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Extension Updates Highlight VS Code 1.23 (April 2018 Edition)

Microsoft said the newest monthly release of its open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor focused on APIs to help developers create third-party extensions.

Blazor Steals the Show in VSLive! .NET Keynote

While Microsoft's Scott Hunter touched upon the goodies coming in the bits for .NET Core, .NET Framework, .NET Standard, ASP.NET Core and more, it was the cutting-edge Blazor technology that stole the show.

VS Code Supports Java-Based Eclipse Jetty Web Server

A new extension announced by the Visual Studio Code team provides support for Eclipse Jetty, a Java-based Web server and servlet container.

Windows Dev Center Helps Submit Progressive Web Apps to Microsoft Store

Microsoft's new acceptance of Progressive Web Apps PWAs in the Microsoft Store for Windows 10 just got easier with the ability to submit them via Windows Dev Center.

VSLive! Keynote: Abel Wang on Microsoft's DevOps Journey

The changes Microsoft had to make to transform from a traditional, waterfall-oriented software provider to an agile, cloud-based organization were part of a “very painful journey,” recalled Abel Wang, but one the company simply had to make.

Microsoft Releases .NET Framework 4.7.2

Microsoft's new .NET Core 2.0 offering may be generating the most buzz among .NET developers these days, but for many use cases the traditional .NET Framework is still the best choice, just released in version 4.7.2.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2

With a host of improvements based on customer and SQL community feedback, the SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 2 was released by Microsoft.

Visual Studio Team Adds More Python Functionality

The VS Code team is well-known for going all in on Python development, but the Visual Studio IDE team has also been busy in adding and improving features for using the popular and growing programming language.

Microsoft Previews IoT Workbench Extension for Visual Studio Code

Microsoft is previewing a Visual Studio Code extension for working with Internet of Things projects in the Azure cloud, including a DevKit with a customized Arduino-based board.

JetBrains Updates ReSharper Visual Studio Extension and Rider, an Alternative .NET IDE

JetBrains, a .NET development specialist, continues to cater to developers who prefer to code in the Visual Studio IDE or those who would rather use an alternative IDE.

Azure IoT Hub SDK Opens Up to iOS Devices

iOS devices aren't traditionally used for Internet of Things deployments, but Microsoft is seeking to help change that.

VS Code Live Share Now Works on Linux, the Most-Requested Feature

Linux support, the most-requested feature for Visual Studio Code Live Share -- which allows real-time collaboration among developers on different machines and platforms -- was announced this week.

Blazor Update Adds Reusable Component Libraries

Microsoft has updated Blazor -- for full-stack Web apps coded in C# -- with new features including the ability to create reusable component libraries.

Windows Template Studio 2.0 Ships with Improved Visual Studio UI

Windows Template Studio, an open source Visual Studio extension that provides a low-code approach to creating Universal Windows Platform apps, launched in version 2.0 with an improved Visual Studio UI highlighting new features.

Q&A with Ben Hoelting: Top Tips on JavaScript Patterns for the C# Developer

From variables to inheritances to what JavaScript patterns you really need to know, C# MVP Ben Hoelting offers his top tips for C# coders looking to use JavaScript to build complex client-side Web apps.

New Azure Sphere Secures IoT Devices

At the RSA security conference, Microsoft announced a preview of Azure Sphere for securely connecting Internet of Things devices.

Coding WebAssembly? New IDE Offers Alternative to Visual Studio

Mozilla has unveiled an IDE for coding WebAssembly projects that could serve as an alternative to Visual Studio and the Visual Studio Code editor.

Q&A with Jason Bock: What's New with Concurrent Programming in .NET

From new features like async return types and advice on when to use the latest structures, here's Microsoft MVP Jason Bock's top tips for developers currently working with concurrent and asynchronous programming.

What's New in .NET Core 2.1 Previews

Microsoft this week announced the second previews of .NET Core 2.1 and its like-versioned associates, ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core.

VS App Center Touts Open Source, API-Driven DevOps for Mobile Development

Microsoft has open sourced several tools in the pursuit of API-Driven Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery for mobile apps with Visual Studio App Center.

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