Microsoft has boosted the functionality of its GitHub Actions, automated workflows for the sprawling open source code repository and development platform it acquired in 2018.
Snyk, an open source security specialist, published a new report on .NET security, finding that remote code execution, cross-site scripting and denial-of-service vulnerabilities account for two-thirds of the known vulnerabilities in the .NET ecosystem.
The always-tricky prospect of changing Visual Studio Code icons has been realized with the July update, version 1.37, of the open source, cross-platform code editor that has become wildly popular in the development community.
The much-requested semantic colorization -- colorization of tokens even when they are out of context, thus providing colorization beyond that of syntax -- may not sound like a big deal, but it was fairly complicated to enact.
Microsoft shipped the seventh previews of Entity Framework Core 3.0 and Entity Framework 6.3, as the whole .NET Core 3.0 offering has become production-ready in its own Preview 7.
NET Core 3.0 is nearing the finish line, with the dev team transitioning from creating new features to just polishing the release while announcing a new production-ready preview 7.
Updated Python functionality heads a list of enhancements to Microsoft's Bot Framework SDK, facilitating conversational artificial intelligence development for a number of application channels, such as Skype, Teams, Slack and so on.
Microsoft's investment will turbocharge OpenAI's efforts toward artificial general intelligence (AGI) and drive development of next-generation solutions and platforms.
- By Michael Desmond
With .NET Core 3.0 becoming production-ready and transitioning from new features to a focus on stability and reliability in Preview 7, Microsoft has detailed a slew of new features for the ASP.NET and Blazor components.
The July update of the Java functionality for Visual Studio Code includes new refactoring capabilities, support for Semantic Selection (or Smart Selection) and more.
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.
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.
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.
Cloud development giant Amazon Web Services has made a new toolkit for Visual Studio Code generally available, especially tuned to serverless (Lambda functions) development.
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.