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Microsoft Updates Java Debugger for VS Code

Microsoft updated the open source Java debugger for Visual Studio Code, adding support for Java 9 among other improvements.

VS Code Finally Gets Multi-Root Workspaces

Visual Studio Code development is marching on to its steady monthly release cadence, knocking off user feature requests one by one, with multi-root workspaces topping the new v1.18 iteration.

VS Code Goes All In on Python

The Visual Studio Code team hired the developer of the code editor's most popular Python extension, took over the project as its own and is hiring more Python coders to improve it.

Electron.NET Uses ASP.NET Core 2.0 for Cross-Platform Desktop Apps

Two Microsoft MVPs have collaborated on a project called Electron.NET that uses the open source ASP.NET Core 2.0 framework to create cross-platform desktop apps running on Windows, OSX and Linux.

What's Coming for Visual Studio Code

Microsoft published the roadmap for Visual Studio Code, giving developers a glimpse into upcoming features for the popular, open source, lightweight code editor.

Microsoft Updates R Distro for Big Data Analytics

Microsoft R Open, the company's enhanced, open source distribution of the R programming language especially suited for Big Data statistical analysis and data science, has been upgraded.

Microsoft Updates Entity Framework, Even as EF Core Ascends

Microsoft shipped a new release of the nine-year-old Entity Framework object/relational mapper (O/RM) runtime even as it cedes mindshare to the newer, lightweight, open source and cross-platform version, Entity Framework Core.

Java Debugger for VS Code Goes Open Source

Less than a month after Microsoft released a Visual Studio Code extension to provide Java debugging, the company announced it was such a big hit that it's been improved and open sourced, as promised.

VS Code: Brought to You by 15,000 Developers

It's open source, cross-platform, lightweight, increasingly popular, widely described as being performant, endlessly extensible and easy to use -- and is brought to you by some 15,000 community contributors.

Microsoft Releases .NET Framework 4.7.1

Microsoft shipped the latest iteration of its foundational .NET Framework, version 4.7.1, adding support for .NET Standard 2.0 among a host of other improvements to accessibility, security, performance, reliability and more.

Microsoft Boosts Terminal Performance in VS Code

After fulfilling developer demand for an integrated terminal within the Visual Studio Code editor, Microsoft has continued to incrementally improve the feature, boosting its performance by up to 45 times in the latest release.

AI-Driven Stack Overflow Bot Answers Programming Questions Within VS Code Editor

Visual Studio Code developers can now leverage the power of Microsoft's AI-driven Bot Framework with a new extension developed by Microsoft and Stack Overflow, the popular programming Q&A site.

Puppet Previews VS Code Extension

There's now a Visual Studio Code extension -- in technical preview -- for Puppet, the software configuration management tool that automates the delivery and operation of applications and facilitates enterprise DevOps practices.

Xamarin.Forms 2.4.0 Released with .NET Standard 2.0 Support

With help from more than 20 open source community developers, a stable release of Xamarin.Forms 2.4.0 is out, introducing several new features and supporting .NET Standard 2.0 for consistent API usage.

VS Code Gets Java Debugger

Visual Studio Code is getting more Java programming functionality in a new extension from Microsoft -- in collaboration with Red Hat -- that adds debugging capabilities.

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