Microsoft's Azure DevOps team announced Scalar, a new project to speed up the operations of Git, the popular, open source, distributed version control system commonly used with source code repository platforms like GitHub.
Careers firm Hired published its 2020 State of Software Engineers report, examining various topics such as the hottest jobs in software engineering, salaries and most in-demand programming languages.
Faster start-up times for the Jupyter Notebook editor and associated server highlight the February update to the wildly popular Python Extension for Visual Studio Code.
The Data Science Lab
Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research uses a full code program, examples and graphics to explain multi-class logistic regression, an extension technique that allows you to predict a class that can be one of three or more possible values, such as predicting the political leaning of a person (conservative, moderate, liberal) based on age, sex, annual income and so on.
Microsoft published guidance for iOS mobile developers using Xamarin.Forms to avoid potential App Store rejection caused by the deprecation of Apple's UIWebView component.
Microsoft's push to apply Blazor beyond the web-dev space to mobile development is continuing, with the team announcing new components for the experimental initiative just announced last month.
Microsoft updated its preview project to enable working with Jupyter Notebooks in .NET Core with native programming languages C# and F#, providing new options for the traditional languages typically used, Python, R, Julia, Scala, etc.
HackerRank has published its 2020 Developer Skills Report, which shows C# gaining ground in the list of "best-known" programming languages for 2020 but otherwise not showing as strongly as it has in other similar reports published recently.
Visual Studio Toolbox
I found a new use for Visual Studio Code, the little code editor that could: substituting for a vital work app when your PC dies and a replacement won't be shipped to your remote office for weeks.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella emphasized the company's software development focus in a presentation to financial analysts recently.
Visual Studio Toolbox
A Red Hat developer has created the Didact project, a Visual Studio Code extension that puts the code editor to work as a tutorial guide and also showcases other things it can do via a combination of technologies.