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What's New in the Visual Studio Code February 2019 Release

Microsoft shipped the February 2019 update of its open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor with a bevy of improvements and fixes for a wide range of functionality.

Blazor (.NET for Web Experiment) Hits 0.9.0

Microsoft's experimental Blazor project for C#-based .NET Web development (as an alternative to JavaScript) has reached version 0.9.0 on its possible journey to becoming generally available for production use.

Razor Components (Server-Side Blazor) Refined in ASP.NET Core Preview

ASP.NET Core's Razor Components -- aka server-side Blazor -- received a lot of attention in the just-released NET Core 3.0 Preview 3 as Microsoft continues to mature its initiative to run C# code in the browser instead of just JavaScript.

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac Preview 3 Boosts Reliability with VS Windows Internals

The new Visual Studio 2019 for Mac Preview 3 continues Microsoft's effort to boost the quality and reliability of the troublesome IDE by borrowing internals from the flagship Windows version.

.NET Core 3.0 Not Shipping with Visual Studio 2019, Microsoft Says

Microsoft-centric developers asking if the much-awaited .NET Core 3.0 release will ship with the much-awaited Visual Studio 2019 release now have the much-awaited answer to their question: No.

Dealing with Databases (and Data) in Docker

There are lots of ways to handle databases in a containerized environment like Docker. Here's how to create SQL Server in a container, how to load it with the data you want and how to integrate that container into whatever project needs it. Be warned: Some PowerShell is used.

Docker with Real Applications

Here's how to run a "real-world" application (consisting of an MVC application and a Web Service) in a networked set of Docker containers. And it's just a couple of mouse clicks in Visual Studio to implement it.

Did Microsoft's .NET Core Initiative Boost PowerShell Usage?

Microsoft's move from the ageing Windows-only .NET Framework to the open source, cross-platform .NET Core framework may come with ancillary consequences, such as a boost in the popularity of its PowerShell scripting language.

Support Vector Machines Using Accord.NET

The Data Science doctor delves into supporting vector machines, software systems that can perform binary classification such as creating a model to predict the gender of a person based on their age, annual income, height and weight.

Building Razor Pages

If you want to handle the most common pattern in ASP.NET Controllers (displaying a page and then accepting data entered into it), you can do it with Razor Pages. You'll just need less code than if you used a Controller, a View and a model object.

Microsoft Explains How to Port Desktop Apps to .NET Core 3.0

With cross-platform .NET Core 3.0 poised to support desktop applications -- the next step in totally subsuming the Windows-only .NET Framework -- Microsoft has published guidance on how to port existing WinForms and WPF projects to the new platform.

Microsoft Offers Visual Studio 2019 Release Candidate

The Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2019 has been made available in anticipation of the official launch coming April 2, after which the RC can be upgraded to the final, official general availability release.

Test Explorer Added to VS Code Python Tool

A new Test Explorer highlights the February release of the Python extension for Visual Studio Code, by far the most popular tool in the marketplace, installed more than 6.5 million times.

Getting Started with Razor Pages: A Better Model for Web Development?

As fond as he is of using Controllers and Views, Peter isn't sure that Razor Pages aren't a better model for Web development. But the first step, adding Razor Pages to your project, isn't as easy as it should be. And, after that, you'll want to integrate them with your existing MVC application.

VS Code Java Extension Pack Adds AI-Assisted IntelliCode

Microsoft provided an update on Java tooling for its open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor, detailing better performance and several tweaks and enhancements, along with the introduction of IntelliCode to a popular extension package.

.NET Core 1.0 'End of Life' Coming in June

Developers working with .NET Core are advised to upgrade their 1.x versions by June 27, after which official support will be available only for 2.x editions.

How Developer Feedback Shapes Visual Studio 2019 UI

Visual Studio developers -- notoriously finicky about their IDE's UI and quick to let their feelings be known -- have been provided a glimpse into how their feedback helps shape the Visual Studio 2019 experience.

Accessing Configuration Settings in ASP.NET Core

In ASP.NET Core, your web.config file with its <appsettings> section is gone. The replacement is a more extensive and configurable system that you can leverage to simplify configuring your objects.

What's New in and Getting Started with Blazor 0.8.0.0

There are good reasons to keep working with Blazor 0.8.0.0 ... but you're going to need to make some changes.

What's New in Visual Studio Mobile Development

Mobile developers using Visual Studio have a lot of new features, tweaks and improvements to work with, including functionality for faster deployments, improved XAML editing, AI-assisted IntelliCode and much more.

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