    Language API from Project Oxford in Public Beta

    Microsoft has offered a few of the machine learning APIs to developers to incorporate into apps. Out in public beta now is LUIS, the Language Understanding Intelligent Service that now has Chinese language support and adds dozens of prebuilt models. 10/28/2015

  • Practical TypeScript

    Implementing Strategy Pattern and Callbacks in TypeScript

    The TypeScript datatyping support not only applies to simple variables, it also supports you when doing clever things with functions. Specifically, TypeScript ensures you create reliable code when implementing callback functions. 10/27/2015

  • Practical ASP.NET

    Using Predicates in Akka.NET Receive Actors

    Create precise logic dictating which messages an actor will handle and how they will react to them. 10/26/2015

  • News

    Xamarin Bolsters Cross-Platform Tools with RoboVM Buy

    The acquisition adds Java development capabilities to the company's cross-platform development arsenal. 10/23/2015

  • Why Won't My Razor Code Compile!?!

    There's a requirement for Razor code that everyone forgets. If you don't honor that requirement, though, your Views won't compile. 10/23/2015

  • Practical ASP.NET

    Modelling Actor Behaviors in Akka.NET

    Simplify conditional actor code and improve readability. 10/22/2015

  • News

    Securing ASP.NET: Find a Flaw, Get $15K

    Microsoft's ASP.NET team is willing to pay $15,000 to developers who discover specific security gaps in .NET Core and ASP.NET. 10/21/2015

  • Mobile Corner

    Hosting JavaScript in a Windows 10 App

    An introduction to the Chakra JavaScript engine and how it can be used within a Windows 10 app to execute JavaScript. 10/21/2015

  • In-Depth

    A More Efficient Text Pattern Search Using a Trie Class in .NET

    The trie data structure is one alternative method for searching text that can be more efficient than traditional search approaches. Here's a trie class you can create in C#. 10/20/2015

  • Practical .NET

    Simplifying Applications with Eventual Consistency

    Stop trying to make everything work all at once. Instead, use Domain Events to make applications simpler, more scalable and easier to maintain -- and to defer updates until you can't avoid making them. 10/19/2015

  • News

    Visual Studio Online Supports Azure AD Groups

    Sprint 89 now has support for Azure Active Directory Groups, and previews a new work item form that will be the basis for work item forms moving forward. 10/19/2015

  • In-Depth

    5 Non-Coding Procedures for Securing .NET Applications

    Organizations that encountered security breaches have lost large sums of money, both directly and indirectly in terms of damaged reputations, layoffs, fines, etc. With so much at stake, developers need to turn to IT security, which is now a must for any IT department. 10/15/2015

  • News

    Visual Studio 2015, Team Foundation Server 2015 Updated

    Three months from their original releases, both tool suites have a handful of fit-and-finish improvements meant to smoothe over the development process. 10/14/2015

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