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Microsoft Build: .NET Core 3.0 Preview, VS Online, IntelliCode GA, ML.NET 1.0, More

Microsoft kicked off its huge Build developer conference with the usual bevy of announcements, touching on everything from a new .NET Core 3.0 preview ahead of September general availability, to Visual Studio Online, the general availability of VS IntelliCode, ML.NET 1.0 for machine learning and much more.

Unified .NET 5 Unveiled: 'Just One .NET Going Forward'

Microsoft announced .NET Core 3.0 will arrive in September, after which the company is switching to one unified .NET platform, called .NET 5, which will debut in November 2020.

Python Programmers Prompt VS Code Remote Development Tools

The well-documented bond between Visual Studio Code and Python has been further epitomized in new remote development tooling just announced for Microsoft's popular, open source, cross-platform code editor.

Remote Development Tools Unveiled for VS Code

Visual Studio Code, the increasingly popular programming tool that already tops some major surveys, is getting expanded remote development capabilities via a brand-new extension pack.

Microsoft's 3 AI Dev Approaches: Code First, No Code and Drag-and-Drop

As a prelude to the big Build developer conference next week, Microsoft has announced a host of new development features, many focusing on the Azure cloud and, in particular, artificial intelligence development with machine learning.

VS Code Tool Supports Java 12, Adds Java Code Actions and Features

Visual Studio Code tooling provided with the Java Extension Pack has been updated with support for Java 12, new code actions, new debugging features, Maven enhancements and more.

Visual Studio 2019 Update Boosts Debugging, C++, More

Microsoft released Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 Preview 2, with improvements to debugging, C++ development, extensibility, NuGet functionality and more.

'.NET for Apache Spark' Debuts for C#/F# Big Data

Almost four years after the debut of Apache Spark, .NET developers are on track to more easily use the popular Big Data processing framework in C# and F# projects.

VS Code Python Tool Adds Variable Explorer, Data Viewer

The latest monthly update to the Python extension for Visual Studio Code makes it easier for developers to keep track of variables and their data when working with the ever-popular programming language in the ever-popular open source code editor.

VS Code Now Supports Blazor Development

Visual Studio Code now does Blazor development thanks to updated Razor tooling support in a popular C# extension for the code editor.

Blazor Graduates from Experiment to Preview

On the same day we reported "the end of the experiment is in sight" for Microsoft's Blazor project, it did indeed graduate from experimental status to a preview of a new way to do Web UI with .NET languages like C#.

.NET Core 3.0 Preview 4 Ships, GA Release Date Revealed Soon

Microsoft's .NET Core 3.0 is out in a fourth preview as it nears general availability, with the exact release date to be revealed by the company at its Build developer conference in about three weeks.

Blazor Update: 'The End of the Experiment Is in Sight'

Daniel Roth and Steve Sanderson of Microsoft's Blazor development team provided an update on the long-awaited, experimental project that boosts .NET development for the Web, stating "the end of the experiment is in sight."

Particle Ships IoT Tool Based on Visual Studio Code

Internet of Things specialist Particle has shipped a new Workbench development tool based on the ever-popular Visual Studio Code editor.

Worried About Privacy? VSCodium Strips Microsoft Telemetry from VS Code, with FOSS License

A GitHub project called VSCodium offers up the popular Visual Studio Code editor, but stripped of Microsoft customizations and released under a "real" open source license.

InstallAware IDE Targets Microsoft's New MSIX Packaging Format

InstallAware Software announced a new IDE said to be the first such tool specifically dedicated to working with Microsoft's new MSIX app packaging format.

Low-Code Windows Template Studio Update Supports Visual Studio 2019

Microsoft shipped Windows Template Studio 3.1, updating the low-code tool for coding Universal Windows Platform applications with support for the brand-new Visual Studio 2019 release and more.

Microsoft Aims F# at Machine Learning

Microsoft has updated its open source, cross-platform F# language for functional programming, adding new functionality and positioning it to tackle machine learning projects in the future.

.NET Core Is 'Most Loved' Framework in Stack Overflow Survey

Stack Overflow's huge annual developer survey is known for asking respondents what tools they most love, dread and want, and the new 2019 report identifies Microsoft's .NET Core as the "most loved" non-Web framework.

Microsoft's ML.NET Machine Learning Framework Now a Release Candidate

Microsoft just shipped its open source, cross-platform machine learning framework, ML.NET, as a Release Candidate, just one step away from general availability that could come next month.

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