News


Blue Board Graphic Small

New Open Source ONNX Runtime Web Does Machine Learning Modeling in Browser

"It is challenging to make native AI applications portable to multiple platforms given the variations in programming languages and deployment environments."

Microsoft Open Sources .NET 5 C# Language Extension for SQL Server

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.

New Community Toolkit Leads Extension Writing Revamp for Visual Studio 2022

Microsoft is revamping the extension writing experience for the upcoming Visual Studio 2022 in several ways, including a new extension GitHub repo, Language Server Protocol functionality, an out-of-process extensibility model and a new Visual Studio Community Toolkit.

Microsoft Pushes Java for Azure Development

"We use more Java than one can imagine."

Challenge to VS Code Python? JetBrains Tests Data Science IDE

In what might be seen as a challenge to the super-popular combination of Visual Studio Code and its Python extension, JetBrains is testing its own IDE for data scientists called DataSpell.

Python in VS Code Does Browser-Based Editing via 'github.dev' Trick

"You can enjoy the performant editing experience of Pylance in the browser via github.dev."

VS Code Uses ML to Detect Programming Language, Set Mode

Visual Studio Code is now using machine learning to detect what programming language is being used in a pasted-in file and then automatically set the appropriate mode.

What UWP Deprecation? Community Celebrates Innovative Apps in Launch 2021 Contest

For all the talk of the deprecation of Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform, it still thrives in places, including the UWP Community, which just announced the winners of its Launch 2021 event that celebrates UWP apps and their development.

What's in New Productivity Power Tools for Visual Studio 2022?

Microsoft unveiled a suite of extensions designed to improve developer productivity and efficiency in the upcoming Visual Studio 2022 release.

Preview of .NET MAUI Community Toolkit Heralds Xamarin.Forms Sunsetting

As promised, Microsoft is previewing a .NET MAUI Community Toolkit some two months before it begins to sunset its progenitor, Xamarin.Forms, long used for mobile iOS and Android app development with C# and XAML.

One-Click VS Code in Browser from GitHub Repo ('How Did I Not Know This?')

Hundreds of developers expressed amazement at a new preview feature introduced this month by GitHub: the ability to instantly open up Visual Studio Code in a browser in order to edit the source code found in any repository.

Developers Say 'No' to Tips & Tricks Help in Visual Studio 2022

"The last thing we want is for devs to be distracted or frustrated and if people don't find this helpful, we won't continue it."

TypeScript v4.4 Ships, Gets New Home Page

TypeScript, Microsoft's type-optional take on JavaScript, has shipped in version 4.4, along with receiving a home page revamp.

GitHub Copilot Security Study: 'Developers Should Remain Awake' in View of 40% Bad Code Rate

"Developers should remain vigilant ('awake') when using Copilot as a co-pilot."

Azure SDK: Goodbye QnA Maker, Hello AI 'Question Answering'

The regular monthly update to Microsoft's Azure SDK improves Cognitive Services text analytics, specifically with a new Question Answering SDK that supplants QnA Maker.

Why Download Visual Studio/VS Code from Microsoft Store?

"Is there any advantage to installing them through the Windows Store rather than normally?"

Boxes

GitHub Ditches macOS for Codespaces, Now Offered for Team/Enterprise Testing

GitHub has ditched its local macOS development model in favor of its new Codespaces cloud-hosted service, which is now available for try-out to customers on Team and Enterprise cloud plans.

.NET MAUI Layouts Revamped, Developers Question Lack of Linux

New layouts were announced in .NET MAUI Preview 7, and some developers are still questioning the lack of Linux support in Microsoft's next-gen evolution of Xamarin.Forms.

Is AI Coming for Your Dev Job or Not? A Tale of Two Surveys

Will advanced AI robots replace professional software developers? Depends on who you ask.

A Decade Later, .NET Developers Still Fear Being 'Silverlighted' by Microsoft

Some 10 years after the final Microsoft Silverlight release, some developers still fear being "Silverlighted," or seeing a development product in which they have invested heavily be abandoned by Microsoft.

Upcoming Events