Hot topics were: 64-bit; support (or perceived lack thereof) of Azure DevOps; Linux; the legacy .NET Framework; and even refreshed icons.
The wildly popular Python extension for Visual Studio Code is previewing support for Poetry, which eases Python packaging and dependency management.
Visual Studio 2022 will be previewed this summer as a 64-bit application, opening up gobs of new memory for programmers to use. "Here's to no more out-of-memory exceptions. 🎉"
Viewing data is easier in the April update of Jupyter tooling in Visual Studio Code.
Pointing to COBOL in VS Code, he says the barrier to his learning the 62-year-old language is gone: "We're now cooking with gas!"
Microsoft announced Visual Studio 2019 v16.10 Preview 2, focusing on "developer productivity and convenience" with new features for .NET, Containers, C++, Accessibility and more.
"Now Windows joins Android, iOS, and macOS as target platforms you can reach with .NET MAUI!"
With the controls, developers can embed Blazor code into existing apps that run on .NET 6, a unifying, all-things-.NET umbrella framework going GA in November.
.NET 6 Preview 3 includes early Hot Reload support for ASP.NET Core/Blazor web apps, furthering a push to make it available across the entire tooling gamut.
C# standardization is now being carried out in an open source GitHub repo that details ongoing work to document the standard for the latest C# language versions.
Yes, you can use .NET MAUI within VS Code -- if you're handy with a CLI and don't mind extra work and missing features. For the full experience, the Visual Studio IDE is the place to be.
It's "a new no-cost long-term supported distribution and Microsoft's new way to collaborate and contribute to the Java ecosystem."
The latest update to Microsoft's open source-based, cross-platform code editor features better debugging, many Workbench improvements and new guidance for Raspberry Pi installations.
Microsoft's claim that its recently released Project Reunion 0.5 for unified Windows desktop development would soon see support by third-party sources that provide "ecosystem technologies," including the .NET Foundation's Windows Community Toolkit (WCT), is ringing true.
Technical careers specialist Dice dove into job posting data to chart the salaries associated with popular programming languages, finding that Microsoft's TypeScript fares well in both accounts.
Confirming many other studies, trackers and surveys, a new open source project tracker lists Microsoft's Visual Studio Code as the top code editor, clocking in at No. 11 on the list of most popular and fastest-growing GitHub projects.
A new analyst report on serverless cloud-native app development names Microsoft Azure as one of three leaders, touting its "developer experience game" but knocking the platform for putting key enterprise features in advanced plans.
Some organizations are already supporting the milestone release, designed to simplify Windows desktop development, with "ecosystem technologies." Here's an update on what's out there now and what's coming.
The Eclipse Foundation has taken over the Open VSX Registry, described as a vendor-neutral alternative to Microsoft's Visual Studio Marketplace site that includes thousands of extensions for the company's open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor.
Microsoft shipped a production-ready Project Reunion 0.5, which for the first time contains tooling for WinUI 3 desktop applications that are forward-compatible with future releases.