Going beyond otherworldly hype, AI is being put to use in real-world applications to boost what humans already do well and help us more easily make connections.
After numerous attempts, Microsoft has at last achieved success in kicking the door open and keeping it open on its dev tools.
Microsoft's Visual Studio overtook Eclipse to reign supreme atop the IDE popularity list maintained by the PYPL Index, but the IntelliJ offering is showing signs of catching up with impressive growth. Visual Studio Code is also coming on strong.
New 2017 version builds on the popular 2012 tool, which was installed more than 640,000 times.
Community volunteers drive development of .NET Core 2.0, with Microsoft saying it's advancing its open source development strategy with the unification of .NET with .NET Standard 2.0.
Posted more than six years ago and seconded by more than 8,800 developers, that request received an update response from Microsoft just this week.
API integration specialist CloudRail released SDKs for Xamarin developers coding Android and iOS apps in Visual Studio, promising easier connections to various third-party services.
The Visual Studio Code team this week announced improvements to the editor's Emmet experience, which speeds up development with expandable code snippets now provided via an extension.
The open source .NET Standard 2.0 project was finalized today, providing a formal spec for .NET APIs that should be available to developers working with all .NET implementations.
Developers wanting in on the latest and greatest from the Microsoft dev world now have access to new previews for the next iterations of the Visual Studio for Mac IDE and the flagship .NET Framework.
The 26-year-old Visual Basic programming language just won't go away, as Microsoft just announced plans to bring its IDE back to the Office for Mac environment.
Rider, a new alternative to Visual Studio for developing .NET applications that's based on IntelliJ IDEA and ReSharper, was released to manufacturing by JetBrains.
The Qt Company has updated its Qt Visual Studio Tools extension for C++ development in Microsoft's flagship IDE, offering a new beta version compatible with Visual Studio 2017.
Microsoft's Scott Hanselman is trying to drum up interest in a community project created to provide an integrated terminal for command-line operations from within the Visual Studio IDE.
Microsoft continues to update its Node-ChakraCore project, which started out to expand the reach of Node.js with an open source branch and then changed direction to improve Node.js functionality such as debugging, its No. 1 pain point.
Microsoft is continuing to improve its new Windows Template Studio, a wizard-based extension for Visual Studio designed to speed up the development of Universal Windows Platform apps.
Developers surveyed by Ionic really love Visual Studio Code and like Visual Studio proper, but they're using those tools to mostly target non-Windows platforms.
With the fall release of Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, developers will be able to get full support for WSL, now that it's no longer labeled a beta service.
- By Michael Domingo
It's a sweet win for X.Glu, this year's top team of student developers from the Czech Republic with a glucose meter that extends to the Azure cloud via an app built with Visual Studio and Xamarin.
- By Michael Domingo