How everyday devs can influence Visual Studio

I have been working on the Microsoft stack for almost 20 years, and now directly at Microsoft for over a year, and one of the things that have become obvious is that Microsoft is actually looking for genuine community feedback. If anything we feel like we do not have enough active mechanisms to get input from the community, we are always looking for folks to talk to. I actually tweeted about this and got an inordinate amount of feedback so I thought I would put this somewhere more permanent.So a couple of caveats before I dive in, I am mostly talking about the Developer Division (dev tooling), and the folks who care for products like Visual Studio, Code, .NET, C#, Roslyn, TypeScript, Debugger, Profiler etc. I limit this conversation to this division because, frankly, this is what I know ...

Reload your ASP.NET config data when the files changes

One of the biggest flaws I wanted to correct with DasBlog Core was that if you updated the underlying configuration file it would take a site restart for the settings to be refreshed. For example if I want to change Theme or the site name, I would ...

Feature Inception

I just offloaded a bunch of new ideas and concepts onto my engineering team in the hope of enabling some new features in our products. Sharing and subsequently yielding responsibility for the project was a little bit alien to me. Normally this would ...

Free Certs for Azure App Services

So I have been using Azure App Services for about a year now and it is incredibly versatile you get to select the exact type of hosting costs that suit you from dev/testing scaling to multi-processor, however, the default costs of certs is always ...

Heap Views in Visual Studio

So I love the idea that developers should focus on the abstraction layer that makes them productive and happy, even if others disagree. I also believe it is my job to encourage exploration or even help fill the gaps in layers above you that might ...

Build 2020 is Happening!

This year Build is going to be free and open to everyone! It will be 48 hours straight of developer content and live QA! This year we all get to experience it from the social appropriate distance of our own homes. Build has always been the best ...

Finalization Queue Tips

I have talked about general memory management in .NET a whole bunch on this blog but I have been kicking around some thoughts about the way Finalizer Queue works .NET and how we might avoid shooting ourselves in the foot when using ...

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