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    Q&A with Rockford Lhotka: Migrating C# Code from .NET Framework to .NET Standard

    With .NET 5 coming in November, Microsoft-centric developers are advised to prepare for the milestone by forming a plan to migrate their .NET Framework code to .NET Standard, which specifices which APIs should be available to all .NET implementations. 03/03/2020

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    Blazor WASM Debugging Planned for Visual Studio

    Microsoft has updated the Spring 2020 roadmap for Visual Studio, which shows several items planned to improve the debugging experience for Blazor, the company's ASP.NET Core project that uses WebAssembly (WASM) to allow C# to be used in web development instead of JavaScript. 03/03/2020

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    .NET Core 3.0 'Dies' March 3

    Microsoft advised developers that .NET Core 3.0, a major milestone in the new cross-platform, open-source direction of .NET, will reach "end of life" on Tuesday, March 3. 03/02/2020

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    Visual Basic Resurgence? Project Seeks to 'Bring the VBE into This Century!'

    It may not signal a VB resurgence, but the Rubberduck project continues to flesh out the Visual Basic for Applications editor into a full-fledged IDE. 02/28/2020

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    Xamarin Nods to Swift for iOS Development

    Swift exploded in the iOS development community after Apple picked it to replace the aging Objective-C, and now rival Microsoft is nodding to that popularity by providing guidance to bind iOS Swift libraries when working with its cross-platform mobile dev framework, Xamarin. 02/28/2020

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    Visual Studio Online Boosts Customization

    Microsoft has provided more customization functionality and other enhancements to Visual Studio Online, which provides cloud-powered, managed, on-demand development environments accessible from anywhere via Visual Studio Code or a browser, with Visual Studio IDE support in private preview. 02/27/2020

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    GitHub Project Provides 300-Plus Samples of ASP.NET Core/Blazor Fundamentals

    A GitHub project providing more than 300 code samples to illustrate ASP.NET Core fundamentals has amassed more than 4,000 stars. 02/27/2020

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    AndroidX Support Highlights New Xamarin.Forms 4.5 Release

    Support for AndroidX, or next-gen Android Support Libraries, highlights the new release of Xamarin.Forms 4.5, the latest edition of Microsoft's .NET-based cross-platform UI toolkit for creating mobile applications running on Windows, Mac or Linux. 02/26/2020

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    Microsoft Ships Azure Sphere for Securing IoT Devices

    Microsoft shipped Azure Sphere, an integrated solution for securing Internet of Things (IoT) devices and equipment. 02/26/2020

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    Microsoft Open Sources Unity Analyzers

    Microsoft has open sourced homegrown analyzers that the Visual Studio Tools for Unity team developed to enhance gaming development in Visual Studio. 02/26/2020

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    What's Coming Up for Azure DevOps Boards, Repos, Pipelines and More

    While Microsoft's Azure DevOps team has been busy lately, introducing Scalar to speed up Git operations and other initiatives, much more work is planned for the cloud-based successor to Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). 02/25/2020

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    Q&A with Robert Green: Becoming a Better Developer with Visual Studio and Azure DevOps

    We caught up with Robert Green, host of the Visual Studio Toolbox show on Microsoft's Channel 9 video site, to get his thoughts on how DevOps can improve the work of dev teams and even individual coders. 02/24/2020

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    TypeScript 3.8 Debuts, with Help from Bloomberg

    Microsoft has debuted TypeScript 3.8, with a special shout out of thanks to financial firm Bloomberg for helping to provide support for ECMAScript's private fields. 02/24/2020

  • How to Do Machine Learning Evolutionary Optimization Using C#

    Resident data scientist Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research turns his attention to evolutionary optimization, using a full code download, screenshots and graphics to explain this machine learning technique used to train many types of models by modeling the biological processes of natural selection, evolution, and mutation. 02/21/2020

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    Visual Studio Code Boosts Java Dependency Viewer

    Easier management of project code dependencies and improvements to extensions for popular Java frameworks and runtimes highlight the February update to Java in Visual Studio Code functionality. 02/20/2020

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    Visual Studio 2019 for Mac 8.5 Preview Adds ASP.NET Core Authentication

    Microsoft, after shipping Visual Studio 2019 for Mac v8.4 with support for ASP.NET Core Blazor Server applications last month, is now previewing the v8.5 series, adding new authentication templates for ASP.NET Core along with other improvements. 02/19/2020

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    Q&A with Brice Wilson: What's New in Angular 9

    We caught up with expert web developer/trainer Brice Wilson to get his take on Angular, which always appears at or near the top of periodic rankings of the most popular JavaScript-based web development frameworks. 02/18/2020

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