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Can't Wait for JNBridge's Java.VS? Program Java in VS Code Now with Red Hat Tool

JNBridge recently announced the upcoming Java.VS, which will allow Java programming within Visual Studio. But for those who can't wait, there's already a free tool available from open source champion Red Hat for the IDE's little cousin, the Visual Studio Code editor.

GitHub for Visual Studio Adds Pull Request Comments from IDE

GitHub for Visual Studio 2.3 is out, featuring a new ability to comment on pull requests made from the popular open source code repository.

Coming to Visual Studio: Quantum Computing

One of the notable announcements at Microsoft's Ignite conference was the news that the company is making a big play in futuristic quantum computing, and those efforts will be tied into the Visual Studio IDE.

SQL Server 2017 Debut Highlights Ignite Conference

SQL Server 2017 will officially hit general availability on Oct. 2, Microsoft announced today at its Ignite conference in Orlando, Fla.

WPF Images Suddenly Blacked Out? Here's the Fix for Update Glitch

Have images in your Windows Presentation Foundation application suddenly gone black? The problem was likely caused by a recent update glitch, and Microsoft has published a workaround.

CMake Gets Boost in Latest Visual Studio 2017 Preview

The new Visual Studio 2017 15.4 Preview 2 includes a boost to the CMake software build management tool, which now lets developers target Linux directly.

GrapeCity Offers Spreadsheet Server API Across .NET Platforms

GrapeCity Developer Solutions enhanced its portfolio of .NET developer components with a new spreadsheet server API for creating and working with Microsoft Excel-compatible spreadsheets.

JNBridge Offers Java Coding in Visual Studio

Java/.NET bridging specialist is soliciting developers to try out its upcoming Java.VS extension, which enables Java programming within Microsoft's flagship IDE.

How Microsoft Graph Provides an 'Internet of Your Things'

It can't help with your teen's geometry homework, but it can make your life as a developer in the Microsoft ecosystem much easier, said Microsoft exec Mark Stafford, who explained just how that works in today's Visual Studio Live! keynote address in Chicago.

The Evolving Role of the Developer

Jay Schmelzer, director of Program Management for the Visual Studio Team at Microsoft, described the new face of application development in today's keynote presentation at the Visual Studio Live! conference in Chicago, titled "Modern Application Development with Visual Studio, .NET and Azure."

Microsoft Addresses Angst About Visual Studio XAML Designer with Update

Microsoft admitted that while it added many new features to the Visual Studio XAML Designer over the years, the tool lost some of its allure among developers, who spoke up about dragging performance and asked for improvements -- which are now here.

Telerik Targets Mobile Biz Apps with New Xamarin Theme, DataGrid

The new Telerik R3 2017 release from Progress aims to beef up line-of-business mobile apps with a new Telerik UI theme for its Xamarin offering, along with a preview of a DataGrid component.

Visual Studio 'Eclipsed' as Top IDE in Popularity Ranking

Visual Studio lost its position atop the IDE rankings compiled by the PYPL Index -- based on Google Trends search data -- ceding No. 1 honors to the open source Eclipse.

Are GitHub and Facebook Challenging Visual Studio?

Microsoft may not have much to worry about yet, but there's a new IDE in town, open source and backed by a couple of heavy hitters in the coding industry.

Visual Basic Support Coming to Open Source Windows Template Studio

In announcing Windows Template Studio 1.3, Microsoft hinted that work has begun to support Visual Basic programming in the wizard-driven dev tool for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps.

Microsoft Heeds Developer Feedback in New Visual Studio 2017 Preview

According to Microsoft, community developers are driving changes to its flagship IDE, including a host of improvements in the just-announced second preview of Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.4.

What's New with Python in the Latest Visual Studio Preview

Just before Stack Overflow deemed it the "fastest-growing major programming language," Microsoft conveniently detailed updates for using Python in the new Visual Studio 15.4 Preview 1.

After Getting an Integrated Terminal, Will VS Code Get an Integrated Browser? Uh, No

Microsoft suggests using an extension or judiciously rearranging windows.

Visual Studio Code 1.16 Eases Code Refactoring, Picking Colors, More

Visual Studio Code's monthly release cadence continues to stream a new supply of goodies in each iteration, with the latest one featuring better code refactoring, a more versatile color picker, automatic tag closing and much more.

Free eBook on Xamarin.Forms Enterprise App Patterns Published

Microsoft has been publishing a series of free eBooks and other guidance about .NET application architecture best practices, with the latest focusing on Xamarin.Forms patterns.

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