Amazon Web Services offers up a remote development setup for Visual Studio Code developers that involves an SSH connection to leverage the AWS Cloud9 IDE and other functionality.
Microsoft is seeking developer feedback on accessibility, seeking to go beyond "good enough" with possible new features like focus mode, audio cues and more.
A new "AI pair programmer" represents a breakthrough in the third revolution of software development: the use of AI in coding, says GitHub CEO Nat Friedman.
ML.NET -- an open source, cross-platform machine learning framework for .NET devs -- now works on ARM64 and Apple M1 devices, and on Blazor WebAssembly, with some limitations for each.
Developers can now set an application-wide default font for WinForms projects with a new API.
A new update to Infragistics UI/UX tooling enhances many components that target .NET-centric developers, including Blazor, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and more.
Some six years in the making, an effort to quicken app startup times in Entity Framework Core via compiled models has been realized in the new v6.0 Preview 5.
Microsoft continues to enhance .NET MAUI (.NET Multi-platform App UI), improving animations, view transformations and single page templates, along with porting of several UI components from Xamarin.Forms, the mobile dev framework which .NET MAUI is evolving.
In the brand-new .NET 6 Preview 5, the dev team has furthered Hot Reload functionality in the ASP.NET Core component, used for web development.
The first preview for the landmark Visual Studio 2022 edition is out, focusing on 64-bit support as opposed to new features.
"The future has truly arrived," said Microsoft's Richard Lander in announcing the new .NET 6 Preview 5.
A new Remote Repositories preview extension lets developers working in Visual Studio Code remotely browse and edit GitHub repos, without having to clone them locally and then open them up in the popular, open source-based code editor.
Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2019 v16.11 Preview 2, a nondescript release most notable for improvements to Git tooling.
With advanced IntelliSense/IntelliCode functionality continually being infused into Visual Studio 2019, some developers are using the Quick Actions and Refactorings light bulb to learn new C# coding tricks.
The Project Reunion dev team fixed a bunch of bugs in the new v0.8 RC as Microsoft's evolution of the Windows desktop app development platform nears stability.
Test projects give you a way to exercise your code to see if it works but they're also part of your project's "permanent record." If all you want to do is try something out with some throwaway code, C# Scripting in Visual Studio might be a better choice.
In the new v3.8 release of the open source Uno Platform, a new grid control revamped with Microsoft code is said to provide a 2x performance boost.
Developers can now experiment with serverless computing projects with Azure Functions on the latest preview of the upcoming .NET 6 milestone release.
Visual Studio Code v1.57, the May update, includes a bunch of new features that were previewed earlier, including terminal tabs, Workspace Trust, remote repositories (RemoteHub) and more.
Client-side debugging of Blazor WebAssembly apps, a hot topic among developers, is being addressed in the Rider .NET IDE from JetBrains, starting with a new Early Access Program build.
A new single-tenant version of Azure Logic Apps has reached general availability status, expanding the options for Microsoft's integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) offering that's built on a containerized runtime.
Microsoft's .NET development framework ranked high in recent research about coding bootcamps, or "immersive technology education."
SQL Server's OpenJson function will let you dismantle JSON structures into relational tables, including tables with foreign/primary key relationships.
"IntelliCode Package Suggestions use a collaborative filtering algorithm to take the context of your project, including the installed packages and project framework, to then suggest packages that are frequently included in similar projects."
Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2019 for Mac v8.10, furthering the effort to convert the UI layer to native macOS, an effort scheduled to reach culmination with VS for Mac 2022.
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