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PowerShell Preview Extension Available for Visual Studio Code

Microsoft's PowerShell team has published a preview extension in the Visual Studio Code Marketplace to evaluate new command-line scripting options within your favorite open source, cross-platform code editor.

How .NET Core Tools Improved in Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2

The Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2 announcement didn't say much about .NET Core -- the open source, cross-platform replacement for the ageing, Windows-only .NET Framework -- but there is some new .NET Core functionality for developers in the IDE.

C# Makes GitHub's Top 5 Machine Learning Languages List

Although Python is the widely recognized de facto, go-to programming language for machine learning and many other artificial intelligence projects, a new study shows C# is holding its own in the space.

GitHub Tool Does Pull Requests from Visual Studio Code

GitHub highlighted improvements to its Visual Studio Code extension that lets developers manage pull requests from the open source code repository with a few clicks from within the code editor.

Will Flutter Become a Xamarin Option?

An open source GitHub project championed by a handful of developers seeks to add Google's new Flutter mobile UI framework as an option for creating native mobile apps in the Xamarin framework.

The Visual Studio Magazine 2019 Reader's Choice Awards Are Out

There's no better source of guidance about tool selection than the opinions of fellow developers.

VS Code Python Tool Adds Jupyter Functionality

The super-popular Python extension for the Visual Studio Code editor gets some new Jupyter functionality in the December release, including Jupyter Notebook export options and remote Jupyter support.

Triplebyte Charts 'The Rise of Visual Studio Code'

Technical hiring specialist Triplebyte, noticing a huge upsurge in the use of Visual Studio Code during its hands-on programming interviews, dug into its data trove to learn more.

Big Changes in Xamarin.Forms 4.0 Prompt Early Preview

There are so many big changes coming in Xamarin.Forms 4.0 that Microsoft has issued an earlier-than-usual preview to gather feedback on the cross-platform UI toolkit for coding iOS and Android apps.

Blazor Gets a Fiddle

Cutting-edge Web developers who want to use Blazor to code sites in the browser with C# instead of JavaScript can now experiment in an online playground/sandbox.

Microsoft Ships .NET Core 2.2 and Previews .NET Core 3.0

Amid the hubbub caused by Microsoft open sourcing WPF, WinForms and other desktop tech, the company also shipped the final version of .NET Core 2.2 and unveiled the first preview of .NET Core 3.0.

Microsoft Open Sources .NET Desktop Tech: WPF, Windows Forms, WinUI

Microsoft's sunsetting of the proprietary Windows-centric .NET Framework continues as the company has open sourced some of its most popular desktop components: Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Forms and Windows UI XAML Library.

Python Tool for Visual Studio Code Gets Leaner, Faster

The popular Python extension for Visual Studio Code is out in a November update that sees it getting smaller, downloading faster, installing quicker and starting up sooner.

Visual Studio Code Gears Up for Blazor

Microsoft is preparing its open source Visual Studio Code editor to support Blazor, the company's experimental technology for using languages such as C# for Web programming.

What's New in Windows Template Studio 2.5

Microsoft has shipped Windows Template Studio 2.5, adding new functionality and fixing bugs in the wizard-driven tool for quickly creating Universal Windows Platform apps.

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