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VS Code Team Posts Help Wanted Ad for More Python

Microsoft has gone all in on Python for its cross-platform, open source code editor and is now seeking more dev help after hiring the creator of a popular Python extension (7 million installs) and taking ownership of the project.

What's New in Visual Studio for Mac 7.4

Microsoft this week announced the availability of Visual Studio for Mac 7.4, which now supports recent versions of Android, macOS and C# among many other new features.

What's New in Visual Studio 2017 15.6

Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2017 15.6 with improved performance -- especially in solution load times -- topping the list of new features and enhancements.

Microsoft Ships First v2.1 Previews of .NET Core, ASP.NET Core, Entity Framework Core

Microsoft has shipped the first preview of .NET Core 2.1 -- its modularized, open source, cross-platform evolution of the .NET Framework and runtime -- along with associated "Core" packages for ASP.NET and Entity Framework.

Microsoft Boosts AI-Driven Vision, Search Services in Azure Cloud

Microsoft announced several enhancements and new offerings for its Cognitive Services cloud APIs that help developers leverage artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities in mobile and other apps.

VSTS Adding More Programming Languages for 'Azure DevOps Projects'

Azure DevOps Projects, introduced several months ago and powered by Visual Studio Team Services, is getting closer to emerging from its public preview as the VSTS team continues to add functionality, including support for more programming languages.

One-Stop Guidance for Using Azure Cloud Services with Xamarin

Microsoft has published one-stop guidance for sorting out myriad Azure cloud services available for Xamarin mobile app development projects -- in the form of a poster.

Silverlight Reborn? Check Out 'C#/XAML for HTML5'

C#/XAML for HTML5 from Userware, also called CSHTML5, allows .NET developers to write Web apps in C# and XAML by compiling the files to HTML5 and JavaScript -- or to migrate existing Silverlight apps to the Web.

VS Code Bundled with Anaconda Python Distro

After hiring the original developer of a popular Python extension, taking over the project and hiring even more Python coders to further develop it, the Visual Studio Code team has announced the editor is now shipping with the popular Anaconda distribution.

Q&A: Sam Basu on Using Xamarin, AI, Cloud Services and More for Mobile Apps

Expert advice on using the latest techniques with Xamarin for your mobile development.

VS Code January Update: Quickly Fix TypeScript, JavaScript Errors

The January 2018 update of Microsoft's Visual Studio Code editor incorporates the new TypeScript 2.7.1 edition, allowing for quicker fixing of errors in TypeScript and even regular JavaScript files.

Microsoft's Abel Wang on the Key to Implementing Advanced DevOps: Feature Flags

We catch up with Abel Wang, senior cloud developer advocate at Microsoft and Visual Studio Live! keynote presenter, to ask him about exactly how feature flags make all the difference when it comes to implementing DevOps on a higher level in the enterprise.

Low-Code Windows Template Studio Gets Visual Basic Support

Windows Template Studio, Microsoft's open source, wizard-driven Visual Studio 2017 extension for coding UWP applications, is out in version 1.7 with new support for Visual Basic and the Prism framework.

Visual Studio Code Python Extension Improves Linting, More

Microsoft's Visual Studio Code team has updated the popular, open source Python extension it acquired a few months ago, adding yet more functionality to the tool that has been installed more than 6 million times.

TypeScript 2.7 Ships, Developers Debate Its 'Bloat'

Microsoft yesterday shipped TypeScript 2.7, adding a bunch of new features as usual -- so many that a debate about bloat in the programming language was sparked on a social coding site.

Q&A with Leonard Lobel: Top New Security Features for Developers in SQL Server 2016

SQL Server expert Leonard Lobel explains exactly how Always Encrypted, Dynamic Data Masking, RLS and more can make a real difference in securing your enterprise databases, plus he shares his favorite overall new feature in SQL Server 2016.

LEADTOOLS Imaging Kits Get New .NET Standard, Azure Cloud Libraries

Imaging dev tools specialist LEAD Technologies announced the release of LEADTOOLS Version 20 with new libraries leveraging .NET Standard, Microsoft's effort to unify .NET API usage across different platforms and projects such as .NET Framework, .NET Core and Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin.

Third Preview of Visual Studio 2017 v15.6 Improves Build Tools, More

It's been just a couple week since the second preview of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6, with the latest iteration featuring improvements to Visual Studio Build Tools, Snapshot Debugging and more.

Microsoft Garage Turns 'Ink' Sketches into Visual Studio Source Code

Putting a new twist on the term "low code," a new project from Microsoft Garage lets developers export wireframe sketches into Visual Studio, turning them into source code for basic UI constructs such as labels, buttons and text fields.

Windows Developers Get New Tool for Desktop App Analytics

Microsoft this week announced a new analytics tool that lets Windows developers view details about desktop application performance and reach.

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