The regular monthly update to Visual Studio Code (April 2021, v1.56) has a bunch of preview features that developers can try out, along with the usual raft of new functionality.
Technical recruiting firm Built In published a report on what developer tech that job candidates are looking for, finding that C# had the biggest year-over-year increase from 2019 to 2020.
Microsoft dev teams for Azure Machine Learning (Azure ML) and Visual Studio Code have improved the developer experience in the super-popular, open source-based, cross-platform code editor.
The dotnet monitor tool that debuted as an experimental tool last year is now fully supported, helping developers access diagnostics information in a dotnet application.
As humanity descends into a suicidal climate-change death spiral (some might say), Microsoft-centric software development is increasingly adopting "green" practices such as lowering CO2 emissions in order to slow the roll.
The Rust programming language is gaining traction in the .NET community, both with Microsoft and among front-line developers.
Echoing an earlier report on the popularity of ASP.NET in the .NET/C# tech stack, a new survey from the .NET Foundation finds the web framework dominates the ranking of app models used by respondents.
Because WebSockets allows for full-duplex communication channels over a single TCP connection, it can be used to open a two-way interactive communication session between the user's browser and a server.
The Oqtane project -- a modular application framework for Blazor -- has been updated with more templating functionality, along with user experience (UX) improvements and fixes.
Security firm Red Canary has open sourced a new Visual Studio Code extension that helps security analysts and engineers interact with the MITRE ATT&CK framework with the help of editor features like code completion, hover pop-ups and searching of attack techniques.
There's nothing about development tools such as Visual Studio and VS Code in the announcement of Microsoft's new five-year accessibility push, although they have long been getting such functionality from the dev teams.
About 57 percent of respondents chose VS Code, followed by Xcode (34 percent), Sublime Text (15 percent), IntelliJ (13 percent), PhpStorm (9 percent) and Nova (5 percent).
Polling more than 19,000 developers, the new "Developer Economics State of the Developer Nation, 20th Edition," report is out, finding that C# has ticked up a notch in popularity, overtaking PHP for No. 5 on that ranking. What's more, the big twice-yearly report identifies what areas are most and least popular for coding in Microsoft's flagship programming language.
"Epic fail," commented a developer who this week tuned in to a livestreamed ASP.NET Community Standup event on "ASP.NET Core updates in .NET 6 Preview 3" in which Daniel Roth, principal program manager (the head guy) for ASP.NET, struggled with a Blazor Hot Reload demo.
They empower cloud developers to create applications that incorporate chat, voice calling, video calling, traditional telephone calling, SMS messaging and other real-time communication functionality.
Unity Technologies, known for its real-time development platform used widely for gaming apps, has detailed its plans for incorporating new changes in .NET and C# being pushed out by Microsoft.
Red Hat's contribution to the Java Extension Pack adds type hierarchy and package refactoring when a file is moved.
Development toolmaker GrapeCity issued the year's first update to its ComponentOne toolkit of UI controls, adding new features for Microsoft's red-hot Blazor project and .NET 5 Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation applications.
After Microsoft addressed a top developer feature request with this week's sneak peek at the upcoming 64-bit Visual Studio 2022, what else is in the works?