The latest update to Microsoft's open source-based, cross-platform code editor features better debugging, many Workbench improvements and new guidance for Raspberry Pi installations.
Microsoft's claim that its recently released Project Reunion 0.5 for unified Windows desktop development would soon see support by third-party sources that provide "ecosystem technologies," including the .NET Foundation's Windows Community Toolkit (WCT), is ringing true.
Technical careers specialist Dice dove into job posting data to chart the salaries associated with popular programming languages, finding that Microsoft's TypeScript fares well in both accounts.
A new analyst report on serverless cloud-native app development names Microsoft Azure as one of three leaders, touting its "developer experience game" but knocking the platform for putting key enterprise features in advanced plans.
Confirming many other studies, trackers and surveys, a new open source project tracker lists Microsoft's Visual Studio Code as the top code editor, clocking in at No. 11 on the list of most popular and fastest-growing GitHub projects.
Some organizations are already supporting the milestone release, designed to simplify Windows desktop development, with "ecosystem technologies." Here's an update on what's out there now and what's coming.
The Eclipse Foundation has taken over the Open VSX Registry, described as a vendor-neutral alternative to Microsoft's Visual Studio Marketplace site that includes thousands of extensions for the company's open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor.
Microsoft shipped a production-ready Project Reunion 0.5, which for the first time contains tooling for WinUI 3 desktop applications that are forward-compatible with future releases.
For .NET coders targeting Windows, the choices boil down to more traditional XAML-based solutions or newer options based on web tech.
Microsoft this month announced its Azure Functions -- for serverless cloud computing -- now supports .NET 5, a November 2020 umbrella offering that followed the .NET Core series of open source, cross-platform releases, which supplanted the old .NET Framework.
The latest update to the Azure SDK adds Mixed Reality and Event Grid client libraries for .NET to the cloud platform's dev tooling, along with Java Azure Core library and other features.
Amazon Web Services announced a developer preview to ease the process of deploying .NET web apps on the cloud platform, which has become more complex with the advent of tech like Docker and serverless joining the ever-growing .NET ecosystem.
Updates to Microsoft's AI/ML tooling highlight recent developments in the .NET dev world, which include PeachPie 1.0 (PHP in .NET) and new performance monitoring support for Xamarin.
Visual Studio Code developers who subscribe to Insiders builds of Microsoft's Python extension now have access to improved support for the Jedi language server, which provides specific "smarts" for the language.
A Microsoft project demonstrates a .NET 5 Blazor upgrade by powering a digital variation of the old Rock, Paper, Scissors hand game.
A new .NET Standard Model-View-ViewModel (MVVM) library heads the list of new features in the Windows Community Toolkit, which just shipped in version v7.0.
Microsoft's data dev team recently shipped Entity Framework Core 6.0 Preview 2, which comes a couple months after a survey surprised them with indications many developers are sticking with tech that can be more than 10 years old.
Microsoft's Java on Visual Studio Code dev team added a new experimental welcome page that presents a tour of important features for using the popular code editor with the popular programming language.
Microsoft and Uno Platform have teamed up to highlight the cross-platform app development capabilities of their respective dev tooling offerings.