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Top 10 C# Libraries on GitHub Listed

Software analytics company OverOps has published a report on the most popular C# libraries as measured by ussage statistics on the GitHub open source development platform and source code repository.

2019 GitHub Octoverse Report: VS Code Again No. 1, C# Climbs in Popularity

The sprawling State of the Octoverse 2019 report on all things GitHub shows Visual Studio Code is once again the No. 1 project on the open source development platform, and C# has risen in the ranks of programming language popularity.

Microsoft Open Sources Projects for Microservices, Kubernetes

Microsoft, which now calls itself an open source company, announced two new projects that serve to live up to that moniker, one for microservices and one for Kubernetes applications.

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Microsoft Research's SandDance Data Visualization Tool Goes Open Source

A data visualization tool some four years in the making from Microsoft Research has been open sourced, available for use as an extension for Visual Studio Code or Azure Data Studio.

What's New in F# 4.7

Functional programming devotees welcomed the general availability of F# 4.7 along with the release of .NET Core 3.0 and associated tooling.

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Open Source Uno Platform Takes Xamarin.Forms Mobile Apps to the Web via WebAssembly

The open source Uno Platform announced new integration with Xamarin.Forms that lets developers take existing XF mobile apps to the Web, using WebAssembly.

'Getting Started' with Java in Visual Studio Code Now Easier

Developers using Java tooling with Visual Studio Code now have a better "Getting Started" experience thanks to new functionality in the September Java extensions update.

Google Developer Rips 'Painful' TypeScript 3.5 Upgrade

A GitHub issue titled "Google feedback on TypeScript 3.5" rips the "painful" release for causing more than the usual amount of upgrade problems across Google's repository of billions of lines of code.

Community Developer Provides New TypeScript 3.6 Playground

Microsoft has shipped TypeScript 3.6, with a new "playground" stemming from an independent open source developer serving as an example of community collaboration improving world-class software.

Low-Code Web Template Studio 2.0 Ships for VS Code Full-Stack Web Apps

Microsoft shipped Web Template Studio 2.0, a wizard-driven Visual Studio Code extension for quickly creating a foundation for a full-stack Web app.

GitHub Actions for Automated Workflows Now Supports CI/CD

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.

Security Report: Remote Code Execution Is Top .NET Threat Type

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.

Visual Studio Code Icon Change Completed in July 2019 Update

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.

Semantic Colorization Heads What's New for C/C++ in Visual Studio Code

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, OpenAI Enter $1 Billion AI Partnership Pact

Microsoft's investment will turbocharge OpenAI's efforts toward artificial general intelligence (AGI) and drive development of next-generation solutions and platforms.

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