Microsoft kicked off its huge Build developer conference with the usual bevy of announcements, touching on everything from a new .NET Core 3.0 preview ahead of September general availability, to Visual Studio Online, the general availability of VS IntelliCode, ML.NET 1.0 for machine learning and much more.
Microsoft announced .NET Core 3.0 will arrive in September, after which the company is switching to one unified .NET platform, called .NET 5, which will debut in November 2020.
The well-documented bond between Visual Studio Code and Python has been further epitomized in new remote development tooling just announced for Microsoft's popular, open source, cross-platform code editor.
Visual Studio Code, the increasingly popular programming tool that already tops some major surveys, is getting expanded remote development capabilities via a brand-new extension pack.
As a prelude to the big Build developer conference next week, Microsoft has announced a host of new development features, many focusing on the Azure cloud and, in particular, artificial intelligence development with machine learning.
Visual Studio Code tooling provided with the Java Extension Pack has been updated with support for Java 12, new code actions, new debugging features, Maven enhancements and more.
Microsoft released Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 Preview 2, with improvements to debugging, C++ development, extensibility, NuGet functionality and more.
Almost four years after the debut of Apache Spark, .NET developers are on track to more easily use the popular Big Data processing framework in C# and F# projects.
The latest monthly update to the Python extension for Visual Studio Code makes it easier for developers to keep track of variables and their data when working with the ever-popular programming language in the ever-popular open source code editor.
Visual Studio Code now does Blazor development thanks to updated Razor tooling support in a popular C# extension for the code editor.
On the same day we reported "the end of the experiment is in sight" for Microsoft's Blazor project, it did indeed graduate from experimental status to a preview of a new way to do Web UI with .NET languages like C#.
Microsoft's .NET Core 3.0 is out in a fourth preview as it nears general availability, with the exact release date to be revealed by the company at its Build developer conference in about three weeks.
Daniel Roth and Steve Sanderson of Microsoft's Blazor development team provided an update on the long-awaited, experimental project that boosts .NET development for the Web, stating "the end of the experiment is in sight."
Internet of Things specialist Particle has shipped a new Workbench development tool based on the ever-popular Visual Studio Code editor.
A GitHub project called VSCodium offers up the popular Visual Studio Code editor, but stripped of Microsoft customizations and released under a "real" open source license.
InstallAware Software announced a new IDE said to be the first such tool specifically dedicated to working with Microsoft's new MSIX app packaging format.
Microsoft shipped Windows Template Studio 3.1, updating the low-code tool for coding Universal Windows Platform applications with support for the brand-new Visual Studio 2019 release and more.
Microsoft has updated its open source, cross-platform F# language for functional programming, adding new functionality and positioning it to tackle machine learning projects in the future.
Stack Overflow's huge annual developer survey is known for asking respondents what tools they most love, dread and want, and the new 2019 report identifies Microsoft's .NET Core as the "most loved" non-Web framework.
Microsoft just shipped its open source, cross-platform machine learning framework, ML.NET, as a Release Candidate, just one step away from general availability that could come next month.