Microsoft's new-age, open source, cross-platform data access tech doesn't run on the old, proprietary, Windows-only .NET Framework.
In creating .NET 7, Microsoft will continue to improve functionality for WebAssembly, the tech behind client-side Blazor, with plans to boost Ahead Of Time (AOT) compilation, multi-threading and cryptography support
Microsoft this week shipped .NET 7 Preview 1, the first look at the upcoming umbrella release that will finally unify all the disparate .NET dev tooling.
Last month's Visual Studio 2022 for Mac v17.0 Preview 5 was a big deal -- dumping the Mono runtime for .NET 6 -- but it also introduced some issues, which the dev team addressed in the new Preview 6.
Microsoft this week celebrated the 20th anniversary of .NET, which was debuted by none other than Bill Gates at the 2002 VSLive! tech conference in San Francisco, associated with Visual Studio Magazine.
Microsoft shipped the first update to Visual Studio 2022, version 17.1, with faster code search, synched code files, Git improvements and much more.
The new Visual Studio 2022 17.1 GA release includes the 13th preview of .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI), called an evolution of Xamarin.Forms in that it can create desktop apps.
Microsoft, in celebrating the 20th anniversary of .NET, revealed that the first preview of the latest version, .NET 7, will debut this week.
Microsoft's ASP.NET Core dev team has big plans for Blazor Hybrid (desktop) in .NET 7, due to debut in November. The first preview could come any day now.
In a seasonal twist, Microsoft's dev team for Java on Visual Studio Code introduced a special education edition in the February 2022 update, courting educators and students with new functionality as classes resume after a winter break.
Now that both can do mobile and Windows desktop apps, what do developers think about the respective offerings?
Improvements to Python in VS Code affect Smart Selection, folding support, the Python interpreters list and Anaconda functionality.
Visual Studio Code 1.64 (January 2022 edition) shipped with the usual bevy of new features and functionality, including a new side panel.
Windows Terminal Preview 1.13 is out with an updated settings UI design, a new "elevate" profile setting and a revamped text rendering engine, about which the dev team issued an apology.
AlterNET Studio, packaging Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation .NET component libraries and dev tooling, now supports Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6.
Support for coding Windows apps has arrived with Flutter 2.10, Google's open source framework for building natively compiled, multi-platform applications from a single codebase.
The extension "makes it easy to code, build, deploy, and debug your IoT Edge solutions in Visual Studio 2022, by providing a rich set of functionalities."
"There is a definite need for the ability to roll back a Visual Studio release, or to lock a Visual Studio sub-release at a given version."
The recently released Visual Studio 2022 17.1 Preview 3 improves code search even more than gains made in the jump from VS 2019 to VS 2022.
Visual Studio 2022 for Mac has parted ways with the Mono runtime in the just-published Preview 5, now running on .NET 6.