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.
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 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, 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.
Microsoft this week touted its recent investments in artificial intelligence and mixed reality in its SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server products.
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.
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.
Q&A with Adam Tuliper: Why was the .NET Standard created? What are its top 3 primary benefits to developer? What steps do developers need to take to make their code portable under the .NET Standard? ... and more.
From AI-based IntelliCode for Visual Studio to an open source ML.NET framework to simplify machine learning for .NET developers, artificial intelligence took center stage at Microsoft's Build 2018 conference in Seattle this week.
- By Michael Desmond
The neglected little brother of C# now officially supports creating ASP.NET Core projects via the same UI that C# supports, among other enhancements in the new edition of Visual Studio.
Microsoft published a security advisory yesterday to warn of a denial-of-service vulnerability in .NET Core and .NET native version 2.0 and provide guidance on how to address it with a new update.
Microsoft's ongoing Build developer conference is all about artificial intelligence, and one new offering met enthusiastically by attendees is ML.NET, an open source, cross-platform machine learning framework.
To mark the opening of its signature Build developers conference, Microsoft shipped a bunch of Visual Studio-related projects that have been in preview, including Visual Studio 2017 v15.7, Xamarin.Forms 3.0, .NET Core 2.1 Release Candidate and many more.
Artificial intelligence was the dominant theme of today's Microsoft Build conference, and of special interest to Visual Studio coders is AI-assisted development via IntelliCode.
Blazor, the experimental project underway at Microsoft to provide Web app development with .NET tools such as C#, has just been updated with new features as it journeys to beta status.
Microsoft said the newest monthly release of its open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor focused on APIs to help developers create third-party extensions.
While Microsoft's Scott Hunter touched upon the goodies coming in the bits for .NET Core, .NET Framework, .NET Standard, ASP.NET Core and more, it was the cutting-edge Blazor technology that stole the show.
A new extension announced by the Visual Studio Code team provides support for Eclipse Jetty, a Java-based Web server and servlet container.
Microsoft's new acceptance of Progressive Web Apps PWAs in the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 just got easier with the ability to submit them via Windows Dev Center.
The changes Microsoft had to make to transform from a traditional, waterfall-oriented software provider to an agile, cloud-based organization were part of a “very painful journey,” recalled Abel Wang, but one the company simply had to make.
- By John K. Waters