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Progress Telerik .NET Dev Tools Add Native Blazor UI Components

Progress announced an update to its .NET-centric Telerik line of development tools that features a new suite to accomodate the red-hot Blazor initiative, which lets coders use C# instead of JavaScript for Web projects.

New VS Code Icon Debuts in May 2019 v1.35

Risking developer wrath, Microsoft has again changed the Visual Studio Code icon in the May 2019 edition, version 1.35.

Visual Studio Team Shutters UserVoice Forum, Moves to One-Stop-Shop Developer Community

Feature requests and reported problems are now exclusively on Developer Community, which features tabs for Visual Studio, Visual Studio for Mac, .NET, C++, Azure DevOps and Azure DevOps Server (TFS).

What's New in TypeScript 3.5

Less than two weeks after the Release Candidate, Microsoft has shipped the final release of TypeScript 3.5, the increasingly popular programming language that improves upon JavaScript by allowing optional static typing.

Microsoft Doubles Down on Guidance for Porting Desktop Apps to .NET Core

New porting guidance targets two groups of .NET developers: those who want just the basics and those who want meatier details for more complex use cases.

In the Era of .NET Core, Microsoft Revamps SQL Server Data Access

Microsoft announced a new data access driver for SQL Server that should be the path forward for data developers in the era of .NET Core.

IntelliCode Expansion Highlights New Visual Studio 2019 v16.1

Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2019 version 16.1 with a host of new features and enhancements, led by an expansion of workloads that now support IntelliCode, the AI-assisted upgrade of IntelliSense.

Xamarin.Forms 4.0 Shell, Because 'The Last Thing You Want Is Hassle'

Xamarin.Forms 4.0 is out, a major release featuring the new Shell, an application container providing basic, common UI features -- including troublesome navigation functionality -- to help developers get started more easily and quickly, addressing "hassle" reported in developer feedback.

What's New in VS Code April 2019 (Version 1.34)

For the April 2019 update of Visual Studio Code, v1.34, the dev team primarily concentrated on a preview of extension tools to facilitate remote development, though several other new features were added to the open source, cross-platform code editor.

TypeScript 3.5 RC Fixes Introduced Bug that Caused Slowness 'Explosion'

Microsoft shipped TypeScript 3.5 RC, a release candidate that fixes a type-checking bug the team introduced in version 3.4, which caused a huge slowdown in build times and other performance.

New 'Try .NET' Tool Interactively Generates Documentation for .NET Core

A two-year effort by Microsoft's language team has resulted in the public debut of Try .NET, an interactive documentation generator for .NET Core.

Development Analyst: 'TypeScript Is Exploding'

Developer-focused analyst firm RedMonk, known for publishing one of the leading indices that measure programming language popularity, has noted the growth of Microsoft's TypeScript, stating it's "exploding" in relation to other languages.

VS Code Wizard-Driven Web Template Studio Does Full-Stack Web Apps

Microsoft Web Template Studio, a new open source Visual Studio Code extension, has been unveiled to simplify and quicken the process of creating full-stack Web applications.

New No-Code Azure-Based Web UI Simplifies Automated Machine Learning

At its recent Build developer conference, Microsoft highlighted simplified automated machine learning with three approaches: code-first, drag-and-drop and no-code, the latter of which is now accessible via a Web UI in the Azure portal, in preview.

Microsoft Takes Entity Framework 6 to .NET Core

Microsoft announced Entity Framework 6.3 Preview, which takes the traditional open source object-relational mapping (ORM) framework to the .NET Core space, joining Entity Framework Core as an option for leveraging the upcoming .NET Core 3.0.

Microsoft Build: .NET Core 3.0 Preview, VS Online, IntelliCode GA, ML.NET 1.0, More

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.

Unified .NET 5 Unveiled: 'Just One .NET Going Forward'

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.

Python Programmers Prompt VS Code Remote Development Tools

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.

Remote Development Tools Unveiled for VS Code

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.

Microsoft's 3 AI Dev Approaches: Code First, No Code and Drag-and-Drop

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.

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