Microsoft yesterday shipped Visual Studio 17.4 Preview 4 with production-ready code for .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI) with .NET 7 Release Candidate 2.
"The Design Studio enables makers to easily create modern, data-centric business web sites for desktop or mobile without writing a single line of code."
OpenSilver 1.0 arrived a year ago on the same exact date that Microsoft Silverlight's official support life ended, providing an open source alternative to the developer favorite that effectively died years earlier. Now, it has been updated to v1.1, getting closer to feature parity with the framework it was designed to replace.
Users describe what they want to automate, after which AI will build the flow in seconds.
The days of a single developer sitting in an office while using desktop Visual Studio to code a monolithic enterprise app are waning. Now it's all about the cloud and collaboration, Microsoft emphasized at the start of its big Ignite 2022 conference.
The next stop for .NET 7 is General Availability, one month out, as Microsoft shipped .NET 7 Release Candidate 2.
Multithreading support for client-side Blazor WebAssembly apps is planned for .NET 8 in November 2023, but developers can try it out now for .NET apps thanks to experimental functionality in the brand-new .NET 7 Release Candidate 2.
The team has recently been busy improving the getting started and set-up experiences, now providing a new Create Environment command.
Microsoft's regular monthly update to Java on Azure Tooling sees the dev team introducing support for Azure Cosmos DB and furthering recently introduced Azure Virtual Machine functionality.
"There is now a VS Code Community Discussions site for extension authors as a gathering place to ask questions, connect with other developers, and show off great work."
Nodding to today's social media-centered tech world and the under-construction metaverse, Microsoft announced the new .NET MAUI Community Toolkit v1.3 adds support for Gravatar, standing for "globally recognized avatar."
While WebAssembly has made quite a splash in the web-dev world, a new report describes it as "niche" tech whose usage is actually contracting, though among that shrinking usage, Microsoft's Blazor is among the top libraries.
Microsoft recently advanced .NET MAUI to General Availability status, but many developers have complained about half-baked functionality that was shipped too soon.
TypeScript has climbed steadily over the past few years to become the most popular programming language used on the CircleCI platform.
It provides "some tooling C# and XAML developers have been asking for, and have been asking for since Blend," the company said.
With the new .NET MAUI in .NET 7 Release Candidate 1, the dev team has continued to polish things up ahead of a November GA debut while at the same time filling in gaps from its predecessor, Xamarin.
With Microsoft developers focused on finishing touches ahead of the November debut of Entity Framework 7, the company has updated the corresponding "what's new" documentation to help keep track of all the changes while shipping Release Candidate 1.
WebAssembly, the open source tech that makes client-side Blazor work, was the star of the ASP.NET Core show in the new .NET 7 Release Candidate 1.
Addressing a longstanding (nearly 4 years) developer request, Microsoft has made it easier to roll back problematic IDE updates in the new Visual Studio 2022 17.4 Preview 2.
After seven previews dating back to February, Microsoft shipped .NET 7 Release Candidate 1, the first of two before the framework reaches General Availability in early November.