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VS Code Python Tool Adds Jupyter Functionality

The super-popular Python extension for the Visual Studio Code editor gets some new Jupyter functionality in the December release, including Jupyter Notebook export options and remote Jupyter support.

Providing Constant Context for .NET Core Tests

By default, tests in the new .NET Core testing framework (xUnit) are isolated. This is a good thing ... except when you need to create a single test environment that is used by multiple tests. Here's all the ways you can provide a single environment for a set of tests in xUnit.

Triplebyte Charts 'The Rise of Visual Studio Code'

Technical hiring specialist Triplebyte, noticing a huge upsurge in the use of Visual Studio Code during its hands-on programming interviews, dug into its data trove to learn more.

Writing xUnit Tests in .NET Core

There's a new testing framework in town. Here's how to use it.

Blazor Gets a Fiddle

Cutting-edge Web developers who want to use Blazor to code sites in the browser with C# instead of JavaScript can now experiment in an online playground/sandbox.

Developers Find New Use Cases for Visual Studio Live Share

After helping developers collaborate from within Visual Studio with Live Share, Microsoft is finding those coders are coming up with innovative use cases for the technology it hadn't thought of.

Microsoft Ships .NET Core 2.2 and Previews .NET Core 3.0

Amid the hubbub caused by Microsoft open sourcing WPF, WinForms and other desktop tech, the company also shipped the final version of .NET Core 2.2 and unveiled the first preview of .NET Core 3.0.

Visual Studio's AI-Powered Assistant, IntelliCode, Gets Smarter

Visual Studio's IntelliCode has gotten smarter -- using artificial intelligence to provide better code completion suggestions -- and more robust, now supporting more programming languages.

Architecting Blazor (and Integrating JavaScript)

Sometimes the easiest solution isn't the best one. Here's an architectural approach to building Blazor pages that also makes it easy to combine the worlds of JavaScript and Blazor.

Microsoft Open Sources .NET Desktop Tech: WPF, Windows Forms, WinUI

Microsoft's sunsetting of the proprietary Windows-centric .NET Framework continues as the company has open sourced some of its most popular desktop components: Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Forms and Windows UI XAML Library.

Visual Studio 2019 Preview Debuts

Visual Studio 2019 debuted today in its first preview, showing off more collaborative and "smarter" AI-assisted coding.

Python Tool for Visual Studio Code Gets Leaner, Faster

The popular Python extension for Visual Studio Code is out in a November update that sees it getting smaller, downloading faster, installing quicker and starting up sooner.

Visual Studio 2017 for Mac 7.7 Released

The newly shipped Visual Studio 2017 for Mac 7.7 features improved IntelliSense and supports newer versions of .NET Core 2.2 and Azure Functions, among other improvements.

ASP.NET Core: Learning the Ropes, Part 2

Eric Vogel provides many code samples to show how to use Entity Framework Core for an ASP.NET Core MVC application.

Microsoft Ships Final Minor Update to Visual Studio 2017

Microsoft, already busy with the upcoming Visual Studio 2019, has shipped the final minor update to Visual Studio 2017, improving debugging, UWP development and more.

First Release Candidate for Azure DevOps Server 2019 Now Available

Microsoft shipped the first release candidate of Azure DevOps Server 2019, the self-hosted, on-premises version of the company's DevOps solution that used to be known as Team Foundation Server.

Introducing the .NET Core Unit Testing Framework (or: Why xUnit?)

There's a new kid in the Visual Studio testing environment, though it's only for your .NET Core projects. You don't have to use it, but here are some reasons you'll want to.

Blazor Marches on, Now at 0.7.0

Microsoft's experimental Blazor project to run .NET code such as C# in the browser -- heretofore mostly a province of JavaScript -- is out in version 0.7.0 with improved debugging and more.

Let the Debate Commence: New Visual Studio Icon Revealed

Despite a lot of support, many developers immediately took issue with the icon change, with comments such as: "I hate to say it but this is ridiculous. This smells of tinkering with the UI just for the sake of it."

Java Gets AI-Assisted IntelliCode in Visual Studio Code Editor

Java developers using the Visual Studio Code editor can now enjoy the same AI-assisted IntelliCode functionality previously available only to Python coders.

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