It was designed to alleviate the complexity of Windows app development that was caused by the emergence of two disparate sets of APIs: for the older Win32 platform and the newer Universal Windows Platform (UWP).
Improvements in the Visual Studio Code "Workbench" lead a host of improvements in the September 2021 update, bringing the super-popular, open source-based code editor to version 1.61.
The October 2021 update to Python in Visual Studio Code continues to boost notebook functionality, now adding the ability to debug Jupyter Notebooks.
Interactive notebooks, so vital to AI, data science and machine learning development projects, are coming to Microsoft's flagship Visual Studio IDE via a an experimental extension.
"With the in-process programming model and Azure Functions 4.0, you can write .NET 6 function apps that take advantage of advanced features such as Durable Functions."
Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 1, the first look at the revolutionary 64-bit IDE running on macOS.
How many help menu items are too much?
"Microsoft/VS Code did not open source their server implementation. As a result, developers cannot run the most upstream VS Code in a browser and server context, as the source code that is driving Github Codespaces is not open source."
Uno Platform 3.10 shipped this month with immediate support for .NET 6 Release Candidate 1, Windows 11 "Sun Valley" fluent styles, a WinUI InfoBadge and more.
After this summer's debut of the "AI pair programmer," some open source alternatives have been offered, and existing tools have been thrown into the mix as other options.
Microsoft announced a theme revamp for the upcoming Visual Studio 2022, involving a partnership with popular VS Code theme creators who together with the company are testing a new Theme Converter tool that makes VS Code themes work in the flagship IDE.
The new R3 2021 release of Progress Telerik developer tooling for .NET developers is out with new controls for Blazor, .NET MAUI (evolution of Xamarin.Forms) and desktop offerings including WinUI, WPF and WinForms.
Microsoft said its .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI) framework for client app development wont ship with .NET 6 in November as planned, but rather sometime in the second quarter of next year.
Visual Studio 2022 Preview 4 is out with more Hot Reload functionality, multiple performance improvements, debugging enhancements and more.
Microsoft shipped the first of two Release Candidate versions of .NET 6, set to debut in November as a consolidation of all the disparate .NET dev tooling components under one cross-platform, open source umbrella offering.
Of course, ASP.NET isn't a programming language, and some question whether PHP even fits the bill.
"It is challenging to make native AI applications portable to multiple platforms given the variations in programming languages and deployment environments."
Microsoft has open sourced a .NET 5 C# Language Extension for SQL Server, allowing developers to work with relational data in the company's flagship programming language.
"We use more Java than one can imagine."