Microsoft's TypeScript programming language over the past few years has been steadily climbing the popularity rankings in Stack Overflow's huge annual developer survey, this year knocking off Java to crack the top five.
VMware announced a new Visual Studio toolkit for working with Kubernetes clusters, containers, microservices and other cloud-native tech in its Tanzu line of products.
Rust rules among programming languages used for WebAssembly projects, but Blazor (C#) is coming on strong.
Stack Overflow's huge developer survey is out for 2022, showing that Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio have cemented their positions as the two most popular IDEs among more than 70,000 developers who were polled.
After a one-year technical preview, GitHub Copilot, described as an "AI pair programmer" coding assistant, has reached General Availability (GA) status.
"An unacceptable abuse of power from the stewards of the platform, and a betrayal of the community."
As promised at the recent Build developer conference, Visual Studio 2022 17.3 Preview 2 is now available as a native Arm64 application on Windows 11.
Microsoft shipped the fifth preview of .NET 7 en route to a November debut, with improvements concerning generic math, observability and much more.
Microsoft now lets Visual Studio Code users financially sponsor authors of their favorite extensions.
Very opinionated tool is named after its creator, Brett Cannon, engineering manager for the Python extension who is also a member of the Python Steering Council.
Microsoft updated its Quantum Development Kit (QDK) to support.NET 6 instead of .NET Core 3.1, and Visual Studio 2022 instead of VS 2019.
Microsoft-owned GitHub announced it will sunset its popular Atom "hackable text editor" late this year as it concentrates on cloud-based dev tooling.
Microsoft struggled to improve .NET MAUI performance beyond that of Xamarin.Forms, wrestling with thorny issues like iOS app size and Android startup times.
Microsoft's big Java on Azure push is moving forward with an update to the Azure toolkit for the IntelliJ IDE, along with the General Availability status for the Azure Spring Apps Enterprise tier.
Microsoft shipped a major update of its Windows App SDK, a unifying resource for building various kinds of Windows apps with modern technologies.
They help cloud application developers work with Azure services for web site hosting, databases, serverless computing, containers, managing virtual machines and much more.
Microsoft is doubling down on its low-code push spearheaded by its Power Platform, just revamped with a new offering called Power Pages for building simple, data-driven web sites.
It was a big week for Microsoft-centric development news, including TypeScript 4.7 reaching General Availability, Visual Studio for Arm coming soon, Azure Deployment environments and more.
AI might not be coming for your coding job, but it sure is going to change it.
Lagging by about six months, Visual Studio 2022 for Mac v17.0 has finally caught up to its Windows counterpart and reached Generally Available (GA) status after a huge revamp of its frontend UI and backend runtime.