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    Progress Touts New Third-Party Blazor UI Components

    Third-party dev tool specialist Progress announced an update to its .NET-centric offerings, touting new controls for Blazor, Microsoft's red-hot project for creating web apps with C#. 01/20/2021

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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

    After previously open sourcing components of its Porting Assistant for .NET, Amazon Web Services open sourced the tool's GUI. 01/19/2021

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    .NET Core Ranks High Among Frameworks in New Dev Survey

    .NET Core placed high in a web-dominated ranking of development frameworks published by CodinGame, which provides a tech hiring platform. 01/15/2021

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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

  • Displaying Lists Efficiently in Blazor

    Blazor's Virtualize component will let you display long lists faster without writing a lot of code. If you want to take full advantage of the component, however, you'll need a relatively smart repository to back it up. 01/06/2021

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    MAUI in .NET 6: Xamarin.Forms Does Desktop, but Not Linux or VS Code

    Microsoft's Xamarin team detailed what's coming up for MAUI, the evolution of Xamarin.Forms that will see the company take the open source, cross-platform framework for building native UIs for iOS and Android into the desktop arena -- but not to Linux. 01/05/2021

  • Multi-Class Classification Using PyTorch: Training

    Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research continues his four-part series on multi-class classification, designed to predict a value that can be one of three or more possible discrete values, by explaining neural network training. 01/04/2021

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    Get Through the Year with These Visual Studio Code Holiday Themes

    Just what you need to crawl over the finish line and say goodbye to 2020 with a smile on your face. 🤶 12/18/2020

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    After Last 2020 VS Code Update, What's In Store for 2021?

    With the year's last release of Visual Studio Code out in a "housekeeping" update, Microsoft highlighted new features and pointed to what's to come in 2021 for its popular open source cross-platform code editor. 12/16/2020

  • Multi-Class Classification Using PyTorch: Defining a Network

    Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research explains how to define a network in installment No. 2 of his four-part series that will present a complete end-to-end production-quality example of multi-class classification using a PyTorch neural network. 12/15/2020

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    Next Up for WinForms in .NET 6 Is High DPI Support

    While Microsoft and community developers have improved desktop dev tooling in .NET 5 and new open source implementations, the tech hasn't translated easily from the Windows-only .NET Framework, and catch-up efforts planned for next year's .NET 6 include high DPI support for one troublesome project, Windows Forms. 12/11/2020

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