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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.

Blazor Gets Authentication and Authorization in ASP.NET Core 3 Preview 6

Microsoft shipped ASP.NET Core 3.0 Preview 6, with the red-hot Blazor project getting built-in support for handling authentication and authorization, among other updates.

ML.NET Machine Learning Framework Update Addresses Usability and Stability

After hitting version 1.0 last month, Microsoft's open source, cross-platform machine learning framework ML.NET has received its first update, which adds functionality and addresses developer concerns about usability and stability.

.NET Core 3.0 Nears General Availability with Preview 6

Aiming for a September general availability release, Microsoft today shipped preview 6 of .NET Core 3.0, with the dev team pretty much finalizing the new feature codebase and beginning a focus on quality, fixing bugs and improving performance.

In Move to .NET Core, Missing .NET Framework Tech Replaced by Open Source Projects

In the move from the ageing, Windows-only .NET Framework to the new open source, cross-platform .NET Core framework, some technologies weren't invited along for the ride, but open source projects may be coming to the rescue.

10 Top Blazor Tools Just a NuGet Away

The hottest NuGet extensions for the hottest ASP.NET Core project.

Development Analyst: 'TypeScript Is Exploding'

Developer-focused analyst firm RedMonk, known for publishing one of the leading indices that measure programming language popularity, has noted the growth of Microsoft's TypeScript, stating it's "exploding" in relation to other languages.

VS Code Wizard-Driven Web Template Studio Does Full-Stack Web Apps

Microsoft Web Template Studio, a new open source Visual Studio Code extension, has been unveiled to simplify and quicken the process of creating full-stack Web applications.

Microsoft Takes Entity Framework 6 to .NET Core

Microsoft announced Entity Framework 6.3 Preview, which takes the traditional open source object-relational mapping (ORM) framework to the .NET Core space, joining Entity Framework Core as an option for leveraging the upcoming .NET Core 3.0.

Python Programmers Prompt VS Code Remote Development Tools

The well-documented bond between Visual Studio Code and Python has been further epitomized in new remote development tooling just announced for Microsoft's popular, open source, cross-platform code editor.

'.NET for Apache Spark' Debuts for C#/F# Big Data

Almost four years after the debut of Apache Spark, .NET developers are on track to more easily use the popular Big Data processing framework in C# and F# projects.

VS Code Python Tool Adds Variable Explorer, Data Viewer

The latest monthly update to the Python extension for Visual Studio Code makes it easier for developers to keep track of variables and their data when working with the ever-popular programming language in the ever-popular open source code editor.

Blazor Graduates from Experiment to Preview

On the same day we reported "the end of the experiment is in sight" for Microsoft's Blazor project, it did indeed graduate from experimental status to a preview of a new way to do Web UI with .NET languages like C#.

.NET Core 3.0 Preview 4 Ships, GA Release Date Revealed Soon

Microsoft's .NET Core 3.0 is out in a fourth preview as it nears general availability, with the exact release date to be revealed by the company at its Build developer conference in about three weeks.

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