• News

    In the Era of .NET Core, Microsoft Revamps SQL Server Data Access

    Microsoft announced a new data access driver for SQL Server that should be the path forward for data developers in the era of .NET Core. 05/24/2019

  • News

    IntelliCode Expansion Highlights New Visual Studio 2019 v16.1

    Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 with a host of new features and enhancements, led by an expansion of workloads that now support IntelliCode, the AI-assisted upgrade of IntelliSense. 05/23/2019

  • News

    Xamarin.Forms 4.0 Shell, Because 'The Last Thing You Want Is Hassle'

    Xamarin.Forms 4.0 is out, a major release featuring the new Shell, an application container providing basic, common UI features -- including troublesome navigation functionality -- to help developers get started more easily and quickly, addressing "hassle" reported in developer feedback. 05/23/2019

  • OData Lives! 12-Year-Old RESTful API Protocol Put to New Use in Age of Blazor and ASP.NET Core

    Introduced by Microsoft, accepted as an OASIS standard, it's now being championed by a Microsoft software engineer as a useful tool in the company's new era of open source, cross-platform utility. 05/20/2019

  • News

    What's New in VS Code April 2019 (Version 1.34)

    For the April 2019 update of Visual Studio Code, v1.34, the dev team primarily concentrated on a preview of extension tools to facilitate remote development, though several other new features were added to the open source, cross-platform code editor. 05/17/2019

  • News

    TypeScript 3.5 RC Fixes Introduced Bug that Caused Slowness 'Explosion'

    Microsoft shipped TypeScript 3.5 RC, a release candidate that fixes a type-checking bug the team introduced in version 3.4, which caused a huge slowdown in build times and other performance. 05/17/2019

  • News

    New 'Try .NET' Tool Interactively Generates Documentation for .NET Core

    A two-year effort by Microsoft's language team has resulted in the public debut of Try .NET, an interactive documentation generator for .NET Core. 05/16/2019

  • News

    Development Analyst: 'TypeScript Is Exploding'

    Developer-focused analyst firm RedMonk, known for publishing one of the leading indices that measure programming language popularity, has noted the growth of Microsoft's TypeScript, stating it's "exploding" in relation to other languages. 05/15/2019

  • News

    VS Code Wizard-Driven Web Template Studio Does Full-Stack Web Apps

    Microsoft Web Template Studio, a new open source Visual Studio Code extension, has been unveiled to simplify and quicken the process of creating full-stack Web applications. 05/15/2019

  • The Data Science Lab

    Naive Bayes Classification Using Python

    Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research uses Python code samples and screenshots to explain naive Bayes classification, a machine learning technique used to predict the class of an item based on two or more categorical predictor variables, such as predicting the gender (0 = male, 1 = female) of a person based on occupation, eye color and nationality. 05/14/2019

  • News

    New No-Code Azure-Based Web UI Simplifies Automated Machine Learning

    At its recent Build developer conference, Microsoft highlighted simplified automated machine learning with three approaches: code-first, drag-and-drop and no-code, the latter of which is now accessible via a Web UI in the Azure portal, in preview. 05/14/2019

  • News

    Microsoft Takes Entity Framework 6 to .NET Core

    Microsoft announced Entity Framework 6.3 Preview, which takes the traditional open source object-relational mapping (ORM) framework to the .NET Core space, joining Entity Framework Core as an option for leveraging the upcoming .NET Core 3.0. 05/13/2019

  • Skip the 'Do You Want to Run the Last Successful Build?' Question when Debugging in Visual Studio

    You press F5 and, instead of launching your application, Visual Studio finds a syntax error. Skip the stupid question and go right to fixing your code. 05/08/2019

  • Your .NET 5 Questions Answered (Kinda Sorta), Part 1: WCF

    With no help from Microsoft, your intrepid VSM editor seeks to answer reader questions about the big news that .NET 5 is coming next year to unify various .NET implementations in order "to target Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, Android, tvOS, watchOS and WebAssembly and more." 05/07/2019

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