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Visual Studio Team Adds More Python Functionality

The VS Code team is well-known for going all in on Python development, but the Visual Studio IDE team has also been busy in adding and improving features for using the popular and growing programming language.

Microsoft Previews IoT Workbench Extension for Visual Studio Code

Microsoft is previewing a Visual Studio Code extension for working with Internet of Things projects in the Azure cloud, including a DevKit with a customized Arduino-based board.

JetBrains Updates ReSharper Visual Studio Extension and Rider, an Alternative .NET IDE

JetBrains, a .NET development specialist, continues to cater to developers who prefer to code in the Visual Studio IDE or those who would rather use an alternative IDE.

Azure IoT Hub SDK Opens Up to iOS Devices

iOS devices aren't traditionally used for Internet of Things deployments, but Microsoft is seeking to help change that.

VS Code Live Share Now Works on Linux, the Most-Requested Feature

Linux support, the most-requested feature for Visual Studio Code Live Share -- which allows real-time collaboration among developers on different machines and platforms -- was announced this week.

Blazor Update Adds Reusable Component Libraries

Microsoft has updated Blazor -- for full-stack Web apps coded in C# -- with new features including the ability to create reusable component libraries.

Windows Template Studio 2.0 Ships with Improved Visual Studio UI

Windows Template Studio, an open source Visual Studio extension that provides a low-code approach to creating Universal Windows Platform apps, launched in version 2.0 with an improved Visual Studio UI highlighting new features.

Q&A with Ben Hoelting: Top Tips on JavaScript Patterns for the C# Developer

From variables to inheritances to what JavaScript patterns you really need to know, C# MVP Ben Hoelting offers his top tips for C# coders looking to use JavaScript to build complex client-side Web apps.

New Azure Sphere Secures IoT Devices

At the RSA security conference, Microsoft announced a preview of Azure Sphere for securely connecting Internet of Things devices.

Coding WebAssembly? New IDE Offers Alternative to Visual Studio

Mozilla has unveiled an IDE for coding WebAssembly projects that could serve as an alternative to Visual Studio and the Visual Studio Code editor.

Q&A with Jason Bock: What's New with Concurrent Programming in .NET

From new features like async return types and advice on when to use the latest structures, here's Microsoft MVP Jason Bock's top tips for developers currently working with concurrent and asynchronous programming.

What's New in .NET Core 2.1 Previews

Microsoft this week announced the second previews of .NET Core 2.1 and its like-versioned associates, ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core.

VS App Center Touts Open Source, API-Driven DevOps for Mobile Development

Microsoft has open sourced several tools in the pursuit of API-Driven Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery for mobile apps with Visual Studio App Center.

.NET Core Is Key Focus of Upcoming Visual Studio Features

.NET Core, the reinvention of the Microsoft .NET Framework as an open source, cross-platform development choice, is a key focus of the upcoming features planned for the Visual Studio IDE.

Visual Studio 2017 v15.7 Preview 3: Mobile Gets a Boost

Microsoft yesterday cranked out the third preview of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 with the usual bevy of improvements, including several of special interest to mobile developers creating apps with Xamarin and other .NET tools.

New VS Code Tool Eases Writing Microsoft Documentation

A couple years ago, Microsoft revamped its developer documentation experience, turning to an open model in which anyone could contribute to the docs.microsoft.com site. Now, a new Visual Studio Code extension has been published to make that easier.

'90s-Era File Manager Open Sourced, Available as Visual Studio Solution

Microsoft's Craig Wittenberg has revived the original File Manager that first came with Windows 3.0 in 1990, getting it to run on Windows 10 and making it available as a Visual Studio solution.

What's New in Visual Studio Code 1.22 (March Release)

Among the usual bevy of new features introduced on a monthly basis by the Visual Studio Code team is a new take on debugging breakpoints, called Logpoints. It comes in the March release, v1.22.

GrapeCity Update Includes .NET Standard Template for Xamarin Mobile Development

Visual Studio and .NET component specialist GrapeCity's latest update features better data visualization, new project templates -- including a new .NET Standard project for Xamarin mobile development -- and more.

What's New in the Mobile-Centric Visual Studio App Center

The latest updates to the Visual Studio App Center -- described as a "mission control" service for iOS and Android mobile apps -- includes error reporting for Xamarin-based apps, device-based management and more.

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