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Beyond Hot Reload: 'Live Reload' and More

Will web developers do all their debugging, styling and tweaking in the browser some day?

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Java on Visual Studio Code Update Focuses on 'Inner Loop'

In its final post of 2021, the Java on Visual Studio Code dev team reports advancements made to improve the fundamental, day-to-day Java development experience: the "inner loop."

C# Chasing 2021 TIOBE Index 'Programming Language of the Year' Award

TIOBE Index, one of the more prominent trackers of programming language popularity, says C# is in the running for being named language of the year next month.

Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 4 Improves Window Management, Search

The problematic Visual Studio for Mac 2022 is out in Preview 4, which adds new window drag-and-drop functionality and improves code searching and navigation.

Microsoft Report: Kubernetes Top Target for Cloud-Migrated Spring Apps

Microsoft surveyed SpringOne 2021 attendees to discover how they are migrating Spring apps to the cloud, finding that Kubernetes has supplanted virtual machines as the top target platform.

New 'Security Manager' Role Leads GitHub Enterprise Server 3.3 Security Push

The new GitHub Enterprise Server 3.3 release focuses on security, with a new "security manager" role leading several changes made in the same of safety.

GrapeCity ComponentOne 2021 v3 Supports .NET 6, VS 2022 and WinUI

Development toolmaker GrapeCity issued the year's final update to its ComponentOne toolkit of UI controls, adding new features for Microsoft's new .NET 6 and Visual Studio 2022 milestone releases.

VS Code Gets a 'Most Heavily Requested Feature' for Python

The regular monthly update for Python in Visual Studio Code sees the dev team adding "one of our most heavily requested features," a new rename factoring experience.

New in Visual Studio Code v1.63: Theme Previewing, Notebook Improvements, More

The regular monthly update to Visual Studio Code (November 2021 edition, v1.63) lets developers preview themes before using them, improves notebook functionality and provides a new Java welcome experience, along with much more.

VS Code News Roundup: Notebook APIs, Codebase Mapping, Infrastructure as Code

Here's a look at recent news surrounding what has been called the No. 1 development tool in the world: Visual Studio Code.

GitHub Previews Improved Code Search: 'Way More than grep'

GitHub is inviting developers to take part in a technology preview of improved code search, which it describes as "way more than grep," the Linux command-line search utility.

VS Code Snippets Leads Recent Open Source GA Announcements

GitHub's "Release Radar" for November shows a Visual Studio Code snippets project leading a raft of open source offerings that reached general availability in November.

C# Language Server Revamps VS 2022 Razor Editor for ASP.NET Core

Microsoft is touting new capabilities in ASP.NET Core web development in Visual Studio 2022 thanks to a new Razor editor powered by a Razor Language Server.

Windows Forms Lives On in .NET 6

Windows Forms would like you to know that the reports of its death are greatly exaggerated.

.NET 6 Support Leads New GA Features in Azure Functions Fall Update

Microsoft announced several new features that are now generally available in the fall update of Azure Functions, used for event-driven serverless computing in the cloud.

Teams Toolkit 3.0 Boosts Multiple Developer Collaboration

Microsoft's Teams Toolkit 3.0 has debuted with several new features, including better multiple developer collaboration and improved multi-environment management.

Uno Platform 4.0 Adds Visual Studio Code Plugin

Uno Platform 4.0 is out, highlighted by a new extension for working in Microsoft's Visual Studio Code editor.

Microsoft Offers Windows ML Samples Gallery

Microsoft has created a Windows ML Samples Gallery of interactive projects to showcase Windows machine learning functionality in both managed and native scenarios.

WinUI 3 Team Asked About Delayed Open Source Plans: 'What Happened?'

A developer asked Microsoft's WinUI 3 dev team about delayed open source plans for the nearly two-year-old project that serves as the company's next-gen UI library for creating Windows apps.

New Lightweight JetBrains Editor Draws VS Code Comparisons

Software development tooling vendor JetBrains debuted a new lightweight code editor that can act like a full-fledged IDE, immediately drawing comparisons to Microsoft's Visual Studio Code.

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