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New 101-Level Instructional .NET Videos Unveiled

Fresh on the heels of .NET Core 3.0, Microsoft's Scott Hanselman unveiled a months-long project to provide entry-level instructional videos on all things .NET, ranging from "What is C#?" to ".NET for Apache Spark 101."

Microsoft Details LINQ Overhaul in New Entity Framework Core 3.0

The new Entity Framework Core 3.0 GA release includes a new LINQ implementation that Microsoft explained in an announcement post.

XAML Hot Reload for Xamarin.Forms Previewed in Visual Studio 2019 for Mac 8.3

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac 8.3 debuted yesterday (Sept. 23) with quicker Xamarin UI changes testing, an improved Web development experience and more.

What's New in F# 4.7

Functional programming devotees welcomed the general availability of F# 4.7 along with the release of .NET Core 3.0 and associated tooling.

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Visual Studio 2019 16.3, Your New Tool for .NET Core 3.0

Alongside the big .NET Core 3.0 release, Microsoft announced the general availability of Visual Studio 2019 16.3, which VS developers need to work with the new cross-platform, open source offering.

NET Core 3.0 Arrives

Microsoft officially announced .NET Core 3.0, an important milestone in the company's transition from the traditional, proprietary, Windows-only .NET Framework to a new open source, cross-platform offering -- the new direction for .NET developers.

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Open Source Uno Platform Takes Xamarin.Forms Mobile Apps to the Web via WebAssembly

The open source Uno Platform announced new integration with Xamarin.Forms that lets developers take existing XF mobile apps to the Web, using WebAssembly.

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Blazor WebAssembly Not Ready for .NET Core 3.0 Prime Time

The much-anticipated .NET Core 3.0 milestone release is shipping in five days, Sept. 23, but it won't include a stable Blazor WebAssembly.

Release Candidates Out for Entity Framework Core 3.0 and Entity Framework 6.3

After shipping Preview 9 versions of Entity Framework Core 3.0 and Entity Framework 6.3 a couple weeks ago and saying, "These are the last planned previews before we release the final versions later this month," Microsoft this week belied that with new Release Candidate builds.

'Getting Started' with Java in Visual Studio Code Now Easier

Developers using Java tooling with Visual Studio Code now have a better "Getting Started" experience thanks to new functionality in the September Java extensions update.

Visual Studio 2019 16.3 Preview Adds .NET Core Database Profiling

Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2019 16.3 Preview 4, adding database profiling for projects based on .NET Core, which is coming out in a big v3.0 milestone release next week.

Microsoft Squeezes In One More Surprise .NET Core 3.0 Preview: RC1

After saying .NET Core 3.0 Preview 9 was the final preview before next week's official GA launch, Microsoft today issued a surprise Release Candidate 1 offering, neccessitated by Visual Studio 2019 synchronization.

Entity Framework Core 3.0 Finalized, LINQ Workarounds Published

As with other "Core 3.0" products, Entity Framework is basically done at this point as the big final release is less than two weeks away, and Microsoft has provided some workarounds for the problematic LINQ implementation in the new and final preview.

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac 8.3 'In the Endgame'

With the big .NET Core 3.0 milestone coming up in two weeks, Microsoft is finishing off its tooling updates, including the recently announced Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.3 Preview 3.

Google Developer Rips 'Painful' TypeScript 3.5 Upgrade

A GitHub issue titled "Google feedback on TypeScript 3.5" rips the "painful" release for causing more than the usual amount of upgrade problems across Google's repository of billions of lines of code.

Visual Studio Code 1.38 (August 2019) Ships

The August 2019 update (version 1.38) to Visual Studio Code, Microsoft's open source, cross-platform code editor, is available, featuring many enhancements.

Visual Studio 2019 16.3 Preview 3 Focuses on F#, Features Experimental Terminal

You have to manually enable it, but an early look at a new Terminal is available in the third preview of Visual Studio 2019 16.3, along with many F# enhancements, IntelliCode improvements and much more.

Last .NET Core 3.0 Preview Ships 3 Weeks Ahead of Final Release

Microsoft has shipped its last preview of the long-awaited .NET Core 3.0, which will launch in GA later this month during the Sept. 23-25 .NET Conf online event.

What's New for ASP.NET Core and Blazor in Final Preview of .NET Core 3.0

Improved gRPC functionality is just one many new improvements in the ASP.NET Core component of .NET Core 3.0 Preview 9, the last step before the entire .NET Core 3.0 platform hits general availability in about three weeks.

Community Developer Provides New TypeScript 3.6 Playground

Microsoft has shipped TypeScript 3.6, with a new "playground" stemming from an independent open source developer serving as an example of community collaboration improving world-class software.

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