Userware, on a years-long quest to bring back developer favorite Silverlight, announced an open source implementation of Microsoft's long-deprecated framework for writing rich internet applications, this one based on WebAssembly.
Miguel de Icaza doesn't post to his personal blog often, but when he does, developers listen.
Microsoft updated its PowerShell extension for Visual Studio Code, continuing a months-long re-architecture to improve the stability of its editor and debugger, which was identified as the No. 1 user request.
After making waves by cracking the top 10 of the RedMonk Programming Language Ranking last year, TypeScript has continued its climb in the latest bi-annual report that analyzes GitHub and Stack Overflow data in order to weigh coding and discussion traction.
Microsoft's latest update of ML.NET Model Builder adds a recommendation scenario to the machine learning (ML) framework, along with image classification model training functionality.
With .NET 5 coming in November, Microsoft-centric developers are advised to prepare for the milestone by forming a plan to migrate their .NET Framework code to .NET Standard, which specifices which APIs should be available to all .NET implementations.
Microsoft advised developers that .NET Core 3.0, a major milestone in the new cross-platform, open-source direction of .NET, will reach "end of life" on Tuesday, March 3.
It may not signal a VB resurgence, but the Rubberduck project continues to flesh out the Visual Basic for Applications editor into a full-fledged IDE.
Swift exploded in the iOS development community after Apple picked it to replace the aging Objective-C, and now rival Microsoft is nodding to that popularity by providing guidance to bind iOS Swift libraries when working with its cross-platform mobile dev framework, Xamarin.
A GitHub project providing more than 300 code samples to illustrate ASP.NET Core fundamentals has amassed more than 4,000 stars.
Microsoft has provided more customization functionality and other enhancements to Visual Studio Online, which provides cloud-powered, managed, on-demand development environments accessible from anywhere via Visual Studio Code or a browser, with Visual Studio IDE support in private preview.
Support for AndroidX, or next-gen Android Support Libraries, highlights the new release of Xamarin.Forms 4.5, the latest edition of Microsoft's .NET-based cross-platform UI toolkit for creating mobile applications running on Windows, Mac or Linux.
Microsoft shipped Azure Sphere, an integrated solution for securing Internet of Things (IoT) devices and equipment.
Microsoft has open sourced homegrown analyzers that the Visual Studio Tools for Unity team developed to enhance gaming development in Visual Studio.
While Microsoft's Azure DevOps team has been busy lately, introducing Scalar to speed up Git operations and other initiatives, much more work is planned for the cloud-based successor to Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS).
Microsoft has debuted TypeScript 3.8, with a special shout out of thanks to financial firm Bloomberg for helping to provide support for ECMAScript's private fields.
We caught up with Robert Green, host of the Visual Studio Toolbox show on Microsoft's Channel 9 video site, to get his thoughts on how DevOps can improve the work of dev teams and even individual coders.
Easier management of project code dependencies and improvements to extensions for popular Java frameworks and runtimes highlight the February update to Java in Visual Studio Code functionality.