Open Source


VS Code Goes on Security 'MITRE ATT&CK' with New Extension

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.

Microsoft Opens Up C# Standardization Work

C# standardization is now being carried out in an open source GitHub repo that details ongoing work to document the standard for the latest C# language versions.

New Open Source Index: VS Code Is No. 1 Code Editor

Confirming many other studies, trackers and surveys, a new open source project tracker lists Microsoft's Visual Studio Code as the top code editor, clocking in at No. 11 on the list of most popular and fastest-growing GitHub projects.

Eclipse Foundation Takes Over Visual Studio Marketplace Alternative

The Eclipse Foundation has taken over the Open VSX Registry, described as a vendor-neutral alternative to Microsoft's Visual Studio Marketplace site that includes thousands of extensions for the company's open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor.

Microsoft's Surface Duo Dev Team Courts Flutter Coders

Microsoft is helping Google provide support for foldable devices -- specifically the Surface Duo -- in Flutter apps.

Microsoft Extends Low-Code Push with Power Fx Programming Language

"Using formulas that are already familiar to hundreds of millions of users, Power Fx allows a broad range of people to bring skills they already know to low code solutions."

Microsoft's Tools to Fight Solorigate Attack Are Now Open Source

Microsoft open sourced homegrown tools it used to check its systems for code related to the recent massive breach of supply chains that the company has named Solorigate.

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.

No. 1 Visual Studio IDE Feature Request: Linux

In the "IDE" section of the "Visual Studio" section of Microsoft's Developer Community site, the No. 1 feature request -- as measured by community votes -- is "Visual Studio for Linux."

TypeScript Surges in GitHub Octoverse 2020 Report

TypeScript popularity surged in GitHub's annual Octoverse report, one of the most comprehensive developer-oriented studies in the industry, focusing on the open source dev space.

Uno Platform Update Highlights New Linux Support

Uno Platform, an open source project that enables coding single-codebase, multi-platform web, mobile and desktop apps with .NET-centric technologies like C# and XAML, highlighted preview support for the development of Linux applications in a new version 3.1 update.

AWS Open Sources Tool for Porting .NET Framework Apps to .NET Core

Leading cloud computing platform Amazon Web Services open sourced the it announced in July for helping users port old .NET Framework applications to the new .NET Core framework.

Uno Platform Ports Windows Calculator to Linux

Uno Platform has ported the famed Windows Calculator, open sourced last year, to Linux as part of a continuing "proof point" effort to demonstrate the reach of what it describes as the sole UI offering available to target Windows, WebAssembly, iOS, macOS, Android and Linux with single-codebase applications coded in C# and XAML.

Microsoft Retools WPF Open Source Effort After Negative Feedback

After a GitHub survey about its .NET open source efforts yielded negative feedback, Microsoft is retooling its efforts for the most problematic repo, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).

Formerly a Proprietary 'Evil Empire,' Microsoft Shows Off Embrace of Open Source

It's well known how Microsoft has transformed from a proprietary, monolithic software "Evil Empire" to an inclusive, open source champion, but just in case you didn't get the message yet, a new company site will do the trick.