Microsoft Replaces Xamarin Toolkits with New .NET MAUI Alternatives

As Xamarin.Forms morphs into the new .NET MAUI offering, Microsoft is replacing Xamarin toolkits with .NET MAUI alternatives.

TypeScript Outshines C# in Developer Ecosystem Report

In the new State of Developer Ecosystem 2021 report from JetBrains, TypeScript was found to be one of the fastest-growing languages and also ranked highly in questions about languages that developers are planning to adopt and were learning in 2021.

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.NET MAUI Preview 6: SDK Workload Installation, Gestures, Clipping, Alerts, More

.NET MAUI has been improved in many ways in this week's release of .NET 6 Preview 6 as the evolution of Xamarin.Forms (NET Multi-platform App UI), which adds desktop support to the traditional iOS and Android mobile development, takes shape.

What's New for Blazor/ASP.NET Core in .NET 6 Preview 6

In shipping .NET 6 Preview 6 this week, Microsoft described it as a "small" release as the dev team eyes wrapping up major new features and functionality, but it nevertheless contains several updates to ASP.NET Core and its Blazor component for coding web apps in C#.

New Azure Kubernetes and Event Grid Integrations Unveiled at Microsoft Inspire

This week's Microsoft Inspire 2021 event focuses on the company's partner ecosystem, but it also provides cloud developers with news about the Event Grid for serverless computing and Azure Kubernetes Service.

.NET 6 Preview 6: 'Last Chance to Influence the Release'

Microsoft shipped .NET 6 Preview 6, saying the penultimate preview before the Release Candidate stage represents the last chance for developers to influence the release with actionable feedback.

Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2: Better Live Preview, Hot Reload

While the first preview of Visual Studio 2022 focused on testing new 64-bit functionality, the new Preview 2 turns to improving nuts-and-bolts debugging, including better Live Preview, Hot Reload, Force Run and more.

Google Releases Visual Studio Tool for Android Game Development

Google released a Visual Studio extension for creating gaming apps for Android, targeting C++ developers.

TypeScript 4.4 Beta Boosts Performance, Suggests JavaScript Spelling

Microsoft has shipped a TypeScript v4.4 beta release, with new features ranging from performance improvements to spelling suggestions for JavaScript.

New .NET MAUI Workload Installation Detailed in 'Final Xamarin Podcast'

As Xamarin is being evolved into the new .NET MAUI mobile/desktop dev framework, Microsoft last week explained features such as a new command-line SDK workload installation experience during what the company called "The Final Xamarin Podcast."

Java on VS Code Plans: Improve Inner Loop, Security, Remote Development & More

The regular monthly update to Java tooling on Visual Studio Code is light on new features but does provide a peek into future plans, which include improving the fundamental inner loop experience, security, remote development and much more.

VS Code's 'Workspace Trust' Can Restrict Automatic Code Execution

After the Visual Studio Code dev team introduced Workspace Trust in last month's regular update, it recently published guidance to explain the reasoning behind giving users the option to restrict automatic code execution in the open source-based, cross-platform code editor.

VS Code Update Improves Workspace Trust, Jupyter Functionality

The June 2021 update to Visual Studio Code (v1.58) improves the Workspace Trust feature introduced in the previous monthly update, while boosting Jupyter functionality and allowing terminals in the editor led other improvements.

What Are the Most Popular VS Code Themes?

Developers can be finicky about what themes round out their perfect VS Code setups, so we're listing the top options available now -- those with more than 1 million installations.

GitHub Codespaces Alternative: AWS Cloud9, SSH & VS Code

Amazon Web Services offers up a remote development setup for Visual Studio Code developers that involves an SSH connection to leverage the AWS Cloud9 IDE and other functionality.

Java on Azure: Azure Spring Cloud Integrates with New Relic One Performance Monitoring

Microsoft's Java on Azure team announced the integration of New Relic One performance monitoring in Azure Spring Cloud, used to deploy Spring Boot–based microservice applications to Azure.

Microsoft Eyes Visual Studio Accessibility: Focus Mode, Audio Cues, Whitespace Rendering, More

Microsoft is seeking developer feedback on accessibility, seeking to go beyond "good enough" with possible new features like focus mode, audio cues and more.

Will AI Replace Developers? GitHub Copilot Revives Existential Threat Angst

"Let's see the question we're all wondering ... can this replace our jobs?" said a Reddit reader commenting on the site's thread for GitHub Copilot, an "AI pair programmer" unveiled as a technical preview this week.

GitHub Copilot, an AI Pair Programmer, Is Coming to VS Code/Visual Studio

A new "AI pair programmer" represents a breakthrough in the third revolution of software development: the use of AI in coding, says GitHub CEO Nat Friedman.

ML.NET Now Works on ARM Devices and Blazor WebAssembly

ML.NET -- an open source, cross-platform machine learning framework for .NET devs -- now works on ARM64 and Apple M1 devices, and on Blazor WebAssembly, with some limitations for each.

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