With Blazor taking the .NET web development world by storm, one of the first announcements during Microsoft's Ignite 2020 developer/IT event was its new support in Azure Static Web Apps.
The C#-based Blazor web development framework received a performance boost with the new Release Candidate (RC) of the unifying .NET 5, scheduled for one more RC before go-live general availability in November
Not surprisingly, it's dead easy to create an app in Blazor that runs outside of the browser window and (potentially) in an offline mode. Before you get carried away, though, there are some key design decisions to make.
Despite being deprecated by Microsoft in .NET Core 3.0, the wildly popular Newtonsoft.Json JSON serializer still rules the roost in the NuGet package manager system for .NET developers.
The previews are over as Microsoft today shipped Blazor WebAssembly 3.2 Release Candidate, making the red-hot project just one step away from production-ready general availability on track to debut sometime in May (note: the 2020 Build developer conference starts May 19).
There are plenty of reasons to move traditional ASP.NET web apps -- part of the old .NET Framework -- to the new cross-platform direction, ASP.NET Core, but beware it will require some "heavy lifting," Microsoft says.
TypeScript 3.7, with a new Beta, is now feature complete, with the dev team polishing it up in advance of the official release coming early next month.
The open source Uno Platform announced new integration with Xamarin.Forms that lets developers take existing XF mobile apps to the Web, using WebAssembly.
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.
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.
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.