Robert Green - Adventures in DeveloperLand

Robert Green is a Technical Evangelist for Visual Studio.

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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: JavaScript Editing in Visual Studio 2015

    In this episode , I am joined by Jordan Matthiesen , who shows us improvements to JavaScript editing in Visual Studio 2015. Visual Studio 2015 improves the experience for JavaScript developers by focusing on three key areas: Improving the development experience when using popular JavaScript libraries...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: Visual Studio 2015 RTM

    Visual Studio 2015 has released. In this episode, Dmitry Lyalin and I highlight and demo ten of their favorite features. I show: Custom Window layouts [07:30] . Customize the position, size and behavior of windows to create window layouts that work best for various development workflows. ...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova

    In this episode , I am joined by Ryan Salva , who shows us what's new in the Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova. These enable developers to use their HTML, CSS and JavaScript (or TypeScript) skills to write and debug Windows, iOS and Android apps. Ryan focuses on the most recent additions to the...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: Fixing Coding Mistakes On The Fly in Visual Studio 2015

    In this episode , I am joined by Mark Wilson Thomas , who shows us how Visual Studio 2015 helps you find and eliminate common coding issues as you code. You may have seen demos where light bulbs appear in the Visual Studio editor along with advice on how to fix the issue. Mark is on the team that created...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: New XAML Tools in Visual Studio 2015 and Blend

    In this episode , Seth Juarez guest hosts and is joined by Unni Ravindranathan , who shows off many of the improvements in XAML tooling in both Visual Studio 2015 and Blend for Visual Studio 2015. Some of these improvements are specific to Windows Universal Apps, but many are available to all XAML developers...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: What's New in Visual Basic 14

    In this episode , I am joined by Lucian Wischik and Anthony Green , who take us on a tour of the new features in Visual Basic 14. These new features are aimed at making your everyday code cleaner and clearer, at making common coding patterns simpler, and at removing boilerplate to let the intent of the...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: What's New in C# 6

    In this episode , I am joined by Mads Torgersen , who takes us on a tour of the new features in C# 6 that aim at making your everyday code cleaner and clearer. Mads has spoken on this subject at both Build and Ignite . Mindful of this, we go beyond the demos and also talk about how and why C# gained...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: Developing Universal Windows Apps

    In this episode , I am joined by Navit Saxena , who demonstrates building Universal Windows Apps with Visual Studio 2015. Navit reviews how to install the Windows 10 tooling, create adaptive apps, build UI for different device families and use platform and 3rd-party extension SDKs.
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: Visual Studio Debugging Tips and Tricks

    In this episode , I am joined by Andrew Hall, who shares a number of tips and tricks for using the debugging capabilities of Visual Studio. Some of the things Andrew shows are new in Visual Studio 2015, but many have been in the product for several versions. You are sure to find at least a few things...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: The Future of the Prism Library

    In this episode, I am joined by Brian Lagunas and Brian Noyes to talk about the future of Prism. The Prism Library was created by Microsoft in 2008 and has grown into a mature set of guidance showing developers how to use proven patterns and development practices to create XAML based applications. Recently...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: Real-time Monitoring of Mobile Apps with Xamarin Insights

    This is the last of our second four part series on building cross-platform apps using Xamarin and C#. In this episode I am joined by James Montemagno , a developer evangelist at Xamarin , who discusses Xamarin Insights , a new monitoring solution for all mobile applications. We get an indepth look at...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: Developing Cross-platform 2D Games in C# and CocosSharp

    This is the third of another four part series on building cross-platform apps using Xamarin and C#. In this episode I am joined by James Montemagno, a developer evangelist at Xamarin. James takes us for a tour of CocosSharp, a Xamarin library for building 2D Windows, iOS and Android games from a shared...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: Cloud Enable a WPF LOB App Part 2a

    In this episode , the first half of the second of two parts (in other words, part 2a :) ), I continue exploring how you can modernize your existing WPF line of business applications and move to the cloud. The demo app uses WCF and SQL Server. In part 1 , I showed how to move the app's data to Azure SQL...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: Cloud Enable a WPF LOB App Part 1

    In this episode , the first of two parts, I begin exploring how you can modernize your existing WPF line of business applications and move to the cloud. The demo app uses WCF and SQL Server. I first move the data to Azure SQL and then publish the WCF service to an Azure Web site. And I don't have to...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: Designing iOS apps inside Visual Studio with Xamarin

    This is the second of another four part series on building cross platform apps using Xamarin and C#. In this episode I am joined by James Montemagno , a developer evangelist at Xamarin . James shows us the new Xamarin Designer for iOS that is integrated directly into Visual Studio to design iOS applications...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: Historical Debugging with IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2015

    IntelliTrace automatically records the execution of your application without you performing any additional steps. Any time the debugger breaks the execution of the application (e.g. because a breakpoint is hit), the IntelliTrace UI is updated and displays the data that has been collected up until that...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: Historical Debugging with IntelliTrace in Visual Studio 2015

    IntelliTrace automatically records the execution of your application without you performing any additional steps. Any time the debugger breaks the execution of the application (e.g. because a breakpoint is hit), the IntelliTrace UI is updated and displays the data that has been collected up until that...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: Building Cross-Platform Apps with Xamarin Forms

    I welcome James Montemagno , a developer evangelist at Xamarin , back on the show for another series on building cross-platform apps with Xamarin and C#. In this episode, part one of four, we take a look at Xamarin.Forms, a cross-platform UI toolkit that sits on top of Xamarin.iOS, Xamarin.Android, and...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: Visual Studio 2015 Diagnostic Tools

    In this episode , I am joined by Dan Taylor, Angelos Petropoulos and Charles Willis to explore some of the enhancements to the diagnostic tooling in Visual Studio 2015. You'll see how these tools are now brought into the debugging process to make them easier to discover and use [01:20] , what improvements...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: Data Analysis for Developers

    This is the seventh, and final, in a series of shows featuring speakers from the VSLive conference, which was held in Redmond in August. In this episode , Robert is joined by Andrew Brust for a discussion on data analysis. Although most developers have an interaction with data, they usually stop at collecting...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: Developers and DevOps

    This is the sixth in a series of shows featuring speakers from the VSLive conference, which was held in Redmond in August. In this episode , I am joined by Brian Randell for a discussion on DevOps and what it means for developers. Brian provides insight into the benefits of adopting DevOps, as well as...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: SQL Server Compact and SQLite Toolbox

    In this episode , I am joined by Erik Ejlskov Jensen, author of the SQL Server Compact & SQLite Toolbox extension for Visual Studio. This extension adds several features to help your embedded database development efforts, including scripting of tables and data, imports from SQL Server and CSV files...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: Strategies for Adopting New Technologies

    This is the fifth in a series of shows featuring speakers from the VSLive conference, which was held in Redmond in August. In this episode , I am joined by Miguel Castro. They discuss how you approach new technologies, and in particular, how you approach the fact that as new techniques become available...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: Bing Developer Assistant Update

    Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio combines the functionality of two popular Visual Studio extensions into one: Sample Browser and Bing Code Search. In this episode , I am joined by Scott Ge and Pravin Indurkar to explore what is new in the Bing Developer Assistant since the last time it was...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: User Interfaces in WPF

    This is the fourth in a series of shows featuring speakers from the VSLive conference, which was held in Redmond in August. In this episode , I am joined by Phil Japikse to discuss UI in Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and see examples of natural user interfaces, fluid layouts and other things...
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