Specialized Coding Copilots? Microsoft Talks 'Copilot for Infrastructure as Code'

Just as the initial influx of do-everything large language models (LLMs) have been advancing along with smaller and more specialized AI constructs, the same could happen to Microsoft's coding-specific GitHub Copilot.

OpenSilver 2.2 Aims to Revive Visual Studio LightSwitch Legacy Apps

OpenSilver 2.2 debuted today with a focus on helping developers revive Visual Studio LightSwitch legacy applications

Natural Language Coding Advances with Technical Preview of GitHub Copilot Workspace

The original "AI pair programmer" GitHub Copilot got a big boost in capabilities with the introduction of the companion Chat tool that allows developers to use natural language to code and interact with advanced AI in new ways.

Oh Data! Microsoft Ships First Major OData Update in Nearly 8 Years

Microsoft today shipped a preview of OData .NET 8. OData v7.0 was released in August of 2016.

Full Stack Hands-On Development with .NET

In the fast-paced realm of modern software development, proficiency across a full stack of technologies is not just beneficial, it's essential. Microsoft has an entire stack of open source development components in its .NET platform (formerly known as .NET Core) that can be used to build an end-to-end set of applications.

.NET-Centric Uno Platform Debuts 'Single Project' for 9 Targets

"We've reduced the complexity of project files and eliminated the need for explicit NuGet package references, separate project libraries, or 'shared' projects."

AI for GitHub Collaboration? Maybe Not So Much

No doubt GitHub Copilot has been a boon for developers, but AI might not be the best tool for collaboration, according to developers weighing in on a recent social media post from the GitHub team.

Visual Studio 2022 Getting VS Code 'Command Palette' Equivalent

As any Visual Studio Code user knows, the editor's command palette is a powerful tool for getting things done quickly, without having to navigate through menus and dialogs. Now, we learn how an equivalent is coming for Microsoft's flagship Visual Studio IDE, invoked by the same familiar <code>Ctrl+Shift+P</code> keyboard shortcut.

.NET 9 Preview 3: 'I've Been Waiting 9 Years for This API!'

Microsoft's third preview of .NET 9 sees a lot of minor tweaks and fixes with no earth-shaking new functionality, but little things can be important to individual developers.

What's New for Python, Java in Visual Studio Code

Microsoft announced March 2024 updates to its Python and Java extensions for Visual Studio Code, the open source-based, cross-platform code editor that has repeatedly been named the No. 1 tool in major development surveys.

Microsoft Build 2024 Sessions Listed: Copilots, Copilots & More Copilots

Microsoft today announced the session catalog for its Build developer conference next month in Seattle, with AI unsurprisingly dominating the event.

Microsoft Unifying Copilot Tools in Visual Studio 2022

Next month developers will no longer need to install two different extensions to use GitHub Copilot and Copilot Chat in Visual Studio 2022, as Microsoft is combining the two tools into a single package.

Copilot Chat Expands in Visual Studio Code

The Copilot chat feature now includes inline chat improvements, one in preview, along with commit message generation enhancements and workspace creation improvements.

Microsoft Azure Experts On Tap for Chicago Developer Conference Keynotes

On its Developer Blogs site Microsoft today extended an invitation to join company experts at an upcoming developer conference exploring the latest .NET Microsoft Platform developments.

It's a 'Go' for Microsoft Azure Developers

Microsoft continually seeks to embrace programming languages beyond its own C#, TypeScript and F# and so on, lately boosting support for Go, the popular language developed by Google.

GitHub Copilot AI Boosts App Security with Autofix: 'Found Means Fixed'

Now in beta for top-tier GitHub customers is "code scanning autofix" used to mitigate security vulnerabilities in code.

Microsoft Paper Intros Fully Autonomous AI Framework, Turning Devs into Supervisors

GitHub Copilot is one thing, AutoDev is another, completely automating software development with autonomous AI agents that do all the work themselves, turning developers into supervisors.

Blazor Creator Unveils 'Smart Components' for Adding AI to .NET Apps

Microsoft's Steve Sanderson, the creator of Blazor, introduced his latest pet project, Smart Components for easy AI-driven interfaces in .NET apps.

Workarounds Listed for Upcoming Visual Studio App Center Retirement

Microsoft will retire Visual Studio App Center in a year, listing several workarounds to replace the package of integrated developer services for building, testing, releasing and monitoring mobile/desktop apps that itself replaced a tool called HockeyApp in 2019.

As Xamarin.Forms Nears End-of-Life, Uno Platform Throws Hat into Replacement Ring

With Microsoft's Xamarin.Forms mobile-centric UI toolkit for .NET developers nearing its end-of-life date of May 1, the open source Uno Platform is throwing its hat into the ring as a possible replacement.

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