Although Microsoft's new Visual Studio for Mac 7.4 preview is mostly a "fix stuff" release, it does add support for Android Oreo 8.1 along with some productivity boosts for those coding mobile apps with Xamarin.
After suffering the consequences of accidentally turning off his firewall for a month and then experiencing a catastrophic workstation failure that took out both of his mirrored hard disks, Tim Patrick gained a new appreciation for online code repositories. He adopted VSTS and won't be looking back.
After several improvements to a popular Java debugger, the VS Code team has added more extensions to support JUnit testing, Maven, Tomcat and Checkstyle.
The just-released second Visual Studio 2017 15.6 preview continues to ease the previously cumbersome experience of hooking up to Mac machines for iOS development using Xamarin.
Our cross-platform C# specialist turns his attention to the iOS side of things only to demonstrate some programming issues associated with the much-hyped device from Apple, including Face ID, the "notch," Safe Areas, Large Titles and more.
Performance, productivity and diagnostics are three areas of focus in new previews of the Visual Studio family just unveiled yesterday: Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.6 Preview 2 and Visual Studio for Mac Version 7.4 Preview.
Fifth update in the past three months improves expression evaluation, adds step filter for bypassing certain code.
The popular Unity game development platform has dropped its default Mono-based IDE in favor of Visual Studio products in order to leverage new C# and scripting features.
Microsoft, one of the tech giants attempting to take artificial intelligence-based development mainstream, has made two tools crucial to this effort generally available to developers interested in programming bots and using natural language interfaces.
The Data Science Lab
The data doctor continues his exploration of Python-based machine learning techniques, explaining binary classification using logistic regression, which he likes for its simplicity.
Microsoft updated its Visual Studio Code extension for working with the Azure Data Lake for Big Data analytics in the cloud, furthering integration of the extension's data exploration tool among other new features and improvements.
The ability for Visual Studio to automatically transform your development Web.config file into a production version is certainly convenient ... but only if the transformation is done right. Here's how to check that your config file is being transformed correctly.
You don't have to check your site in just one browser at a time.
You don't need to write ugly code to synchronize your AJAX calls. Instead, you can leverage await/async and the JQueryXHR object to simplify the code around your AJAX calls while still getting the benefits of concurrent processing.