The first release candidate for Entity Framework 5 -- Microsoft's object-database mapper for .NET -- has shipped with a go live license, ready for production.
In the work-at-home age of COVID-19, Microsoft's open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor continues to see remote development improvements.
Microsoft announced the first generally available release of the C++ extension for Visual Studio Code, graduating to version 1.0 after debuting way back in April 2016,
The third preview of Visual Studio 2019 v16.8 shows the usual assortment of improvements touching upon productivity for Git, the Roslyn .NET compiler platform, and especially C++.
.NET 5 improves code sharing and replaces .NET Standard except for cases where developers need to extend the reach of their code sharing to support older frameworks such as .NET Framework or share code between specific existing frameworks.
Developers can now feel free to use .NET 5 code in production, as Microsoft has deemed the new Release Candidate 1 a "go live" release ahead of the official debut on Nov. 10 -- after one more release candidate.
The C#-based Blazor web development framework received a performance boost with the new Release Candidate (RC) of the unifying .NET 5, scheduled for one more RC before go-live general availability in November
Microsoft's dev team for Java on Visual Studio Code is working to improve IntelliSense performance in the popular open source code editor that acts like an IDE via its vast library of extensions.
The Data Science Lab
Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research provides a full code sample and screenshots to explain how to create and use PyTorch Dataset and DataLoader objects, used to serve up training or test data in order to train a PyTorch neural network.
Thanks to Chris Sainty and Remi Bourgarel, working with local storage from a Blazor application running either in the browser or out of it is relatively easy. Testing your code can be equally easy but only if you set up support the real world of network connections.
With the U.S. already adjusting to the new remote-work reality caused by COVID-19, remote learning is taking center stage as the school season starts, and Microsoft is touting its Azure Cognitive Services to help.
Microsoft caused Codespaces confusion after it renamed its Visual Studio Online offering "Visual Studio Codespaces" and subsequently GitHub, owned by the company, introduced its own Codespaces.