C++/WinRT is a standard C++ language projection for the Windows Runtime (WinRT) implemented solely in header files. It lets you both author and consume WinRT APIs using any standards-compliant C++ compiler, and is designed to provide C++ developers with first-class access to the modern Windows API.
Julie Lerman explores the latest version of Entity Framework Core—the 1.1 Preview—taking note of fixes, additions that bring it closer to EF6, and some brand new capabilities.
The Language Understanding Intelligence Service (LUIS) enables parsing and the breakdown of natural language queries into actionable intents and entities. This article looks at the capabilities of the LUIS service, shows how to create language-understanding models, and explores training LUIS apps to better understand the spoken language.
The project file for .NET Core projects has finally stabilized into an MSBuild file, but simplified and improved over the old version. Mark Michaelis describes the new MSBuild and provides a broad overview of the places where MSBuild is leveraged within the .NET Tooling suite.
In his second article on developing for the HoloLens, Adam Tuliper looks at spatial mapping, which provides a detailed representation of the environment around the HoloLens, allowing you to create a compelling mixed-reality experience.
In this month’s The Working Programmer column, Ted Neward looks at TypeScript, the AngularJS-endorsed language for building AngularJS 2 applications.
Kraig Brockschmidt continues his series on the Mobile DevOps release pipeline by exploring release management—managing the flow of all the build artifacts through multiple pipelines on the journey to deployment.
The UWP Community Toolkit makes it easier to create great apps that leverage the power of the cloud and of the Universal Windows Platform. It includes a collection of helper functions, custom controls, and app services that simplify common developer tasks.
The Microsoft Computational Network Tool Kit is a very powerful, command-line system that can create neural network prediction systems. In this article I walk through the process of installing CNTK, setting up a demo prediction problem, creating a neural network model, making a prediction, and interpreting the results.
Side projects are a great way to fill out your resume and make yourself more attractor to recruiters. That is, as long as you do it right.
This month Kenny Kerr writes about C++/WinRT, the standard C++ language projection for Windows Runtime that he created outside of Microsoft and now works on internally as part of the Windows team.