Microsoft shipped preview 2 of WinUI, the UI framework that uses Fluent Design to provide a native user experience (UX) framework for both Windows Desktop (Win32) and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications, focusing on stability and bug fixes.
Visual Studio 2019 version 16.7 Preview 4 arrived this week, sporting boosted Git productivity and an experimental Razor editor for creating Blazor and other projects.
Microsoft issued security updates for .NET Core while releasing a security advisory about a remote code execution vulnerability.
Although C# markup for Xamarin.Forms has been available since Xamarin.Forms 4.6 (it's now at v4.7) debuted this spring, it was just "introduced" on the Microsoft Developer Blogs site by creator Vincent Hoogendoorn.
Stephen Toub has documented performance improvements coming in .NET 5, the milestone all-things-.NET unification effort debuting in November that completes Microsoft's transition from the ageing Windows-only .NET Framework to the open source, cross-platform .NET Core direction.
Microsoft announced the Azure Machine Learning studio web experience is generally available with a bunch of new features. Here's what's new.
We reported that Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 Preview 2 -- <a href="https://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2020/06/04/vs-2019-16-7-preview-2.aspx" target="_blank">released</a> early last month -- sported a C++ focus, and that holds true for Preview 3.
While the latest TIOBE Index of programming language popularity isn't earth-shaking -- focusing on an all-time high for statistical language R -- perhaps the the biggest surprise is this: Classic Visual Basic (VB6) is still in the top 20.
Amazon Web Services introduced a tool to help its cloud computing users port their .NET Framework apps to .NET Core, the open source, cross-platform successor to the 18-year-old, Windows-only legacy framework.
The dev team for Python in Visual Studio Code announced a new tool to provide those smarts, Pylance, named after a character created by the British Monty Python surreal comedy troupe.
Developers using Visual Studio Code for Java development will soon be required to use Java 11, thanks to a recent decision of the Eclipse Platform.
Microsoft updated tools for its functional programming-oriented F# language and announced a beta for the milestone TypeScript 4.0 release scheduled for Aug. 4.
Microsoft shipped Preview 6 of the unifying .NET 5 framework, with several updates being added to the web site development component of the framework -- ASP.NET Core -- including the addition of a Blazor WebAssembly template.
Microsoft shipped the sixth preview of .NET 5, saying the milestone release designed to combine all things .NET is only two steps away from becoming feature complete in preview 8, with the final GA release scheduled for November.
Microsoft is furthering its big Java push -- marked by last year's debut of the Java Engineering Group in its Developer Division -- by porting OpenJDK for Windows 10 on Arm (AArch64)-based devices.
Hackers managed to exploit user misconfigurations -- apparently done for convenience -- to launch cryptocurrency mining campaigns leveraging powerful Kubernetes machine learning nodes in the Azure cloud, Microsoft announced earlier this month.
Among the improvements to Python functionality in the open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor is a new start page highlighting the latest features, changes, tutorials and more.
Microsoft shipped Xamarin.Forms 4.7, improving the definition of grid columns and rows, multi-bindings, shapes/paths and more.