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Microsoft Plugs Away at 'Huge Technical Challenge' of Creating WinForms Designer on .NET Core

"It is a huge technical challenge to bring the designer to .NET Core because it requires the design surface that hosts the live .NET Core form to run outside the Visual Studio process. That means we need to re-architect the way the designer surface 'communicates' with Visual Studio."

.NET Core, TypeScript Head List of In-Demand Freelancer Skills

Microsoft developer technologies fared well in Upwork's list of the top 100 in-demand skills as compiled by the freelancer-focused careers company.

Xamarin Developer Summit Videos Available On Demand

Developers can revisit last summer's Xamarin Developer Summit with a series of instructional videos for the mobile development framework.

Microsoft Ships Entity Framework Core 3.1 and Entity Framework 6.4

As with .NET Core 3.1, these are relatively uneventful shipments -- most notable for long term support (LTS) licensing -- without a bunch of fancy new features or functionality included, as the dev teams focused on firming up existing code.

Azure IoT Tools Update Brings Standalone Simulator

Microsoft updated its Azure IoT tooling for the open-source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor, adding a standalone simulator that doesn't require Python, an Event Grid module, support for Vcpkg for IoT Plug and Play development and more.

Microsoft Releases 'Small and Short' .NET Core 3.1

Microsoft shipped .NET Core 3.1, described as a "small and short release" that focuses on two of the big features highlighting the Sept. 23 release of .NET Core 3.0: Blazor (for C# Web development instead of JavaScript) and desktop development (Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation).

AWS Cloud Development Kit Now Supports .NET, Java

Amazon Web Services announced that support for .NET and Java is now generally available in the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), which uses an infrastructure-as-code approach to help AWS cloud developers model and provision cloud application resources via services such as AWS CloudFormation.

Microsoft Ships Visual Studio 2019 16.4

Microsoft has shipped Visual Studio 2019 16.4, adding new functionality and features dealing with, containers. XAML Xamarin.Forms mobile development, C++ development and much more.

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Solution Architect Details What's New in Entity Framework Core 3

Solution Architect Jim Wooley details the ins and outs of Entity Framework 3.0 -- with an emphasis on breaking changes -- in a presentation at the Live! 360 conference in Orlando.

Facebook Goes All In on VS Code, Teams with Microsoft to Boost Remote Development

Facebook announced it's adopting Visual Studio Code as the default environment for its developers and is teaming up with Microsoft to boost the remote development functionality for the open-source, cross-platform code editor that has been named the No. 1 tool in major development surveys.

2019 GitHub Octoverse Report: VS Code Again No. 1, C# Climbs in Popularity

The sprawling State of the Octoverse 2019 report on all things GitHub shows Visual Studio Code is once again the No. 1 project on the open source development platform, and C# has risen in the ranks of programming language popularity.

Xamarin Dev Team Garners Community Improvements, Asks for Suggestion Input

The Xamarin dev team highlighted awards for its recent Hacktoberfest 2019 contest held to garner community improvements to the mobile development platform for coding Android and iOS apps in .NET and C#.

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Microsoft Ships .NET Core 3.1 Preview 3 Ahead of Early December Launch, Cites High .NET Core 3.0 Download Numbers

Microsoft shipped another preview of .NET Core 3.1, a "small and short" release that primarily focuses on polishing up new improvements for Blazor -- used for C#-based Web development instead of JavaScript -- and the new desktop development functionality -- Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation -- that was introduced in the milestoe .NET Core 3.0 release.

Visual Studio Code Dev Team Cleans Up

The Visual Studio Code development team focused on some housekeeping in the October update, closing more than 4,000 issues on GitHub, where the cross-platform, open-source editor lives.

.NET Framework Not Forgotten: Repair Tool Updated

Even though Microsoft's development focus has shifted to the open-source, cross-platform .NET Core initiative -- with the aging, traditional, Windows-only .NET Framework relegated primarily to fixes and maintenance such as quality and reliability improvements -- the latter is still getting some other attention, as exemplified in a repair tool update.

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Open Source 'Infrastructure-as-Code' SDK Adds .NET Core Support for Working with Azure

Pulumi, known for its "Infrastructure-as-Code" cloud development tooling, has added support for .NET Core, letting .NET-centric developers use C#, F# and VB.NET to create, deploy, and manage Azure infrastructure.

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Working with Claims to Authorize Users in ASP.NET Core and Blazor

When you need to integrate authorizing the user to perform some activity (or just want to retrieve information about the current user), you need to work with the ClaimsPrincipal’s Claims objects. Here’s everything you might want to do.

Visual Studio Online Finally Enters Public Preview

In the works for six years, Visual Studio Online has entered into a public preview, giving .NET-centric developers a new cloud-powered development option to go along with Visual Studio IDE and Visual Studio Code.

Microsoft Boosts AI-Assisted Developer Productivity

While the question of artificial intelligence someday replacing computer programmers is still being debated, Microsoft is steadily using AI advances to boost their productivity, this week announcing whole line completions and refactoring.

.NET Core 3.1 Preview 2 Polishes Blazor/Desktop Functionality, Supports C++/CLI ('Managed C++')

As .NET Core 3.1 will be a "small and short release focused on key improvements in Blazor and Windows desktop," the main new functionality introduced in today's Preview 2 is the suport of C++/CLI, also known as "managed C++."

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