• News

    What's New in VS Code April 2019 (Version 1.34)

    For the April 2019 update of Visual Studio Code, v1.34, the dev team primarily concentrated on a preview of extension tools to facilitate remote development, though several other new features were added to the open source, cross-platform code editor. 05/17/2019

  • News

    TypeScript 3.5 RC Fixes Introduced Bug that Caused Slowness 'Explosion'

    Microsoft shipped TypeScript 3.5 RC, a release candidate that fixes a type-checking bug the team introduced in version 3.4, which caused a huge slowdown in build times and other performance. 05/17/2019

  • News

    New 'Try .NET' Tool Interactively Generates Documentation for .NET Core

    A two-year effort by Microsoft's language team has resulted in the public debut of Try .NET, an interactive documentation generator for .NET Core. 05/16/2019

  • News

    Development Analyst: 'TypeScript Is Exploding'

    Developer-focused analyst firm RedMonk, known for publishing one of the leading indices that measure programming language popularity, has noted the growth of Microsoft's TypeScript, stating it's "exploding" in relation to other languages. 05/15/2019

  • News

    VS Code Wizard-Driven Web Template Studio Does Full-Stack Web Apps

    Microsoft Web Template Studio, a new open source Visual Studio Code extension, has been unveiled to simplify and quicken the process of creating full-stack Web applications. 05/15/2019

  • The Data Science Lab

    Naive Bayes Classification Using Python

    Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research uses Python code samples and screenshots to explain naive Bayes classification, a machine learning technique used to predict the class of an item based on two or more categorical predictor variables, such as predicting the gender (0 = male, 1 = female) of a person based on occupation, eye color and nationality. 05/14/2019

  • News

    New No-Code Azure-Based Web UI Simplifies Automated Machine Learning

    At its recent Build developer conference, Microsoft highlighted simplified automated machine learning with three approaches: code-first, drag-and-drop and no-code, the latter of which is now accessible via a Web UI in the Azure portal, in preview. 05/14/2019

  • News

    Microsoft Takes Entity Framework 6 to .NET Core

    Microsoft announced Entity Framework 6.3 Preview, which takes the traditional open source object-relational mapping (ORM) framework to the .NET Core space, joining Entity Framework Core as an option for leveraging the upcoming .NET Core 3.0. 05/13/2019

  • Skip the 'Do You Want to Run the Last Successful Build?' Question when Debugging in Visual Studio

    You press F5 and, instead of launching your application, Visual Studio finds a syntax error. Skip the stupid question and go right to fixing your code. 05/08/2019

  • Your .NET 5 Questions Answered (Kinda Sorta), Part 1: WCF

    With no help from Microsoft, your intrepid VSM editor seeks to answer reader questions about the big news that .NET 5 is coming next year to unify various .NET implementations in order "to target Windows, Linux, macOS, iOS, Android, tvOS, watchOS and WebAssembly and more." 05/07/2019

  • News

    Unified .NET 5 Unveiled: 'Just One .NET Going Forward'

    Microsoft announced .NET Core 3.0 will arrive in September, after which the company is switching to one unified .NET platform, called .NET 5, which will debut in November 2020. 05/06/2019

  • News

    Microsoft Build: .NET Core 3.0 Preview, VS Online, IntelliCode GA, ML.NET 1.0, More

    Microsoft kicked off its huge Build developer conference with the usual bevy of announcements, touching on everything from a new .NET Core 3.0 preview ahead of September general availability, to Visual Studio Online, the general availability of VS IntelliCode, ML.NET 1.0 for machine learning and much more. 05/06/2019

  • News

    Python Programmers Prompt VS Code Remote Development Tools

    The well-documented bond between Visual Studio Code and Python has been further epitomized in new remote development tooling just announced for Microsoft's popular, open source, cross-platform code editor. 05/03/2019

  • News

    Microsoft's 3 AI Dev Approaches: Code First, No Code and Drag-and-Drop

    As a prelude to the big Build developer conference next week, Microsoft has announced a host of new development features, many focusing on the Azure cloud and, in particular, artificial intelligence development with machine learning. 05/02/2019

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