• News

    Java on Visual Studio Code Adds 'Small' New Things

    Apparently the regular monthly update to Java on Visual Studio Code doesn't introduce any ground-breaking new features, but rather "some 'small' new things that you would love." 11/17/2020

  • News

    Visual Studio 2019 for Mac v8.8 Adds Blazor WebAssembly Debugging

    Along with last week's mass shipments of .NET 5, Visual Studio 2019 v16.8 and more, Microsoft also released Visual Studio 2019 for Mac v8.8, which can now debug Blazor WebAssembly applications. 11/16/2020

  • News

    VS Code Python Updates Include New Jupyter Extension

    Since Microsoft went all in on Python for its open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor years ago, the company has steadily been adding new features, tools and functionality, including a brand-new Jupyter extension that will bring Notebook coding support to other languages. 11/13/2020

  • News

    Blazor and ASP.NET Core Get Faster in .NET 5

    When looking at the updates to web development in the new .NET 5 milestone release, one thing stands out: speed. 11/12/2020

  • News

    Hot Reload Revamp Leads Xamarin Updates in Visual Studio 2019 v16.8

    A revamp of "hot reload" functionality headlines a bevy of improvements to Xamarin that were highlighted by Microsoft this week as it launched Visual Studio 2019 v16.8 and .NET 5 during the .NET Conf 2020 online developer event. 11/12/2020

  • News

    Visual Studio 2019 v16.8 Ships with Git Turned On by Default

    Along with .NET 5, Microsoft today shipped Visual Studio 2019 v16.8, which sees Git turned on by default as the version control experience in the latest update of the company's flagship IDE. 11/10/2020

  • News

    .NET 5 Arrives

    While it doesn't reflect the full vision of unification that Microsoft originally sought, the milestone .NET 5 release has arrived to consolidate many of the moving parts of the .NET ecosystem. 11/10/2020

  • News

    Google Updates Editor for Cloud Shell, Alternative to .NET-Centric GitHub Codespaces

    Google updated its Cloud Shell online development and operations environment that has been characterized as an alternative to GiHub Codespaces, which also provides cloud-hosted dev environments with a focus on Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code developers. 11/09/2020

  • News

    Troublesome Codespaces Work Hinders VS Code 'Housekeeping' Update

    The October 2020 update to Visual Studio Code brings the open source, cross-platform code editor to version 1.51 as the dev team focused on "housekeeping" tasks, so it's light on exciting new features. 11/06/2020

  • News

    Python, a VS Code Mainstay, Slithers Past Java in Popularity Index

    Python, surely the most important programming language to users of Visual Studio Code (except for perhaps C#), has for the first time passed Java to secure the No. 2 spot in the latest TIOBE Index ranking of popularity. 11/05/2020

  • The Data Science Lab

    Binary Classification Using PyTorch: Training

    Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research continues his examination of creating a PyTorch neural network binary classifier through six steps, here addressing step No. 4: training the network. 11/04/2020

  • News

    Syncfusion Previews WinUI Controls

    Syncfusion's latest update to its various third-party development controls and tools provides preview support for WinUI, Microsoft's UI framework for all Windows apps across both Win32 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) 11/04/2020

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