• Practical .NET

    .NET Core: Writing Really Obvious Code with Enumerated Values in gRPC Web Services

    Peter's pretty fanatical about replacing documentation/comments with readable code. So he's very excited about using enums when defining gRPC services. Very. Excited. But there are some best practices and "things to be aware of" when using this feature. 01/08/2020

  • The Data Science Lab
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    How to Do Machine Learning Perceptron Classification Using C#

    Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research uses code samples and screen shots to explain perceptron classification, a machine learning technique that can be used for predicting if a person is male or female based on numeric predictors such as age, height, weight, and so on. It's mostly useful to provide a baseline result for comparison with more powerful ML techniques such as logistic regression and k-nearest neighbors. 01/07/2020

  • Practical .NET

    How to Design Messages for gRPC Services in .NET Core

    Defining your gRPC service using the Protocol Buffers specification is pretty easy. There are just a couple of things to be aware of as you convert from the specification to .NET Core and then manage your service's evolution. 01/06/2020

  • News

    Santa Hat Icon in VS Code Creates 'SantaGate,' Locks Down Repository

    The Visual Studio Code development team placed a Santa hat on the settings gear icon in the IDE as has been done in the past for the holiday season, but this year someone objected. 12/20/2019

  • News

    .NET Core 2.2 End of Life Is Dec. 23

    Microsoft has advised developers that .NET Core 2.2's support life will end next Monday, Dec. 23, so they should upgrade. 12/19/2019

  • News

    C# Passes Visual Basic .NET in Programming Language Popularity Index

    Microsoft's C# programming language has passed Visual Basic .NET on the TIOBE Index -- which measures language popularity -- and is even in the running for being named "Programming Language of the Year" for 2019. 12/18/2019

  • News

    Up Next: .NET 5

    Now that Microsoft has shipped .NET Core 3.1, the next stop on the .NET Core roadmap is just plain old .NET 5 with no "Core" and no "Framework" -- it's all just .NET from here on. 12/17/2019

  • News

    Visual Studio Code v1.41 Continues Remote Development Push

    The November 2019 release of Visual Studio Code, version 1.41, is out with a number of improvements including more work to improve remote development functionality. 12/16/2019

  • News

    Xamarin.Forms 4.4 Adds CarouselView

    Microsoft announced Xamarin.Forms 4.4, with a new CarouselView heading a list of new features and functionality for the open-source, cross-platform mobile UI library and development framework. 12/16/2019

  • News
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    Microsoft Data Analysis: .NET for Jupyter Notebooks, DataFrame for .NET

    With the maturation of the open-source, cross-platform .NET Core initiative, Microsoft has been upping its data science analysis tooling lately, previewing .NET Core with Jupyter Notebooks functionality and a DataFrame type for .NET for easier data exploration. 12/16/2019

  • News

    Visual Studio's 'Find in Files' Gets Modernization Revamp

    Now that Visual Studio 2019 v16.4 has shipped, the dev team is turning to new priorities in the v16.5 preview round, including the IDE's "Find in Files" feature, which is getting a modernization revamp. 12/13/2019

  • News

    Xamarin Mobile Developers Get XAML Hot Reload in Visual Studio 2019 v16.4

    Xamarin mobile developers using Visual Studio gained some functionality common to other IDEs as XAML Hot Reload for Xamarin.Forms was introduced with the new Visual Studio 2019 v16.4 release. 12/11/2019

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