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GitHub Desktop 3.0 Enhances Pull Request Integration

Microsoft-owned GitHub announced GitHub Desktop 3.0, noting that it provides better integration for developer pull requests (PRs).

.NET MAUI Release Candidate 2 Adds Tizen Support

Only two weeks after .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI) RC1, Microsoft has shipped RC2, highlighted by new Tizen support.

Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Hits Release Candidate Stage

Huge dev effort entailed complete UI swap, dumping Mono for .NET 6, support of ARM-based M1 chips from Apple and more.

Visual Studio 2022 17.2 Preview 3 Intros All-In-One Search

Visual Studio 2022 v17.2 Preview 3 introduces an All-In-One searching experience for finding symbols in code, IDE features, files and more.

Oracle Cloud Functions Now Supports C#

C# coders can now use the Functions service in the Oracle Cloud to build and deploy functions typically used in serverless, event-driven computing.

Microsoft Dev Tooling Onboard with New Arm-Based Azure VMs

In announcing a preview of Azure virtual machines (VMs) based on Arm-based processors earlier this month, Microsoft noted that much of its development tooling already or soon will support the new scheme.

'Alternative to Blazor' Wisej 3 Ships

Wisej 3 has shipped, described as an "alternative for Blazor developers" for building enterprise-level ASP.NET web applications with specialized Visual Studio templates.

With Microsoft OpenJDK Build, Azure App Service Adds Java 17 and Tomcat 10.0

Microsoft's Azure App Service now supports the company's own build of OpenJDK, bringing new support for Java 17 and Tomcat 10.0 runtimes.

.NET Community Toolkit v8.0 Preview 3 Tweaks MVVM Source Generators

Microsoft shipped .NET Community Toolkit v8.0 Preview 3 as part of its effort to coalesce all of its general .NET libraries into a one-stop-shop resource.

TypeScript 4.7 Beta Tackles 'Very Difficult' ECMAScript Module Support

Microsoft shipped the beta release of TypeScript 4.7, which tackles a "very difficult feature," ECMAScript Module Support in Node.js.

Java on Visual Studio Code Supports Java 18

The regular monthly update to Java on Visual Studio Code adds support for the latest edition of the language, Java 18.

Microsoft Asks for Votes on Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Issues

Microsoft's dev team for Visual Studio 2022 for Mac is seeking more developer feedback on top issues faces by users as it polishes up the IDE, which just shipped in Preview 9.

ASP.NET Core Furthers Minimal API Work in .NET 7 Preview 3

Minimal APIs are architected to create HTTP APIs with minimal dependencies, ideal for microservices and ASP.NET Core apps in which developers want to include only the minimum files, features and dependencies.

Update Pipeline Improved in Entity Framework Core 7

Entity Framework Core 7 (EF7) Preview 3 is out with improvements to the update pipeline along with initial preview support for scaffolding (database-first) templates and more.

Mads Asks What You Want for Visual Studio 2022

Microsoft's Mads Kristensen -- Visual Studio developer and extensions author extraordinaire -- is asking his 30,000-plus Twitter followers what features they would like for Visual Studio 2022.

.NET MAUI Release Candidate Ships with 'Go Live' Support

.NET MAUI, Microsoft's tardy "evolution" of Xamarin.Forms, has shipped as a Release Candidate with "go live" support for production-ready applications.

.NET 7 Preview 3 Is All About Native AOT

Microsoft's new .NET 7 Preview 3 showcases native ahead-of-time (AOT) compilation, a much-requested and long-awaited feature for .NET, with Microsoft even taking the time to explain what it is.

VS 2022 for Mac Preview 8 Tackles Top Issues, Quality

Microsoft's Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 8 is out with the dev team addressing top feedback issues as part of a huge effort to revamp the IDE and provide quality equal to its Windows counterpart, which debuted last November.

What's New in VS Code 1.66 (March 2022 Update)

Improvements touch upon accessibility, the workbench, terminal, online VS Code for Web and more.

Visual Studio 2022 Now Does GitHub Copilot, the 'AI Pair Programmer'

The potentially game-changing tech drew many "ooohs" and "aaahs" from the developer community -- and a fair amount of debate about ethics and security -- when it was unveiled last summer for Visual Studio Code.