Visual Studio Updates are a mechanism used to provide ongoing value throughout the year to the Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server customers. These updates will provide features to support the latest software trends in the market, and also offer an easy way to deploy bug fixes.
In this post i will quickly explain how can we interact with Twitter API using .Net code.
LinqPad is an absolutely terrific tool, which allows you to write complex C# without Visual Studio. To be able to answer our original Web API hosting question, we need to understand what LinqPad does under the hood.
In this issue, some upcoming opportunities to learn more about app and game development for the Windows Store.
A phenomenon described by the term ‘webkit monoculture’ is causing quite some concern in the web development community. A lot of web developers are basically coding for webkit and webkit only, or more specifically Safari on IOS. HTML5 and standards are great, but certain parts of the web development stack are moving back to a ‘works on my environment’ status that we just were getting rid of.
In August 2012 Microsoft released .NET framework version 4.5 and lot of goodies came along with that. One such area of ASP.NET which got the goodies is WebForms technology.
This is just a quick post about fixing an error that might popup when developing a C++/Cx application on Windows.
If you have your nose buried in spreadsheets all day at the office, you might enjoy a little change of pace even with Excel open. Cary Walkin, a chartered accountant up in the great white north, has created an RPG using just Excel’s macro system.
The application is called "Rent a Home", and helps users share apartments for rent and view apartments for rent on a map around their location. Although this is not a production quality application, it's a more realistic illustration of why you would want a shared backend for your mobile application on all four major mobile platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Windows 8.
This release fixes many bugs. It also adds support for Task and async/await functionality, including integration with co-routines. For WinRT, we now have built-in support for the Share and Settings charms.
As developers, we often find ourselves under a lot of pressure to crank out code and copy then paste it somewhere else in a solution and make a slight modification here and there and get the product out the door. It's a frequent occurrence and hence the number of lines of code is not a great measure of quality code.
My recently finished project produced the best code quality in my career so far. The key success factors were a clear architecture, insane compiler warning levels and last but not least code reviews.
SELA Developer Practice (SDP) is Sela Group’s annual conference. The next scheduled conference will occur between May 5-9, 2013.
Having good job interview skills can really help you advance your career by giving you opportunities you wouldn’t be able to get without being skilled in this area
This page is meant to provide a one stop shop for the updates that are available for Visual Studio 2012. Included here will be only updates from Microsoft.
Over the years a lot of highly influential people have dropped the phrase “Everyone Should Learn Programming” and recently some very successful people in software companies made a video called “What most schools don’t teach”.
One of the benefits of using more than one development platform, more than one IDE, and more than one debugger is that you gain a better understanding of what your personal ideal development workflow looks like.
Rather than doing a typical feature-by-feature comparison, Dennis is looking at those aspects of an object-relational mapper that I think are important when building large-scale enterprise applications.
Both VirtualBox and Hyper-V want to have exclusive control of the hypervisor that enables virtualization at the hardware level. The solution is to create a boot profile that tells Hyper-V not to grab control of the hypervisor.
Den Delimarsky shows how to perform data serialization in Windows 8 with the help of two re-usable snippets.
A SQL query can take over 2 hours to run (and still timing out) due to a non clustered index being badly fragmented on the table in question. See why that happened in this article.
You know LocalDB is working, since you copied the connection string from within Visual Studio, but it just doesn’t work! Here are some things to check.
Four months ago Buck Hodges from the VS ALM team announced a white paper about how to use tfsconfigure unattend command line tool to silently configure TFS 2012, this tool gives the ability to configure TFS 2012 from the command line with all predefined configuration.