• Practical ASP.NET

    In-Memory ASP.NET Core Integration Tests with TestServer

    Test, test and test again. You can automate those tests with a TestServer-based Web app that doesn't even touch the Web server. 07/27/2017

  • Visual Studio Toolbox

    New Extensions for Visual Studio 2017

    Here’s a roundup of the newest tools and extensions available for the new Visual Studio 2017 release. 07/25/2017

  • News

    Delivery Plans, Search Enhancements Come To Team Foundation Services 2017 Update 2

    Update 2 is now out, and with enhancements to Delivery Plans and a more simplified Work Item search capability comes more pull request and git improvements, and a new build definition editor. 07/25/2017

  • Connection Strings

    Why Do Some Developers Prefer Python?

    It's a programming language darling of those working in the data science/machine learning space, which might explain why Python takes the top spot in a recent IEEE survey. Plus: .NET Insight Podicast 11 explores coding camps. 07/24/2017

  • In-Depth

    Azure Functions and Serverless Architecture in Action

    Part 2: Now that we've nailed down the serverless compute concepts, we'll use a handful of online tools to develop Azure Functions. 07/21/2017

  • The Data Science Lab

    Neural Network Cross Entropy Using Python

    James McCaffrey uses cross entropy error via Python to train a neural network model for predicting a species of iris flower. 07/20/2017

  • Connection Strings

    PowerShell Roadmap Shows Scripting Language Straddling Developer, Operations Roles

    PowerShell Core, the version aimed at providing scripting capabilities across a number of platforms, will eventually supersede the Windows-only version. A beta is available now, with a full release planned for end of this year. 07/19/2017

  • News

    Visual Studio Team Services Sprint 120 Goes with the Flow

    A new Release Definition Editor is in preview in this sprint, as well as a number of pull requests, including a good handful of Task group feature improvements. 07/18/2017

  • News

    SQL Server 2017 Inches Toward General Availability

    The venerable relational database management system is now feature-complete, with support for Linux and containers running on Linux and Mac OS X, and it's available as a release candidate this week. 07/18/2017

  • In-Depth

    The Cloud's The Limit with Serverless Architecture and Azure Functions

    The cloud has enabled some incredible innovation, like serverless compute, which is transforming the way we build applications for the cloud. We dive into serverless concepts and explore how they are supported by Azure Functions. 07/17/2017

  • Connection Strings

    Lots of Microsoft Press Books for Free, Including Developer Titles

    Among an explosion of free offerings in the Microsoft imprint are resources for mobile development, available to Microsoft Virtual Academy members. Plus, MS Press is discounting certification-related titles by more than half off if bought in bulk. 07/14/2017

  • News

    Windows 10 Insider Preview Now Supports Only Visual Studio 2017

    A new build released this week will only "formally" support Visual Studio 2017, and even then, there are issues -- it's a preview, remember? Also, an updated UWP Community Toolkit 1.5 add and updates a handful of controls and services. 07/13/2017

  • News

    .NET Core Support Now Part of Key AWS Coding Services

    Developers working in the Amazon Web Services realm who have requested .NET Core support in some of the AWS coding tools got their wishes granted. 07/13/2017

  • News

    New Features to Test Out in Visual Studio Code 1.14

    Developers who prefer VSC will find a slew of new change in the June release, including some enhancements that will make working with the Integrated Terminal more flexible. There are also a few changes to how VSC handles tasks. 07/12/2017

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