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    Blazor's Future: gRPC Is Key

    Blazor guru Steve Sanderson detailed what Microsoft is thinking about the future of the revolutionary project that enables .NET-based web development using C# instead of JavaScript, explaining how gRPC is key, along with a new way of testing and a scheme for installable desktop apps. 01/21/2020

  • Don't Do It All Yourself: Exploiting gRPC Well Known Types in .NET Core

    If you're creating business services that send dates and decimal data then you may be concerned that gRPC services don't support the relevant data types. Don't Panic! There are solutions. Here's how to use them. 01/17/2020

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    Microsoft Points Blazor to Native Mobile Apps

    Blazor, the red-hot Microsoft project that lets .NET developers use C# for web development instead of JavaScript, is now being pointed toward the mobile realm, targeting native iOS and Android apps. 01/16/2020

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    Implementing State in .NET Core gRPC Messages with oneof

    In the real world, you've been dealing with the State pattern every time you designed a set of database tables. The Protocol Buffers specification lets you do the same thing when you define the messages you send and receive from your gRPC Web Service. 01/14/2020

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    C#, .NET and SQL Server Make List of Top In-Demand Programming Skills

    Microsoft-centric technologies are featured prominently in a new examination of the top in-demand programming skills published by careers site Dice.com. 01/14/2020

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    New Visual Studio 2019 for Mac v8.4 Does ASP.NET Core Blazor Server Applications

    Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.4, adding support for creating ASP.NET Core Blazor Server applications, part of the company's red-hot Blazor project to enable Web development with C# instead of JavaScript. 01/12/2020

  • Reusing and Recycling Data Structures in gRPC Services in .NET Core

    Here's everything you need to know to create a standard set of reusable message formats to use with your gRPC services. 01/10/2020

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    What's New for Java Developers in Visual Studio Code

    Microsoft touted the introduction of long-awaited "Call Hierarchy" support and some UI updates in the year's first update to Java functionality in the Visual Studio Code editor. 01/09/2020

  • .NET Core: Writing Really Obvious Code with Enumerated Values in gRPC Web Services

    Peter's pretty fanatical about replacing documentation/comments with readable code. So he's very excited about using enums when defining gRPC services. Very. Excited. But there are some best practices and "things to be aware of" when using this feature. 01/08/2020

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    How to Do Machine Learning Perceptron Classification Using C#

    Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research uses code samples and screen shots to explain perceptron classification, a machine learning technique that can be used for predicting if a person is male or female based on numeric predictors such as age, height, weight, and so on. It's mostly useful to provide a baseline result for comparison with more powerful ML techniques such as logistic regression and k-nearest neighbors. 01/07/2020

  • How to Design Messages for gRPC Services in .NET Core

    Defining your gRPC service using the Protocol Buffers specification is pretty easy. There are just a couple of things to be aware of as you convert from the specification to .NET Core and then manage your service's evolution. 01/06/2020

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    Santa Hat Icon in VS Code Creates 'SantaGate,' Locks Down Repository

    The Visual Studio Code development team placed a Santa hat on the settings gear icon in the IDE as has been done in the past for the holiday season, but this year someone objected. 12/20/2019

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    .NET Core 2.2 End of Life Is Dec. 23

    Microsoft has advised developers that .NET Core 2.2's support life will end next Monday, Dec. 23, so they should upgrade. 12/19/2019

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    C# Passes Visual Basic .NET in Programming Language Popularity Index

    Microsoft's C# programming language has passed Visual Basic .NET on the TIOBE Index -- which measures language popularity -- and is even in the running for being named "Programming Language of the Year" for 2019. 12/18/2019

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    Up Next: .NET 5

    Now that Microsoft has shipped .NET Core 3.1, the next stop on the .NET Core roadmap is just plain old .NET 5 with no "Core" and no "Framework" -- it's all just .NET from here on. 12/17/2019

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    Visual Studio Code v1.41 Continues Remote Development Push

    The November 2019 release of Visual Studio Code, version 1.41, is out with a number of improvements including more work to improve remote development functionality. 12/16/2019

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    Xamarin.Forms 4.4 Adds CarouselView

    Microsoft announced Xamarin.Forms 4.4, with a new CarouselView heading a list of new features and functionality for the open-source, cross-platform mobile UI library and development framework. 12/16/2019

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    Microsoft Data Analysis: .NET for Jupyter Notebooks, DataFrame for .NET

    With the maturation of the open-source, cross-platform .NET Core initiative, Microsoft has been upping its data science analysis tooling lately, previewing .NET Core with Jupyter Notebooks functionality and a DataFrame type for .NET for easier data exploration. 12/16/2019

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