Last year's sprawling GitHub Octoverse report saw Microsoft's TypeScript programming language rise to No. 4 in the popularity ranking -- one step above C# -- after starting out at No. 10 in 2017.
Microsoft's Windows App SDK 1.0 Stable release is live, unifying access to Windows APIs for desktop Windows 10/11 apps in a new scheme that was formerly called "Project Reunion."
Learn all about global using directives, Fantomas, where Hot Reload works and doesn't work and much more in this one-stop-shop roundup of new programming language features and functionality.
In announcing Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 3, Microsoft teased upcoming support for Apple M1 processors and announced the expected general availability time-frame.
ASP.NET Core sees a bunch of new features and functionality in the just-released .NET 6, including Blazor updates, Hot Reload and minimal APIs.
With .NET MAUI -- the "evolution of Xamarin.Forms" -- delayed, the latter remains a primary mobile dev option in .NET 6, just released this week.
The landmark 64-bit Visual Studio 2022 is now generally available, for the first time offering developers much more memory to work with, along with other innovations like IntelliCode and Hot Reload.
Microsoft shipped .NET 6, the culmination of a massive unifying effort to transform the Windows-only, proprietary .NET Framework into one open source, cross-platform development offering for all types of .NET projects.
Microsoft officially pounded the last nail into the open source Microsoft Python Language Server coffin, replacing it with the company's proprietary Pylance extension for coding with Python in Visual Studio Code.
Tabnine has added Visual Studio support to its AI assistant, which puts artificial intelligence to work for code completion within Microsoft's flagship IDE.
Microsoft published new documentation for its .NET 6 web-dev component, ASP.NET Core, including the red-hot Blazor framework.
Microsoft, in the process of unifying all things .NET with the upcoming .NET 6, has also been unifying .NET communities, with the latest move along that line being the introduction of new forums.
Microsoft's ongoing Ignite 2021 tech conference saw two major additions for the Microsoft 365 Developer Program: an instant sandbox that can be pre-configured with new sample data packs for Teams meeting/collaboration software and others.
The latest monthly update to Java on Visual Studio Code adds a Gradle extension, simplifies Code Actions execution and leverages an "important milestone," the v1.0 release of a new language server developed with Red Hat.
Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 2 with minor updates including new support for .NET 6 Release Candidate 2 when running on Intel-based Mac computers.
The third preview of the Windows App SDK (formerly "Project Reunion") supports deploying WinUI 3 apps without MSIX-packaging.
Microsoft-owned GitHub announced several updates to its sprawling development and code repository platform, including two fairly new offerings: GitHub Copilot, described as an "AI pair programmer," and GitHub Codespaces, which provides an instant, customized, online version of VS Code that runs in the browser and is tied into the platform.
Userware, on a years-long mission to provide an open source alternative to Microsoft Silverlight, shipped OpenSilver 1.0 just as Microsoft ended support for the popular web-dev tool.