Parsing Mathematical Expressions in VB.NET: Mission Possible

Arthur V. Ratz. Code Project. 2017-09-14.

This article introduces the implementation of an algorithm written in Visual Basic .NET that allows us to quickly and easily parse and evaluate the resulting value of various mathematical expressions

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The .NET Language Strategy

Mads Torgersen. .Net Blog. 2017-02-01.
I am constantly aware of the enormous impact our language investments have on so many people’s daily lives. Our languages are a huge strength of the .NET platform, and a primary factor in people choosing to bet on it – and stay on it.
I’ve been here on the .NET languages team at Microsoft for more than a decade, and I’ve always seen us have developers’ interests first and foremost in our minds as we moved the languages forward. The open source revolution (of not just the .NET languages but the whole .NET stack) has improved the conversation dramatically, and – I think – helped us to make better choices. However, we haven’t always been good at sharing how we make those decisions: Our language strategy; the framework for how we think about each of our .NET languages and chart their evolution.
This post is meant to provide that additional context for the principles we use to make decisions for each language. You should consider it as guidance, not as a roadmap.

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Digging Deeper into the Visual Basic Language Strategy

Anthony D. Green. The Visual Basic Team. 2017-02-01.
Today Mads made an excellent post about our overall .NET Language Strategy. As I know this will raise a lot of questions in the VB community I wanted to take an entire post on the VB team blog to dive deeper into how VB fits into that strategy and why and what that means in practical terms for us as a community.

[Digging Deeper into the Visual Basic Language Strategy]

The C# and Visual Basic Code-Focused IDE Experience

Dustin Campbell. Visual Studio Blog. 2014-11-12.
The new C# and Visual Basic code-focused IDE experience in the Visual Studio 2015 Preview is significantly improved over the experience in Visual Studio 2013 and I’m excited to share some highlights with you. We’ll look at a few key areas:
1.Refreshed Core IDE Experiences – your existing coding experience just got better
2.Code Fixes and Refactorings – improve your code with live code analysis and refactorings
3.Inline Rename – increase your productivity with a brand new Rename experience
Many of the new and refreshed features that I describe below come to us by way of the .NET Compiler Platform (formerly codenamed “Roslyn”), our rebuild of the C# and Visual Basic compilers and IDE experiences.

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