• News

    Update: Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova Update 5 Works with Visual Studio Code

    Some incremental changes, such as environment switching and improved iOS support, come to TACO, and the group adds a TACO blog for regular tips and tricks. Update now allows for using TACO with Visual Studio Code. 01/28/2016

  • News

    UI, Performance Tweaked in Azure SDK 2.8.2 for Visual Studio 2015

    Lots of user feedback-related improvements will make this incremental release easier for developers who want to make the cloud connection. 01/28/2016

  • Practical TypeScript

    Exploiting TypeScript Arrays

    TypeScript doesn't have the rich set of native collection classes that you're used to in the .NET Framework -- instead, it has just arrays and tuples. Fortunately, you can do quite a lot with them. 01/27/2016

  • News

    Coming Soon: Node.js Support in ChakraCore

    The goal is to eventually get developers to start working more diligently on apps aimed at the Windows 10 IoT Core platform by way of Node.js. That's where Node.js Tools for Windows IoT 1.5 comes in. 01/26/2016

  • News

    Beta: Apache Cordova Plugin for Azure Mobile App Data Access

    Use Node.js or .NET to write data-accessible apps that target Azure Mobile App on the back end with this new plugin. 01/25/2016

  • Practical .NET

    Handling Lists of Selectable Items in ASP.NET MVC

    You want to give the user the ability to select one (or more) items from a table. It's not as easy in ASP.NET MVC as you might like... but it's not awful, either. 01/22/2016

  • Hiding Methods from IntelliSense

    This might sound like the stupidest tip in the world … but hear it out. There are actually cases where you don't want your methods to appear in your class's IntelliSense list. Well, OK: one case. 01/21/2016

  • Practical .NET

    Job Opportunities for Developers

    If you have software development skills then there are actually a wide range of positions you can reasonably expect to migrate to (assuming you want one of those jobs). Here are some useful numbers on average salaries and job openings on which to base your decision. 01/20/2016

  • News

    ASP.NET's New Versioning Gets To the Core of the Matter

    ASP.NET 5.0 is no more, at least by name -- it's now ASP.NET Core 1.0. Newer versions of .NET Core 5 and Entity Framework 7 will also follow suit. 01/20/2016

  • Combining LINQ Queries (or, When to Call ToList)

    You don't ever have to write a complicated LINQ/Entity Framework query, but you do need to know when to call the ToList method on your query. Here's a tip on both. 01/19/2016

  • News

    ChakraCore Gets Microsoft's Open Source Treatment

    Now that the JavaScript engine is open to the development community at large, it paves the way to making it available on Linux and other non-Windows platforms. 01/19/2016

  • The Data Science Lab

    Linear Regression with R

    Now that you've got a good sense of how to "speak" R, let's use it with linear regression to make distinctive predictions. 01/18/2016

  • Visual Studio Toolbox

    8 Rich Text Editors for Interactive Web Content

    Web pages aren't read-only anymore. These rich text editors let users post content of all kinds, edit content and even write collaboratively within the browser. 01/15/2016

  • Seeing a File Twice in Visual Studio

    Sometimes you want to look at two parts of the same file at the same time. Here are two ways to do that. 01/14/2016

  • News

    Project Rider: A C# IDE Alternative

    JetBrains announced that it's developing a C# integrated development environment that works independently of the Visual Studio environment. 01/14/2016

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