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Microsoft Build 2021 Developer Conference Likely to Be Digital

Microsoft's big Build developer conference is still on for next month, in a digital experience only, and new reports indicate that may be the same format used for next year's event.

Open Source Project Creates ASP.NET Core Apps with VB.NET

"I think we can say that VB.NET finally made it to ASP.NET Core," Egyptian developer Mohammed Hamdy Ghanem told <i>Visual Studio Magazine</i> about his new open-source project.

VS Code Update Adds Python Tutorials

The Visual Studio Code dev team added new Python tutorials as part of the regular monthly update, this one for March 2020, bringing the open-source, cross-platform code editor to version 1.44.

Top 3 Blazor Extensions for Visual Studio Code

Some developers prefer to create applications with Microsoft's open-source Blazor tooling from within the open-source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor. Here are the top tools in the VS Code Marketplace for those folk, as measured by the number of installations.

Microsoft Engineer: 'It's Time to Move OData to .NET 5'

Microsoft engineer Sam Xu says "it’s time to move OData to .NET 5" and in a new blog post he shows how to do just that.

Microsoft Goes Virtual with Developer Education in Face of COVID-19

Like many organizations that host developer educational events, Microsoft has gone virtual amid shelter-in-place directives and a surge in remote work stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Microsoft Ships New Preview of .NET 5, Already Handling 50% of .NET Site Traffic

In announcing today's second preview of the big, unifying .NET 5 that's going GA in November, Microsoft revealed the next-gen platform is already handling 50 percent of the traffic to the company's main .NET website.

Amid Pandemic, Richard Lander Updates .NET Team Status: 'We're Doing Well'

In announcing .NET 5 Preview 2 today, dev team program manager Richard Lander offered up a rare personal note on how the developers are holding up under Microsoft's new "work-at-home" scheme.

.NET Team Developer Seeks Help for Easy 'Up-for-Grabs' Issues

Member of the .NET team working on Hardware Intrinsics and Numerics cites 411 issues that need attention, including some that just involve changing simple lines of text.

VS Code Developers Help Out with COVID-19 Extensions

With the web providing more and more tools, trackers, guidance and many other resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic, some developers are trying to help out with extensions that have begun appearing in the Visual Studio Code Marketplace.

Eclipse Foundation Unveils 'True Open Source' VS Code Alternative, Theia 1.0

The Eclipse Foundation unveiled Eclipse Theia 1.0, described as a "true open source" alternative to Microsoft's wildly popular Visual Studio Code editor.

Working from Home, Dev Team Ships Visual Studio 2019 v16.6 Preview 2

"The Visual Studio team are all working from home and learning how to navigate the challenges that brings to our day-to-day lives," said program manager Jacqueline Widdis in announcing Visual Studio 2019 version 16.6 Preview 2, which revamps the Git experience, improves debugging, adds ML.NET Model Builder and much more.

Blazor WebAssembly Marches On to GA: Now Debug from Visual Studio, VS Code

Planning for a May 2020 debut of client-side Blazor, Microsoft released preview 3 of Blazor WebAssembly 3.3, which lets developers debug projects from Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code rather than browser-based development tools.

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Visual Studio 2019 for Mac v8.5 Ships

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.5 shipped this week, improving ASP.NET Core authentication and unit testing, adding support for Azure Functions 3.0 and more.

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Visual Studio Code Gets New Python Debugger

The March 2020 update to Microsoft's wildly popular Python extension for Visual Studio Code focused on improving quality via bug fixes, but it did introduce a new debugger.

F# 5 Preview Focuses on Interactive Analytics

Microsoft is previewing F# 5, the latest iteration of its functional-first programming language, as it moves toward a unifying .NET 5 release in November.

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Unifying .NET 5 Arrives in Preview 1

Microsoft released .NET 5 Preview 1, the first iteration of what will become one framework to handle all .NET development projects.

'Docker for Visual Studio Code' Tool Generally Available in Version 1.0

Microsoft shipped version 1.0 of the extension for Visual Studio Code used to build applications that use Docker containers, adding support for an experimental Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) engine among a slew of new features.

What's New for .NET, Mobile, C++ and Debugging in Visual Studio 2019 v16.5

Microsoft released Visual Studio 2019 version 16.5, with new features for .NET, C++, debugging and many more areas.

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Microsoft: 'We Do Not Plan to Evolve Visual Basic as a Language'

In its move to the open-source, cross-platform .NET Core, Microsoft will support Visual Basic in the upcoming .NET 5 and is expanding the programming language's supported application types to help VB developers migrate their code, but noted "we do not plan to evolve Visual Basic as a language."

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