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Google Releases Visual Studio Tool for Android Game Development

Google released a Visual Studio extension for creating gaming apps for Android, targeting C++ developers.

TypeScript 4.4 Beta Boosts Performance, Suggests JavaScript Spelling

Microsoft has shipped a TypeScript v4.4 beta release, with new features ranging from performance improvements to spelling suggestions for JavaScript.

New .NET MAUI Workload Installation Detailed in 'Final Xamarin Podcast'

As Xamarin is being evolved into the new .NET MAUI mobile/desktop dev framework, Microsoft last week explained features such as a new command-line SDK workload installation experience during what the company called "The Final Xamarin Podcast."

Java on VS Code Plans: Improve Inner Loop, Security, Remote Development & More

The regular monthly update to Java tooling on Visual Studio Code is light on new features but does provide a peek into future plans, which include improving the fundamental inner loop experience, security, remote development and much more.

VS Code's 'Workspace Trust' Can Restrict Automatic Code Execution

After the Visual Studio Code dev team introduced Workspace Trust in last month's regular update, it recently published guidance to explain the reasoning behind giving users the option to restrict automatic code execution in the open source-based, cross-platform code editor.

VS Code Update Improves Workspace Trust, Jupyter Functionality

The June 2021 update to Visual Studio Code (v1.58) improves the Workspace Trust feature introduced in the previous monthly update, while boosting Jupyter functionality and allowing terminals in the editor led other improvements.

What Are the Most Popular VS Code Themes?

Developers can be finicky about what themes round out their perfect VS Code setups, so we're listing the top options available now -- those with more than 1 million installations.

GitHub Codespaces Alternative: AWS Cloud9, SSH & VS Code

Amazon Web Services offers up a remote development setup for Visual Studio Code developers that involves an SSH connection to leverage the AWS Cloud9 IDE and other functionality.

Java on Azure: Azure Spring Cloud Integrates with New Relic One Performance Monitoring

Microsoft's Java on Azure team announced the integration of New Relic One performance monitoring in Azure Spring Cloud, used to deploy Spring Boot–based microservice applications to Azure.

Microsoft Eyes Visual Studio Accessibility: Focus Mode, Audio Cues, Whitespace Rendering, More

Microsoft is seeking developer feedback on accessibility, seeking to go beyond "good enough" with possible new features like focus mode, audio cues and more.

Will AI Replace Developers? GitHub Copilot Revives Existential Threat Angst

"Let's see the question we're all wondering ... can this replace our jobs?" said a Reddit reader commenting on the site's thread for GitHub Copilot, an "AI pair programmer" unveiled as a technical preview this week.

GitHub Copilot, an AI Pair Programmer, Is Coming to VS Code/Visual Studio

A new "AI pair programmer" represents a breakthrough in the third revolution of software development: the use of AI in coding, says GitHub CEO Nat Friedman.

ML.NET Now Works on ARM Devices and Blazor WebAssembly

ML.NET -- an open source, cross-platform machine learning framework for .NET devs -- now works on ARM64 and Apple M1 devices, and on Blazor WebAssembly, with some limitations for each.

Windows 11 Development: New Driver/Assessment Kits, ARM64EC ('Emulation Compatible') ABI

Microsoft published new products to help with developing apps for and on Windows 11, including an updated driver kit, a new assessment and deployment kit, and ARM64EC ("Emulation Compatible"), a new way to build apps for Windows 11 on ARM.

New WinForms Default Font API: 'It Is Easy to Go Wild with This API'

Developers can now set an application-wide default font for WinForms projects with a new API.

Windows 11 Development: Open Ecosystem Store, Project Reunion Rebrand and More

In announcing Windows 11, Microsoft said a more open Microsoft Store ecosystem will provide more opportunities for developers.

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Infragistics Updates UI/UX Tooling for Blazor, WinForms, WPF and More

A new update to Infragistics UI/UX tooling enhances many components that target .NET-centric developers, including Blazor, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and more.

Compiled Models Quicken App Startups in Entity Framework Core 6.0 Preview 5

Some six years in the making, an effort to quicken app startup times in Entity Framework Core via compiled models has been realized in the new v6.0 Preview 5.

New in Azure SDK: Data Tables & Monitor Libraries, and More

New Azure Data Tables libraries and beta Azure Monitor libraries highlight the latest update to the Azure SDK.

What's New in .NET MAUI Preview 5

Microsoft continues to enhance .NET MAUI (.NET Multi-platform App UI), improving animations, view transformations and single page templates, along with porting of several UI components from Xamarin.Forms, the mobile dev framework which .NET MAUI is evolving.

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