MSDN Flash - Volume 21, Number 23: November 15, 2017

Top News Worldwide

Live: Stream the Microsoft Connect(); event online November 15–17, 2017

Guided walkthrough: Code editing and debugging in Visual Studio for Mac

Intro to Node.js: Free self-paced training begins November 21, 2017

New: Run and debug Java 9 in Visual Studio Code with the Debugger for Java extension

Kernel Logistic Regression Using C#
Kernel logistic regression (KLR) is a machine learning technique that can be used to make binary predictions. In the latest edition of MSDN Magazine, James McCaffrey explains how it works and presents a demo program.

New: The Debugger for Java extension and Java Debug Server are now open source
Since it was released just a few weeks ago, the Java debugger for Visual Studio Code has quickly become a popular extension. The update incorporates improvements and feedback from the developer community, and the Debugger for Java and Java Debug Server are both now open source.

Learn ReactJS and build a working game in less than an hour
Have fun while you build new ReactJS skills. In this course, you will build a working game (similar to Flappy Bird) in less than an hour. See how ReactJS makes it easy to create interactive UIs and write code that’s easier to debug. Get an overview, download the tools, and get started.

A/B Testing: A look at common coding interview questions and creative solutions
Learn about the most common coding interview questions and explore some creative problem-solving solutions. This episode looks at the maximum depth of a binary tree, reversing an integer, removing duplicates from a sorted array, and more.

Cognitive Services: From text to targeted sentiment analysis
Learn how you can use the Text Analytics and Linguistic Analysis (LUIS) APIs in Microsoft Cognitive Services to analyze text, such as customer reviews, to find out how your customers feel about your products and services.

Announcing: Visual Studio IDE extensions now published and managed at Marketplace
While users go to the Visual Studio Marketplace to acquire extensions, publishers have used the Visual Studio Gallery to publish and manage their extensions. But now, publishing and management will also be done in the Marketplace. Learn more.

Office dev: Overview of improvements to Script Lab
Whether you’re an experienced developer or a newbie, Script Lab (a Microsoft Garage project) offers a great way to dive in, explore, and build. And it keeps getting better. Find out about the latest updates to the Script Lab experience.

DevOps for data: Continuous data migration using Visual Studio and TFS
Continuous integration is a core practice in modern application development. So why shouldn’t data be treated the same way? Learn how to set up continuous SQL data migration using Visual Studio and Team Foundation Service on a SQL project with an established production data model.

Unit testing: Built-in support for Boost.Test
It was recently announced that Visual Studio is shipping with Google Test support. Now Visual Studio also includes built-in support for Boost.Test. Starting with Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 3, you can write, discover, and run all of your Boost.Test unit tests using Visual Studio’s testing tools.

New: Custom functions in Excel
Custom functions are JavaScript functions you can build as part of an add-in. Users can see and run those functions in Excel alongside built-in functions like SUM or VLOOKUP. And they work everywhere add-ins work: PC, Mac, iPad, and so on. Get the details and try writing your own custom functions.

Events

Microsoft Tech Summit: Build your skills with the latest in cloud technologies
November 16, 2017–April 25, 2018, worldwide
Attend a free, technical learning event near you, presented by the experts who build and run Microsoft’s cloud services. Whether you’re developing innovative apps or delivering optimized solutions, Microsoft Tech Summit can help improve your skills and deepen your expertise.

Training

Cloud Application Development
Take this on-demand course from Microsoft Virtual Academy to find out how cloud app development can help you solve common business problems. Watch demos, explore data services provided by Azure, learn how to build cross-platform mobile apps, and implement DevOps strategies.

Resources

Downloads and tools for Windows 10

Get started with app development

Try Microsoft Azure for 1 month free

Microsoft Virtual Academy – new training

Testing tools for web developers

Free Microsoft Press eBooks

TechNet Flash

Get the latest information from Channel 9

Free software and training for startups from Microsoft BizSpark

Code editing tools for building and debugging modern web and cloud applications
 

 
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