Python in Visual Studio Code Update Adds Debugger, Debugpy 1.0

The new Debugpy debugger for Python in Visual Studio Code hits version 1.0 in the latest update of the Python tooling for the open source, cross-platform code editor.

Kite AI-Powered Code Completion Tool Adds C#, TypeScript, More

Kite, which provides a code completion tool powered by artificial intelligence (AI), has expanded the number of programming languages that it supports in IDEs and code editors like Visual Studio Code.

.NET for Apache Spark Debuts in Version 1.0

The open source project .NET for Apache Spark has debuted in version 1.0, finally vaulting the C# and F# programming languages into Big Data first-class citizenship.

In-App Reviews Come to Xamarin.Forms Android

Android is playing a little catch-up to iOS regarding in-app review functionality, just now coming to Microsoft's Xamarin.Forms implementation.

C# Slides in Usage Ranking of Programming Languages

"The fact that C# lost three places in the ranking of language communities during the last three years is mostly explained by its slower growth compared to C/C++ and PHP."

Infragistics Unveils UI Components for Blazor

Infragistics, specializing in third-party UI/UX controls and tools, unveiled a new offering targeting Blazor, Microsoft's red-hot open source framework that allows for C#-based web development instead of traditional mainstay JavaScript.

Telerik UI for Blazor Updated

Progress announced an update to its Telerik UI for Blazor components, targeting Microsoft's open source Blazor framework that lets C# coders create web apps without having to rely upon JavaScript.

AWS Open Sources Tool for Porting .NET Framework Apps to .NET Core

Leading cloud computing platform Amazon Web Services open sourced the it announced in July for helping users port old .NET Framework applications to the new .NET Core framework.

Uno Platform Ports Windows Calculator to Linux

Uno Platform has ported the famed Windows Calculator, open sourced last year, to Linux as part of a continuing "proof point" effort to demonstrate the reach of what it describes as the sole UI offering available to target Windows, WebAssembly, iOS, macOS, Android and Linux with single-codebase applications coded in C# and XAML.

ASP.NET Core OData 8 Preview Supports .NET 5, but with Breaking Changes

ASP.NET Core OData, which debuted in July 2018, is out in a v8.0 preview that for the first time supports the upcoming .NET 5 milestone release.

VS Code Java Team Details 5 Best Dev Practices

Microsoft's Visual Studio Code team for Java development added a new Coding Pack for Java installer and detailed best practices for setting up a development environment.

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Final Go-Live .NET 5 Release Candidate Ships Ahead of Nov. 10 Debut

Having been deemed "feature complete" and "near final" and "go live" for some time now, .NET 5 is out in a second and final Release Candidate, scheduled for a Nov. 10 debut during .NET Conf 2020.

Blazor Debugging Boosted in .NET 5 RC 2

In highlighting updates to ASP.NET Core in the just-launched second and final Release Candidate of .NET 5, Microsoft pointed out better debugging for Blazor, the red-hot project that allows for C# coding of web projects.

Edge Browser Dev Tools for VS Code Now Generally Available

Microsoft has moved its Edge browser development tools for Visual Studio Code from preview to general availability, providing in-editor web site debugging and other functionality.

Microsoft Is Leader in API Management, Seen as Key to Post-Pandemic 'New Normal'

Microsoft is among the leaders in new report on API management, which research firm Gartner sees as key in helping companies thrive in the "new normal" to follow the COVID-19 pandemic.

Xamarin.Essentials Mobile-Centric APIs Add macOS Desktop Support

APIs now work with top mobile platforms, along with watchOS, tvOS, Tizen and desktop platforms: UWP and macOS.

What's New in Visual Studio Code September 2020 Update

Updates range from an accessible settings editor to a tutorial on how to create a reusable Docker container to match your development environment.

For ASP.NET Core in .NET 6, Devs Want AOT Compilation

ASP.NET Core dev team puts out GitHub call to action to vote on features wanted in .NET 6 next year, and AOT leads the pack so far.

Bridge to Kubernetes Simplifies Microservice Development in Visual Studio/VS Code

New Bridge to Kubernetes extensions available for Visual Studio and VS Code simplify microservice development by bridging a local dev machine to specific dependencies in remote clusters.

Microsoft Announces Playwright for Python Web Testing Tool

The Playwright tool that automates web testing for JavaScript applications is now out in preview for Python.

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