Microsoft shipped the first preview of .NET 8, for which the company touted polishing of native Ahead-of-Time (AOT) compilation, and, on the web-dev side, the new Blazor United project that melds mix-and-match server-side and client-side rendering functionality.
Developers continue to claim -- as they have for years -- that the "AI pair programmer" GitHub Copilot tool doesn't work well with IntelliSense, which is built in to Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code.
GitHub has again upgraded the AI tech behind its Copilot "AI pair programmer," which reportedly already generates 61 percent of Java Code in editors where it's used and 46 percent across all languages.
"Maybe that gets a little too crazy. Nothing committed there."
Since Microsoft's Steve Sanderson teased a prototype "Blazor United" project last month in a video, the company has basically been mum on the subject, but that's changing with a deep dive tomorrow.
The first preview of .NET 8 is coming in a couple of weeks (-ish) said Microsoft's David Ortinau during a livestreamed tech event held in Stockholm.
A new software security report finds .NET applications had the highest percentage of flaws when compared to two popular programming languages (even though .NET isn't a programming language).
Microsoft updated its programming languages strategy, confirming that Visual Basic will remain a going concern even though it's still relegated to second-rate status when compared to C# and F#.
"We've also added a new AI Tools in VS Code topic to the VS Code documentation that will help you get started with Copilot."
Shortly after Blazor creator Steve Sanderson wowed web-devs with a new prototype project called Blazor United and solicited feedback on its viability, Microsoft flipped the switch and put it on the roadmap for .NET 8.
After being recognized as ONE of the fastest-growing programming languages in last year's developer report from dev tooling specialist JetBrains, Microsoft's TypeScript was named THE fastest-growing language this year.
"In this updated solution template, the 'Shared Project' is replaced by a regular cross-platform library containing all user code files."
"We've started some experiments to combine the advantages of Razor Pages, Blazor Server and Blazor WebAssembly all into one thing."
The company said its new Progress Developer Tools R1 2023 release includes design and accessibility upgrades, deeper customizations and support for the latest frameworks.
"We've created a new online resource, Azure for Spring developers, to help Spring developers code, deploy and scale their Spring applications on Azure.
With ChatGPT being the first "It" tech in the cutting-edge AI space that regular people can play around with, it's no wonder that tools to use it are exploding in the Visual Studio Code Marketplace.
An update to Microsoft's .NET Community Toolkit provides new dedicated analyzers that not only flags potential errors but also help beginners understand and improve their code.
"17.5 Preview 3 has the first preview version of our spell checker for code documents which will help folks identify misspelled words in comments, strings and identifiers for C#, C++ and Markdown files."
"We wondered how we could make editing your code feel as tactile and easy as paint with a brush in Photoshop."