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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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.
Microsoft shipped the February 2019 update of its open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor with a bevy of improvements and fixes for a wide range of functionality.
Microsoft's move from the ageing Windows-only .NET Framework to the open source, cross-platform .NET Core framework may come with ancillary consequences, such as a boost in the popularity of its PowerShell scripting language.
A new Test Explorer highlights the February release of the Python extension for Visual Studio Code, by far the most popular tool in the marketplace, installed more than 6.5 million times.
Microsoft provided an update on Java tooling for its open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor, detailing better performance and several tweaks and enhancements, along with the introduction of IntelliCode to a popular extension package.
Amazon Web Services has updated its serverless functionality for ASP.NET Core projects, the popular new direction for Microsoft Web programming.
The new Windows Community Toolkit 5.1 update builds on functionality previously introduced for using Universal Windows Platform controls in Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation desktop applications on .NET Core 3.