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Using AI for Real Intelligence

Going beyond otherworldly hype, AI is being put to use in real-world applications to boost what humans already do well and help us more easily make connections.

Programming the Internet of Things with Visual Studio

Internet-connected devices in every home and Windows on every device? We're getting there, and you can develop for most of these IoT devices in Visual Studio.

Keeping the Dev Door Open

After numerous attempts, Microsoft has at last achieved success in kicking the door open and keeping it open on its dev tools.

Visual Studio Leads IDE Popularity List, IntelliJ Climbing Fast

Microsoft's Visual Studio overtook Eclipse to reign supreme atop the IDE popularity list maintained by the PYPL Index, but the IntelliJ offering is showing signs of catching up with impressive growth. Visual Studio Code is also coming on strong.

Tweak Away: Visual Studio 2017 Color Theme Editor Arrives

New 2017 version builds on the popular 2012 tool, which was installed more than 640,000 times.

.NET Core 2.0 Released, Along with Visual Studio 2017 15.3 and Visual Studio for Mac 7.1

Community volunteers drive development of .NET Core 2.0, with Microsoft saying it's advancing its open source development strategy with the unification of .NET with .NET Standard 2.0.

Visual Studio Team Addresses No. 1 User Request: Expanded Config File Transforms

Posted more than six years ago and seconded by more than 8,800 developers, that request received an update response from Microsoft just this week.

API Integrator Releases Xamarin SDKs for Visual Studio

API integration specialist CloudRail released SDKs for Xamarin developers coding Android and iOS apps in Visual Studio, promising easier connections to various third-party services.

.NET Standard 2.0 Is Finalized for Consistent API Usage

The open source .NET Standard 2.0 project was finalized today, providing a formal spec for .NET APIs that should be available to developers working with all .NET implementations.

Will Blazor Save .NET Developers from 'the Insanity of JavaScript'?

Question: Is Microsoft working on .NET targeting WebAssembly so that we can get delivered from the insanity of JavaScript? Answer: Yes.

Preview Updates Ship for Visual Studio for Mac, .NET Framework

Developers wanting in on the latest and greatest from the Microsoft dev world now have access to new previews for the next iterations of the Visual Studio for Mac IDE and the flagship .NET Framework.

Visual Basic IDE Lives On in Office for Mac

The 26-year-old Visual Basic programming language just won't go away, as Microsoft just announced plans to bring its IDE back to the Office for Mac environment.

JetBrains Releases Rider, an IDE for .NET Development

Rider, a new alternative to Visual Studio for developing .NET applications that's based on IntelliJ IDEA and ReSharper, was released to manufacturing by JetBrains.

New 'Proper Terminal for Visual Studio' Is Experimental (for Now)

Microsoft's Scott Hanselman is trying to drum up interest in a community project created to provide an integrated terminal for command-line operations from within the Visual Studio IDE.

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Once Upon a Time, Microsoft Opposed Open Source Development

Those days are long gone, but Microsoft was at one time a notorious anti-open source company. It's turned that notion upside down within a decade, and is now a member of several foundations whose purposes are to steer open source development deep into the cloud.

Windows Subsystem for Linux Is Beta No More

With the fall release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, developers will be able to get full support for WSL, now that it's no longer labeled a beta service.

Create Parameterized Queries in ADO.NET

Squash the dangers lurking in your SQL queries by setting parameters by way of parameterized queries.

Imagine Cup Finals Crowns Winning Student Developer Teams for 2017

It's a sweet win for X.Glu, this year's top team of student developers from the Czech Republic with a glucose meter that extends to the Azure cloud via an app built with Visual Studio and Xamarin.

In-Memory ASP.NET Core Integration Tests with TestServer

Test, test and test again. You can automate those tests with a TestServer-based Web app that doesn't even touch the Web server.

Quality Is Job 1 for Azure Data Lake Tools for Visual Studio Code

An update to this VS Code extension allows for locally running and debugging code prior to pushing code to production Azure services.

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