TypeScript ranked fourth on the survey-based report when respondents were asked "What are the top 3 skills software engineers should learn/know right now in your opinion?"
Python, the dominant language for VS Code developers, just received a new update, along with a GitHub post that explains its popularity while also detailing how to enact an easter egg "inside joke" with a bit of code.
Microsoft's latest update to the opens-source-based Visual Studio Code editor features a raft of minor improvements, including improved IntelliSense for the popular Pylance language server for Python coding.
"It's just been difficult to get prioritized."
"Our new unit test generation capability uses cutting-edge AI technology to generate unit tests for your code automatically."
The first preview of Visual Studio 2022 17.6 boosts GitHub integration and also sees AI-assisted IntelliCode instantly offering up real-world API code examples -- no more context switching required.
"We appreciate that the developer community is getting value out of Stack Overflow and the content that has already been created by hundreds of thousands of developers."
With AI all the rage these days in the development space and elsewhere, Microsoft touted new machine-learning-powered intent-based suggestions in this week's release of Visual Studio 2022 17.5.
Development toolmaker GrapeCity's recent ActiveReports. NET v17 release "brings the Web Designer to the Blazor framework."
Microsoft shipped the first preview of .NET 8, for which the company touted polishing of native Ahead-of-Time (AOT) compilation, and, on the web-dev side, the new Blazor United project that melds mix-and-match server-side and client-side rendering functionality.
Developers continue to claim -- as they have for years -- that the "AI pair programmer" GitHub Copilot tool doesn't work well with IntelliSense, which is built in to Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code.
GitHub has again upgraded the AI tech behind its Copilot "AI pair programmer," which reportedly already generates 61 percent of Java Code in editors where it's used and 46 percent across all languages.
"Maybe that gets a little too crazy. Nothing committed there."
Since Microsoft's Steve Sanderson teased a prototype "Blazor United" project last month in a video, the company has basically been mum on the subject, but that's changing with a deep dive tomorrow.
The first preview of .NET 8 is coming in a couple of weeks (-ish) said Microsoft's David Ortinau during a livestreamed tech event held in Stockholm.
A new software security report finds .NET applications had the highest percentage of flaws when compared to two popular programming languages (even though .NET isn't a programming language).
Microsoft updated its programming languages strategy, confirming that Visual Basic will remain a going concern even though it's still relegated to second-rate status when compared to C# and F#.
"We've also added a new AI Tools in VS Code topic to the VS Code documentation that will help you get started with Copilot."
Shortly after Blazor creator Steve Sanderson wowed web-devs with a new prototype project called Blazor United and solicited feedback on its viability, Microsoft flipped the switch and put it on the roadmap for .NET 8.
After being recognized as ONE of the fastest-growing programming languages in last year's developer report from dev tooling specialist JetBrains, Microsoft's TypeScript was named THE fastest-growing language this year.