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Top Visual Studio Code Extensions from Individual Contributors

While the most popular extensions in the Visual Studio Code Marketplace are naturally dominated by Microsoft and some other big corporate names like Red Hat, many individual contributors are also making waves with useful tools.

While GitHub Waits in the Wings, Work on Visual Studio Team Services Continues

The big news around collaborative coding in the Microsoft ecosystem has lately focused on the impending GitHub acquisition, but work is continuing on improving the existing VSTS platform.

'Hello World' for Your Smartphone: Your First Xamarin Application

Here's a step-by-step guide to creating a Xamarin project in Visual Studio 2017.

Microsoft Boosts Performance of WebAssembly (Used for Blazor) in Edge Browser

Microsoft has boosted the performance of WebAssembly -- and JavaScript -- in Edge's rendering engine, benefitting both developers and users.

Red Hat Announces .NET Core 2.1 for Linux, OpenShift

Open source champion Red Hat announced the general availability of .NET Core 2.1 for its Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift container platforms.

Docker, Kubernetes Updates Show Microsoft's Container Focus

While Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella probably won't be working up a sweat jumping around a stage shouting, "containers, containers, containers!" the company is clearly ramping up its focus on the technology.

VSLive! Keynote: James Montemagno on .NET 'Everywhere for Everyone'

Microsoft's .NET has come a long way from its origins as a closed-source software framework for Windows to become what James Montemagno describes as "a vast, open, constantly growing, and ever-evolving ecosystem" that millions of modern developers are leveraging to build applications for virtually any platform.

Survey: More C# Coders Targeting .NET Core

The young .NET Core, an open source, cross-platform alternative to .NET Framework, is increasingly becoming the runtime target choice for C# coders, according to new survey results published by JetBrains.

VSLive! Keynote on Embracing Constant Change: 'You Owe It to Yourself'

"You owe it to yourself" was a continuing theme in the keynote presentation about embracing constant change at the Visual Studio Live! conference in Boston today, presented by Jasmine Greenaway, a cloud developer advocate at Microsoft.

New Preview Simplifes the Visual Studio Kubernetes Experience

To better support developers who are building containerized applications that target Kubernetes in Visual Studio, Microsoft last week announced the preview of an extension for the IDE.

Blazor Update Boosts .NET/JavaScript Interoperability

Microsoft continues to churn out updates to its experimental Blazor technology for running C# code on the Web, with the latest boosting JavaScript interoperability.

Wrangling MongoDB in VS Code? Now There's Documentation

The May update of Visual Studio Code has added documentation for using the popular MongoDB in Microsoft's lightweight, cross-platform code editor.

Choosing a Xamarin Strategy

Here's what you need to know before you create your first Xamarin application to run on a smartphone or a tablet.

TypeScript 2.9 Adds Notable Editor Features

TypeScript 2.9 has shipped with several new editor features added along with some language/compiler features.

Microsoft Talks Visual Studio 2019

For the first time, Microsoft has begun to officially talk about Visual Studio 2019.

Microsoft: GitHub and VSTS 'Will Not Live in the Same Portal'

Microsoft reassured the developer community that GitHub will retain its open source independence following the big acquisition announced yesterday, though it will see deeper integration with Visual Studio Team Services.

Details Scant on How Microsoft's Acquisition of GitHub Will Affect .NET Coders

Visual Studio and .NET-centric developers are no doubt waiting to see how today's news that Microsoft will acquire open source giant GitHub will affect their day-to-day coding, but there is already no shortage of strong opinions being voiced

Q&A with Chris Klug: Web Development in 2018

Expert Web developer Chris Klug helps makes sense of today's complicated Web dev ecosystem and the tools and technologies that are emerging at a dizzying pace.

'C#/XAML for HTML5' Goes Stable, Investigates Blazor Integration

C#/XAML for HTML5 (CSHTML5), which could be described as a reincarnation of the sorely missed Silverlight Web dev tech, has graduated from a release candidate to a stable 1.1 release, with the team noting it's investigating integration with Blazor/WebAssembly.

.NET Core 2.1 Released, Along with Entity Framework, ASP.NET Versions

After a series of previews, Microsoft this week announced the final release of .NET Core 2.1, along with its like-versioned associates, ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core.

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