Articles on VSCode, PowerShell, VSTS, xUnitConverter

Welcome to 1Gig Tech update!

In today’s edition, there are 10 articles on technology, news, open source, community on the fantastic and ever evolving technology world.

  • VS Code (December Release)
    November was a big release for us (adding extensibility support and moving to open source) and we appreciate all the support we received leading up to and during the Connect(); event. We’ve kept busy in December and we hope you like this release.
  • Visual Studio Team Services– Work Items (Heath Stewart)
    It’s been a long journey, but I’m excited to let you know that the new work item form for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is finally here! In this post, I want to walk you through the reasoning behind this new form, share the progress we’ve made, and give an update on what you can expect over t
  • Updating the .NET target framework for many projects (danielf)
    I do component based development. Meaning I have 30+ repos, builds and each of them has 1-10 projects – The main library project, tests, samples and so on. The news about the support end for the .NET Framework 4, 4.5 and 4.5.1 was the motivation to update ALL of my projects.
  • To String or to string
    Like many developers, I have many strong opinions about things that really do not matter. Even worse, I have the vanity to believe other developers want to read about it. For example, a recent Octokit.net pull request changed all instances of String to string.
  • Smaller, Faster Websites (Mat)
    The following is a transcript of a talk given at various events throughout 2015, including Bocoup’s own TXJS and Boston JS. My name is Mat Marquis, of Marquis Home Renovation. I don’t care about websites. I’m a carpenter.
  • Measuring cloud performance just got easier and better
    In February 2015, Google Cloud Platform and 30+ industry leaders and researchers launched PerfKit Benchmarker (PKB). PKB is an open source cloud benchmarking tool with more than 500 contributors from across the industry, including major cloud providers, hardware vendors and academia.
  • Architecture of a Database System
    Architecture of a Database System – Hellerstein, Stonebraker & Hamilton, 2007. This is a longer read (and hence a slightly longer write-up too) coming in at 119 pages, but it’s written in a very easy style so the pages fly by.

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