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VSLive! Keynote: James Montemagno on .NET 'Everywhere for Everyone'

Microsoft's .NET has come a long way from its origins as a closed-source software framework for Windows to become what James Montemagno describes as "a vast, open, constantly growing, and ever-evolving ecosystem" that millions of modern developers are leveraging to build applications for virtually any platform.

Survey: More C# Coders Targeting .NET Core

The young .NET Core, an open source, cross-platform alternative to .NET Framework, is increasingly becoming the runtime target choice for C# coders, according to new survey results published by JetBrains.

VSLive! Keynote on Embracing Constant Change: 'You Owe It to Yourself'

"You owe it to yourself" was a continuing theme in the keynote presentation about embracing constant change at the Visual Studio Live! conference in Boston today, presented by Jasmine Greenaway, a cloud developer advocate at Microsoft.

New Preview Simplifes the Visual Studio Kubernetes Experience

To better support developers who are building containerized applications that target Kubernetes in Visual Studio, Microsoft last week announced the preview of an extension for the IDE.

Blazor Update Boosts .NET/JavaScript Interoperability

Microsoft continues to churn out updates to its experimental Blazor technology for running C# code on the Web, with the latest boosting JavaScript interoperability.

Q&A with Scott Klein: SQL Server's Built-In Intelligence Features

Scott Klein, CTO at Cloud and Devices, explains how enterprises can leverage the built-in intelligence features of SQL Server 2017 to ensure DevOps pays off.

Wrangling MongoDB in VS Code? Now There's Documentation

The May update of Visual Studio Code has added documentation for using the popular MongoDB in Microsoft's lightweight, cross-platform code editor.

TypeScript 2.9 Adds Notable Editor Features

TypeScript 2.9 has shipped with several new editor features added along with some language/compiler features.

Microsoft Talks Visual Studio 2019

For the first time, Microsoft has begun to officially talk about Visual Studio 2019.

Microsoft: GitHub and VSTS 'Will Not Live in the Same Portal'

Microsoft reassured the developer community that GitHub will retain its open source independence following the big acquisition announced yesterday, though it will see deeper integration with Visual Studio Team Services.

Details Scant on How Microsoft's Acquisition of GitHub Will Affect .NET Coders

Visual Studio and .NET-centric developers are no doubt waiting to see how today's news that Microsoft will acquire open source giant GitHub will affect their day-to-day coding, but there is already no shortage of strong opinions being voiced

Q&A with Chris Klug: Web Development in 2018

Expert Web developer Chris Klug helps makes sense of today's complicated Web dev ecosystem and the tools and technologies that are emerging at a dizzying pace.

'C#/XAML for HTML5' Goes Stable, Investigates Blazor Integration

C#/XAML for HTML5 (CSHTML5), which could be described as a reincarnation of the sorely missed Silverlight Web dev tech, has graduated from a release candidate to a stable 1.1 release, with the team noting it's investigating integration with Blazor/WebAssembly.

.NET Core 2.1 Released, Along with Entity Framework, ASP.NET Versions

After a series of previews, Microsoft this week announced the final release of .NET Core 2.1, along with its like-versioned associates, ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core.

AWS' Lumberyard Game Engine Beta Adds Visual Studio 2017 Support

Amazon Web Services released a new beta of its Lumberyard game engine with more than 200 new features, including support for Visual Studio 2017.

Microsoft to Nix Synchronous Auto Loading of Visual Studio Extensions

Microsoft will phase out the synchronous auto loading of Visual Studio extensions, along with delaying async auto loading until startup is finished, to improve IDE performance.

AWS CodeBuild Now Supports .NET Core 2.0 Builds on Windows

AWS CodeBuild, a fully managed project build service from the Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) cloud, has added Windows support for .NET Core builds, joining previously available Linux support.

AI and Mixed Reality Coming to Microsoft SharePoint

Microsoft this week touted its recent investments in artificial intelligence and mixed reality in its SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server products.

Google Taps VS Code for Flutter Mobile SDK, Dart Programming Language

Visual Studio Code, ever growing in popularity and flexibility, has been named by Google as a first-class code editor for working with the company's Flutter SDK and Dart programming language for mobile development.

Visual Studio App Center Ties In to GitHub

Microsoft announced Visual Studio App Center, its cloud-based lifecycle management service for mobile and other apps, has partnered with the GitHub development platform for continuous integration and other services.

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