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New TypeScript 4.2 Tweaks Include Project Explainer

Microsoft shipped TypeScript 4.2 -- the regular quarterly update to the open source programming language that improves JavaScript with static types -- with a host of tweaks including a way to explain why files are included in a project.

What's Top-Paying .NET Skill, In-Demand Language?

New tech reports reveal the top-paying .NET skills and most in-demand programming languages in the Microsoft-centric developer landscape.

Microsoft's Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr) Debuts for Microservices

Dapr is now production ready in version 1.0, easing microservices development on-premises, on the edge or in the cloud by abstracting away distributed computing hassles.

What's New in EF Core 6.0 Preview 1

The Entity Framework Core 6 dev team shipped Preview 1 this week, headed toward a debut with the larger, unifying .NET 6 umbrella platform in November.

VS Code Improves ML Model Training with Python

Using Python in Visual Studio Code for machine learning model training and experimentation is easier in the February 2021 update to the tool that fosters Python programming in Microsoft's popular, open source, cross-platform code editor.

ASP.NET Core Starts Path to Hot Reload, AoT Compilation, Blazor Desktop, More

The first preview of .NET 6 arrived with grand plans for ASP.NET Core -- the web-dev component -- including much-requested features like hot reload, ahead-of-time (AoT) compilation and the beginnings of Blazor hybrid desktop projects.

Uno Platform 3.5 Instantly Supports WinUI 3 Preview 4 as Part of #WinUIEverywhere

Uno Platform, an innovative player in the .NET-centric development world, reaffirmed its support for #WinUIEverywhere in its new v3.5 release, announcing day-zero support of Microsoft's UI platform for Windows apps, WinUI 3 Preview 4.

First .NET 6 Preview Introduces Blazor Desktop

Microsoft shipped the first preview of .NET 6, expected to debut in November as the culmination of a years-long effort to provide an open source, cross-platform framework for all things .NET in one unifying umbrella offering.

Raspberry Pi Officially Embraces Visual Studio Code, Telemetry and All

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has officially embraced Microsoft's open source Visual Studio Code editor, known for its cross-platform capabilities enhanced by a vast selection of extensions.

Microsoft Preps WinUI 3 for Production Debut Next Month

WinUI uses Fluent Design to provide a native user experience (UX) framework for both Windows Desktop (Win32) and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications.

VS Code C++ Tool Customizes IntelliSense for Target Platforms

Visual Studio Code developers using Microsoft's C/C++ extension have gained the ability to customize the way IntelliSense works when coding for different platforms.

C#/WinRT Authoring Preview Unveiled

Microsoft unveiled a preview of authoring support in an update to the C#/WinRT tool used to help C# developers more easily work with interfaces to the Windows Runtime, the underlying infrastructure used by Windows to expose its APIs.

No. 2 Data Science IDE? VS Code

VS Code's popularity in the data science camp was revealed in a survey by Kaggle, a Google subsidiary that fosters an online community of data scientists and machine learning practitioners.

Microsoft Boosts Java in Azure Spring Cloud, VS Code

Java has been getting some developer tooling attention from Microsoft lately in both the cloud and its popular, open source, cross-platform code editor, Visual Studio Code.

VS Code Dev Team Eyes Long-Requested Testing Support

Of course, testing is possible in VS Code via numerous extensions, but Microsoft is seeking to spearhead a more structured, comprehensive approach.

What's the Most Popular Component in the .NET/C# Tech Stack?

A new development skills report from DevSkiller reveals the most popular components in the .NET/C# tech stack. Think web.

.NET 6 Desktop Dev Options: WPF, WinForms, UWP, .NET MAUI, Blazor ...

Welcome to the emerging new world of Microsoft-centric software development. Want to code a desktop app? Take your tooling pick from WPF, WinForms, UWP, .NET MAUI, Win UI, Blazor, Project Reunion ... and who knows what's next.

Azure SDK to Add More Languages, Including Go

Microsoft's 2021 plans for the Azure SDK include adding codified support for more programming languages, with mobile iOS and Android libraries on tap in the draft guidelines stage, along with general-purpose languages C, C++ and even Go, the flagship programming language for cloud rival Google.

North Korea-Sponsored Hackers Attack with Bad-Code Visual Studio Projects

Microsoft reported a battle with North Korean-sponsored hackers who attacked security researchers with a most innovative technique: compromised Visual Studio projects.

Code with Fire! Top VS Code Tips

Imagine typing Blazor code while orange flames blaze from your cursor. What could be better than that for your developer quality of life?

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