Web Development


OpenSilver v1.0 Arrives as Microsoft Ends Silverlight Support

Userware, on a years-long mission to provide an open source alternative to Microsoft Silverlight, shipped OpenSilver 1.0 just as Microsoft ended support for the popular web-dev tool.

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New Open Source ONNX Runtime Web Does Machine Learning Modeling in Browser

"It is challenging to make native AI applications portable to multiple platforms given the variations in programming languages and deployment environments."

TypeScript v4.4 Ships, Gets New Home Page

TypeScript, Microsoft's type-optional take on JavaScript, has shipped in version 4.4, along with receiving a home page revamp.

Is AI Coming for Your Dev Job or Not? A Tale of Two Surveys

Will advanced AI robots replace professional software developers? Depends on who you ask.

A Decade Later, .NET Developers Still Fear Being 'Silverlighted' by Microsoft

Some 10 years after the final Microsoft Silverlight release, some developers still fear being "Silverlighted," or seeing a development product in which they have invested heavily be abandoned by Microsoft.

Stack Overflow: Old .NET Framework Usage Still Beats 'Most Loved' .NET Core/.NET 5

The big annual Stack Overflow Developer Survey reveals some curious data points, like .NET Core/.NET 5 being the "most loved" non-web dev framework even though the old .NET Framework that it's replacing is still being used more.

JavaScript Debugging Now Built-In to VS Code

Extensions like the Chrome Debugger or the Microsoft Edge Debugger are no longer needed.

Windows 11 Development: Open Ecosystem Store, Project Reunion Rebrand and More

In announcing Windows 11, Microsoft said a more open Microsoft Store ecosystem will provide more opportunities for developers.

Analyst Says 'Tide May Be Changing' for PWAs, a Target of Blazor

A Forrester Research analyst says the tide may be changing for Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), which make web apps look and act like native apps. This is news for <i>Visual Studio Magazine</i> readers because Microsoft's open source Blazor web framework -- enabling web development with C# instead of just JavaScript -- is used to create PWAs.

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Azure Static Web Apps Goes GA

Call it low-code for the web: Azure Static Web Apps has reached general availability, providing a quick onramp to full-stack projects with static front ends and dynamic back ends powered by Azure Functions serverless computing.

New Azure Web PubSub Unveiled for Real-time WebSocket Apps

Because WebSockets allows for full-duplex communication channels over a single TCP connection, it can be used to open a two-way interactive communication session between the user's browser and a server.

Modular Blazor App Framework Oqtane Boosts Templates

The Oqtane project -- a modular application framework for Blazor -- has been updated with more templating functionality, along with user experience (UX) improvements and fixes.

React Native Windows Team 'Dogfoods' New Update

Microsoft highlights work done to support React Native 0.64, for using JavaScript and React library for Windows 10 devices.

New in .NET: ML.NET/Model Builder Updates, PeachPie 1.0, Xamarin Performance Monitoring

Updates to Microsoft's AI/ML tooling highlight recent developments in the .NET dev world, which include PeachPie 1.0 (PHP in .NET) and new performance monitoring support for Xamarin.

Firm Automates Legacy Web Forms-to-ASP.NET Core Conversions

Migration technology uses the Angular web framework and Progress Kendo UI user interface elements to convert ASP.NET Web Forms client code to HTML and CSS, with application business logic converted automatically to ASP.NET Core.

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