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    Move Over, JSON, Here's gRPC-Web for .NET (& Blazor)

    Microsoft officially released gRPC-Web for .NET, aiming the RPC-based (Remote Procedure Call) framework at browser-based apps, including those built with Blazor, the red-hot project that allows for creating browser/web apps with C# instead of JavaScript. 06/23/2020

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    Python in Visual Studio Code Gets a Start Page

    Among the improvements to Python functionality in the open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor is a new start page highlighting the latest features, changes, tutorials and more. 06/23/2020

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    Xamarin.Forms 4.7 Ships

    Microsoft shipped Xamarin.Forms 4.7, improving the definition of grid columns and rows, multi-bindings, shapes/paths and more. 06/23/2020

  • Working With PyTorch Tensors

    Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research presents the fundamental concepts of tensors necessary to establish a solid foundation for learning how to create PyTorch neural networks, based on his teaching many PyTorch training classes at work. 06/15/2020

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    Microsoft Ships 5th Previews of .NET 5, Entity Framework Core 5

    Microsoft today announced the fifth previews of .NET 5.0 and Entity Framework Core 5.0 en route to a November general release date, though not all of the planned functionality will be finalized by then because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 06/10/2020

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    VS Code Go Language Extension Goes from Microsoft to Google

    Citing the need for "more maintenance and support," Microsoft and Google have announced that further development of the Microsoft-led Go programming language extension for Visual Studio Code has been taken over by Google. 06/10/2020

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    VS Code May 2020 Update Features Tips, Remote Development Talks from Build

    While announcing the usual plethora of new and improved features and functionality in the May 2020 update of the open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor, the dev team included a new twist: talks on tips and tricks, remote development, and the history of VS Code presented in the recent Build 2020 developer conference. 06/10/2020

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    .NET Core Update Fixes Denial-of-Service Vulnerability

    Microsoft cranked out June 2020 updates to .NET Core 3.1 (and 2.1) to address a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability. 06/09/2020

  • Getting Started with PyTorch 1.5 on Windows

    Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research uses a complete demo program, samples and screenshots to explains how to install the Python language and the PyTorch library on Windows, and how to create and run a minimal, but complete, neural network classifier. 06/08/2020

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    Vendors Update Controls for .NET Core 3.1, Blazor

    This week saw two third-party vendors of dev tools -- UX and UI toolkits and controls -- release new offerings that include support for two of Microsoft's main open source frameworks, the cross-platform .NET Core 3.1 and Blazor, which allows for creating browser-based web applications with C# instead of JavaScript. 06/05/2020

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    C++ Is Focus of New Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 Preview 2

    C++ development is a focus point of the new Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 Preview 2, featuring a slew of tweaks and improvements touching upon remote SSH connections, IntelliSense support and more. 06/04/2020

  • Clustering Non-Numeric Data Using C#

    Clustering non-numeric -- or categorial -- data is surprisingly difficult, but it's explained here by resident data scientist Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research, who provides all the code you need for a complete system using an algorithm based on a metric called category utility (CU), a measure how much information you gain by clustering. 06/03/2020

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    So What's Up with Microsoft's (and Everyone Else's) Love of Rust?

    Microsoft already stewards several popular programming languages -- C#, TypeScript, F# -- so what's up with its love of Rust, along with the rest of the world? 06/02/2020

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    C# Steps Up Programming Language Popularity Ladder

    Microsoft's C# programming language climbed a year-over-year notch on the TIOBE Index, which measures popularity among developers. 06/02/2020

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    VS Code Java Tool Updates Debugging, Refactoring

    The monthly update to the tooling that boosts Java development in the open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor highlights debugging, refactoring and more. 06/01/2020

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    Microsoft Plugs Away at Blazor for Mobile in Preview 3

    Microsoft is furthering its work to target mobile app development with Blazor, the ASP.NET Core offering that originally was developed to allow for C#-based web development instead of JavaScript through the use of WebAssembly for the client side. 05/28/2020

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    Stack Overflow Dev Survey: TypeScript Surges, Leaving Python Behind

    Microsoft's embrace of open source is paying off, says Stack Overflow in its new developer survey, as TypeScript has vaulted into second place (behind Rust) as the "most loved" programming language, pulling away from Python, with which it tied in last year's survey. 05/28/2020

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    Docker Strengthens Ties with Azure Cloud, VS Code

    Container kingpin Docker announced extended collaboration with Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform and Microsoft's open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor. 05/27/2020

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