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Low-Code Windows Template Studio Update Supports Visual Studio 2019

Microsoft shipped Windows Template Studio 3.1, updating the low-code tool for coding Universal Windows Platform applications with support for the brand-new Visual Studio 2019 release and more.

Microsoft Aims F# at Machine Learning

Microsoft has updated its open source, cross-platform F# language for functional programming, adding new functionality and positioning it to tackle machine learning projects in the future.

.NET Core Is 'Most Loved' Framework in Stack Overflow Survey

Stack Overflow's huge annual developer survey is known for asking respondents what tools they most love, dread and want, and the new 2019 report identifies Microsoft's .NET Core as the "most loved" non-Web framework.

Microsoft's ML.NET Machine Learning Framework Now a Release Candidate

Microsoft just shipped its open source, cross-platform machine learning framework, ML.NET, as a Release Candidate, just one step away from general availability that could come next month.

VS Code March 2019 Release Is a Snap (Linux, That Is)

Using the new Visual Studio Code 1.33 (March 2019 version) is a snap -- of the Linux variety that lets the popular open source code editor be distributed as a snap package, containerized software packages designed to work across cloud, desktop and IoT devices

Scott Hunter Details 'What's Coming with .NET Core 3.0'

After this week's release of Visual Studio 2019, Microsoft exec Scott Hunter detailed many of the new features coming in .NET Core 3, already available as a preview in VS 2019 so developers can try it out (with a simple tweak).

What's New in TypeScript 3.4

TypeScript 3.4 is out with the usual array of new features, of which a new --incremental flag can lead to faster project builds after the first such build

Golang Coders Choose VS Code

A previous survey of the Go programming language community found that Visual Studio Code barely beat Vim as the code editor of choice, and the new edition shows the race isn't even close anymore.

VS Code Python Type Checker Is Microsoft 'Side Project'

A new open source VS Code extension called pyright has been created as a Microsoft "side project" to improve on current offerings for static type checking for the Python programming language.

What's New for Python in VS Code

The popular Python Extension for Visual Studio Code -- more than 7.3 million installs -- received a raft of updates in the March 2019 release, touching upon collaboration, IntelliSense goodness, Test Explorer and more.

Xamarin.Essentials Gets 'Detect Shake,' Other New Features

Several new features have just been added to Xamarin.Essentials, which provides cross-platform APIs for a variety of device-specific features and functionality in iOS, Android and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps.

Azure Data Studio and VS Code Power Up PostgreSQL

With the March update of Azure Data Studio, Microsoft added preview support of the popular PostgreSQL database, along with a new PostgreSQL extension for the Visual Studio Code editor.

VS Code in the Browser Project Tops GitHub's Trending List

Coder Technologies Inc.'s newly open sourced project to provide a remotely hosted port of Visual Studio Code running in the browser has officially become the "hottest" project on GitHub.

Microsoft Offers Engineer to Help You Take ML.NET into Production

Microsoft's latest update of its ML.NET open source machine learning framework comes with a twist: The company is offering to provide an engineer for one-on-one help to get it working in production use.

Missing Silverlight and Waiting for Blazor? CSHTML5 for C# Web Development Goes Open Source

Microsoft's experimental Blazor project to allow .NET coding for Web projects via experimental WebAssembly may be getting all the attention, but new open source tooling does something similar, acting like a bridge between the death of Silverlight and the production readiness of WebAssembly.

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