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Microsoft Puts VS Code Text Editor Tech into Azure Cloud Shell Command-Line Tool

Microsoft boosted the text editing capabilities of its Azure Cloud Shell command-line interface (CLI) tool with the addition of graphical Visual Studio Code editor technology.

Want to Get Started in Open Source? Try Improving Visual Studio Documentation

Improving documentation is often cited as a good onramp to open source, and Microsoft is inviting developers to get on board with Visual Studio and VS Code.

Visual Studio's Python IntelliSense Goes Standalone, Previews in VS Code Extension

Microsoft is converting the baked-in Python IntelliSense support in Visual Studio into a standalone product and previewing it in the new update to the VS Code Python extension.

Django, Flask Web App Tutorials Added to Python Docs for Visual Studio, VS Code

Microsoft added new Web app tutorials -- covering Django and Flask -- to its Python documentation for Visual Studio and its open source little cousin, the cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor.

What's New in TypeScript 3.0 Release Candidate

Microsoft's TypeScript team just shipped the release candidate for the upcoming TypeScript 3.0, incorporating many new features dealing with project references, a new 'unknown' type and more.

.NET Core 2.1 Support Added to AWS Lambda

The Lambda service on Amazon Web Services cloud now supports .NET Core 2.1, the company announced this week.

Q&A with Brock Allen: Top Tips for Securing ASP.NET Core

Brock Allen, application security architect at Solliance, shares his top tips for securing ASP.NET Core, including his No. 1 top architecture tip and the worst thing any developer can do to make ASP.NET Core insecure.

Xamarin.Essentials Cross-Platform Mobile APIs Get Updates

Microsoft's mobile dev team continues to update Xamarin.Essentials, which provides cross-platform APIs for a variety of device-specific features and functionality in iOS and Android apps.

Azure IoT Edge Now Generally Available and Open Source

The cloud-based solution for bringing local intelligence to distributed Internet of Things devices is ready for production and open source.

Top Visual Studio Code Extensions from Individual Contributors

While the most popular extensions in the Visual Studio Code Marketplace are naturally dominated by Microsoft and some other big corporate names like Red Hat, many individual contributors are also making waves with useful tools.

Red Hat Announces .NET Core 2.1 for Linux, OpenShift

Open source champion Red Hat announced the general availability of .NET Core 2.1 for its Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift container platforms.

Xamarin.Forms Mobile Apps Coming to Windows Template Studio

Windows Template Studio, Microsoft's low-code tool for quickly creating Universal Windows Platform apps, is aiming to support more project types, including Xamarin.Forms-based iOS and Android and (possibly) Windows Presentation Foundation apps.

New Preview Simplifes the Visual Studio Kubernetes Experience

To better support developers who are building containerized applications that target Kubernetes in Visual Studio, Microsoft last week announced the preview of an extension for the IDE.

Wrangling MongoDB in VS Code? Now There's Documentation

The May update of Visual Studio Code has added documentation for using the popular MongoDB in Microsoft's lightweight, cross-platform code editor.

TypeScript 2.9 Adds Notable Editor Features

TypeScript 2.9 has shipped with several new editor features added along with some language/compiler features.

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