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Analyst: TypeScript Now Firmly in Top 10 Echelon (Ruby, Not So Much)

RedMonk analyst Stephen O'Grady believes TypeScript has achieved the rare feat of firmly ensconcing itself into the top 10 echelon of his ranking, now questioning how high it might go.

Microsoft Ships Visual Studio 2019 v16.9 Servicing Baseline Release

Microsoft is urging enterprises and professional coders to standardize on the new Visual Studio 2019 v16.9, a servicing baseline release that's guaranteed to receive official support for an extended period.

Microsoft Extends Low-Code Push with Power Fx Programming Language

"Using formulas that are already familiar to hundreds of millions of users, Power Fx allows a broad range of people to bring skills they already know to low code solutions."

Microsoft's Tools to Fight Solorigate Attack Are Now Open Source

Microsoft open sourced homegrown tools it used to check its systems for code related to the recent massive breach of supply chains that the company has named Solorigate.

Firm Automates Legacy Web Forms-to-ASP.NET Core Conversions

Migration technology uses the Angular web framework and Progress Kendo UI user interface elements to convert ASP.NET Web Forms client code to HTML and CSS, with application business logic converted automatically to ASP.NET Core.

Microsoft's Lander on Blazor Desktop: 'I Don't See a Grand Unified App Model in the Future'

For all of the talk of unifying the disparate ecosystem of Microsoft-centric developer tooling -- using one framework for apps of all types on all platforms -- Blazor Desktop is not the answer. There isn't one.

New TypeScript 4.2 Tweaks Include Project Explainer

Microsoft shipped TypeScript 4.2 -- the regular quarterly update to the open source programming language that improves JavaScript with static types -- with a host of tweaks including a way to explain why files are included in a project.

What's Top-Paying .NET Skill, In-Demand Language?

New tech reports reveal the top-paying .NET skills and most in-demand programming languages in the Microsoft-centric developer landscape.

Microsoft's Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr) Debuts for Microservices

Dapr is now production ready in version 1.0, easing microservices development on-premises, on the edge or in the cloud by abstracting away distributed computing hassles.

What's New in EF Core 6.0 Preview 1

The Entity Framework Core 6 dev team shipped Preview 1 this week, headed toward a debut with the larger, unifying .NET 6 umbrella platform in November.

ASP.NET Core Starts Path to Hot Reload, AoT Compilation, Blazor Desktop, More

The first preview of .NET 6 arrived with grand plans for ASP.NET Core -- the web-dev component -- including much-requested features like hot reload, ahead-of-time (AoT) compilation and the beginnings of Blazor hybrid desktop projects.

VS Code Improves ML Model Training with Python

Using Python in Visual Studio Code for machine learning model training and experimentation is easier in the February 2021 update to the tool that fosters Python programming in Microsoft's popular, open source, cross-platform code editor.

First .NET 6 Preview Introduces Blazor Desktop

Microsoft shipped the first preview of .NET 6, expected to debut in November as the culmination of a years-long effort to provide an open source, cross-platform framework for all things .NET in one unifying umbrella offering.

Uno Platform 3.5 Instantly Supports WinUI 3 Preview 4 as Part of #WinUIEverywhere

Uno Platform, an innovative player in the .NET-centric development world, reaffirmed its support for #WinUIEverywhere in its new v3.5 release, announcing day-zero support of Microsoft's UI platform for Windows apps, WinUI 3 Preview 4.

Raspberry Pi Officially Embraces Visual Studio Code, Telemetry and All

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has officially embraced Microsoft's open source Visual Studio Code editor, known for its cross-platform capabilities enhanced by a vast selection of extensions.

Microsoft Preps WinUI 3 for Production Debut Next Month

WinUI uses Fluent Design to provide a native user experience (UX) framework for both Windows Desktop (Win32) and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications.

C#/WinRT Authoring Preview Unveiled

Microsoft unveiled a preview of authoring support in an update to the C#/WinRT tool used to help C# developers more easily work with interfaces to the Windows Runtime, the underlying infrastructure used by Windows to expose its APIs.

VS Code C++ Tool Customizes IntelliSense for Target Platforms

Visual Studio Code developers using Microsoft's C/C++ extension have gained the ability to customize the way IntelliSense works when coding for different platforms.

No. 2 Data Science IDE? VS Code

VS Code's popularity in the data science camp was revealed in a survey by Kaggle, a Google subsidiary that fosters an online community of data scientists and machine learning practitioners.

Microsoft Boosts Java in Azure Spring Cloud, VS Code

Java has been getting some developer tooling attention from Microsoft lately in both the cloud and its popular, open source, cross-platform code editor, Visual Studio Code.

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