Chatbots are the new mobile application. In this article, Nick demonstrates how you can integrate a bot right into your Universal Windows Platform app via the Microsoft Bot Framework Direct Line API.
- By Nick Randolph
As a company's problems continue to become more complicated, your code will become more complicated. Peter shows how refactoring code can lead you to better designs.
Peter gets an improved tip from one reader and some more tips from another, all designed to navigate Visual Studio faster.
Let's break away from C# somewhat and learn how F# is a great fit for crafting mobile applications.
- By Greg Shackles
Both are .NET Framework-based, but they don't seem to be speaking the same language.
Last VS Code update of 2016 has hot exit and a number of other code-focused enhancements and improvements.
- By Michael Domingo
The S3 OOP model is still widely used, so let's use write S3-style OOP code via the R language.
- By James McCaffrey
Sometimes life is like playing Whack-a-Mole: You write some code that solves a problem, and then someone comes along and makes the problem harder. Here's how to continuously integrate new solutions without having to rewrite your old solutions (much).
Peter didn't bother doing any performance testing but he believes that this change has just got to speed up your ASP.NET MVC application.
A winter chill will hinder progress somewhat on the next VSTS sprints, which includes two previews for new UX features.
- By Michael Domingo
The latest version of TypeScript provides developers with tools to create base classes and class hierarchies just like the other object-oriented languages.
Amazon offers solutions specifically for Visual Studio developers who want to start deploying services on its cloud. Here's a guide to do it with minimal effort and all it takes is digging into the AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio.
Let's take a quick side trip and see what information we can glean from the .NET assembly.
You can turn on logging for your Entity Framework code with a single line. Configuring it to write to a file takes only a little bit more effort.
There's more (and some less) in Entity Framework Core compared to Entity Framework 6, at least in version 1.0. While you can move to Entity Framework Core now, it might be too early for you.