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Blazor Gets a Fiddle

Cutting-edge Web developers who want to use Blazor to code sites in the browser with C# instead of JavaScript can now experiment in an online playground/sandbox.

Microsoft Ships .NET Core 2.2 and Previews .NET Core 3.0

Amid the hubbub caused by Microsoft open sourcing WPF, WinForms and other desktop tech, the company also shipped the final version of .NET Core 2.2 and unveiled the first preview of .NET Core 3.0.

Microsoft Open Sources .NET Desktop Tech: WPF, Windows Forms, WinUI

Microsoft's sunsetting of the proprietary Windows-centric .NET Framework continues as the company has open sourced some of its most popular desktop components: Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Forms and Windows UI XAML Library.

Python Tool for Visual Studio Code Gets Leaner, Faster

The popular Python extension for Visual Studio Code is out in a November update that sees it getting smaller, downloading faster, installing quicker and starting up sooner.

Visual Studio Code Gears Up for Blazor

Microsoft is preparing its open source Visual Studio Code editor to support Blazor, the company's experimental technology for using languages such as C# for Web programming.

What's New in Windows Template Studio 2.5

Microsoft has shipped Windows Template Studio 2.5, adding new functionality and fixing bugs in the wizard-driven tool for quickly creating Universal Windows Platform apps.

What's New in TypeScript 3.2 Release Candidate

Microsoft shipped the release candidate of TypeScript 3.2, its open source take on the JavaScript programming language that allows for optional static typing, among other features.

.NET Standard 2.1 Announced with 3,000 New APIs

Microsoft just announced .NET Standard 2.1, its first update in more than a year as it plays catch-up with the .NET Core implementation, which is about to hit v2.2.

Windows Community Toolkit 5.0 Shouts Out to WinForms, WPF

Windows Community Toolkit 5.0 includes new functionality for using UWP controls in Windows Forms and WPF desktop applications, introduces a new TabView control, boosts social media platform support and more.

In .NET Updates, Traditional Framework Takes Back Seat to Core

Microsoft's shift from the traditional 16-year-old .NET Framework to modernized, open source and cross-platform "Core" implementations is picking up in pace.

Xamarin.Forms Updates Buttons, Images, Labels, More

The latest update to Xamarin.Forms -- Microsoft's C#-based, open source cross-platform mobile app dev solution -- addresses the "little things" such as buttons, images labels and more.

Microsoft Claims 2 of Top 5 Open Source Projects in GitHub

GitHub released its huge yearly Octoverse report on activity in the open source community, revealing that Microsoft claimed two of the top five projects, ranked by the number of contributors.

.NET Core 2.0 Sees End of Life, 2.1.5 Update Released

.NET Core 2.0 in a sense "died" yesterday, Oct. 1, the official "end of life" date for that milestone version of Microsoft's open source, modular and cross-platform modernization of the .NET Framework.

AWS Lambda Adds PowerShell Core 6.0 Support

Amazon Web Services Inc. added support for PowerShell Core 6.0 running on .NET Core 2.1 to its AWS Lambda service for cloud-based, event-driven, serverless code execution.

Microsoft's Open Source Journey: From Calling It a 'Cancer' to Buying GitHub

Microsoft has gone from its CEO calling open source a "cancer" in 2001 to buying the pre-eminent open source development platform GitHub in 2018.

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