Easier management of project code dependencies and improvements to extensions for popular Java frameworks and runtimes highlight the February update to Java in Visual Studio Code functionality.
Microsoft, after shipping Visual Studio 2019 for Mac v8.4 with support for ASP.NET Core Blazor Server applications last month, is now previewing the v8.5 series, adding new authentication templates for ASP.NET Core along with other improvements.
Eric Vogel uses code samples and screenshots to demonstrate how to do Entity Framework Core migrations in a .NET Core application through the command line and in code.
Microsoft's Azure DevOps team announced Scalar, a new project to speed up the operations of Git, the popular, open source, distributed version control system commonly used with source code repository platforms like GitHub.
Careers firm Hired published its 2020 State of Software Engineers report, examining various topics such as the hottest jobs in software engineering, salaries and most in-demand programming languages.
Faster start-up times for the Jupyter Notebook editor and associated server highlight the February update to the wildly popular Python Extension for Visual Studio Code.
Microsoft published guidance for iOS mobile developers using Xamarin.Forms to avoid potential App Store rejection caused by the deprecation of Apple's UIWebView component.
Microsoft's push to apply Blazor beyond the web-dev space to mobile development is continuing, with the team announcing new components for the experimental initiative just announced last month.
Uno Platform claimed an industry first and addressed a "long-time request" by announcing the capability to build WebAssembly apps in Visual Studio on Windows using Ahead of Time (AOT) compilation.
Microsoft updated its preview project to enable working with Jupyter Notebooks in .NET Core with native programming languages C# and F#, providing new options for the traditional languages typically used, Python, R, Julia, Scala, etc.
HackerRank has published its 2020 Developer Skills Report, which shows C# gaining ground in the list of "best-known" programming languages for 2020 but otherwise not showing as strongly as it has in other similar reports published recently.
I found a new use for Visual Studio Code, the little code editor that could: substituting for a vital work app when your PC dies and a replacement won't be shipped to your remote office for weeks.
A Red Hat developer has created the Didact project, a Visual Studio Code extension that puts the code editor to work as a tutorial guide and also showcases other things it can do via a combination of technologies.
GraphQL lets you create data access services without writing controllers. Instead of writing procedural code, you declare schemas describing what queries you'll accept and what you're willing to return. Here's how to get started in ASP.NET Core.
Blazor WebAssembly, the troublesome client-side component of Blazor, is out in a v3.2 preview ahead of its expected May debut as it plays catch-up with the rest of ASP.NET Core.
ASP.NET Core Version 3.1 adds some new features for managing events in Blazor. You may think you'll never need them, but there may be a time when you'll be glad to know about at least one of them.
Microsoft officially introduced ASP.NET experimental support for gRPC-Web, which allows Google's remote procedure call (RPC) tech to work in browser-based web applications, something not previously possible.
Microsoft's C# programming language continues to show strong in tech industry skills reports, with the most recent examples coming from a skills testing company and a training company.