We reported that Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 Preview 2 -- <a href="https://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2020/06/04/vs-2019-16-7-preview-2.aspx" target="_blank">released</a> early last month -- sported a C++ focus, and that holds true for Preview 3.
While the latest TIOBE Index of programming language popularity isn't earth-shaking -- focusing on an all-time high for statistical language R -- perhaps the the biggest surprise is this: Classic Visual Basic (VB6) is still in the top 20.
Amazon Web Services introduced a tool to help its cloud computing users port their .NET Framework apps to .NET Core, the open source, cross-platform successor to the 18-year-old, Windows-only legacy framework.
The dev team for Python in Visual Studio Code announced a new tool to provide those smarts, Pylance, named after a character created by the British Monty Python surreal comedy troupe.
Developers using Visual Studio Code for Java development will soon be required to use Java 11, thanks to a recent decision of the Eclipse Platform.
Microsoft updated tools for its functional programming-oriented F# language and announced a beta for the milestone TypeScript 4.0 release scheduled for Aug. 4.
Microsoft shipped Preview 6 of the unifying .NET 5 framework, with several updates being added to the web site development component of the framework -- ASP.NET Core -- including the addition of a Blazor WebAssembly template.
Microsoft shipped the sixth preview of .NET 5, saying the milestone release designed to combine all things .NET is only two steps away from becoming feature complete in preview 8, with the final GA release scheduled for November.
Microsoft is furthering its big Java push -- marked by last year's debut of the Java Engineering Group in its Developer Division -- by porting OpenJDK for Windows 10 on Arm (AArch64)-based devices.
Hackers managed to exploit user misconfigurations -- apparently done for convenience -- to launch cryptocurrency mining campaigns leveraging powerful Kubernetes machine learning nodes in the Azure cloud, Microsoft announced earlier this month.
Among the improvements to Python functionality in the open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor is a new start page highlighting the latest features, changes, tutorials and more.
Microsoft shipped Xamarin.Forms 4.7, improving the definition of grid columns and rows, multi-bindings, shapes/paths and more.
While announcing the usual plethora of new and improved features and functionality in the May 2020 update of the open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor, the dev team included a new twist: talks on tips and tricks, remote development, and the history of VS Code presented in the recent Build 2020 developer conference.
Citing the need for "more maintenance and support," Microsoft and Google have announced that further development of the Microsoft-led Go programming language extension for Visual Studio Code has been taken over by Google.
Microsoft today announced the fifth previews of .NET 5.0 and Entity Framework Core 5.0 en route to a November general release date, though not all of the planned functionality will be finalized by then because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Microsoft cranked out June 2020 updates to .NET Core 3.1 (and 2.1) to address a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability.
C++ development is a focus point of the new Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 Preview 2, featuring a slew of tweaks and improvements touching upon remote SSH connections, IntelliSense support and more.
Microsoft's C# programming language climbed a year-over-year notch on the TIOBE Index, which measures popularity among developers.