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Windows Devs Get Cross-Platform Page, Issues Repo

Developers doing their coding on the Windows OS have received two new resource gifts from Microsoft: a new landing page for those using cross-platform technologies and a new GitHub repo with which to report issues to Windows engineering teams.Developers doing their coding on the Windows OS have received two new resource gifts from Microsoft: a new landing page for those using cross-platform technologies and a new GitHub repo with which to report issues to Windows engineering teams.

Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 Preview 3 Boosts Linux-Based C++ Development

We reported that Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 Preview 2 -- <a href="https://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2020/06/04/vs-2019-16-7-preview-2.aspx" target="_blank">released</a> early last month -- sported a C++ focus, and that holds true for Preview 3.

Stack Overflow Dev Survey: TypeScript Surges, Leaving Python Behind

Microsoft's embrace of open source is paying off, says Stack Overflow in its new developer survey, as TypeScript has vaulted into second place (behind Rust) as the "most loved" programming language, pulling away from Python, with which it tied in last year's survey.

Basic Will Never Die: Microsoft Open Sources GW-BASIC

Microsoft has open sourced GW-BASIC, a programming language developed some 38 years ago. GW-BASIC and variants such as QBasic, QuickBasic and others provided the onramp to computer programming for many industry veterans.

After Visual Studio Online Renamed 'Codespaces,' GitHub Announces 'Codespaces'

Seemingly feeling the need to stir up some more naming confusion, Microsoft-owned GitHub this week announced Codespaces -- a new cloud-hosted development environment based on Visual Studio Code -- just a week after Visual Studio Online was renamed Visual Studio Codespaces.

GitHub: 'All Core Features Now Free for Everyone'

Microsoft-owned GitHub announced a pricing revision for the development platform/source code repository, making all of its core features free for everyone.

.NET Team Developer Seeks Help for Easy 'Up-for-Grabs' Issues

Member of the .NET team working on Hardware Intrinsics and Numerics cites 411 issues that need attention, including some that just involve changing simple lines of text.

Eclipse Foundation Unveils 'True Open Source' VS Code Alternative, Theia 1.0

The Eclipse Foundation unveiled Eclipse Theia 1.0, described as a "true open source" alternative to Microsoft's wildly popular Visual Studio Code editor.

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Uno Platform Claims First with WebAssembly AOT Compilation in Visual Studio

Uno Platform claimed an industry first and addressed a "long-time request" by announcing the capability to build WebAssembly apps in Visual Studio on Windows using Ahead of Time (AOT) compilation.

Santa Hat Icon in VS Code Creates 'SantaGate,' Locks Down Repository

The Visual Studio Code development team placed a Santa hat on the settings gear icon in the IDE as has been done in the past for the holiday season, but this year someone objected.

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.

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.

Microsoft Open Sources Projects for Microservices, Kubernetes

Microsoft, which now calls itself an open source company, announced two new projects that serve to live up to that moniker, one for microservices and one for Kubernetes applications.

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Microsoft Research's SandDance Data Visualization Tool Goes Open Source

A data visualization tool some four years in the making from Microsoft Research has been open sourced, available for use as an extension for Visual Studio Code or Azure Data Studio.

What's New in F# 4.7

Functional programming devotees welcomed the general availability of F# 4.7 along with the release of .NET Core 3.0 and associated tooling.

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