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New VS Code Java Features Include Refactorings, Semantic Selection

The July update of the Java functionality for Visual Studio Code includes new refactoring capabilities, support for Semantic Selection (or Smart Selection) and more.

TypeScript 3.6 Now Feature-Complete, Release Candidate Next

Microsoft's open source TypeScript programming language, fresh off cracking the top 10 in a popularity index for the first time, is out in a v3.6 beta that is feature complete, with the release candidate coming next.

TypeScript Cracks Top 10 in Programming Language Popularity Ranking

Just a couple months after declaring TypeScript was "exploding" in relation to other programming languages, analyst firm RedMonk is out with a new ranking that shows it cracking the top 10, a rare event in the history of the index.

C++ Memory Bugs Prompt Microsoft to Eye Rust Instead

Microsoft is eyeing the Rust programming language as a safer replacement of C/C++ code after discovering the "astonishing" number of security problems caused by memory corruption bugs.

AWS VS Code Toolkit Targets Serverless Cloud Development

Cloud development giant Amazon Web Services has made a new toolkit for Visual Studio Code generally available, especially tuned to serverless (Lambda functions) development.

ML.NET Machine Learning Framework Updated

Microsoft's open source machine learning framework, ML.NET, has been updated to version 1.2, continuing to add features to help .NET developers use their familiar tools and languages to infuse ML functionality into their applications.

Open Source AWS Cloud Development Kit Hits GA with TypeScript Support, C# On Tap

.NET-centric coders using Visual Studio can now ease their Amazon Web Services (AWS) development with the new Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK), an open source framework for Infrastructure as Code projects.

VS Code June 2019 Release Bolsters Remote Development

One of the more popular recent features added Visual Studio Code is a preview of remote development functionality, getting a boost in the June release, version 1.36.

Microsoft Fixes .NET Core Spoofing Vulnerability

Microsoft today (July 9) issued security-and-reliability updates to two .NET Core and .NET Core SDK releases, featuring a spoofing vulnerability fix.

AI Debugging Tool TensorWatch Open Sourced by Microsoft Research

TensorWatch, a new AI debugging and visualization tool from Microsoft Research, is now available as an open source offering on GitHub, where it's "under heavy development with a goal of providing a platform for debugging machine learning in one easy to use, extensible, and hackable package."

Uno Platform Ports Open Source Windows Calculator (C++) to Web/iOS/Android (C#)

While porting a calculator to a different platform might seem simple -- how hard can it be to convert code for addition/subtraction/multiplication/division? -- the reality is far different.

Super-Popular VS Code Python Tool Gets Update

The Python Extension for Visual Studio Code -- installed more than 9.3 million times -- has received an update that closes some 70 issues.

Visual Studio Code Gets More Java Love, Including New Code Actions

Fresh on the heels of a new installer that eases the setup of Java in Visual Studio Code, the dev team for Microsoft's wildly popular open source, cross-platform code-editor-that-acts-like-an-IDE just announced more Java goodies.

Entity Framework Core 3.0 Dev Team Struggles with LINQ in Preview 6

Entity Framework Core 3.0 Preview 6 is out, with the development team including an incomplete LINQ implementation marked by temporary limitations and intentional breaking changes, needed before it proceeds further.

New Installer Eases Java Setup for Visual Studio Code

Microsoft introduced a new installer to make it easier to code with the No. 1 programming language, Java, in the No. 1 development environment, Visual Studio Code.

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