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ASP.NET Core Starts Path to Hot Reload, AoT Compilation, Blazor Desktop, More

The first preview of .NET 6 arrived with grand plans for ASP.NET Core -- the web-dev component -- including much-requested features like hot reload, ahead-of-time (AoT) compilation and the beginnings of Blazor hybrid desktop projects.

Uno Platform 3.5 Instantly Supports WinUI 3 Preview 4 as Part of #WinUIEverywhere

Uno Platform, an innovative player in the .NET-centric development world, reaffirmed its support for #WinUIEverywhere in its new v3.5 release, announcing day-zero support of Microsoft's UI platform for Windows apps, WinUI 3 Preview 4.

First .NET 6 Preview Introduces Blazor Desktop

Microsoft shipped the first preview of .NET 6, expected to debut in November as the culmination of a years-long effort to provide an open source, cross-platform framework for all things .NET in one unifying umbrella offering.

Raspberry Pi Officially Embraces Visual Studio Code, Telemetry and All

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has officially embraced Microsoft's open source Visual Studio Code editor, known for its cross-platform capabilities enhanced by a vast selection of extensions.

Microsoft Preps WinUI 3 for Production Debut Next Month

WinUI uses Fluent Design to provide a native user experience (UX) framework for both Windows Desktop (Win32) and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications.

VS Code C++ Tool Customizes IntelliSense for Target Platforms

Visual Studio Code developers using Microsoft's C/C++ extension have gained the ability to customize the way IntelliSense works when coding for different platforms.

C#/WinRT Authoring Preview Unveiled

Microsoft unveiled a preview of authoring support in an update to the C#/WinRT tool used to help C# developers more easily work with interfaces to the Windows Runtime, the underlying infrastructure used by Windows to expose its APIs.

No. 2 Data Science IDE? VS Code

VS Code's popularity in the data science camp was revealed in a survey by Kaggle, a Google subsidiary that fosters an online community of data scientists and machine learning practitioners.

Microsoft Boosts Java in Azure Spring Cloud, VS Code

Java has been getting some developer tooling attention from Microsoft lately in both the cloud and its popular, open source, cross-platform code editor, Visual Studio Code.

VS Code Dev Team Eyes Long-Requested Testing Support

Of course, testing is possible in VS Code via numerous extensions, but Microsoft is seeking to spearhead a more structured, comprehensive approach.

What's the Most Popular Component in the .NET/C# Tech Stack?

A new development skills report from DevSkiller reveals the most popular components in the .NET/C# tech stack. Think web.

.NET 6 Desktop Dev Options: WPF, WinForms, UWP, .NET MAUI, Blazor ...

Welcome to the emerging new world of Microsoft-centric software development. Want to code a desktop app? Take your tooling pick from WPF, WinForms, UWP, .NET MAUI, Win UI, Blazor, Project Reunion ... and who knows what's next.

Azure SDK to Add More Languages, Including Go

Microsoft's 2021 plans for the Azure SDK include adding codified support for more programming languages, with mobile iOS and Android libraries on tap in the draft guidelines stage, along with general-purpose languages C, C++ and even Go, the flagship programming language for cloud rival Google.

North Korea-Sponsored Hackers Attack with Bad-Code Visual Studio Projects

Microsoft reported a battle with North Korean-sponsored hackers who attacked security researchers with a most innovative technique: compromised Visual Studio projects.

Code with Fire! Top VS Code Tips

Imagine typing Blazor code while orange flames blaze from your cursor. What could be better than that for your developer quality of life?

Microsoft's New Programming Language for Excel Now Turing Complete

Microsoft, which calls its Excel spreadsheet a <i>programming language</i>, reports that an effort called LAMBDA to make it even more of a <i>programming language</i> is paying off, recently being deemed Turing complete.

Reports: Expired NuGet Cert Borks .NET 5 Apps on Debian Linux

Apparently an expired NuGet certificate has today caused .NET 5 projects to stop working on Debian Linux, according to multiple reports.

Microsoft Updates 'Must Have' Xamarin Community Toolkit

The Xamarin Community Toolkit provides all kinds of effects, views and helpers to complement mobile app development with Microsoft's recently released, open source, cross-platform Xamarin.Forms 5.

JetBrains Unveils Plans for WinForms, WPF and More in Rider .NET IDE

JetBrains announced plans for Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), ASP.NET and more tooling in the next release of its popular Rider IDE for .NET development.

New Visual Studio Razor Editor 'Close to Being Ready' for Blazor and Other Projects

The experimental Razor editor for Visual Studio introduced last summer has been updated and is "close to being ready for normal daily development."