Robert Green - Adventures in DeveloperLand

Robert Green is a Technical Evangelist for Visual Studio.

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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: Multi Device Hybrid Apps

    In this episode , I am joined by Ryan Salva, who shows us the recently released CTP 2.0 of the Extension for Multi-Device Hybrid App Development . With this extension, you can use Visual Studio and Apache Cordova™ to easily build hybrid apps that run on iOS, Android, Windows, and Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: .NET Mobile Services

    In this episode , I am joined by Merwan Hade for an update on what is new in the Visual Studio tooling for Azure Mobile Services . Merwan shows how to use Visual Studio to build a .NET Mobile Service using C# or Visual Basic. He also shows how to add push notifications to a Windows Store project that...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: Visual Studio 2013 Update 3

    Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 RTM is now available for download . Dmitry Lyalin joins me to get you up to speed on what is new in this release. We first provide an overview of all the highlight features in Update 3 and then jump into demos with guest speakers on the following new features not previously...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: Load Testing

    Continuing with our exploration of testing, Chuck Sterling joins me this episode to discuss load testing. Load testing provides you with the ability to see how well your software responds to various levels of usage. Chuck shows how to create load tests for a Web site and evaluate the data it returns...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Toolbox: XamlBoard

    In this episode, I am joined via Lync by Thomas Immich of Centigrade GmbH. Thomas shows XamlBoard , a resource management tool for WPF applications. XamlBoard shows all your WPF resources in a visual way. You can tag resources, making them easier to find in the future. You can merge resources into a...
  • Blog Post: Episode 103 of Visual Studio Toolbox

    Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 Release Candidate is now available for download . Dmitry Lyalin joins me to show a number of new and exciting features in the RC. We show or discuss the following new features and capabilities in this episode: CodeLens Team Indicators now support Git. [06:50] The...
  • Blog Post: Episode 102 of Visual Studio Toolbox

    This is another in my Getting Started series, where he provides an introduction to a topic that everyone knows about but not everyone is actually doing (or doing enough of). In this episode, I wrap up a 3 part series on unit testing. I show how to use Microsoft Fakes, which enable you to replace a method...
  • Blog Post: Episode 101 of Visual Studio Toolbox

    This is another in my Getting Started series, where he provides an introduction to a topic that everyone knows about but not everyone is actually doing (or doing enough of). In part 1 of this 3 part series, I showed how to get started with unit testing in Visual Studio. In this episode , I show how to...
  • Blog Post: Episode 100 of Visual Studio Toolbox

    This is another in my Getting Started series, where he provides an introduction to a topic that everyone knows about but not everyone is actually doing (or doing enough of). In this episode , part 1 of 3, I show how to get started with unit testing in Visual Studio. The primary goal of unit testing is...
  • Blog Post: Episode 99 of Visual Studio Toolbox

    In this episode , recorded at TechEd in Houston, I am joined by Brian Lagunas of Infragistics, who shares with us best practices for building applications using MVVM. Brian starts off by reviewing what MVVM is and what it isn't. He then demonstrates several things you should not do and why you should...
  • Blog Post: Episode 98 of Visual Studio Toolbox

    This is another in my Getting Started series, where he provides an introduction to a topic that everyone knows about but not everyone is actually doing (or doing enough of). In this episode , I show how to get started with source control with Visual Studio Online. You will see how to set up a team project...
  • Blog Post: Episode 97 of Visual Studio Toolbox

    In this episode , Robert is joined by Harikrishna Kumar, who show us improvements to authoring XAML in Visual Studio 2013. Hari shows us the Hub App template for Windows Store apps, Go to Definition, IntelliSense for data binding and resources, statement completion, IntelliSense matching and more. He...
  • Blog Post: Episode 96 of Visual Studio Toolbox

    This is the last of a 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 how to mobilize an existing .NET Silverlight app by reusing the existing C# code on Android, iOS, and Windows...
  • Blog Post: Episode 95 of Visual Studio Toolbox

    This is the third of a 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 how to leverage Azure Mobile Services and Xamarin to transform an offline app to a cloud connected cross-platform...
  • Blog Post: Episode 94 of Visual Studio Toolbox

    In the episode, I am joined by Youssef Hamadi and Yi Wei, who show us the Bing Code Search extension for Visual Studio. With this extension, you can search for code samples across the coding community, including MSDN , StackOverflow , Dotnetperls and CSharp411 . You don't need to switch context and go...
  • Blog Post: Episode 93 of Visual Studio Toolbox

    In this episode, I am joined by Sayed Hashimi and Mads Kristensen, two of the driving forces behind the Sidewaffle Template Pack. SideWaffle is an extension that adds a bunch of useful Snippets, Project- and Item Templates to Visual Studio 2012 and 2013. The purpose is to make your daily work in Visual...
  • Blog Post: Episode 92 of Visual Studio Toolbox

    In this episode, I am joined by Alok Shriram of the .NET Framework team and Kirill Osenkov of the Roslyn team. They show us the new experience for browsing the .NET Reference Source. You can browse through the .NET Framework source code online at http://referencesource.microsoft.com/ . You can also download...
  • Blog Post: Episode 91 of Visual Studio Toolbox

    This is the second of a 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 gives us a deep dive into code sharing with Portable Class Libraries on Android, iOS, and Windows platforms. We will...
  • Blog Post: Episode 90 of Visual Studio Toolbox

    This is the first of a 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 how to create Android, iOS and Windows Phone applications in C# from inside Visual Studio with Xamarin. We...
  • Blog Post: Episode 89 of Visual Studio Toolbox

    In this episode, I am joined by Carsten Duellmann and Ricardo Wickel, who show us how to improve our unit test using Microsoft Fakes . Fakes help you isolate the code you are testing by replacing other parts of the application with stubs or shims . These are small pieces of code that are under the control...
  • Blog Post: Episode 88 of Visual Studio Toolbox

    We are back in our regular studio for this episode, in which I am joined by Mark Wilson-Thomas. Mark shows us the Auto History Extension Preview . This Visual Studio extension gives you automatic, no-configuration history tracking for your local machine. It silently and efficiently tracks the changes...
  • Blog Post: Episode 87 of Visual Studio Toolbox

    In this episode, I am joined by Koen Zwikstra, the author of XAML Spy , a visual runtime inspector for Silverlight, Windows Phone, Windows Store and WPF apps. Koen shows how to use XAML Spy to view an app's visual tree, examine and modify properties of any element, browse files in isolated storage and...
  • Blog Post: Episode 86 of Visual Studio Toolbox

    In part 3 of a 4 part series on control vendors, Robert is joined by Russ Fustino of ComponentOne . Russ shows us some of the many controls ComponentOne provides for ASP.NET development. He also shows controls for LightSwitch HTML client apps.
  • Blog Post: Episode 85 of Visual Studio Toolbox

    In this episode, I am joined by Alon Fliess and Pavel Yosifovich of CodeValue, the makers of OzCode , a very exciting debugging extension for Visual Studio. They show how using OzCode makes debugging easier and how it provides you with a number of insights into what is happening in your code beyond what...
  • Blog Post: Episode 84 of Visual Studio Toolbox

    In this episode, I am joined by Murali Krishna Hosabettu Kamalesha, who shows us the Productivity Power Tools 2013 for Visual Studio 2013. This extension pack provides powerful tools for improved developer productivity. Murali shows the following new features in the Productivity Power Tools: Peek...
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