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Razor Components (Server-Side Blazor) Refined in ASP.NET Core Preview

ASP.NET Core's Razor Components -- aka server-side Blazor -- received a lot of attention in the just-released NET Core 3.0 Preview 3 as Microsoft continues to mature its initiative to run C# code in the browser instead of just JavaScript.

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac Preview 3 Boosts Reliability with VS Windows Internals

The new Visual Studio 2019 for Mac Preview 3 continues Microsoft's effort to boost the quality and reliability of the troublesome IDE by borrowing internals from the flagship Windows version.

.NET Core 3.0 Not Shipping with Visual Studio 2019, Microsoft Says

Microsoft-centric developers asking if the much-awaited .NET Core 3.0 release will ship with the much-awaited Visual Studio 2019 release now have the much-awaited answer to their question: No.

Did Microsoft's .NET Core Initiative Boost PowerShell Usage?

Microsoft's move from the ageing Windows-only .NET Framework to the open source, cross-platform .NET Core framework may come with ancillary consequences, such as a boost in the popularity of its PowerShell scripting language.

Azure Data Explorer Heads Microsoft Cloud Analytics Updates

Microsoft has beefed up several data analytics offerings in its Azure cloud platform, including the general availability of Azure Data Explorer and Azure Data Lake Storage.

Microsoft Explains How to Port Desktop Apps to .NET Core 3.0

With cross-platform .NET Core 3.0 poised to support desktop applications -- the next step in totally subsuming the Windows-only .NET Framework -- Microsoft has published guidance on how to port existing WinForms and WPF projects to the new platform.

Microsoft Offers Visual Studio 2019 Release Candidate

The Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2019 has been made available in anticipation of the official launch coming April 2, after which the RC can be upgraded to the final, official general availability release.

Test Explorer Added to VS Code Python Tool

A new Test Explorer highlights the February release of the Python extension for Visual Studio Code, by far the most popular tool in the marketplace, installed more than 6.5 million times.

VS Code Java Extension Pack Adds AI-Assisted IntelliCode

Microsoft provided an update on Java tooling for its open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor, detailing better performance and several tweaks and enhancements, along with the introduction of IntelliCode to a popular extension package.

Azure Functions Improves TypeScript Support, Adds Java

Azure Functions, Microsoft's serverless computing experience in the cloud, now officially supports the Java programming language and has also made it easier to work with TypeScript.

.NET Core 1.0 'End of Life' Coming in June

Developers working with .NET Core are advised to upgrade their 1.x versions by June 27, after which official support will be available only for 2.x editions.

How Developer Feedback Shapes Visual Studio 2019 UI

Visual Studio developers -- notoriously finicky about their IDE's UI and quick to let their feelings be known -- have been provided a glimpse into how their feedback helps shape the Visual Studio 2019 experience.

What's New in Visual Studio Mobile Development

Mobile developers using Visual Studio have a lot of new features, tweaks and improvements to work with, including functionality for faster deployments, improved XAML editing, AI-assisted IntelliCode and much more.

Serverless ASP.NET Core Service on AWS Cloud Updated

Amazon Web Services has updated its serverless functionality for ASP.NET Core projects, the popular new direction for Microsoft Web programming.

Windows Community Toolkit Previews WPF and WinForms .NET Core 3 Packages

The new Windows Community Toolkit 5.1 update builds on functionality previously introduced for using Universal Windows Platform controls in Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation desktop applications on .NET Core 3.

Visual Studio 2019 Launch Set for April 2

A Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 Launch Event site indicates the company's flagship IDE will lift off in 53 days, 16 hours and 28 minutes (at the time of this writing) -- in other words, at 9 a.m. PT on Tuesday, April 2.

Microsoft Updates Blazor, Now Built on Razor Components

Microsoft shipped Blazor 0.8.0, the latest update to its experimental .NET Web framework that lets programmers use C# and HTML for browser-based apps, a province traditionally dominated by JavaScript.

VB.NET Popularity Still Rising

Visual Basic.NET is getting comfortable in its new position as a top five programming language in the TIOBE index, which measures popularity based on search engine data.

VS Code Gains Python Developer Mind Share

Much has been written here about how Microsoft's Visual Studio Code dev team has gone "all in on Python," and the effort seems to have paid off according to a new developer survey specifically devoted to the popular programming language.

What's New in Visual Studio Code January 2019 Release

The latest monthly release (January 2019, version 1.31) of the cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor comes with the usual plethora of bug fixes, tweaks and new features, with many focused on the extension mechanism that powers the open source project.

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