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Did .NET MAUI Ship Too Soon? Devs Sound Off on 'Massive Mistake'

Microsoft recently advanced .NET MAUI to General Availability status, but many developers have complained about half-baked functionality that was shipped too soon.

New Uno Platform 4.5 Furthers Figma Embrace, Picking Up Where Microsoft Blend Left Off

It provides "some tooling C# and XAML developers have been asking for, and have been asking for since Blend," the company said.

See Updated 'What's New' Docs for Entity Framework 7 Release Candidate 1

With Microsoft developers focused on finishing touches ahead of the November debut of Entity Framework 7, the company has updated the corresponding "what's new" documentation to help keep track of all the changes while shipping Release Candidate 1.

.NET MAUI in .NET 7 Fills In Xamarin Gaps

With the new .NET MAUI in .NET 7 Release Candidate 1, the dev team has continued to polish things up ahead of a November GA debut while at the same time filling in gaps from its predecessor, Xamarin.

WebAssembly Steals the ASP.NET Core Show in .NET 7 RC1

WebAssembly, the open source tech that makes client-side Blazor work, was the star of the ASP.NET Core show in the new .NET 7 Release Candidate 1.

Visual Studio Devs Can Now Roll Back Problematic Updates

Addressing a longstanding (nearly 4 years) developer request, Microsoft has made it easier to roll back problematic IDE updates in the new Visual Studio 2022 17.4 Preview 2.

First .NET 7 Release Candidate Ships

After seven previews dating back to February, Microsoft shipped .NET 7 Release Candidate 1, the first of two before the framework reaches General Availability in early November.

A Year In, GitHub Measures AI-Based Copilot's Productivity Boost

There's no doubt that GitHub's "AI pair programmer," Copilot, has shaken up the dev world, but by how much?

Azure Functions Support for .NET 7 Progresses

Cloud developers who are into serverless computing can now enjoy support of .NET 7 as a runtime when working with Azure Functions v4.

Improved IntelliSense Support for Jupyter Notebooks in VS Code

"Not only you will get improved auto complete suggestions when writing Python code in notebook files, but you will also be able to leverage refactoring features such as extract variable, extract method as well as auto imports."

Merge Editor Improvements Highlight VS Code 1.71 (August 2022 Update)

Despite August being a popular month for Visual Studio Code engineers to vacation, the dev team managed to churn out a bunch of new features in the regular monthly update, bringing the lightweight, open source-based, cross-platform code editor to v1.71.

Got Mad .NET MAUI Skills? Show Off!

"The .NET MAUI Cloud Skills Challenge is a fun and exciting way to learn .NET MAUI and grab the latest .NET MAUI sticker swag!"

Windows Devs Prefer PowerShell as CLI

Survey shows PowerShell preferred, with 45.2 percent of the votes, followed by cmd (37.6 percent), WSL Bash (15.6 percent) and Azure Cloud Shell (1.6 percent).

VS Code Emerges As Remote Development Superstar

Visual Studio Code has emerged as the go-to remote development tool in many areas far outside the Microsoft-centric developer ecosystem.

New Microsoft Teams App Camp Details How to Build, Sell Teams Apps

It's an on-demand workshop with labs featuring videos and more that detail the ins and outs of building apps for Microsoft Teams collaboration software and selling those apps in the product's app store.

What's New in TypeScript 4.8

Microsoft released TypeScript 4.8 with a host of new features ranging from Find All References improvements to the ability to exclude specific files from auto-imports.

Microsoft Launches New Resource for Java Developers

It's a one-stop shop for tools and resources that enable Java jocks to productively code, deploy and scale their apps.

New 'Getting Started' Walkthrough Unveiled for VS Code PowerShell Tool

A new "getting started" experience highlights the August 2022 update to the PowerShell Extension for Visual Studio Code.

Visual Studio Build Tools Licensing Eased for Open Source C++ Projects

Microsoft has eased some licensing requirements for Visual Studio Build Tools (VSBT), which comprises a standalone MSVC compiler, libraries and scripts for C++.

Visual Studio Extension Guru Intros Rainbow Braces to Make Sense of Code

Visual Studio extension expert Mads Kristensen's latest creation is Rainbow Braces, used to colorize brace pairs in order to better understand nested code.