• News

    SQL Server 2017 CTP 2.0 Now Available

    The RDBMS formerly known as SQL Server vNext is now out as SQL Server 2017 Community Technology Preview 2.0. 04/19/2017

  • Visual Studio Toolbox

    Code Reviews and Presentations with Visual Studio, Part 2

    Last time we looked at presentation tools that you can use to show off your work to an audience or to a team. This time, we look at tools that might be more suitable for use in code review. I also share some of my experiences using these tools. 04/19/2017

  • News

    Visual Studio 2017 Preview 15.2 Loads Up on Workloads

    Among the highlights in this early and raw preview include additional workloads for data science, Python, and gaming, and a slew of fixes that correct one particularly vexing installation issue and errors that have cropped up in Team Explorer. 04/18/2017

  • News

    Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds in More Linux Support

    There's no rest for Windows developers, as one of the more interesting parts of the next Windows 10 release that's accessible by insiders, Build 16176 for PC, is improved support for Windows Subsystem for Linux. 04/17/2017

  • Practical .NET

    It’s Time to Reconsider Using Contracts

    Coding by Contract was once the future of programming. It isn’t as popular now as it was even five years ago, at least in the .NET Framework community. But that doesn’t mean you can’t find the related tools useful. 04/17/2017

  • Connection Strings

    Link Roundup: Visual Studio Code Tips on GitHub, CodePlex Shuttering, Developer Podcasts

    The Visual Studio Code page on GitHub hosts a slew of tips, and CodePlex will be shutting down later this year. Bonus: Inaugural .NET Insight Podcast! 04/14/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Grouping in LINQ with Methods

    Peter follows up -- yet again – on a column on how to group results with LINQ using the SQL-like syntax with the same solution using the method-based syntax. And, no, you're not seeing double. 04/14/2017

  • News

    End is Nigh for CodePlex, Visual Studio 2008

    Two wholly unrelated end-of-life events are on the horizon, one for the once-popular CodePlex source code sharing site built by Microsoft, and the other for a waning Visual Studio 2008. 04/13/2017

  • Visual Studio Toolbox

    Code Reviews and Presentations with Visual Studio

    Whether you're giving a presentation at a conference or working with peers on a code review, these Visual Studio tools help make you look great. 04/12/2017

  • Practical ASP.NET

    Introducing: Serverless C# with Azure Functions

    Azure Functions get you beyond the traditional client/server approach to app creation, right into the cloud. Let’s first look at triggers. 04/12/2017

  • News

    TypeScript Gets Closer To ECMAScript

    The release candidate for version 2.3 of the JavaScript-like language adds more support for several ECMAscript features and capabilities, including downlevel generator and iterator support when targeting ES versions 3 and 5. 04/11/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Controlling Process Flow with the Template Method Pattern

    If you have a process that needs to be performed -- but with variations -- then implementing the Template Method pattern will give you simpler, more extensible code. You’ll also recognize this pattern from all the times you work with it in the .NET Framework. 04/10/2017

  • Practical .NET

    Getting All the Results in LINQ with Methods

    Peter follows up on advice for joining collections with LINQ and getting all of the results, but this time, he uses the method-based syntax. 04/07/2017

  • News

    Developers Can Dive into Windows 10 Creators Update

    The Windows Developer group opened up the Windows 10 Creators Update and its SDK today, and that gives developers the opportunity to officially start tapping into its gaming and AI capabilities. 04/07/2017

  • News

    New Release: .NET Framework 4.7

    With the impending release of Windows 10 Creators Update, there's a new version 4.7 of the .NET Framework that has High DPI support for Windows Forms applications, touch support for WPF applications, and enhanced cryptography support. 04/06/2017

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