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4 Simple Steps – Auto Update to Visual Studio Code

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Visual Studio Code, a lightweight cross-platform code editor for develop and debug modern web and cloud applications. This cross-platform development tool can run on your preferred platform – Windows, Linux and OS X. By now most of you are very much familiar with this editor and using it. Here is the recent of update of [...]

The Morning Brew #1897

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Software Visual Studio Code – July Update (0.5.0) – & Visual Studio Code ♥ ES6 – Sean McBreen and the Visual Studio Code team announce the release of thir July Update, taking the version number to 0.5.0, This release includes lots of good features with perhaps the largest being support for ECMAScript 2016 (formerly know […]

Clearing SPD Cache from SharePoint Designer

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Our good old friend SharePoint Designer is old, but I still find it useful for editing JavaScript files in development for quick tests.Because SharePoint Designer caches what it thinks the site's contents look like, sometimes, this cache gets out of date with reality and you will see issues when SPD thinks you have some files checked out, but you don't. And in the past, I would go and Bing and search "clear SharePoint Designer cache" and this will net you:http://www.myspblog.com/2011/07/clear-sharepoint-designer-cache.html (pointing to)http://spandps.com/2010/10/13/clearing-the-sharepoint-designer-2010-cache/ (which points to)http://www.hexanes.com/?p=558 (and points to)http://urbandude.com/post/2007/04/02/Sharepoint-Designer-web-cache-issue-fix.aspx (404)
abp="1170">So there's no shortage of finding the command to clear the folder.Until TodayI came across this part of the SPD UI by accident. Select Home in the current site. Go to Site Options. Select Advanced TabClick Delete Files (temporary files) You will see that any currently Opened Folders views will be empty. As the cache for the site has been dumped.  You need to refresh from the Ribbon Bar and you'll see the status of the items has updated correctly.SharePoint Designer 2013The same UI exists for SharePoint Designer 2013 as well. No more command line, perhaps.Let...(Read whole news on source site)

Farewell, ASP.NET Web Forms, We Hardly Knew Ye

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ASP.NET Web Forms, the venerable web framework that Microsoft shipped with the .NET framework almost 15 years ago and we all hate love, is going away. Yes, it’s official: ASP.NET 5 will not include Web Forms, only MVC 6. ASP.NET 4.6, however, will still include Web Forms, including some updates, but the future appears to be all MVC (and OWIN, for that matter). Having spend a lot of my professional life working with Web Forms, I feel kind of sad. Yes, I do acknowledge event-hell, viewstate-hell, etc, but I find it easy to get around this once
you know a thing or two. But what I really like about Web Forms is the reuse capacity that server-side controls offer: just add a reference to an assembly containing controls, register them in Web.config or in the page, and you’re done. A control encapsulates both client and server-side logic, so it is the perfect reusability mechanism for the web, in my opinion, and I wrote tens of posts on it. MVC now offers somewhat similar mechanisms, in the form of view components and tag helpers, but before that, there was really no reuse mechanism – partial views cannot be...(Read whole news on source site)

Team Explorer Everywhere 2015 has been released

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With the Visual Studio 2015 and Team Foundation Server 2015 releases just around the corner, Team Explorer Everywhere 2015 has jumped the gun and is already available for download. If you’re using Team Explorer Everywhere and want to upgrade to the latest version, it is available from the following locations. Microsoft Download Center Eclipse Marketplace As per Brian’s blog post, the TEE2015 release is not a big one but the changes will be very welcome by users. The changes include: Support for Build vNext  (I love Build vNext) Support for Project Rename  (Worth the long wait) @CurrentIteration work item tracking
macro (Super convenient) Performance improvements and bug fixes (Can’t complain about these) The post Team Explorer Everywhere 2015 has been released appeared first on My ALM Blog....(Read whole news on source site)

Fixing an LDAP PermGen leak in JBoss

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I recently devoted some time to tracking down a couple of PermGen errors in a web application hosted on JBoss. After fixing the first leak I came up against a leak from the JNDI/LDAP implementation included in Oracle’s JVM. Both the Tomcat and Jetty web application containers provide factory-fitted workarounds, but unfortunately not so with JBoss. Since I struggled to find anything online, I had to come up with my own workaround. I’ve described it in this post in the hopes it may help someone else. Leak Background At some point during Java EE development it is likely you will encounter a
dreaded java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: PermGen space. This article published on DZone provides a good background to PermGen leaks. All the leaks I encountered were due to long-running threads that continue after the web application has been undeployed. When a thread is started it holds a reference to a classloader. If the thread is started either directly or indirectly (typically through a third-party dependency) by a web application, this classloader will be the web application’s classloader. If the thread is not cleanly stopped when the web application is undeployed, the thread continues running and the strong reference to the classloader...(Read whole news on source site)

Share Your Open Source Extension on the Visual Studio Gallery!

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In a recent post on Extending Visual Studio 2015 we shared how easy it is to create Visual Studio extensions. We also shared links to our improved docs and to our presence on GitHub. Continuing in this vein of improvements to make it super easy to write and share extensions, I’d like to share the improved integration with GitHub in the Visual Studio Gallery. Today there are thousands of very useful open source extensions in the VS gallery with their code hosted on GitHub. These open source extensions provide a chance for other developers to learn and collaborate,
and for the extension authors to get feedback on their extensions. However, the only way for extension developers to share their own repo is to put a link in the long description of their extension. Needless to say, this made it really hard to discover the sources for an extension – and so we fixed it! Now, as an extension author, you can easily provide the GitHub URL of your extension. We will pull information such as the number of open issues and pull requests, and display it on the gallery page for your extension (see below picture as an...(Read whole news on source site)

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