• The Data Science Lab

    How to Work with C# Vectors and Matrices for Machine Learning

    Here's a hands-on tutorial from bona-fide data scientist Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research to get you up to speed with machine learning development using C#, complete with code listings and graphics. 11/07/2019

  • Leveraging Acceptance Criteria When Writing Agile User Stories

    If all you're doing with acceptance criteria when writing user stories is listing off tests then you're missing some opportunities to improve the quality of your user stories. 11/07/2019

  • Practical ASP.NET

    Working with Claims to Authorize Users in ASP.NET Core and Blazor

    When you need to integrate authorizing the user to perform some activity (or just want to retrieve information about the current user), you need to work with the ClaimsPrincipal’s Claims objects. Here’s everything you might want to do. 11/07/2019

  • News

    Visual Studio Online Finally Enters Public Preview

    In the works for six years, Visual Studio Online has entered into a public preview, giving .NET-centric developers a new cloud-powered development option to go along with Visual Studio IDE and Visual Studio Code. 11/05/2019

  • News

    Microsoft Boosts AI-Assisted Developer Productivity

    While the question of artificial intelligence someday replacing computer programmers is still being debated, Microsoft is steadily using AI advances to boost their productivity, this week announcing whole line completions and refactoring. 11/05/2019

  • News

    What's New for Blazor and ASP.NET Core in .NET Core 3.1 Preview 2

    While the ASP.NET Core team primarily focused on bug fixes in the new .NET Core 3.1 Preview 2, there was a smattering of new functionality introduced in the webdev component. 11/04/2019

  • News

    .NET Core 3.1 Preview 2 Polishes Blazor/Desktop Functionality, Supports C++/CLI ('Managed C++')

    As .NET Core 3.1 will be a "small and short release focused on key improvements in Blazor and Windows desktop," the main new functionality introduced in today's Preview 2 is the suport of C++/CLI, also known as "managed C++." 11/04/2019

  • News

    What's New in Visual Studio 2019 16.4 Preview 3

    Microsoft announced a bevy of new preview releases today at its Ignite conference, including Visual Studio 2019 version 16.4 Preview 3, which features faster code navigation, IntelliSense and IntelliCode improvements and more. 11/04/2019

  • Practical ASP.NET
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    Accessing and Extending Authorization Claims in ASP.NET Core and Blazor

    When you need to integrate authorization with procedural code, you're going to need your application's ClaimsPrincipal object so that you can check the user's authorization claims. Here's both how to get to the ClaimsPrincipal and how to extend it with custom claims. 11/01/2019

  • Arranging Columns in Visual Studio Windows (with Sorting!)

    You don't have to live with the columns in the Error Window ... or any other tool window in Visual Studio. Plus: if you're not happy with the Window's Sort order, you can change that, too. 10/30/2019

  • News

    New for Visual Studio for Mac: ASP.NET Core Tutorials, Better Unity Development

    With Visual Studio for Mac 8.3 recently released, Microsoft has announced new learning resources for building ASP.NET Core apps and an improved development experience for game-making Unity coders. 10/30/2019

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