Coffee and Code – Visual Studio for Java Developers!

Lachezar Arabadzhiev
Lachezar Arabadzhiev

Let’s face it.  When we say “Java”, chances are very unlikely that the first company you think of is Microsoft.  That’s ok, it doesn’t hurt our feelings.  But if you do use Java, this episode of Breakpoint is just for you.  In this episode, JR and Paul dig into Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and…


Automated Testing with Visual Studio

We’ve got an exciting one this time. In this episode of BreakPoint you can learn about Visual Studio’s world-class automated testing capabilities. Automated testing is a great way to help not only your testing team but also your development team to build solid code each and every time. So get ready for an adventure through…


Simplifying Development and Separating Concerns with MediatR

Welcome to our weekly MVP series where we discuss some of the most useful solutions, tips & tricks and how to’s on integrating OSS & Microsoft technologies. In case you have any questions, don’t hesitate and drop us a comment below or reach out to us via Twitter and Facebook! Enjoy! One of the great…


Visual Studio Time Saver – Finding Code Samples using Developer Assistant

Can’t remember the syntax to write to a file? to read through XML? before you go opening a browser window to do a search, check out Developer Assistant I love copy and paste. Specifically, when I don’t know or can’t remember the syntax for a particular class or method, I love to search for a…

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Going cross-platform with Apache Cordova for Visual Studio 2015

Welcome to our weekly MVP series where we discuss some of the most useful solutions, tips & tricks and how to’s on integrating OSS & Microsoft technologies. In case you have any questions, don’t hesitate and drop us a comment below or reach out to us via Twitter and Facebook! Enjoy! Another open source project…


Working with GitHub from Visual Studio 2015

Welcome to our weekly MVP series where we discuss some of the most useful solutions, tips & tricks and how to’s on integrating OSS & Microsoft technologies. In case you have any questions, don’t hesitate and drop us a comment below or reach out to us via Twitter and Facebook! Enjoy! In addition to the well-known tools…


An Introduction to the new TFS/VSO Build System

Build services are foundational to a good DevOps strategy.  TFS has had a scalable build capability since the product launched in 2005, as did Visual Studio Online when it launched in 2013.  With the introduction of Visual Studio 2015, however, Build services just became a whole lot better, a whole lot easier and a whole…


Flying in the Dark? Add Instrumentation

So… Windows 10 has been out for a while now.  Have you noticed an uptick in downloads?  Where are your downloads coming from and from whom?  In this blog I often lament about my own shortcomings and then, hopefully, fill in what I did to overcome them with the intent that others might also benefit. …