Java developers have long been able to use SonarQube to measure and analylize their code base for technical debt. Now C# developers using can benefit from this tool thanks to its improved cooperation with Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server.
Historically working with BizTalk has been overly difficult. Once you get past very simple scenarios, the learning curve for BizTalk was so steep that most developers didn’t even bother trying. They would either hack something together or just skip BizTalk entirely and just use purely custom code. Azure App Logic seeks to correct this problem with a new approach.
Code Aware Libraries are “libraries that provide guidance on correct use through embedded tooling and operates on the user’s code in real time.”
The next proposal in our C# Futures series considers the possibility of offering extension fields. This in turn would allow for extension properties and extension events.
Developing Universal Applications require an understanding of .NET Native, their “compiler in the cloud” that allows one application to run on a variety of devices with paying for JIT compilation.
Entity Framework was created solely for working with relational data on the full version of .NET. In EF 7, neither of those statements is true.
Most developers don’t know much about C2, but it is a vital part of the Windows development lifecycle. It acts as the backend compiler for Visual C++, .NET natively compiled code, compiled T-SQL, and Objective-C on Windows.
Microsoft's Build continued today with demonstrations on what modern Windows 10 apps can do and how developers can quickly bring their existing apps to the platform.
Microsoft has delivered the Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2015, demonstrating their desire to be the first choice for developers regardless of the platform that they are targeting.
Microsoft has announced and made available the preview of Azure Service Fabric (ASF), a cloud platform including a runtime and lifecycle management tools for creating, deploying, running and managing microservices. ASF microservices can be deployed on Azure or on-premises on Windows Server private or hosted clouds. Support for Linux is to come in the future.
The async/await syntax in C# was well received, but now developers are asking for more. Specifically, they want to be able to return more than one value from their asynchronous function using a “yield return” like syntax. This capability is being referred to as “asynchronous sequences” in a new proposal for C# 7.
While all of the recent news has been focused on C# and Windows 10, F# isn’t standing still. Along with Visual Studio 2015 RC is the latest version of F# 4.0.
Microsoft has announced the release of a native Visual Studio application for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
Microsoft has completely rewritten the build server in Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online. The new tool completely eliminates the massive XAML-based Windows Workflow files that were used as build definitions.
Universal XAML isn’t just an application UI toolkit, it is being used throughout Windows 10 for OS programs. As such, cross-platform consistency and performance are of upmost concern. To address this, new features such as compile-time data binding has been added.