Microsoft's embrace of open source is paying off, says Stack Overflow in its new developer survey, as TypeScript has vaulted into second place (behind Rust) as the "most loved" programming language, pulling away from Python, with which it tied in last year's survey.
Microsoft has open sourced GW-BASIC, a programming language developed some 38 years ago. GW-BASIC and variants such as QBasic, QuickBasic and others provided the onramp to computer programming for many industry veterans.
Seemingly feeling the need to stir up some more naming confusion, Microsoft-owned GitHub this week announced Codespaces -- a new cloud-hosted development environment based on Visual Studio Code -- just a week after Visual Studio Online was renamed Visual Studio Codespaces.
Microsoft-owned GitHub announced a pricing revision for the development platform/source code repository, making all of its core features free for everyone.
Member of the .NET team working on Hardware Intrinsics and Numerics cites 411 issues that need attention, including some that just involve changing simple lines of text.
The Eclipse Foundation unveiled Eclipse Theia 1.0, described as a "true open source" alternative to Microsoft's wildly popular Visual Studio Code editor.
Uno Platform claimed an industry first and addressed a "long-time request" by announcing the capability to build WebAssembly apps in Visual Studio on Windows using Ahead of Time (AOT) compilation.
The Visual Studio Code development team placed a Santa hat on the settings gear icon in the IDE as has been done in the past for the holiday season, but this year someone objected.
Software analytics company OverOps has published a report on the most popular C# libraries as measured by ussage statistics on the GitHub open source development platform and source code repository.
The sprawling State of the Octoverse 2019 report on all things GitHub shows Visual Studio Code is once again the No. 1 project on the open source development platform, and C# has risen in the ranks of programming language popularity.
Microsoft, which now calls itself an open source company, announced two new projects that serve to live up to that moniker, one for microservices and one for Kubernetes applications.
A data visualization tool some four years in the making from Microsoft Research has been open sourced, available for use as an extension for Visual Studio Code or Azure Data Studio.
Functional programming devotees welcomed the general availability of F# 4.7 along with the release of .NET Core 3.0 and associated tooling.
The open source Uno Platform announced new integration with Xamarin.Forms that lets developers take existing XF mobile apps to the Web, using WebAssembly.
Developers using Java tooling with Visual Studio Code now have a better "Getting Started" experience thanks to new functionality in the September Java extensions update.