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Visual Studio's 'Find in Files' Gets Modernization Revamp

Now that Visual Studio 2019 v16.4 has shipped, the dev team is turning to new priorities in the v16.5 preview round, including the IDE's "Find in Files" feature, which is getting a modernization revamp.

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Visual Studio 2019 for Mac v8.4 Preview Adds ASP.NET Core Scaffolding

Scaffolding support for ASP.NET Core projects heads the list of new features added to Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.4 Preview 4, helping developers get head starts on projects with automatically generated boilerplate code.

Xamarin Mobile Developers Get XAML Hot Reload in Visual Studio 2019 v16.4

Xamarin mobile developers using Visual Studio gained some functionality common to other IDEs as XAML Hot Reload for Xamarin.Forms was introduced with the new Visual Studio 2019 v16.4 release.

HockeyApp Scores its Last Goal

Microsoft's HockeyApp -- the strange-sounding tool for continuously building, testing, releasing and monitoring apps -- has scored its last goal, being retired and sent to the permanent bench in favor of Visual Studio App Center.

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Azure Functions 3.0, for Serverless Cloud Computing, Goes Live

Microsoft announced Azure Functions 3.0, its event-driven, serverless cloud computing platform, has reached version 3.0, ready for production -- with a catch.

Research Says SQL Server Faster on Azure than on AWS

Research firm GigaOm compared throughput performance between SQL Server on Azure Virtual Machines and SQL Server on AWS EC2, finding the former enjoyed a definite speed edge.

Microsoft Plugs Away at 'Huge Technical Challenge' of Creating WinForms Designer on .NET Core

"It is a huge technical challenge to bring the designer to .NET Core because it requires the design surface that hosts the live .NET Core form to run outside the Visual Studio process. That means we need to re-architect the way the designer surface 'communicates' with Visual Studio."

.NET Core, TypeScript Head List of In-Demand Freelancer Skills

Microsoft developer technologies fared well in Upwork's list of the top 100 in-demand skills as compiled by the freelancer-focused careers company.

Xamarin Developer Summit Videos Available On Demand

Developers can revisit last summer's Xamarin Developer Summit with a series of instructional videos for the mobile development framework.

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Microsoft Dropping Support for Alternate Credentials in Azure DevOps Services

Microsoft last week announced that it's going to drop Alternate Credentials support for authenticating users of its Azure DevOps Services.

Microsoft Ships Entity Framework Core 3.1 and Entity Framework 6.4

As with .NET Core 3.1, these are relatively uneventful shipments -- most notable for long term support (LTS) licensing -- without a bunch of fancy new features or functionality included, as the dev teams focused on firming up existing code.

Azure IoT Tools Update Brings Standalone Simulator

Microsoft updated its Azure IoT tooling for the open-source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor, adding a standalone simulator that doesn't require Python, an Event Grid module, support for Vcpkg for IoT Plug and Play development and more.

Microsoft Releases 'Small and Short' .NET Core 3.1

Microsoft shipped .NET Core 3.1, described as a "small and short release" that focuses on two of the big features highlighting the Sept. 23 release of .NET Core 3.0: Blazor (for C# Web development instead of JavaScript) and desktop development (Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation).

AWS Cloud Development Kit Now Supports .NET, Java

Amazon Web Services announced that support for .NET and Java is now generally available in the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), which uses an infrastructure-as-code approach to help AWS cloud developers model and provision cloud application resources via services such as AWS CloudFormation.

Top 10 C# Libraries on GitHub Listed

Software analytics company OverOps has published a report on the most popular C# libraries as measured by ussage statistics on the GitHub open source development platform and source code repository.

Microsoft Ships Visual Studio 2019 16.4

Microsoft has shipped Visual Studio 2019 16.4, adding new functionality and features dealing with, containers. XAML Xamarin.Forms mobile development, C++ development and much more.

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Solution Architect Details What's New in Entity Framework Core 3

Solution Architect Jim Wooley details the ins and outs of Entity Framework 3.0 -- with an emphasis on breaking changes -- in a presentation at the Live! 360 conference in Orlando.

Facebook Goes All In on VS Code, Teams with Microsoft to Boost Remote Development

Facebook announced it's adopting Visual Studio Code as the default environment for its developers and is teaming up with Microsoft to boost the remote development functionality for the open-source, cross-platform code editor that has been named the No. 1 tool in major development surveys.

New 'Project Teleport' Speeds Azure Container Creation

While containers can be generated almost instantly when a cloud application needs more capacity, the design of Docker containers can slow things down in serverless environments on platforms like Azure, where such dynamic flexibility is a prime benefit.

2019 GitHub Octoverse Report: VS Code Again No. 1, C# Climbs in Popularity

The sprawling State of the Octoverse 2019 report on all things GitHub shows Visual Studio Code is once again the No. 1 project on the open source development platform, and C# has risen in the ranks of programming language popularity.

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