As the GitHub Copilot "AI pair programmer" shakes up the software development space, Microsoft's Mads Kristensen reminds folks that Visual Studio's IntelliCode ain't too shabby, either.
Microsoft is offering new Visual Studio VM images on its Azure cloud computing platform, some supporting the Dev Box service for cloud-based workstations customized for software development.
As if things weren't complicated enough with oft-confused Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code offerings, Microsoft has now announced a preview of Vision Studio, for working with the Computer Vision API in the Azure cloud computing platform.
Microsoft's Visual Studio extension guru Mads Kristensen is at it again, taking a developer request and turning it into a handy tool, which he has put out there for experimentation and feedback.
Microsoft debuted Windows Dev Kit 2023 to help developers create Windows apps to run on Arm-powered devices.
The latest update to Java on Visual Studio Code improves the debugging experience thanks to support for the newly released Java 19.
"The legality of Copilot must be tested before the damage to open source becomes irreparable."
Microsoft yesterday shipped Visual Studio 17.4 Preview 4 with production-ready code for .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI) with .NET 7 Release Candidate 2.
"The Design Studio enables makers to easily create modern, data-centric business web sites for desktop or mobile without writing a single line of code."
OpenSilver 1.0 arrived a year ago on the same exact date that Microsoft Silverlight's official support life ended, providing an open source alternative to the developer favorite that effectively died years earlier. Now, it has been updated to v1.1, getting closer to feature parity with the framework it was designed to replace.
Users describe what they want to automate, after which AI will build the flow in seconds.
The days of a single developer sitting in an office while using desktop Visual Studio to code a monolithic enterprise app are waning. Now it's all about the cloud and collaboration, Microsoft emphasized at the start of its big Ignite 2022 conference.
Multithreading support for client-side Blazor WebAssembly apps is planned for .NET 8 in November 2023, but developers can try it out now for .NET apps thanks to experimental functionality in the brand-new .NET 7 Release Candidate 2.
The next stop for .NET 7 is General Availability, one month out, as Microsoft shipped .NET 7 Release Candidate 2.
The team has recently been busy improving the getting started and set-up experiences, now providing a new Create Environment command.
Microsoft's regular monthly update to Java on Azure Tooling sees the dev team introducing support for Azure Cosmos DB and furthering recently introduced Azure Virtual Machine functionality.
"There is now a VS Code Community Discussions site for extension authors as a gathering place to ask questions, connect with other developers, and show off great work."
Nodding to today's social media-centered tech world and the under-construction metaverse, Microsoft announced the new .NET MAUI Community Toolkit v1.3 adds support for Gravatar, standing for "globally recognized avatar."
While WebAssembly has made quite a splash in the web-dev world, a new report describes it as "niche" tech whose usage is actually contracting, though among that shrinking usage, Microsoft's Blazor is among the top libraries.
Microsoft recently advanced .NET MAUI to General Availability status, but many developers have complained about half-baked functionality that was shipped too soon.