Let me begin by thanking Mobilize.Net for the opportunity to contribute as a guest blogger. I'm going to assume that this crowd understands all too well the costs and the risks that come with holding on to legacy code. It should come as no surprise then that holding on to legacy (outdated) risk management practices comes with it's own penalties and expense.
Visual Studio 2017,
When I worked in the Visual C++ (now Visual Studio) group at Microsoft, one of the breakthroughs came when our fearless leader, Denis Gilbert, insisted we "eat our own dogfood." What that meant was that we would actually use Visual C++ to build and debug Visual C++. In this day and age that may seem obvious to the point of absurdity, but (this was 20 years ago) at the time the development team used standalone editors like Vi and Make files to do the build. The IDE was for marketing to use in demos...
Visual Basic Upgrade Companion,
If you’re used to developing for Windows (or MacOS or Linux or really any desktop OS) and you are contemplating a Web version of your application, there are a variety of things to consider. Moving from C# to HTML is more than just learning some different syntax and related frameworks. It's a whole new world.
convert Windows to Web,
Web Application Development,
One of the cool announcements Microsoft made around the Windows 10 launch was the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), a single executable that can run on any Windows 10 device, from the Surface to a desktop to a Raspberry Pi. And to support this, Visual Studio 2015 makes it easy to create these apps from a single solution with a single project.
Windows Phone Silverlight,
Universal Windows Platform
If you ever wondered what it's like to be in the midst of 5000 Windows developers, you should come to //Build/ some time. I'm fortunate enough that I'm here this week for the second year in a row.