• Practical .NET

    Programming Will Always Be Hard

    If you're a programmer then you know that you frequently get things wrong. Sometimes you find those bugs before your application gets to production ... and sometimes you don't. Bad news: Nothing is going to help and it's not going to get any better. 12/17/2018

  • News

    VB.NET Hits High in Programming Language Popularity Index

    TIOBE, in discussing Visual Basic's all-time high in the popularity index, characterized the ascension of the "toy" language as "surprising" and predicted a future decline. 12/17/2018

  • News

    The Visual Studio Magazine 2019 Reader's Choice Awards Are Out

    There's no better source of guidance about tool selection than the opinions of fellow developers. 12/17/2018

  • News

    VS Code Python Tool Adds Jupyter Functionality

    The super-popular Python extension for the Visual Studio Code editor gets some new Jupyter functionality in the December release, including Jupyter Notebook export options and remote Jupyter support. 12/14/2018

  • News

    Providing Constant Context for .NET Core Tests

    By default, tests in the new .NET Core testing framework (xUnit) are isolated. This is a good thing ... except when you need to create a single test environment that is used by multiple tests. Here's all the ways you can provide a single environment for a set of tests in xUnit. 12/13/2018

  • News

    Triplebyte Charts 'The Rise of Visual Studio Code'

    Technical hiring specialist Triplebyte, noticing a huge upsurge in the use of Visual Studio Code during its hands-on programming interviews, dug into its data trove to learn more. 12/12/2018

  • News

    Big Changes in Xamarin.Forms 4.0 Prompt Early Preview

    There are so many big changes coming in Xamarin.Forms 4.0 that Microsoft has issued an earlier-than-usual preview to gather feedback on the cross-platform UI toolkit for coding iOS and Android apps. 12/12/2018

  • Practical .NET

    Writing xUnit Tests in .NET Core

    There's a new testing framework in town. Here's how to use it. 12/11/2018

  • News

    Blazor Gets a Fiddle

    Cutting-edge Web developers who want to use Blazor to code sites in the browser with C# instead of JavaScript can now experiment in an online playground/sandbox. 12/11/2018

  • News

    Developers Find New Use Cases for Visual Studio Live Share

    After helping developers collaborate from within Visual Studio with Live Share, Microsoft is finding those coders are coming up with innovative use cases for the technology it hadn't thought of. 12/10/2018

  • News

    Microsoft Ships .NET Core 2.2 and Previews .NET Core 3.0

    Amid the hubbub caused by Microsoft open sourcing WPF, WinForms and other desktop tech, the company also shipped the final version of .NET Core 2.2 and unveiled the first preview of .NET Core 3.0. 12/07/2018

  • An Ad Hoc Approach to Passing Elements from Blazor to JavaScript

    Here's a tool to help you integrate Blazor and JavaScript by passing HTML elements defined in Blazor to JavaScript functions. 12/06/2018

  • News

    Visual Studio's AI-Powered Assistant, IntelliCode, Gets Smarter

    Visual Studio's IntelliCode has gotten smarter -- using artificial intelligence to provide better code completion suggestions -- and more robust, now supporting more programming languages. 12/06/2018

  • News

    Enabling Enterprise AI for Everyone with SQL Server

    Microsoft believes artificial intelligence is so powerful it should be "democratized" so organizations and developers of all types can use it to transform and improve their business practices. 12/05/2018

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