Polling more than 19,000 developers, the new "Developer Economics State of the Developer Nation, 20th Edition," report is out, finding that C# has ticked up a notch in popularity, overtaking PHP for No. 5 on that ranking. What's more, the big twice-yearly report identifies what areas are most and least popular for coding in Microsoft's flagship programming language.
"Epic fail," commented a developer who this week tuned in to a livestreamed ASP.NET Community Standup event on "ASP.NET Core updates in .NET 6 Preview 3" in which Daniel Roth, principal program manager (the head guy) for ASP.NET, struggled with a Blazor Hot Reload demo.
Red Hat's contribution to the Java Extension Pack adds type hierarchy and package refactoring when a file is moved.
Unity Technologies, known for its real-time development platform used widely for gaming apps, has detailed its plans for incorporating new changes in .NET and C# being pushed out by Microsoft.
They empower cloud developers to create applications that incorporate chat, voice calling, video calling, traditional telephone calling, SMS messaging and other real-time communication functionality.
Development toolmaker GrapeCity issued the year's first update to its ComponentOne toolkit of UI controls, adding new features for Microsoft's red-hot Blazor project and .NET 5 Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation applications.
After Microsoft addressed a top developer feature request with this week's sneak peek at the upcoming 64-bit Visual Studio 2022, what else is in the works?
Hot topics were: 64-bit; support (or perceived lack thereof) of Azure DevOps; Linux; the legacy .NET Framework; and even refreshed icons.
The wildly popular Python extension for Visual Studio Code is previewing support for Poetry, which eases Python packaging and dependency management.
Visual Studio 2022 will be previewed this summer as a 64-bit application, opening up gobs of new memory for programmers to use. "Here's to no more out-of-memory exceptions. 🎉"
Viewing data is easier in the April update of Jupyter tooling in Visual Studio Code.
Pointing to COBOL in VS Code, he says the barrier to his learning the 62-year-old language is gone: "We're now cooking with gas!"
Microsoft announced Visual Studio 2019 v16.10 Preview 2, focusing on "developer productivity and convenience" with new features for .NET, Containers, C++, Accessibility and more.
"Now Windows joins Android, iOS, and macOS as target platforms you can reach with .NET MAUI!"
.NET 6 Preview 3 includes early Hot Reload support for ASP.NET Core/Blazor web apps, furthering a push to make it available across the entire tooling gamut.
With the controls, developers can embed Blazor code into existing apps that run on .NET 6, a unifying, all-things-.NET umbrella framework going GA in November.
C# standardization is now being carried out in an open source GitHub repo that details ongoing work to document the standard for the latest C# language versions.
Yes, you can use .NET MAUI within VS Code -- if you're handy with a CLI and don't mind extra work and missing features. For the full experience, the Visual Studio IDE is the place to be.
It's "a new no-cost long-term supported distribution and Microsoft's new way to collaborate and contribute to the Java ecosystem."
The latest update to Microsoft's open source-based, cross-platform code editor features better debugging, many Workbench improvements and new guidance for Raspberry Pi installations.