From AI-based IntelliCode for Visual Studio to an open source ML.NET framework to simplify machine learning for .NET developers, artificial intelligence took center stage at Microsoft's Build 2018 conference in Seattle this week.
- By Michael Desmond
The neglected little brother of C# now officially supports creating ASP.NET Core projects via the same UI that C# supports, among other enhancements in the new edition of Visual Studio.
Microsoft published a security advisory yesterday to warn of a denial-of-service vulnerability in .NET Core and .NET native version 2.0 and provide guidance on how to address it with a new update.
Microsoft's ongoing Build developer conference is all about artificial intelligence, and one new offering met enthusiastically by attendees is ML.NET, an open source, cross-platform machine learning framework.
To mark the opening of its signature Build developers conference, Microsoft shipped a bunch of Visual Studio-related projects that have been in preview, including Visual Studio 2017 v15.7, Xamarin.Forms 3.0, .NET Core 2.1 Release Candidate and many more.
Artificial intelligence was the dominant theme of today's Microsoft Build conference, and of special interest to Visual Studio coders is AI-assisted development via IntelliCode.
Blazor, the experimental project underway at Microsoft to provide Web app development with .NET tools such as C#, has just been updated with new features as it journeys to beta status.
Microsoft said the newest monthly release of its open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor focused on APIs to help developers create third-party extensions.
While Microsoft's Scott Hunter touched upon the goodies coming in the bits for .NET Core, .NET Framework, .NET Standard, ASP.NET Core and more, it was the cutting-edge Blazor technology that stole the show.
A new extension announced by the Visual Studio Code team provides support for Eclipse Jetty, a Java-based Web server and servlet container.
Microsoft's new acceptance of Progressive Web Apps PWAs in the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 just got easier with the ability to submit them via Windows Dev Center.
The changes Microsoft had to make to transform from a traditional, waterfall-oriented software provider to an agile, cloud-based organization were part of a “very painful journey,” recalled Abel Wang, but one the company simply had to make.
- By John K. Waters
Microsoft's new .NET Core 2.0 offering may be generating the most buzz among .NET developers these days, but for many use cases the traditional .NET Framework is still the best choice, just released in version 4.7.2.
With a host of improvements based on customer and SQL community feedback, the SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2 was released by Microsoft.
The VS Code team is well-known for going all in on Python development, but the Visual Studio IDE team has also been busy in adding and improving features for using the popular and growing programming language.
Microsoft is previewing a Visual Studio Code extension for working with Internet of Things projects in the Azure cloud, including a DevKit with a customized Arduino-based board.
JetBrains, a .NET development specialist, continues to cater to developers who prefer to code in the Visual Studio IDE or those who would rather use an alternative IDE.
iOS devices aren't traditionally used for Internet of Things deployments, but Microsoft is seeking to help change that.
Linux support, the most-requested feature for Visual Studio Code Live Share -- which allows real-time collaboration among developers on different machines and platforms -- was announced this week.
Microsoft has updated Blazor -- for full-stack Web apps coded in C# -- with new features including the ability to create reusable component libraries.