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VS Code Bundled with Anaconda Python Distro

After hiring the original developer of a popular Python extension, taking over the project and hiring even more Python coders to further develop it, the Visual Studio Code team has announced the editor is now shipping with the popular Anaconda distribution.

Q&A: Philip Japikse on Hands-On with ASP.NET Core and EF Core

'I think ASP.NET Core is the biggest game changer in the history of Web development using the Microsoft stack.'

Q&A: Sam Basu on Using Xamarin, AI, Cloud Services and More for Mobile Apps

Expert advice on using the latest techniques with Xamarin for your mobile development.

VS Code January Update: Quickly Fix TypeScript, JavaScript Errors

The January 2018 update of Microsoft's Visual Studio Code editor incorporates the new TypeScript 2.7.1 edition, allowing for quicker fixing of errors in TypeScript and even regular JavaScript files.

Microsoft's Abel Wang on the Key to Implementing Advanced DevOps: Feature Flags

We catch up with Abel Wang, senior cloud developer advocate at Microsoft and Visual Studio Live! keynote presenter, to ask him about exactly how feature flags make all the difference when it comes to implementing DevOps on a higher level in the enterprise.

Low-Code Windows Template Studio Gets Visual Basic Support

Windows Template Studio, Microsoft's open source, wizard-driven Visual Studio 2017 extension for coding UWP applications, is out in version 1.7 with new support for Visual Basic and the Prism framework.

Visual Studio Code Python Extension Improves Linting, More

Microsoft's Visual Studio Code team has updated the popular, open source Python extension it acquired a few months ago, adding yet more functionality to the tool that has been installed more than 6 million times.

TypeScript 2.7 Ships, Developers Debate Its 'Bloat'

Microsoft yesterday shipped TypeScript 2.7, adding a bunch of new features as usual -- so many that a debate about bloat in the programming language was sparked on a social coding site.

Q&A with Leonard Lobel: Top New Security Features for Developers in SQL Server 2016

SQL Server expert Leonard Lobel explains exactly how Always Encrypted, Dynamic Data Masking, RLS and more can make a real difference in securing your enterprise databases, plus he shares his favorite overall new feature in SQL Server 2016.

LEADTOOLS Imaging Kits Get New .NET Standard, Azure Cloud Libraries

Imaging dev tools specialist LEAD Technologies announced the release of LEADTOOLS Version 20 with new libraries leveraging .NET Standard, Microsoft's effort to unify .NET API usage across different platforms and projects such as .NET Framework, .NET Core and Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin.

Third Preview of Visual Studio 2017 v15.6 Improves Build Tools, More

It's been just a couple week since the second preview of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6, with the latest iteration featuring improvements to Visual Studio Build Tools, Snapshot Debugging and more.

Microsoft Garage Turns 'Ink' Sketches into Visual Studio Source Code

Putting a new twist on the term "low code," a new project from Microsoft Garage lets developers export wireframe sketches into Visual Studio, turning them into source code for basic UI constructs such as labels, buttons and text fields.

Windows Developers Get New Tool for Desktop App Analytics

Microsoft this week announced a new analytics tool that lets Windows developers view details about desktop application performance and reach.

VS Code Susceptible to Electron-Based Vulnerability

Visual Studio Code, being based on the open source Electron framework, is among applications susceptible to a remote code execution vulnerability just announced and patched by the Electron team this week.

Azure Data Factory Takes Visual, Low-Code Route

In response to developer feedback, Microsoft is taking a page from the growing visual, low-code development approach to simplify Big Data analytics in the cloud with Azure Data Factory.

Progress Telerik Dev Tools Update Boosts Xamarin UI

As part of 2018's first major release of Progress Telerik developer tools for .NET-centric development, the Telerik UI for Xamarin offering sports several new features and updates.

Microsoft Releases New TypeScript, R Open Editions

Microsoft has shipped a new release for R Open -- its enhanced distribution of the open source R programming language -- along with a release candidate for its latest TypeScript edition.

Second SQL Operations Studio Update Ships

The lightweight, cross-platform offering combines functionality found in tools like SQL Server Management Studio and the Visual Studio Code editor in order to help data developers and operations pros work with SQL Server, Azure SQL Database and Azure SQL Data Warehouse on Windows, Mac or Linux machines.

.NET Coders Clamor for C# Support in Microsoft's CNTK AI Toolkit

This has been an issue for a while and was just raised again with a new post on the Issues section of the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit GitHub repository, an open source toolkit for commercial-grade distributed deep learning.

AWS Cloud Adds .NET Core 2.0 Support for C# Coding of Lambda Functions

Amazon Web Services this week said .NET-centric developers using its cloud platform to write AWS Lambda functions can now do so in C# while leveraging .NET Core 2.0 libraries.

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