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'Death to JavaScript!' Blazor, for .NET Web Apps Using WebAssembly, Goes Alpha

Blazor, an experimental technology that some believe will save .NET Web coders from "the insanity of JavaScript," has been released by Microsoft in its first public preview.

Visual Studio for Mac Now Fully Supports Xamarin.Forms Development with .NET Standard

It's goodbye to Portable Class Library projects and hello to .NET Standard Library projects for Xamarin.Forms development in the new Visual Studio for Mac version 7.5 Preview 1.

What's New in Visual Studio 2017 v15.7 Previews

Announced barely a week after the official release of v15.6, the first preview of v15.7 includes productivity enhancements, better diagnostics, more C++ development improvements, better management of Android and iOS environments and more.

VS Code Adds JUnit 5 Testing Support, More Java Functionality

Visual Studio Code developers have asked for support for more test frameworks and Microsoft said it has responded in kind, announcing initial support for JUnit 5 this week, along with other Java-related features.

Visual Studio Live! Keynote: Go with the Creative Flow

"In this ever changing and evolving world of technology, we have to be innovating to stay ahead," said Microsoft's Kasey Uhlenhuth in her keynote address at Visual Studio Live! in Las Vegas.

.NET Continues Its Broad Reach

Right now is best time to be a .NET developer, said Microsoft's James Montemagno in a Visual Studio Live! keynote address. "It enables us to develop code on any OS we want, it has great tools for Visual Studio, it works with amazing languages, and there's a beautiful community of developers creating awesome libraries."

VB 6 Tops Stack Overflow's 'Most Dreaded' Programming Language List ... Again

Although Microsoft programming languages fared quite well in Stack Overflow's huge new developer survey, Visual Basic 6 was again named the "most dreaded" language -- just like last year, and the year before -- with VB.NET and VBA not far behind.

Microsoft's Programming Language Approach Pays Off, Popularity Report Says

RedMonk's latest programming language popularity report says Microsoft's multi-language approach is paying off, giving the company the "most to crow about" among all vendors.

What's New in Visual Studio Code 1.21 (February Release)

The February 2018 edition of Microsoft's lightweight, cross-platform and open source Visual Studio Code editor has shipped, with new notifications functionality, Integrated Terminal splitting and much more.

Testing Precompiled Azure Functions Locally with Storage Emulator

If you're coding Azure Functions in Visual Studio 2017 to work with Azure Storage, one tool that can assist when running functions locally is the Microsoft Azure Storage Emulator, as shown in this hands-on tutorial.

Microsoft Announces 'Windows ML' Platform for AI-Assisted Windows 10 Apps

Microsoft today said Windows 10 developers will soon be able to more easily infuse artificial intelligence functionality into their apps with the help of a new machine learning platform coming in the next update of the OS.

VS Code Team Posts Help Wanted Ad for More Python

Microsoft has gone all in on Python for its cross-platform, open source code editor and is now seeking more dev help after hiring the creator of a popular Python extension (7 million installs) and taking ownership of the project.

What's New in Visual Studio for Mac 7.4

Microsoft this week announced the availability of Visual Studio for Mac 7.4, which now supports recent versions of Android, macOS and C# among many other new features.

Copying Classes in TypeScript

If you need to create a version of a class from several sources or just want to merge default values with a user's input, object spreading solves your problem. JavaScript won't let you do this (yet) but TypeScript will.

What's New in Visual Studio 2017 15.6

Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2017 15.6 with improved performance -- especially in solution load times -- topping the list of new features and enhancements.

Microsoft Ships First v2.1 Previews of .NET Core, ASP.NET Core, Entity Framework Core

Microsoft has shipped the first preview of .NET Core 2.1 -- its modularized, open source, cross-platform evolution of the .NET Framework and runtime -- along with associated "Core" packages for ASP.NET and Entity Framework.

Supporting Developers with JSON Schema

If you're building services it's critical that you support the developers who will create and read your service's messages. JSON Schema lets you support the three principles of good message design in a way that supports developers.

VSTS Adding More Programming Languages for 'Azure DevOps Projects'

Azure DevOps Projects, introduced several months ago and powered by Visual Studio Team Services, is getting closer to emerging from its public preview as the VSTS team continues to add functionality, including support for more programming languages.

Managing and Enforcing Message Formats for Services

You can dramatically simplify life for developers creating services and their consumers by following three rules for designing messages and then enforcing your message formats with JSON Schema.

One-Stop Guidance for Using Azure Cloud Services with Xamarin

Microsoft has published one-stop guidance for sorting out myriad Azure cloud services available for Xamarin mobile app development projects -- in the form of a poster.

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