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Visual Studio Code Python Update Speeds Jupyter Notebook Editor

Faster start-up times for the Jupyter Notebook editor and associated server highlight the February update to the wildly popular Python Extension for Visual Studio Code.

Xamarin Details iOS Fix to 'Prevent App Store Rejection'

Microsoft published guidance for iOS mobile developers using Xamarin.Forms to avoid potential App Store rejection caused by the deprecation of Apple's UIWebView component.

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Experimental Mobile Blazor Bindings Gets New Components

Microsoft's push to apply Blazor beyond the web-dev space to mobile development is continuing, with the team announcing new components for the experimental initiative just announced last month.

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VS Code Previews JavaScript Debugger, Search Editor, Timeline View, More

The January 2020 update of Visual Studio Code, v1.42, is out with a bunch of new features and previews of an upcoming JavaScript debugger, Search editor, Timeline view and more.

Microsoft Updates Jupyter Notebook Preview for .NET Core

Microsoft updated its preview project to enable working with Jupyter Notebooks in .NET Core with native programming languages C# and F#, providing new options for the traditional languages typically used, Python, R, Julia, Scala, etc.

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C# Rises in Skills Report's 'Best-Known Language' Ranking

HackerRank has published its 2020 Developer Skills Report, which shows C# gaining ground in the list of "best-known" programming languages for 2020 but otherwise not showing as strongly as it has in other similar reports published recently.

Nadella Emphasizes Microsoft's Developer Commitment

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella emphasized the company's software development focus in a presentation to financial analysts recently.

Azure Functions Runtime 3.0 Now GA, with Support for .NET Core 3.1

Microsoft said Azure Functions Runtime 3.0 is now generally available for production use, sporting support for .NET Core 3.1 and Node 12 among other capabilities.

What's New in Third-Party Blazor Tooling

Third-party development tool vendors in the .NET Core space are shipping new components, helpers, controls and other goodies for Blazor -- the red-hot Microsoft project for using C# in web development instead of JavaScript -- ahead of its general availability debut coming in May.

Troublesome Client-Side Blazor WebAssembly 3.2 Previewed Ahead of May Debut

Blazor WebAssembly, the troublesome client-side component of Blazor, is out in a v3.2 preview ahead of its expected May debut as it plays catch-up with the rest of ASP.NET Core.

Experimental ASP.NET Core Support for gRPC-Web Allows Remote Procedure Calls from Browser

Microsoft officially introduced ASP.NET experimental support for gRPC-Web, which allows Google's remote procedure call (RPC) tech to work in browser-based web applications, something not previously possible.

C# Shows Strong in Tech Skills Reports

Microsoft's C# programming language continues to show strong in tech industry skills reports, with the most recent examples coming from a skills testing company and a training company.

What's New in Visual Studio 2019 v16.5 Preview 2

The second preview of Visual Studio 2019 v16.5 has arrived with improvements across the flagship IDE, including the core experience and different development areas such as C++, Python, web, mobile and so on.

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Microsoft Ships Preview SDK, Guidance for New Dual-Screen Mobile Era

Microsoft announced a new SDK and developer guidance for dealing with the new dual-screen mobile era, ushered in by the advent of ultra-portable devices such as the Surface Duo.

Microsoft: Move from Traditional ASP.NET to 'Core' Requires 'Heavy Lifting'

There are plenty of reasons to move traditional ASP.NET web apps -- part of the old .NET Framework -- to the new cross-platform direction, ASP.NET Core, but beware it will require some "heavy lifting," Microsoft says.

Blazor's Future: gRPC Is Key

Blazor guru Steve Sanderson detailed what Microsoft is thinking about the future of the revolutionary project that enables .NET-based web development using C# instead of JavaScript, explaining how gRPC is key, along with a new way of testing and a scheme for installable desktop apps.

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Microsoft Points Blazor to Native Mobile Apps

Blazor, the red-hot Microsoft project that lets .NET developers use C# for web development instead of JavaScript, is now being pointed toward the mobile realm, targeting native iOS and Android apps.

C#, .NET and SQL Server Make List of Top In-Demand Programming Skills

Microsoft-centric technologies are featured prominently in a new examination of the top in-demand programming skills published by careers site Dice.com.

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New Visual Studio 2019 for Mac v8.4 Does ASP.NET Core Blazor Server Applications

Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.4, adding support for creating ASP.NET Core Blazor Server applications, part of the company's red-hot Blazor project to enable Web development with C# instead of JavaScript.

What's New for Java Developers in Visual Studio Code

Microsoft touted the introduction of long-awaited "Call Hierarchy" support and some UI updates in the year's first update to Java functionality in the Visual Studio Code editor.

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