• News

    Second Preview of Azure Stack at Ignite

    A second preview of the forthcoming on-premises version of Azure highlights "infrastructure management technologies." 09/28/2016

  • News

    Microsoft's Cloud Covers Germany, More Geographic Areas

    From Microsoft Ignite: Azure now in Germany, four other areas. Plus: Bevy of Azure announcements include more security controls in the cloud, improved monitoring capabilities. 09/28/2016

  • Code Focused

    How Helper Variables Can Simplify Debugging

    If the data you work with is complex and hard to understand, it's easy to get stuck on them when debugging. Add helper variables to make data much simpler to use and comprehend. 09/28/2016

  • Practical .NET

    Leverage Lambda Expressions in Your Methods

    Integrating lambda expressions into your methods is easy. The trick is in recognizing when to use them. And that means understanding when the strategy and factory method patterns are going to make your applications better. 09/27/2016

  • News

    Unifying .NET with .NET Standard 2.0

    The goal of .NET Standard is for "one library to rule them all," or more simply, one library of APIs that can be used across a number of platforms without much afterthought. The .NET team lets us in on their plans in the near future. 09/27/2016

  • News

    Adobe SaaS Offerings Depend Even More on Azure

    From Microsoft Ignite: The partnership that kicked off between the two companies two years ago takes another leap forward into the cloud in a big way. 09/26/2016

  • Label Your Breakpoints

    If you have areas in your application where you often put breakpoints, it might be worthwhile to give them names so that you can manage them in the Breakpoints window. 09/26/2016

  • In-Depth

    How I Created a RavenDB Python Client

    You might be surprised how easy it was to port this NoSQL database for .NET to the Python language. 09/23/2016

  • Code Focused

    Local Static Variables in Visual Basic and C#

    Here's another area where the two languages differ. 09/21/2016

  • News

    Faster Visual C++ for Linux 1.0.5

    It appears to be an incremental update, but the new features make all the difference when it comes to speed. 09/21/2016

  • Code Focused

    Cool Case Clauses in Visual Basic and C#

    Each language treats case clauses differently, but there's a way you can make them less boring in C#. 09/21/2016

  • Visual Studio Toolbox

    16 New Tools and Extensions for Visual Studio

    The tools and extensions keep on coming, so here's another round-up of new releases. You keep building extensions, we'll keep sharing them with the Visual Studio community. 09/20/2016

  • Cross-Platform C#

    Realities of Cross-Platform Development: How Platform-Specific Can You Go?

    The goal of one tool for every platform isn't quite a reality yet, but you can get close. Here's what you can accomplish so far with Xamarin tools. 09/20/2016

  • News

    Visual Studio '15' Has New Setup Engine

    The Visual Studio team said the goal with the new setup engine is to speed up installations, as well as install only what is necessary for what the developer requires. 09/19/2016

  • Practical .NET

    Do You Know the Answers to These Hanselman Questions?

    Back when he had a job, Peter used to hire developers. When he did, there were three questions he got from Scott Hanselman's blog, way back at the beginning of the .NET Framework that he's still asking today. 09/19/2016

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