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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. 12/04/2019

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    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). 12/03/2019

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    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. 12/03/2019

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    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. 12/03/2019

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    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. 12/03/2019

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    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. 12/03/2019

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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. 11/22/2019

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    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. 11/21/2019

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    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. 11/21/2019

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    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. 11/18/2019

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    Xamarin Dev Team Garners Community Improvements, Asks for Suggestion Input

    The Xamarin dev team highlighted awards for its recent Hacktoberfest 2019 contest held to garner community improvements to the mobile development platform for coding Android and iOS apps in .NET and C#. 11/18/2019

  • Leveraging Acceptance Criteria When Writing Agile User Stories

    If all you're doing with acceptance criteria when writing user stories is listing off tests then you're missing some opportunities to improve the quality of your user stories. 11/15/2019

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