Visual Studio Toolbox: Design Patterns: Template Method

This is the third of an eight part series where I am joined by Phil Japikse to discuss design patterns. A design pattern is a best practice you can use in your code to solve a common problem.  In this episode, Phil demonstrates the Template Method pattern. This pattern defines the program skeleton of an…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Design Patterns: Strategy

This is the second of an eight part series where I am joined by Phil Japikse to discuss design patterns. A design pattern is a best practice you can use in your code to solve a common problem.  In this episode, Phil demonstrates the Strategy pattern. This pattern enables an algorithm’s behavior to be selected at…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Design Patterns: Command/Memento

This is the first of an eight part series where I am joined by Phil Japikse to discuss design patterns. A design pattern is a best practice you can use in your code to solve a common problem.  In this episode, Phil demonstrates the Command and Memento patterns.  Episodes in this series: Command/Memento patterns (this…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Modern Dev Practices: Unit Testing

In this episode, I am joined by Phil Japikse, who explores how in modern development practices, unit testing is part of the development process, not a chore to be tackled after you write your code. Phil spends most of the time on Test Driven Development (aka Test Driven Design), where you write a test first…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: SQL Server Database Unit Testing in your DevOps pipeline

In this episode, Dmitry is joined by Eric Kang, Program Manager for SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) who is back on the show to talk about Unit Testing for database projects and how it integrates with the DevOps pipeline. Specifically, Eric will jump into how the open source test framework Slacker works with SSDT, SQL Server 2016 (or SQL…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Database DevOps with Redgate Data Tools

In this episode, I am joined by Steve Jones and special guest host Scott Klein to discuss database DevOps. Steve shows how you can use the Redgate Data Tools (ReadyRoll Core, SQL Prompt Core and SQL Search) that are included in Visual Studio Enterprise 2017 to extend DevOps practices to SQL Server and Azure SQL…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: SQL Server Data Tools in your DevOps pipeline

In this episode, Dmitry is joined by Eric Kang, Program Manager for SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) who is back on the show to talk about how Visual Studio 2017, SSDT and SQL Server 2016/SQL Database (on Azure) can be used in both migration and state based database development approaches. We’ll also show you how…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Visual Studio for Mac

In this episode, I am joined by Mikayla Hutchinson to talk about Visual Studio for Mac, a full-featured IDE built natively for the Mac. Visual Studio for Mac is now generally available and can be used to develop, debug and test mobile apps, Web apps and games.

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Rearchitecting Visual Studio 2017

In this episode, I am joined by Art Leonard, who explains how and why Visual Studio was rearchitected to support faster and more flexible installs. He discusses the Core Editor, breaking up the product into smaller parts, installing workloads, the ability to install multiple versions of Visual Studio (eg Pro and Enterprise) side-by-side, early access…

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Visual Studio Toolbox: Visual Studio Code – April 2017 Update

In this episode, Dmitry is joined by Sean McBreen, who will show us what’s new in Visual Studio Code, as new features ship monthly! Specifically in this video Sean will dive in and demo new capabilities such as: the interactive guide, UX themes extensibility, key binding and settings customization, enhancements to debugging experience, new code…

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