Visual Studio Toolbox: New Features in Visual Studio 2015 for C++ Developers

In this episode, I am joined by Oleg Kharitonov, who shows new features in the Visual Studio 2015 IDE that will make life better for C++ developers. Among the new features he shows are: Refactoring (Rename, Create Declaration/Definition, Move Definition, Implement Pure Virtuals, Convert to a Raw String) Improved Find in Files experience Simplified IntelliSense…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Getting Started with Git

In this episode, I am joined by Paul Litwin, who shows us how to get started with Git in under an hour. Git is a free, open source and quite popular distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency. Starting with the command line and ending up…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Visual Studio Code and Web Development

In this episode, I am joined by John Papa, who explains and shows why he is a huge fan of Visual Studio Code and has adopted it for Web development. Among the topics they discuss in this freewheeling show are learning new technologies, JavaScript. TypeScript, Angular, and of course lots of features in Visual Studio…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Building Extensions Part 2

In this episode, I am joined by Tim Sneath for the second of two episodes focused on building Visual Studio extensions. In part 1, Tim provided an overview of extensions and talked about some of the enhancements in Visual Studio 2015 for writing extensions. In part 2, Tim goes shows in detail how he built Gists,…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Extensions by Mads Kristensen

In this episode, I am joined by Mads Kristensen, author of many of the most useful and cool Visual Studio extensions around. Mads shows the following extensions: Open Command Line [01:10] Command Task Runner [06:30] Add New File [09:50] Web Compiler [13:15] Package Installer [20:45] File Nesting [25:00] Web Analyzer [26:30] You can find the…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Building Extensions Part 1

In this episode, I am joined by Tim Sneath for the first of two episodes focused on building Visual Studio extensions. In part 1, Tim provides an overview of extensions and talks about some of the enhancements in Visual Studio 2015 for writing extensions. He creates a very simple extension and then gives a quick…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Docker and Containers

In this episode, I am joined by Steve Lasker, who explains what containers are and how Visual Studio developers can take advantage of them. If you have been hearing about Docker and containers and wondering what it means to you, this is the episode to watch. Resources Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Docker – August…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: App Development with Cortana

In this episode, Robert is joined by Nick Landry, who shows us how to integrate Cortana into apps. Among the topics Nick covers and shows are voice commands, speech recognition and synthesis, background voice commands and continuous dictation. Resources: Nick’s Blog Nick’s Demos Universal Windows App Development with Cortana and the Speech SDK on Microsoft…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Multithreaded Debugging

In this episode, I am joined by Andrew Hall, who shows tips and tricks for debugging multithreaded applications. Computers with multiple processors, multi-core processors, or hyperthreading processes can run multiple threads at the same time. Parallel processing of multiple threads can greatly improve program performance, but it can also make debugging more difficult because it…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Azure SDK 2.7

In this episode, I am joined by Brady Gaster and Mike Morton, who show us what Visual Studio developers get when they install the Azure SDK 2.7. Among the many enhancements they show are: Visual Studio provides the ability to sign in with multiple Azure accounts simultaneously [02:15] Cloud Explorer, a new tool window which…

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