Microsoft is changing the model for Visual Studio extensions with the goal of making them easier to write, safer to use and more cloud-friendly.
Microsoft shipped a new preview of its experimental project, Mobile Blazor Bindings, with a UI unification across the web and mobile/desktop spaces.
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.
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.
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.
Android is playing a little catch-up to iOS regarding in-app review functionality, just now coming to Microsoft's Xamarin.Forms implementation.
"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."
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 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, which debuted in July 2018, is out in a v8.0 preview that for the first time supports the upcoming .NET 5 milestone release.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
APIs now work with top mobile platforms, along with watchOS, tvOS, Tizen and desktop platforms: UWP and macOS.
Updates range from an accessible settings editor to a tutorial on how to create a reusable Docker container to match your development environment.