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Templates and Extensions for Xamarin & Mono

Cross-platform software development has come a long way. Here's a roundup of tools, templates and plug-ins for .NET coding that targets Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS -- even Raspberry Pi and Lego.

TypeScript 2.0 Final Version Not To Be Missed

The final point release of Microsoft's JavaScript-like language comes with tagged unions, glob support and new types with which to play around.

Best Practices for Loosely Coupled Classes

In an object-oriented world you create flexible applications by combining objects. You'll want to keep those objects loosely coupled, though, so that a change in one class doesn't force you to rewrite every class. Here's how to keep them loosely coupled.

With Visual Studio 15 Preview 5, Performance Is Key

Performance comes in the form of shorter load times and more efficient memory usage across the tooling. and productivity are highlights of this latest preview.

Results Are in -- the Sign Test Using R

The R language can be used to perform a sign test, which is handy for comparing "before and after" data.

Leveraging TypeScript When Working with IndexedDB

TypeScript might change the way you design an application that uses IndexedDB.

Taking C# and Xamarin Everywhere

From Visual Studio Live!: Microsoft's Xamarin guy James Montemagno described the combination of C# and Xamarin as the perfect mobile platform.

A .NET Developer's Life, or How To Do Production Debugging on the Fly

A case study in swift .NET application debugging using a variety of free tools that can help keep a client happy.

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.

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.

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#.

Local Static Variables in Visual Basic and C#

Here's another area where the two languages differ.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ASP.NET Core, .NET Core, EF Core 1.0.1 Updates

Among the list of bug fixes is one that squashes a potential security issue with ASP.NET Core View Component that can result in an elevation of privilege on systems.

Custom Work Item Types Now a Thing in Visual Studio Team Services Sprint 105

Full process customization gets nearer to reality with the ability to create custom work item types. Plus, work item history and release management get more refined in this month's Web release.

R Language Searching and Sorting

A language that's data-intensive naturally should have a way to dig into the data effectively. Here's a look at some of the R functions for searching and sorting through it all.

Tagged Unions, More Literals Previewed in TypeScript 2.0 RC

This TypeScript 2.0 release candidate shows off a few new features, such as tagged unions and support for more literal types, and flexes itself beyond excludes in the config file with support for globs and includes. Bonus: It's "stable enough for general use," says Microsoft.

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