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NuGet Adds Support for .NET Core 2.0, .NET Standard 2.0

Update supports .NET Core 2.0/.NET Standard 2.0 scenarios, adds new features and fixes some bugs.

AWS Cloud Offers Open Source Visual Studio Team Services Tools

It provides "tasks for Amazon S3, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS CodeDeploy, AWS Lambda and AWS CloudFormation and more," company says.

Using AI for Real Intelligence

Going beyond otherworldly hype, AI is being put to use in real-world applications to boost what humans already do well and help us more easily make connections.

Keeping the Dev Door Open

After numerous attempts, Microsoft has at last achieved success in kicking the door open and keeping it open on its dev tools.

Visual Studio Leads IDE Popularity List, IntelliJ Climbing Fast

Microsoft's Visual Studio overtook Eclipse to reign supreme atop the IDE popularity list maintained by the PYPL Index, but the IntelliJ offering is showing signs of catching up with impressive growth. Visual Studio Code is also coming on strong.

Tweak Away: Visual Studio 2017 Color Theme Editor Arrives

New 2017 version builds on the popular 2012 tool, which was installed more than 640,000 times.

.NET Core 2.0 Released, Along with Visual Studio 2017 15.3 and Visual Studio for Mac 7.1

Community volunteers drive development of .NET Core 2.0, with Microsoft saying it's advancing its open source development strategy with the unification of .NET with .NET Standard 2.0.

Visual Studio Team Addresses No. 1 User Request: Expanded Config File Transforms

Posted more than six years ago and seconded by more than 8,800 developers, that request received an update response from Microsoft just this week.

API Integrator Releases Xamarin SDKs for Visual Studio

API integration specialist CloudRail released SDKs for Xamarin developers coding Android and iOS apps in Visual Studio, promising easier connections to various third-party services.

VS Code Now Sports Emmet 2.0, for Faster Coding with Snippets

The Visual Studio Code team this week announced improvements to the editor's Emmet experience, which speeds up development with expandable code snippets now provided via an extension.

.NET Standard 2.0 Is Finalized for Consistent API Usage

The open source .NET Standard 2.0 project was finalized today, providing a formal spec for .NET APIs that should be available to developers working with all .NET implementations.

Preview Updates Ship for Visual Studio for Mac, .NET Framework

Developers wanting in on the latest and greatest from the Microsoft dev world now have access to new previews for the next iterations of the Visual Studio for Mac IDE and the flagship .NET Framework.

Visual Basic IDE Lives On in Office for Mac

The 26-year-old Visual Basic programming language just won't go away, as Microsoft just announced plans to bring its IDE back to the Office for Mac environment.

JetBrains Releases Rider, an IDE for .NET Development

Rider, a new alternative to Visual Studio for developing .NET applications that's based on IntelliJ IDEA and ReSharper, was released to manufacturing by JetBrains.

Qt Visual Studio Tools Updated for Cross-Platform C++ Development

The Qt Company has updated its Qt Visual Studio Tools extension for C++ development in Microsoft's flagship IDE, offering a new beta version compatible with Visual Studio 2017.

New 'Proper Terminal for Visual Studio' Is Experimental (for Now)

Microsoft's Scott Hanselman is trying to drum up interest in a community project created to provide an integrated terminal for command-line operations from within the Visual Studio IDE.

Better Debugging Highlights Microsoft's Node-ChakraCore Branch of Node.js

Microsoft continues to update its Node-ChakraCore project, which started out to expand the reach of Node.js with an open source branch and then changed direction to improve Node.js functionality such as debugging, its No. 1 pain point.

Windows Template Studio for UWP Apps Updated

Microsoft is continuing to improve its new Windows Template Studio, a wizard-based extension for Visual Studio designed to speed up the development of Universal Windows Platform apps.

CodePush Now Part of Visual Studio Mobile Center

Microsoft announced its Visual Studio Mobile Center -- a back-end "mission control for mobile apps" -- now supports CodePush updates of JavaScript-based apps.

Survey: Devs Love Visual Studio Tooling, but Not for UWP Apps

Developers surveyed by Ionic really love Visual Studio Code and like Visual Studio proper, but they're using those tools to mostly target non-Windows platforms.

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