Today we released Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 CTP 2
, adding support for graphics debugging of Unity-based applications on Windows Phone, and making fixes in the IDE, Team Foundation Server, and Git support. The release notes
have the complete list of features and fixes.
As always, please give us your feedback, suggestions, thoughts, and ideas on our UserVoice site
, through the in-product Send-a-Smile and Send-a-Frown
UI, or file a bug through the Visual Studio Connect site
, Director of Program Management, Visual Studio Platform
John has been at Microsoft for
15 years, working in developer technologies the whole time. Most recently before working on the Visual Studio core development environment, he was working on the tools for Windows 8 development.
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I had some fun this morning downloading and playing with the new Tech Preview of Windows 10, which was unveiled last week. Here are a few screenshots to walk you through some of the changes in the interface. All in all, I thought they were fairly minor changes from Windows 8, most of them subtle improvements. (Although I'm going to have a hard time getting used to the new funky folder icons!)The first thing to note is that the "Start Menu" from Windows 8, which was more like an entire browsing experience, has returned to its previous and beloved
position. I personally never had an issue with the Live Tiles and wasn't too upset to see the Start Menu go, but this is at least a nice compromise between the two; it's like having the Windows 8 Start Menu embedded in the Windows 7 and previous start location. The Live Tiles sit side-by-side with the traditional shortcut list.
You aren't really going to see the word "Favorites" anymore it seems, but you'll see "Places" and "Most Used" by default. If you want to see all your links, click on the All Apps link....(Read whole news on source site)
Since version 6, Entity Framework Code First allows the injection of custom conventions
. These conventions define rules that will be applied by default to all mapped entities and properties, unless explicitly changed.The conventions API includes a couple of interfaces: IConvention
(marker only, should always be included), IConceptualModelConvention
(for the conceptual space of the model) and IStoreModelConvention
(for the store, or physical, side of the model). Worthy of mention, there is also a convenience class, Convention
, that allows access to all mapped types and properties and doesn’t override any
Originally posted on: http://geekswithblogs.net/akraus1/archive/2015/01/26/161276.aspx
Since most of us use multiple threads we get all sorts of race conditions which we can solve with proper locking and concurrent data structures. A simple issue is if you have concurrency on an object which exposes a Dictionary from where you get exceptions back if concurrent writers add the same data to it. You would then either need to coordinate the writers or use a different dictionary which allows concurrent adds. As it turns out ConcurrentDictionary is just the collection you were searching for and your exceptions are gone. You let the tests run.
All green, check in and submit it to the main branch. A long time later at the end of the project until now ignored performance issues tend to get identified and fixed. Someone calls you that your checkin from a long time ago is the root cause of a major performance issue and that you are showing up as mount Everest in the VirtualAlloc reports.
How can that be? The problem with the Concurrent collections which claim to be largely lock free is that to achieve uncontended writes you have to...(Read whole news on source site)
Microsoft is using its own Cloud Platform System to power its internal 'Nebula' infrastructure-as-a-service cloud.
A rather late Links Only edition today as my car had to be towed to the garage this morning Information Fun with ASP.NET 5, Linux & Docker – Mark Rendle Symbols in ES6 – K.Scott Allen ES6 Object Enhancements – Chris Ng Node.js and TypeScript Modules: Internal, External… Shake it All About – Steve Wilkes […]