Although the definition of system programming is fuzzy, it can be described as having to think at the bit, byte, instruction or CPU cycle level. Systems programming also implies demanding performance and reliability requirements. Joe Duffy, engineering director at Microsoft, presented strategies for system programming in C# at QCon New York. He also discusses pitfalls and how to mitigate them.
The latest release of Visual Studio Code adds terminal support to the editor, bug fixes to several annoyances, and revised whitespace handling.
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a primary source of data when monitoring Windows systems. Given that the performance counters available vary from machine to machine, a tool is needed to list all counters available. The WMI type provider is one possible option to explore WMI performance counters.
Writing macros to automate tasks was a popular feature in older versions of Visual Studio. Since Visual Studio 2012, macros have not been available but now a new extension promises to provide macros to users of Visual Studio 2013 & 2015.
Microsoft has released the second release candidate (RC2) for .NET Core and ASP.NET Core along with the .NET Core SDK. New commands, and the addition of RyuJIT JIT compiler are among the many changes found in this release.
Project Centennial represents one of Microsoft's efforts to make the migration of existing Win32 applications to the Windows 10 Universal Windows Platform easier. A new extension makes this tool easier to use under Visual Studio "15".
Microsoft continues to rollout previews of the sequel to Visual Studio 2015. Preview 2 is the latest, and includes more than just the lightweight installer.
The main reference in compiler construction, Compiler: Principles, Techniques, and Tools, also know as the Dragon Book, was first published in 1986. Anders Hejlsberg, known for his work on Turbo Pascal, Delphi, C# and TypeScript, explains in a Channel 9 interview how compiler construction today is different from how it was done 30 years ago.
After 15 years, Microsoft is replacing the COM-based C# and Visual Basic project systems. The new system is being written in a mixture of Visual Basic and C# with an eye towards working outside of Visual Studio.
Microsoft has decided to phase out project.json files over the next year or so, slowly returning to the standard .csproj style file.
InfoQ attended the recent Integrate 2016 event in London, where Microsoft Integration technologies took center stage. Day 1 focused on the BizTalk, Logic Apps and API Management teams. Day 2 was focused on Azure App Service adoption and the new server-less Azure Functions. Microsoft's Cloud Messaging team also spoke about adoption metrics and their work in the OPC UA working group.
Advanced pattern matching features that were originally expected to be present in C# 7 have been recently excluded from the future branch and will not make it into the next version of the language.
Having a working set of the .NET Frameworks is important for nearly all Windows users, and developers are no exception. In spite of (or perhaps due to) its critical importance, it is easy to have these frameworks degrade into a non-functional state. Microsoft has updated their tool which makes repairs of these frameworks much easier.
The Azure Storage Type Provider brings statically typed access to Azure storage data sources: Blob, Table and Queue. Isaac Abraham, maintainer of the project, recently presented how to interact with these data sources using the type provider.
InfoQ is currently attending the Integrate 2016 event in London, where Microsoft Integration technologies take center stage. The event is a hosted by BizTalk360 in collaboration with Integration related Microsoft Product Groups.
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You’re only three steps away from creating and running your first app, the “Hello world” app.