.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.

Pesky WinForms Designer Tweaked in Visual Studio 2022 v17.10 Preview 2

"We are pleased to announce substantial performance improvements to the WinForms out-of-process designer."

Quick Tip: Use Threads to Improve Chat with GitHub Copilot in Visual Studio 2022

Microsoft published new documentation for Visual Studio 2022's GitHub Copilot Chat tool, explaining how to use "threads" to improve the experience with the AI-powered coding assistant.

JetBrains IDEs Finally Get GitHub Copilot Chat

Emerging from beta, GitHub Copilot Chat is now generally available in JetBrains IDEs after having reached GA in Microsoft's Visual Studio IDE and Visual Studio Code editor last December.

GitHub Copilot Chat Tackles Java 'One Billion Row Challenge'

Microsoft's Antonio Goncalves put the advanced GitHub Copilot Chat AI to work in a coding challenge, and he was impressed with the results.

GitHub Kills 'Copilot Voice' Tool

GitHub is ending the technical preview of its Copilot Voice tool, today announcing the speech tech originally dubbed "Hey GitHub!" will not become a company product.

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