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Code with Fire! Top VS Code Tips

Imagine typing Blazor code while orange flames blaze from your cursor. What could be better than that for your developer quality of life?

Microsoft's New Programming Language for Excel Now Turing Complete

Microsoft, which calls its Excel spreadsheet a <i>programming language</i>, reports that an effort called LAMBDA to make it even more of a <i>programming language</i> is paying off, recently being deemed Turing complete.

Reports: Expired NuGet Cert Borks .NET 5 Apps on Debian Linux

Apparently an expired NuGet certificate has today caused .NET 5 projects to stop working on Debian Linux, according to multiple reports.

New Visual Studio Razor Editor 'Close to Being Ready' for Blazor and Other Projects

The experimental Razor editor for Visual Studio introduced last summer has been updated and is "close to being ready for normal daily development."

JetBrains Unveils Plans for WinForms, WPF and More in Rider .NET IDE

JetBrains announced plans for Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), ASP.NET and more tooling in the next release of its popular Rider IDE for .NET development.

Microsoft Updates 'Must Have' Xamarin Community Toolkit

The Xamarin Community Toolkit provides all kinds of effects, views and helpers to complement mobile app development with Microsoft's recently released, open source, cross-platform Xamarin.Forms 5.

Python in VS Code Adds Data Viewer for Debugging

The January 2021 update to the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is out with a short list of new features headed by a data viewer used while debugging.

Attacks on .NET Apps Grow in Number, Severity, Says Security Firm

.NET apps were found to have more serious vulnerabilities and suffer more attacks last year, according to data gathered by Contrast Labs.

GitHub Ships Enterprise Server 3.0 Release Candidate

It's described as "the biggest ever change to Enterprise Server," with improvements to Actions, Packages, mobile, security and more.

Microsoft Opens Up Old Win32 APIs to C# and Rust, More Languages to Come

Microsoft is opening up old Win32 APIs long used for 32-bit Windows programming, letting coders use languages of their choice instead of the default C/C++ option.

Project Oqtane Provides Blazor-Based Modern App Framework

The .NET Foundation recently shined a spotlight on Project Oqtane, a modern application framework for Blazor, Microsoft's red-hot open source project that enables web development in C#.

Radzen Open Sources 60+ Blazor Components

Radzen, a development tooling vendor that provides third-party components for .NET coders, open sourced its controls for Blazor, Microsoft's red-hot open source project that enables web development in C#.

Progress Touts New Third-Party Blazor UI Components

Third-party dev tool specialist Progress announced an update to its .NET-centric offerings, touting new controls for Blazor, Microsoft's red-hot project for creating web apps with C#.

Customize Your Own Audio Test Cues in Visual Studio 2019 v16.9 Preview 3

Yes, developers can be alerted to a failed test with a fart sound.

AWS Open Sources .NET Porting Assistant GUI

After previously open sourcing components of its Porting Assistant for .NET, Amazon Web Services open sourced the tool's GUI.

Entity Framework Core 6: What Developers Want

Microsoft outlined its plan for Entity Framework Core 6, which in November will take its place as the data access component of the landmark .NET 6, a long-term support (LTS) release that will mark Microsoft's transition from the Windows-only .NET Framework to an open source, cross-platform umbrella offering of all things .NET.

.NET Core Ranks High Among Frameworks in New Dev Survey

.NET Core placed high in a web-dominated ranking of development frameworks published by CodinGame, which provides a tech hiring platform.

Here's a One-Stop Shop for .NET 5 Improvements

Culled from reams of Microsoft documentation, here's a high-level summary of what's new for performance, networking, diagnostics and more, along with links to the nitty-gritty details for those wanting to dig in more.

Azure SQL Database Ranked Among Top 3 Databases of 2020

Microsoft touted the inclusion of Azure SQL Database among the top three databases of 2020 in a popularity ranking by DB-Engines, which collects and manages information about database management systems, updating its lists monthly.

Time Tracker Says VS Code Is No. 1 Editor for Devs, Some Working 15+ Hours Per Day

WakaTime, which does time tracking for programmers, released data for 2020 showing that Visual Studio Code is by far the top editor/IDE used by its coders, some of whom are hacking away for more than 15 hours per day.

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