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Entity Framework Core 3.0 Dev Team Struggles with LINQ in Preview 6

Entity Framework Core 3.0 Preview 6 is out, with the development team including an incomplete LINQ implementation marked by temporary limitations and intentional breaking changes, needed before it proceeds further.

New Installer Eases Java Setup for Visual Studio Code

Microsoft introduced a new installer to make it easier to code with the No. 1 programming language, Java, in the No. 1 development environment, Visual Studio Code.

Blazor Gets Authentication and Authorization in ASP.NET Core 3 Preview 6

Microsoft shipped ASP.NET Core 3.0 Preview 6, with the red-hot Blazor project getting built-in support for handling authentication and authorization, among other updates.

ML.NET Machine Learning Framework Update Addresses Usability and Stability

After hitting version 1.0 last month, Microsoft's open source, cross-platform machine learning framework ML.NET has received its first update, which adds functionality and addresses developer concerns about usability and stability.

.NET Core 3.0 Nears General Availability with Preview 6

Aiming for a September general availability release, Microsoft today shipped preview 6 of .NET Core 3.0, with the dev team pretty much finalizing the new feature codebase and beginning a focus on quality, fixing bugs and improving performance.

What's New in Visual Studio 2019 v16.2 Preview 2

Microsoft has shipped Visual Studio 2019 version 16.2 Preview 2, highlighting .NET productivity improvements and other new functionality.

Guidance for Porting 'Complicated' Desktop Apps to .NET Core Published

After previously publishing developer guidance for porting "simple" desktop apps to the new .NET Core platform, Microsoft has just followed up with a two-part post on a more "complicated" project.

In Move to .NET Core, Missing .NET Framework Tech Replaced by Open Source Projects

In the move from the ageing, Windows-only .NET Framework to the new open source, cross-platform .NET Core framework, some technologies weren't invited along for the ride, but open source projects may be coming to the rescue.

Progress Telerik .NET Dev Tools Add Native Blazor UI Components

Progress announced an update to its .NET-centric Telerik line of development tools that features a new suite to accomodate the red-hot Blazor initiative, which lets coders use C# instead of JavaScript for Web projects.

New VS Code Icon Debuts in May 2019 v1.35

Risking developer wrath, Microsoft has again changed the Visual Studio Code icon in the May 2019 edition, version 1.35.

Visual Studio Team Shutters UserVoice Forum, Moves to One-Stop-Shop Developer Community

Feature requests and reported problems are now exclusively on Developer Community, which features tabs for Visual Studio, Visual Studio for Mac, .NET, C++, Azure DevOps and Azure DevOps Server (TFS).

What's New in TypeScript 3.5

Less than two weeks after the Release Candidate, Microsoft has shipped the final release of TypeScript 3.5, the increasingly popular programming language that improves upon JavaScript by allowing optional static typing.

Microsoft Doubles Down on Guidance for Porting Desktop Apps to .NET Core

New porting guidance targets two groups of .NET developers: those who want just the basics and those who want meatier details for more complex use cases.

In the Era of .NET Core, Microsoft Revamps SQL Server Data Access

Microsoft announced a new data access driver for SQL Server that should be the path forward for data developers in the era of .NET Core.

Xamarin.Forms 4.0 Shell, Because 'The Last Thing You Want Is Hassle'

Xamarin.Forms 4.0 is out, a major release featuring the new Shell, an application container providing basic, common UI features -- including troublesome navigation functionality -- to help developers get started more easily and quickly, addressing "hassle" reported in developer feedback.

IntelliCode Expansion Highlights New Visual Studio 2019 v16.1

Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 with a host of new features and enhancements, led by an expansion of workloads that now support IntelliCode, the AI-assisted upgrade of IntelliSense.

What's New in VS Code April 2019 (Version 1.34)

For the April 2019 update of Visual Studio Code, v1.34, the dev team primarily concentrated on a preview of extension tools to facilitate remote development, though several other new features were added to the open source, cross-platform code editor.

TypeScript 3.5 RC Fixes Introduced Bug that Caused Slowness 'Explosion'

Microsoft shipped TypeScript 3.5 RC, a release candidate that fixes a type-checking bug the team introduced in version 3.4, which caused a huge slowdown in build times and other performance.

New 'Try .NET' Tool Interactively Generates Documentation for .NET Core

A two-year effort by Microsoft's language team has resulted in the public debut of Try .NET, an interactive documentation generator for .NET Core.

Development Analyst: 'TypeScript Is Exploding'

Developer-focused analyst firm RedMonk, known for publishing one of the leading indices that measure programming language popularity, has noted the growth of Microsoft's TypeScript, stating it's "exploding" in relation to other languages.

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