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Liquid Newsletter Template Week:15
Year:2016
Date:2016-Apr-12
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Articles we enjoyed

Angular 2 typescript configuration and debugging for Visual Studio 2015
Article shows how to setup ASP.NET 4.5.2 and ASP.NET 5 projects for Angular 2 application and how to enable Angular 2 typescript debugging in Visual Studio.

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Essential .NET – Logging with .NET Core
In the February issue, I delved into the new configuration API included in the newly named .NET Core 1.0 platform (see bit.ly/1OoqmkJ). (I assume most readers have heard about the recently renamed .NET Core 1.0, which was formerly referred to as .NET Core 5 and part of the ASP.NET 5 platform [see bit.ly/1Ooq7WI].) In that article I used unit testing in order to explore the Microsoft.Extensions.Configuration API. In this article I take a similar approach, except with Microsoft.Extensions.Logging. The key difference in my approach is that I’m testing it from a .NET 4.6 CSPROJ file rather than an ASP.NET Core project. This emphasizes the fact that .NET Core is available for you to consider using immediately—even if you haven’t migrated to ASP.NET Core projects.

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Videos we favorited

ASP.NET Core Deep Dive into MVC

ASP.NET Core is a completely new web framework for building modern cloud-based web applications. In this presentation learn all about ASP.NET Core and including the latest features and innovations in MVC. You’ll see how you can build applications that run cross-platform on Windows, Mac and Linux via .NET Core. You’ll also see how ASP.NET Core MVC gives you a unified web programming model for building both web UI and web APIs.

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Libraries and Tools to the rescue

Entity Framework Code First Migrations

It’s well known around the office that I have a love/hate relationship with Entity Framework. Entity Framework is an ORM that provides many features aimed to make your life as a developer much easier. Read more

Previewing Salsa – the New JavaScript Language Service in Visual Studio «15»

The new JavaScript language service, codenamed “Salsa”, is now available in Visual Studio “15” Preview. Language services are responsible for providing syntax highlighting, completion lists, signature help, and other tooling features for a specific language inside the IDE. Salsa delivers many improvements over the existing JavaScript language service such as improved module support, full ES6/ES7 syntax coverage, and JSX support. Read more

Build 2016 Code Labs Code and More

I don't know about you, but I found it pretty hard to get into the Code Lab sessions at Build 2016. I loved the idea (a "lab" with already setup PC's and development environments, etc.), but life is too short to wait in line an hour+ before the given session. Luckily all the content, instructions, setup and source is all available now in the Microsoft-Build-2016 repo! Read more

New and Noteworthy Extensions for Visual Studio – March 2016

It was great to see the excitement around last month’s post and I heard from many of you that you have discovered some new extensions. March has been another great month for the Visual Studio ecosystem. We added over 100 extensions to the Visual Studio Gallery. To help you enjoy this creativity from the community, every month or two I’ll be introducing some of the new extensions that caught my eye. Read more

UI development made easier with XAML Edit & Continue

Making UI is easy. Making GREAT UI can be a bit trickier. Visual Studio wants to be the best in class tool for designing good user experiences. We have been spending a lot of our time looking at the challenges you face, learning from them, and being inspired by watching you try to solve UI problems. As a result, we have made some improvements to Visual Studio tools in both Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 and Visual Studio “15” Preview, and we are excited to see what you think of them. Read more

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