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    Progress Touts New Third-Party Blazor UI Components

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    Entity Framework Core 6: What Developers Want

    Microsoft outlined its plan for Entity Framework Core 6, which in November will take its place as the data access component of the landmark .NET 6, a long-term support (LTS) release that will mark Microsoft's transition from the Windows-only .NET Framework to an open source, cross-platform umbrella offering of all things .NET. 01/19/2021

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    AWS Open Sources .NET Porting Assistant GUI

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    .NET Core Ranks High Among Frameworks in New Dev Survey

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    Here's a One-Stop Shop for .NET 5 Improvements

    Culled from reams of Microsoft documentation, here's a high-level summary of what's new for performance, networking, diagnostics and more, along with links to the nitty-gritty details for those wanting to dig in more. 01/14/2021

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    Azure SQL Database Ranked Among Top 3 Databases of 2020

    Microsoft touted the inclusion of Azure SQL Database among the top three databases of 2020 in a popularity ranking by DB-Engines, which collects and manages information about database management systems, updating its lists monthly. 01/14/2021

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    Time Tracker Says VS Code Is No. 1 Editor for Devs, Some Working 15+ Hours Per Day

    WakaTime, which does time tracking for programmers, released data for 2020 showing that Visual Studio Code is by far the top editor/IDE used by its coders, some of whom are hacking away for more than 15 hours per day. 01/13/2021

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    VS Code Java Project Explorer Gets Better

    The recently introduced project view for managing Java projects in Visual Studio Code received several enhancements in the latest update to Java functionality provided in Microsoft's popular open source, cross-platform code editor. 01/12/2021

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    How Does .NET 5 Do XAML? By Decoupling It from Windows with WinUI 3, C#/WinRT and More

    By lifting WinRT projections for C# out of the compiler and the runtime Microsoft is enabling the use of .NET5 with XAML applications. 01/11/2021

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    Updated Infragistics UI/UX Desktop Components Support .NET 5

    Infragistics announced a new update to its UI/UX components suite, declaring that the .NET-centric Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) components are compatible with .NET 5, Microsoft's open source and cross-platform evolution of the old Windows-only .NET Framework. 01/11/2021

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    New Xamarin.Forms 5 Drops Visual Studio 2017 Support

    Microsoft announced Xamarin.Forms 5.0, a major release chock full of new functionality and features, but no official support for Visual Studio 2017. 01/07/2021

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