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Visual Studio Code SQL Server Tool Gets IntelliCode, Object Explorer

The mssql extension for Visual Studio Code, used to support SQL Server connections and T-SQL editing, has been updated with IntelliCode functionality and a new Object Explorer, among other new features.

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VS Code Gets Java Code Navigation Update, New Code Actions, More

The monthly update to Java on Visual Studio Code sees updated code navigation, new code actions, Java 13 support and more.

Microsoft Open Sources Projects for Microservices, Kubernetes

Microsoft, which now calls itself an open source company, announced two new projects that serve to live up to that moniker, one for microservices and one for Kubernetes applications.

What's New for ASP.NET Core in .NET Core 3.1 Preview 1

With .NET Core 3.1 Preview 1 announced this week, Microsoft highlighted what's new in the ASP.NET Core component, which isn't much, as the ASP.NET effort primarily focused on bug fixes.

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Visual Studio-Bundled IncrediBuild Build Tool Goes to Cloud

IncrediBuild has announced its build tool -- bundled as an C++ option with the Visual Studio IDE -- has been released in a cloud version that works with the Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) platforms.

No More .NET Framework APIs Will Be Ported to .NET Core, Microsoft Says

The old, proprietary, Windows-only .NET Framework has given all it can give to the new cross-platform, open-source platform of the future, .NET Core.

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.NET Core 3.1 Preview 1 Focuses on Blazor, Desktop

The first preview of .NET Core 3.1 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).

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Visual Studio 16.4 Preview 2 Boosted by Extension Tech

Microsoft today shipped Visual Studio 2019 v16.4 Preview 2, boosted with new features that come from formerly separate extensions.

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Microsoft Research's SandDance Data Visualization Tool Goes Open Source

A data visualization tool some four years in the making from Microsoft Research has been open sourced, available for use as an extension for Visual Studio Code or Azure Data Studio.

Microsoft Doubles Down on Instructional Videos: Xamarin and Python

After Microsoft's Scott Hanselman introduced a bunch of new beginner-level instructional videos for .NET, Xamarin guru James Montemagno wanted to remind mobile developers that similar resources are available for them.

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Azure Spring Cloud Debuts for Managed Java-Based Microservices

Seeking to ease the development of Spring-based microservices written in Java on the Azure cloud, Microsoft and Pivotal announced a private preview of a fully managed service called Azure Spring Cloud.

Visual Studio Code 1.39 Boosts Remote Development Preview

The "September" update to the cross-platform, open-source Visual Studio Code Editor, now up to version 1.39, adds functionality to the remote development preview that has been in the works for a while now.

Q&A with Alex Thissen: Developing .NET Solutions in Docker Ecosystem

Expert Alex Thissen shares his thoughts on what excites him most about the .NET/Docker marriage, top tips, "gotchas" to look out for and more.

Vendor Adds Blazor, .NET Core 3.0 Third-Party Tooling

With the recent release of .NET Core 3.0 and the continued interest in the red-hot Blazor project for doing Web development with C#, third-party vendors are cranking out related tooling.

Visual Studio for Mac Dev Team Explains Editor Revamp Prompted by Complaints

After many developer complaints such as "Editor becomes so slow it's unusable after a while," the Visual Studio for Mac dev team revamped all of the IDE's editors and this week explained those changes.

Q&A with Jeremy Clark: Using the CLI in .NET Core

".NET Core is the future of .NET. So let's get comfortable with creating, running, and testing applications using the command-line interface," says developer educator Jeremy Clark, who shares his favorite .NET Core features, quirks to watch out for and more.

TypeScript 3.7 Beta Is 'Feature-Complete'

TypeScript 3.7, with a new Beta, is now feature complete, with the dev team polishing it up in advance of the official release coming early next month.

Microsoft Preview of .NET Core WinForms Designer Is 'Huge Technical Challenge'

Microsoft introduced the first preview of the .NET Core Windows Forms Designer, which didn't make it into the recent .NET Core 3.0 release because of the "huge technical challenge" in porting the Windows-only desktop technology to the new cross-platform framework.

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The Future of Client-Side Blazor: PWAs, Desktop/Mobile, Native (and even Flutter?)

The development of client-side Blazor leveraging WebAssembly -- appropriately called Blazor WebAssembly -- has suffered a few hiccups, but Microsoft has big plans for the red-hot technology that enables C# Web development.

New 101-Level Instructional .NET Videos Unveiled

Fresh on the heels of .NET Core 3.0, Microsoft's Scott Hanselman unveiled a months-long project to provide entry-level instructional videos on all things .NET, ranging from "What is C#?" to ".NET for Apache Spark 101."

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