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#.
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.
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.
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 released a Visual Studio extension for creating gaming apps for Android, targeting C++ developers.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is seeking developer feedback on accessibility, seeking to go beyond "good enough" with possible new features like focus mode, audio cues and more.
"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.
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 -- 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.
Microsoft published new products to help with developing apps for and on Windows 11, including an updated driver kit, a new assessment and deployment kit, and ARM64EC ("Emulation Compatible"), a new way to build apps for Windows 11 on ARM.
Developers can now set an application-wide default font for WinForms projects with a new API.
In announcing Windows 11, Microsoft said a more open Microsoft Store ecosystem will provide more opportunities for developers.