• News

    Microsoft Makes UI Changes for Java on VS Code

    Java on Visual Studio Code got some UI changes including new sections for the project settings page, along with improvements for Spring development. 07/08/2024

  • News

    Syncfusion Essential Studio Adds Bevy of Blazor Controls

    Syncfusion beefed up its Blazor offerings in the second major 2024 release of its third-party development tooling for Microsoft-centric developers. 07/03/2024

  • News

    New Visual Studio Workload Highlights Microsoft's 'Renewed Focus' on WinUI

    Developers doing Windows apps have a confusing arsenal of tools and frameworks to work with, but Microsoft is simplifying things a bit with a new Visual Studio workload that highlights the company's "renewed focus" on the Windows UI Library (WinUI). 07/02/2024

  • The Data Science Lab

    Binary Classification Using LightGBM

    Dr. James McCaffrey from Microsoft Research presents a full-code, step-by-step tutorial on using the LightGBM tree-based system to perform binary classification (predicting a discrete variable that has exactly two possible values). 07/01/2024

  • News

    Microsoft Making Big .NET Aspire Push, So What Is It?

    Microsoft is making a big push to publicize its new .NET Aspire, a new tech stack to streamline development of .NET cloud-native services. 06/28/2024

  • News

    Open Source 'Eclipse Theia IDE' Exits Beta to Challenge Visual Studio Code

    Some seven years in the making, the Eclipse Foundation's Theia IDE project is now generally available, emerging from beta to challenge Microsoft's similar Visual Studio Code editor, with which it shares much tech. 06/27/2024

  • News

    Visual Studio IntelliCode Still Among Top AI Code Assistants

    In the age of GitHub Copilot, ChatGPT, Google Gemini and all the rest, one of the most-used AI coding assistants is still the venerable IntelliCode feature of Microsoft's Visual Studio IDE, whose six-year-old tech now seems positively ancient. 06/26/2024

  • News

    GitHub Expands Copilot Enterprise Search in Visual Studio and VS Code

    GitHub supercharged search for its Copilot Enterprise AI assistant in both Microsoft's Visual Studio IDE and Visual Studio Code so developers can now get results from well beyond local codebases, including the internet. 06/25/2024

  • News

    What's New in TypeScript 5.5, Now Generally Available

    Microsoft shipped the latest iteration of its type-infused superset of JavaScript, TypeScript 5.5, introducing inferred type predicates, control flow narrowing, JSDoc @import and other enhancements. 06/24/2024

  • News

    GitHub Copilot for Azure Gets Preview Glitches

    This reporter, recently accepted to preview GitHub Copilot for Azure, has thus far found the tool to be, well, glitchy. 06/20/2024

  • News

    New .NET 9 Templates for Blazor Hybrid, .NET MAUI

    Microsoft's fifth preview of .NET 9 nods at AI development while also introducing new templates for some of the more popular project types, including Blazor Hybrid and .NET MAUI. 06/20/2024

  • Q&A

    What's Next for ASP.NET Core and Blazor

    Since its inception as an intriguing experiment in leveraging WebAssembly to enable dynamic web development with C#, Blazor has evolved into a mature, fully featured framework. Integral to the ASP.NET Core ecosystem, Blazor offers developers a unique combination of server-side rendering and rich client-side interactivity. 06/18/2024

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