Microsoft officially announced .NET Core 3.0, an important milestone in the company's transition from the traditional, proprietary, Windows-only .NET Framework to a new open source, cross-platform offering -- the new direction for .NET developers.
The open source Uno Platform announced new integration with Xamarin.Forms that lets developers take existing XF mobile apps to the Web, using WebAssembly.
The much-anticipated .NET Core 3.0 milestone release is shipping in five days, Sept. 23, but it won't include a stable Blazor WebAssembly.
After shipping Preview 9 versions of Entity Framework Core 3.0 and Entity Framework 6.3 a couple weeks ago and saying, "These are the last planned previews before we release the final versions later this month," Microsoft this week belied that with new Release Candidate builds.
Developers using Java tooling with Visual Studio Code now have a better "Getting Started" experience thanks to new functionality in the September Java extensions update.
Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2019 16.3 Preview 4, adding database profiling for projects based on .NET Core, which is coming out in a big v3.0 milestone release next week.
After saying .NET Core 3.0 Preview 9 was the final preview before next week's official GA launch, Microsoft today issued a surprise Release Candidate 1 offering, neccessitated by Visual Studio 2019 synchronization.
As with other "Core 3.0" products, Entity Framework is basically done at this point as the big final release is less than two weeks away, and Microsoft has provided some workarounds for the problematic LINQ implementation in the new and final preview.
With the big .NET Core 3.0 milestone coming up in two weeks, Microsoft is finishing off its tooling updates, including the recently announced Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.3 Preview 3.
A GitHub issue titled "Google feedback on TypeScript 3.5" rips the "painful" release for causing more than the usual amount of upgrade problems across Google's repository of billions of lines of code.
The August 2019 update (version 1.38) to Visual Studio Code, Microsoft's open source, cross-platform code editor, is available, featuring many enhancements.
You have to manually enable it, but an early look at a new Terminal is available in the third preview of Visual Studio 2019 16.3, along with many F# enhancements, IntelliCode improvements and much more.
Microsoft has shipped its last preview of the long-awaited .NET Core 3.0, which will launch in GA later this month during the Sept. 23-25 .NET Conf online event.
Improved gRPC functionality is just one many new improvements in the ASP.NET Core component of .NET Core 3.0 Preview 9, the last step before the entire .NET Core 3.0 platform hits general availability in about three weeks.
Microsoft has shipped TypeScript 3.6, with a new "playground" stemming from an independent open source developer serving as an example of community collaboration improving world-class software.
Microsoft just shipped Xamarin.Forms 4.2 with enhanced Shell functionality to provide basic features required in iOS and Android apps, but many mobile developers are clamoring for Shell to support Universal Windows Platform development.
Microsoft shipped Web Template Studio 2.0, a wizard-driven Visual Studio Code extension for quickly creating a foundation for a full-stack Web app.
Azure Functions, Microsoft's take on cloud-hosted, serverless, event-driven computing, now officially supports the Python programming language.
Container development provides many benefits, such as platform independence and portability, improved productivity, greater efficiency and so on. However, consultant/trainer Benjamin Day says the "dirty little secret" about container development is that it can be a <i>huge</i> pain.
With Visual Studio 2019 16.2, the Tools menu now includes items for "Developer Command Prompt" and "Developer PowerShell," the latter of which was requested by more than 1,800 developers in an informal poll last year.