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    VS Code PowerShell Tool Gets Editor/Debugger Revamp

    Microsoft updated its PowerShell extension for Visual Studio Code, continuing a months-long re-architecture to improve the stability of its editor and debugger, which was identified as the No. 1 user request. 03/05/2020

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    TypeScript Keeps Climbing Popularity Ladder

    After making waves by cracking the top 10 of the RedMonk Programming Language Ranking last year, TypeScript has continued its climb in the latest bi-annual report that analyzes GitHub and Stack Overflow data in order to weigh coding and discussion traction. 03/04/2020

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    ML.NET Model Builder for Machine Learning Adds Recommendations

    Microsoft's latest update of ML.NET Model Builder adds a recommendation scenario to the machine learning (ML) framework, along with image classification model training functionality. 03/04/2020

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    Q&A with Rockford Lhotka: Migrating C# Code from .NET Framework to .NET Standard

    With .NET 5 coming in November, Microsoft-centric developers are advised to prepare for the milestone by forming a plan to migrate their .NET Framework code to .NET Standard, which specifices which APIs should be available to all .NET implementations. 03/03/2020

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    Blazor WASM Debugging Planned for Visual Studio

    Microsoft has updated the Spring 2020 roadmap for Visual Studio, which shows several items planned to improve the debugging experience for Blazor, the company's ASP.NET Core project that uses WebAssembly (WASM) to allow C# to be used in web development instead of JavaScript. 03/03/2020

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    .NET Core 3.0 'Dies' March 3

    Microsoft advised developers that .NET Core 3.0, a major milestone in the new cross-platform, open-source direction of .NET, will reach "end of life" on Tuesday, March 3. 03/02/2020

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    Visual Basic Resurgence? Project Seeks to 'Bring the VBE into This Century!'

    It may not signal a VB resurgence, but the Rubberduck project continues to flesh out the Visual Basic for Applications editor into a full-fledged IDE. 02/28/2020

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    Xamarin Nods to Swift for iOS Development

    Swift exploded in the iOS development community after Apple picked it to replace the aging Objective-C, and now rival Microsoft is nodding to that popularity by providing guidance to bind iOS Swift libraries when working with its cross-platform mobile dev framework, Xamarin. 02/28/2020

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    Visual Studio Online Boosts Customization

    Microsoft has provided more customization functionality and other enhancements to Visual Studio Online, which provides cloud-powered, managed, on-demand development environments accessible from anywhere via Visual Studio Code or a browser, with Visual Studio IDE support in private preview. 02/27/2020

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    GitHub Project Provides 300-Plus Samples of ASP.NET Core/Blazor Fundamentals

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    AndroidX Support Highlights New Xamarin.Forms 4.5 Release

    Support for AndroidX, or next-gen Android Support Libraries, highlights the new release of Xamarin.Forms 4.5, the latest edition of Microsoft's .NET-based cross-platform UI toolkit for creating mobile applications running on Windows, Mac or Linux. 02/26/2020

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    Microsoft Ships Azure Sphere for Securing IoT Devices

    Microsoft shipped Azure Sphere, an integrated solution for securing Internet of Things (IoT) devices and equipment. 02/26/2020

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