• News

    Vendors Update Controls for .NET Core 3.1, Blazor

    This week saw two third-party vendors of dev tools -- UX and UI toolkits and controls -- release new offerings that include support for two of Microsoft's main open source frameworks, the cross-platform .NET Core 3.1 and Blazor, which allows for creating browser-based web applications with C# instead of JavaScript. 06/05/2020

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    C++ Is Focus of New Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 Preview 2

    C++ development is a focus point of the new Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 Preview 2, featuring a slew of tweaks and improvements touching upon remote SSH connections, IntelliSense support and more. 06/04/2020

  • The Data Science Lab

    Clustering Non-Numeric Data Using C#

    Clustering non-numeric -- or categorial -- data is surprisingly difficult, but it's explained here by resident data scientist Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research, who provides all the code you need for a complete system using an algorithm based on a metric called category utility (CU), a measure how much information you gain by clustering. 06/03/2020

  • News

    So What's Up with Microsoft's (and Everyone Else's) Love of Rust?

    Microsoft already stewards several popular programming languages -- C#, TypeScript, F# -- so what's up with its love of Rust, along with the rest of the world? 06/02/2020

  • News

    C# Steps Up Programming Language Popularity Ladder

    Microsoft's C# programming language climbed a year-over-year notch on the TIOBE Index, which measures popularity among developers. 06/02/2020

  • News

    VS Code Java Tool Updates Debugging, Refactoring

    The monthly update to the tooling that boosts Java development in the open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor highlights debugging, refactoring and more. 06/01/2020

  • News

    Microsoft Plugs Away at Blazor for Mobile in Preview 3

    Microsoft is furthering its work to target mobile app development with Blazor, the ASP.NET Core offering that originally was developed to allow for C#-based web development instead of JavaScript through the use of WebAssembly for the client side. 05/28/2020

  • News

    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. 05/28/2020

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