Microsoft today shipped Visual Studio 2019 v16.4 Preview 2, boosted with new features that come from formerly separate extensions.
If you're upgrading an ASP.NET Version 2.n website to the newly released Version 3.0, some changes are easy. At least one is going to be annoying.
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.
Once you've got a contract that describes a gRPC service, creating the service itself and a client that can call the service is easy. In fact, Visual Studio will do most of the work for you ... once you've got your projects set up correctly, that is.
After Microsoft's Scott Hanselman introduced a bunch of new beginner-level instructional videos for .NET, Xamarin guru James Montemagno wanted to remind mobile developers that similar resources are available for them.
If there's a code snippet that you're using that you constantly have to modify then here's some code news: You can create, from the existing snippet, a new snippet with your changes (and leave the existing snippet in place).
Expert Alex Thissen shares his thoughts on what excites him most about the .NET/Docker marriage, top tips, "gotchas" to look out for and more.
The "September" update to the cross-platform, open-source Visual Studio Code Editor, now up to version 1.39, adds functionality to the remote development preview that has been in the works for a while now.
Seeking to ease the development of Spring-based microservices written in Java on the Azure cloud, Microsoft and Pivotal announced a private preview of a fully managed service called Azure Spring Cloud.
With the recent release of .NET Core 3.0 and the continued interest in the red-hot Blazor project for doing Web development with C#, third-party vendors are cranking out related tooling.
gRPC services promise a lot: better performance, more sophisticated messaging, and a contract-based approach to Web Service development. If those sound good to you, here's how to get started.
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