In this video MVP and best-selling author Bill Wagner teams up with Microsoft Program Manager Anthony Green to explore auto property initializers, expression bodied members, null propagation operators, exception filters, string interpolation, and more. Find out how these new language features can make your C# development more efficient. And see how easy it is to … Continue reading Developer Productivity: What’s New in C# 6
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There are some really cool features coming out soon in Entity Framework 7. Here is a link to a video from Build: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2015/2-693 Here is more detail: Entity Framework (EF) is a popular data access technology for .NET applications. EF7 is a lightweight and extensible version of EF that enables new platforms and new data … Continue reading New Features for Entity Framework 7
Here is an intersting artilce about HTTP status codes that you should consider using besides 200 and 404: https://blogs.dropbox.com/developers/2015/04/how-many-http-status-codes-should-your-api-use
The new Azure App Service Logic Apps looks very promising and cool! What is it? Check out this video from Josh Twist. http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/videos/azure-app-service-logic-apps-with-josh-twist
Some great things have been added/ re-branded with the new Azure App Services that are available now! Check it out here: http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/campaigns/azure-march-announcement/
While the future of Silverlight is not known, WPF is still alive! Lots of improvements and bug fixes coming out in .NET 4.6. Check out this video from Chanel 9: http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/dotnetConf/2015/WPF-in-46-and-beyond
There are a lot of great improvements coming out in Visual Studio 2015. One is showing you the timing of calls as you step through your code while debugging. Read the blog post by clicking here.
Here is a great video by Michael Feathers on how important it is do build in testability to your code. If your code is hard to test... you are doing it wrong.
As part of Microsoft's new "openness", the .NET CLR core is now open source on GitHub. You can check out the announcement by going here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2015/02/03/coreclr-is-now-open-source.aspx