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Snppts Aims to Provide One-Stop Shop for Xamarin UI

A Microsoft dev blog introduced Snppts, a new GitHub project that aims to aggregate community Xamarin UI constructs in one place.

Xamarin.Forms Gets XAML Hot Reload

Microsoft announced XAML Hot Reload is coming this year to Xamarin.Forms, bringing the cross-platform mobile development tooling more up to par with React Native and Flutter.

Open Source AWS Cloud Development Kit Hits GA with TypeScript Support, C# On Tap

.NET-centric coders using Visual Studio can now ease their Amazon Web Services (AWS) development with the new Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK), an open source framework for Infrastructure as Code projects.

Microsoft Revamps Azure SDKs for Java, Python, JavaScript and .NET

Microsoft is previewing a new set of Azure SDKs as part of a revamp undertaken as the cloud development platform has matured, allowing the company to better identify patterns and practices critical to developer productivity.

VS Code June 2019 Release Bolsters Remote Development

One of the more popular recent features added Visual Studio Code is a preview of remote development functionality, getting a boost in the June release, version 1.36.

Microsoft Fixes .NET Core Spoofing Vulnerability

Microsoft today (July 9) issued security-and-reliability updates to two .NET Core and .NET Core SDK releases, featuring a spoofing vulnerability fix.

AI Debugging Tool TensorWatch Open Sourced by Microsoft Research

TensorWatch, a new AI debugging and visualization tool from Microsoft Research, is now available as an open source offering on GitHub, where it's "under heavy development with a goal of providing a platform for debugging machine learning in one easy to use, extensible, and hackable package."

Uno Platform Ports Open Source Windows Calculator (C++) to Web/iOS/Android (C#)

While porting a calculator to a different platform might seem simple -- how hard can it be to convert code for addition/subtraction/multiplication/division? -- the reality is far different.

Super-Popular VS Code Python Tool Gets Update

The Python Extension for Visual Studio Code -- installed more than 9.3 million times -- has received an update that closes some 70 issues.

Visual Studio Code Gets More Java Love, Including New Code Actions

Fresh on the heels of a new installer that eases the setup of Java in Visual Studio Code, the dev team for Microsoft's wildly popular open source, cross-platform code-editor-that-acts-like-an-IDE just announced more Java goodies.

Progress Updates Telerik Tools for Xamarin UI Development

Progress has updated the Xamarin components found in its Telerik line of .NET-centric development tooling, featuring a hardware-accelerated PDF viewer and more.

Complaints Spur New C# Editor in Visual Studio 2019 for Mac v8.1

The long-awaited fix for Visual Studio for Mac performance and reliability issues has arrived via a new C# code editor that borrows from Visual Studio for Windows internals, sparked by negative developer feedback.

Survey Says C# 'Most-Loved' Programming Language, .NET Core Slowly Gaining Traction

Developer tooling specialist JetBrains is reporting on its new survey that delves into many aspects of software development, including programming languages, wherein it dubbed C# the "most-loved" language according to one metric.

Entity Framework Core 3.0 Dev Team Struggles with LINQ in Preview 6

Entity Framework Core 3.0 Preview 6 is out, with the development team including an incomplete LINQ implementation marked by temporary limitations and intentional breaking changes, needed before it proceeds further.

New Installer Eases Java Setup for Visual Studio Code

Microsoft introduced a new installer to make it easier to code with the No. 1 programming language, Java, in the No. 1 development environment, Visual Studio Code.

Blazor Gets Authentication and Authorization in ASP.NET Core 3 Preview 6

Microsoft shipped ASP.NET Core 3.0 Preview 6, with the red-hot Blazor project getting built-in support for handling authentication and authorization, among other updates.

ML.NET Machine Learning Framework Update Addresses Usability and Stability

After hitting version 1.0 last month, Microsoft's open source, cross-platform machine learning framework ML.NET has received its first update, which adds functionality and addresses developer concerns about usability and stability.

.NET Core 3.0 Nears General Availability with Preview 6

Aiming for a September general availability release, Microsoft today shipped preview 6 of .NET Core 3.0, with the dev team pretty much finalizing the new feature codebase and beginning a focus on quality, fixing bugs and improving performance.

What's New in Visual Studio 2019 v16.2 Preview 2

Microsoft has shipped Visual Studio 2019 version 16.2 Preview 2, highlighting .NET productivity improvements and other new functionality.

Guidance for Porting 'Complicated' Desktop Apps to .NET Core Published

After previously publishing developer guidance for porting "simple" desktop apps to the new .NET Core platform, Microsoft has just followed up with a two-part post on a more "complicated" project.

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