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    Blazor Finally Complete as WebAssembly Joins Server-Side Component

    It's been a long time coming, but .NET developers can now finally enjoy a full-stack, production-ready Blazor framework for creating web applications with C# instead of JavaScript. At Microsoft's big Build developer conference today, the company announced that Blazor WebAssembly 3.2 -- the client-side component -- is joining Blazor Server. 05/19/2020

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    Microsoft Show Highlights DevExpress Desktop Controls

    The Visual Studio Toolbox show on Microsoft's Channel 9 video site this week took a look at desktop components from third-party vendor DevExpress. 05/15/2020

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    New for VS Code: MongoDB, Kite AI-Powered JavaScript Completions

    This week sees several significant additions to the Visual Studio Code ecosystem: an update to the Python extension; the popular open source MongoDB database; and AI-powered JavaScript code completions from Kite. 05/14/2020

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    TypeScript 3.9 Ships with Faster Compile Times

    Microsoft shipped TypeScript 3.9, quickening the compile times for the increasingly popular programming language used to write software ranging from Angular and Vue to Visual Studio Code. 05/14/2020

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    VS Code Python Update Tweaks Interpreter Path Functionality

    The May 2020 update of Visual Studio Code's Python extension -- by far the most popular tool in the marketplace -- is mostly routine with a lot of fixes and minor tweaks, though developers showed interest in changes to interpreter path functionality. 05/14/2020

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    New 'Source Generators' Stir Up the C# Crowd

    Who knew there were so many C# library authors out there? New C# Source Generators unveiled in preview by the .NET and Languages dev team immediately garnered a lot of interest in the .NET dev camp, with more than 100 comments tacked on to an introductory post. 05/12/2020

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    Amid COVID-19, VS Code 1.45 Boosts Remote Development, in Preview

    The team continued to improve remote development functionality, especially important during the work-from-home surge caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Container functionality receives a boost in the April update. 05/11/2020

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    C++ Videos from Microsoft Online Conference Now Available for All

    One nice thing about the increasing number of online developer events is that the goodies are often made readily available for all to learn from shortly after the live presentations. 05/11/2020

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    After Visual Studio Online Renamed 'Codespaces,' GitHub Announces 'Codespaces'

    Seemingly feeling the need to stir up some more naming confusion, Microsoft-owned GitHub this week announced Codespaces -- a new cloud-hosted development environment based on Visual Studio Code -- just a week after Visual Studio Online was renamed Visual Studio Codespaces. 05/08/2020

  • The End of Integration Testing: If You've Passed All the Tests ...

    Really, you only need to do two kinds of testing: Unit testing (to make sure that your individual components work) and end-to-end testing (to make sure your application works). Anything else is just a waste of your time. 05/07/2020

  • Data Clustering with K-Means++ Using C#

    Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research explains the k-means++ technique for data clustering, the process of grouping data items so that similar items are in the same cluster, for human examination to see if any interesting patterns have emerged or for software systems such as anomaly detection. 05/06/2020

  • Creating Flexible Queries with Parameters in GraphQL

    GraphQL gives clients who call your Web services the ability to specify what properties of your data objects they want. Here are two ways to let those clients also specify which data objects they want. 05/05/2020

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    TypeScript 3.9 Release Candidate Boosts Speed, Editor Functionality

    As TypeScript 3.9 approaches general availability in the next couple weeks or so, the new release candidate boasts several improvements, along with better code editor functionality and other tweaks. 05/05/2020

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    Registration Open for Online Microsoft Build 2020 Developer Conference

    Microsoft has opened up registration for the 2020 Build conference, which is now an online virtual event amid the COVID-19 pandemic and which is refocused on its core audience, developers. 05/01/2020

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    VS Online Revamped, Renamed Codespaces in COVID-19 Remote Development Surge

    Microsoft has renamed its Visual Studio Online cloud-hosted development environment to Visual Studio Codespaces, also adding new features and lowering prices. 05/01/2020

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    Blazor WebAssembly 3.2 Release Candidate Arrives

    The previews are over as Microsoft today shipped Blazor WebAssembly 3.2 Release Candidate, making the red-hot project just one step away from production-ready general availability on track to debut sometime in May (note: the 2020 Build developer conference starts May 19). 04/30/2020

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    'Shipping Fast and Often,' Xamarin.Forms 4.6 Released

    Microsoft has released Xamarin.Forms 4.6, the latest edition of its open-source, cross-platform, mobile-centric development platform that the dev team is "shipping fast and often" while incorporating a slew of new preview features that coders can try out and provide feedback for. 04/30/2020

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    VS Code Java Update Continues Performance Improvement

    Microsoft has shipped the April 2020 update to the Java extension for its open-source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor, continuing a performance improvement effort. 04/30/2020

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