Adopting Visual Studio Online (formerly TFS Service)

April 30, 2014

Brian Harry has written a post referencing this other post: “How Visual Studio Online won me over in under 90 minutes“. It happens that I also adopted Visual Studio Online less than I week ago and I am thrilled about it since then. In the past I used and investigated source code providers (Perforce, Subversion, […]


Using Roslyn (The future of C# Build 2014 session)

April 30, 2014

I recommend to watch the following 1-hour recorded session of the past Build 2014 Developer Conference to learn about Roslyn (a.k.a the “compiler as service”): The Future of C# http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Build/2014/2-577 The title is somewhat misleading, since the session is not so much about the future of C# (the language) but about the C# compiler, that […]


Roslyn (.NET compilers as services) now open source

April 16, 2014

The greatest announcement for developers of Visual Studio extensions in the past days has been about Roslyn, the .NET compiler platform that will allow you to use the compilers as services, and that will be open source. Even in closed form Roslyn would be great, because the current automation code model (EnvDTE.Project.CodeModel, EnvDTE.ProjectItem.FileCodeModel), apart from […]


Debugging .NET Framework now working

April 16, 2014

Apart from the new .NET Reference Source experience, another thing that Microsoft has improved (well, has made actually work) is the Debugging .NET Framework feature of Visual Studio, which until recently was basically broken. Now, that feature doesn’t break with changes in the .NET Framework binaries due to security patches or hotfixes. Although Microsoft’s post […]


The new .NET Reference Source experience

April 16, 2014

In the last weeks Microsoft has made a series of announcements that will benefit a lot to .NET developers. The first one is the new .NET Reference Source experience. While the http://referencesource.microsoft.com/ site has existed for a while, now it provides new tools to navigate the code like you are used to in Visual Studio […]