Microsoft this week launched a new web site for WinUI, its native UI platform for applications running on Windows 10 devices, as a new version 3 is offered in beta.
Microsoft released .NET 5 Preview 1, the first iteration of what will become one framework to handle all .NET development projects.
Microsoft shipped version 1.0 of the extension for Visual Studio Code used to build applications that use Docker containers, adding support for an experimental Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) engine among a slew of new features.
Microsoft released Visual Studio 2019 version 16.5, with new features for .NET, C++, debugging and many more areas.
In its move to the open-source, cross-platform .NET Core, Microsoft will support Visual Basic in the upcoming .NET 5 and is expanding the programming language's supported application types to help VB developers migrate their code, but noted "we do not plan to evolve Visual Basic as a language."
The client-side effort of Microsoft's Blazor project -- for C#-based web development powered by WebAssembly -- is out in a new preview before a May debut, adding support for Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) among several other new features.
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Shortly after detailing new guidance to bind Swift libraries in Xamarin-based iOS mobile development, Microsoft has published similar documentation for binding Kotlin libraries in Android projects.
Userware, on a years-long quest to bring back developer favorite Silverlight, announced an open source implementation of Microsoft's long-deprecated framework for writing rich internet applications, this one based on WebAssembly.
Miguel de Icaza doesn't post to his personal blog often, but when he does, developers listen.
Microsoft updated its PowerShell extension for Visual Studio Code, continuing a months-long re-architecture to improve the stability of its editor and debugger, which was identified as the No. 1 user request.
Microsoft's latest update of ML.NET Model Builder adds a recommendation scenario to the machine learning (ML) framework, along with image classification model training functionality.
After making waves by cracking the top 10 of the RedMonk Programming Language Ranking last year, TypeScript has continued its climb in the latest bi-annual report that analyzes GitHub and Stack Overflow data in order to weigh coding and discussion traction.
With .NET 5 coming in November, Microsoft-centric developers are advised to prepare for the milestone by forming a plan to migrate their .NET Framework code to .NET Standard, which specifices which APIs should be available to all .NET implementations.
Microsoft advised developers that .NET Core 3.0, a major milestone in the new cross-platform, open-source direction of .NET, will reach "end of life" on Tuesday, March 3.
Swift exploded in the iOS development community after Apple picked it to replace the aging Objective-C, and now rival Microsoft is nodding to that popularity by providing guidance to bind iOS Swift libraries when working with its cross-platform mobile dev framework, Xamarin.
It may not signal a VB resurgence, but the Rubberduck project continues to flesh out the Visual Basic for Applications editor into a full-fledged IDE.
Microsoft has provided more customization functionality and other enhancements to Visual Studio Online, which provides cloud-powered, managed, on-demand development environments accessible from anywhere via Visual Studio Code or a browser, with Visual Studio IDE support in private preview.