TypeScript 1.5 Boosts ES6 Transpilation Features

by David Iffland on  Jul 28, 2015

Microsoft has released TypeScript 1.5, dramatically improving ES6 transpilation capabilities.

Critical Bug Revealed in .NET 4.6's RyuJIT Compiler

by Jeff Martin on  Jul 28, 2015

StackExchange developers Nick Craver and Marc Gravell have reported a critical bug that affects all users and developers who have installed .NET 4.6. Once .NET 4.6 is installed, the new RyuJIT compiler is set active by default which exposes users to a serious flaw during their program's execution.

ASP.NET 5 Support for Visual Studio Application Insights

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Jul 23, 2015

Microsoft has released an SDK for its monitoring platform Visual Studio Application Insights that brings support for ASP.NET 5. Application Insights is divided into two main components; the Azure portal is where the data is displayed and the SDK provides the API to send telemetry events.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 5

by Jeff Martin on  Jul 23, 2015 2

Developers who are still using VS2013 will find that new update has been made available this week, coinciding with the launch of VS2015. While mostly containing bug fixes, expanded Team Project rename support is included in Update 5.

ASP.NET 5: Three More Betas Planned

by Jonathan Allen on  Jul 22, 2015 1

The roadmap for ASP.NET 5 includes three more betas between now and November’s release candidate. And that’s after dropping Visual Basic, SingalR 3, and Web Pages 4 from the list.

Performance Improves in .NET 4.6

by Jonathan Allen on  Jul 22, 2015 1

.NET 4.6 comes with several CLR features to improve performance. Some are automatically enabled, others such as SIMD and Async Local Storage require changes to how you write your applications.

Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6 RTM Available

by Jeff Martin on  Jul 21, 2015 1

The long awaited official releases of .NET 4.6 and Visual Studio 2015 are now available. Exhibiting Microsoft's renewed focus on producing a compelling developer tool regardless of application target, VS2015 supports iOS and Android development in addition to the expected Windows family.

New Features for ASP.NET 5 and MVC 6

by Jonathan Allen on  Jul 21, 2015 1

While most of the buzz has been about ASP.NET 5 and the cross-platform execution engine, MVC, Microsoft’s preferred UI and web service framework, is also seeing many changes. The most important being the unification of MVC, Web API, and Web Pages.

Team Explorer 2015 Joins RC2 for Team Foundation Server

by Jeff Martin on  Jul 17, 2015

Team Explorer 2015 is available now, joining the latest preview of Team Foundation Server 2015. With Visual Studio 2015 being released on July 20, this gives time for developers to prepare and check the environments for compatibility issues.

Visual Studio Code 0.5 Adds ECMAScript 6 and Better Git Tools

by Jeff Martin on  Jul 13, 2015

Microsoft's multiplatform code-first editor, VS Code, has just made its July release. It features support for ECMAScript 6, improved Git support, and various editor enhancements for multi-file projects. VS Code is available for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows.

VS2015's C++ Benefits from Over 750 Bug Fixes

by Jeff Martin on  Jul 08, 2015

C++ Developers will benefit from the involvement of hundreds of fellow users who reported numerous bugs with the C++ compiler during its release stage. Microsoft has provided a list of all of the bugs that have been corrected for the upcoming release of VS2015RTM.

VS2015 Coming July 20, C++ Features Finalized

by Jeff Martin on  Jun 30, 2015

The Visual Studio 2015 team has finalized its implementation of the various C++ 11/14/17 standards that it will support in VS2015RTM. Accompanying these C++ features will be the completion of C99 language support. All of these will be part of production release of VS2015, which is coming in July.

Scaling the Stack Overflow Monolithic App by Obsessing Over Performance

by Daniel Bryant on  Jun 21, 2015 4

At QCon New York 2015, David Fullerton presented a deep-dive into the monolithic C# / MS SQL architecture that powers the Stack Overflow website, which handles over 4 billion requests per month. Fullerton argued that by focusing on performance, scalability was included ‘almost for free’; and that by minimising the number of external application services, the need to pay ‘SOA tax’ has been avoided.

Newest NLog Improves Exception Logging, Adds JSON/Zip support

by Jeff Martin on  Jun 18, 2015

NLog 4.0 has been released, and it brings improved exception logging, adds conditional logging, and support for JSON and Zip archives.

SQL Server 2016: Stretch Database

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 09, 2015

SQL Server 2016’s new stretch database feature promises to offer local server performance for hot data and cloud storage for old data without any change to the application.

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