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VS Code in the Browser Project Tops GitHub's Trending List

Coder Technologies Inc.'s newly open sourced project to provide a remotely hosted port of Visual Studio Code running in the browser has officially become the "hottest" project on GitHub.

Microsoft Offers Engineer to Help You Take ML.NET into Production

Microsoft's latest update of its ML.NET open source machine learning framework comes with a twist: The company is offering to provide an engineer for one-on-one help to get it working in production use.

Missing Silverlight and Waiting for Blazor? CSHTML5 for C# Web Development Goes Open Source

Microsoft's experimental Blazor project to allow .NET coding for Web projects via experimental WebAssembly may be getting all the attention, but new open source tooling does something similar, acting like a bridge between the death of Silverlight and the production readiness of WebAssembly.

Quick Tip: How to Try .NET Core 3.0 in Visual Studio 2019

.NET Core 3.0 won't be ready for Visual Studio 2019's April 2 ship date, but a manual download and a menu configuration setting will let you use both previews together right now.

What's New in the Visual Studio Code February 2019 Release

Microsoft shipped the February 2019 update of its open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor with a bevy of improvements and fixes for a wide range of functionality.

Blazor (.NET for Web Experiment) Hits 0.9.0

Microsoft's experimental Blazor project for C#-based .NET Web development (as an alternative to JavaScript) has reached version 0.9.0 on its possible journey to becoming generally available for production use.

Razor Components (Server-Side Blazor) Refined in ASP.NET Core Preview

ASP.NET Core's Razor Components -- aka server-side Blazor -- received a lot of attention in the just-released NET Core 3.0 Preview 3 as Microsoft continues to mature its initiative to run C# code in the browser instead of just JavaScript.

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac Preview 3 Boosts Reliability with VS Windows Internals

The new Visual Studio 2019 for Mac Preview 3 continues Microsoft's effort to boost the quality and reliability of the troublesome IDE by borrowing internals from the flagship Windows version.

.NET Core 3.0 Not Shipping with Visual Studio 2019, Microsoft Says

Microsoft-centric developers asking if the much-awaited .NET Core 3.0 release will ship with the much-awaited Visual Studio 2019 release now have the much-awaited answer to their question: No.

Did Microsoft's .NET Core Initiative Boost PowerShell Usage?

Microsoft's move from the ageing Windows-only .NET Framework to the open source, cross-platform .NET Core framework may come with ancillary consequences, such as a boost in the popularity of its PowerShell scripting language.

Azure Data Explorer Heads Microsoft Cloud Analytics Updates

Microsoft has beefed up several data analytics offerings in its Azure cloud platform, including the general availability of Azure Data Explorer and Azure Data Lake Storage.

Microsoft Explains How to Port Desktop Apps to .NET Core 3.0

With cross-platform .NET Core 3.0 poised to support desktop applications -- the next step in totally subsuming the Windows-only .NET Framework -- Microsoft has published guidance on how to port existing WinForms and WPF projects to the new platform.

Microsoft Offers Visual Studio 2019 Release Candidate

The Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2019 has been made available in anticipation of the official launch coming April 2, after which the RC can be upgraded to the final, official general availability release.

Test Explorer Added to VS Code Python Tool

A new Test Explorer highlights the February release of the Python extension for Visual Studio Code, by far the most popular tool in the marketplace, installed more than 6.5 million times.

VS Code Java Extension Pack Adds AI-Assisted IntelliCode

Microsoft provided an update on Java tooling for its open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor, detailing better performance and several tweaks and enhancements, along with the introduction of IntelliCode to a popular extension package.

Azure Functions Improves TypeScript Support, Adds Java

Azure Functions, Microsoft's serverless computing experience in the cloud, now officially supports the Java programming language and has also made it easier to work with TypeScript.

.NET Core 1.0 'End of Life' Coming in June

Developers working with .NET Core are advised to upgrade their 1.x versions by June 27, after which official support will be available only for 2.x editions.

How Developer Feedback Shapes Visual Studio 2019 UI

Visual Studio developers -- notoriously finicky about their IDE's UI and quick to let their feelings be known -- have been provided a glimpse into how their feedback helps shape the Visual Studio 2019 experience.

What's New in Visual Studio Mobile Development

Mobile developers using Visual Studio have a lot of new features, tweaks and improvements to work with, including functionality for faster deployments, improved XAML editing, AI-assisted IntelliCode and much more.

Serverless ASP.NET Core Service on AWS Cloud Updated

Amazon Web Services has updated its serverless functionality for ASP.NET Core projects, the popular new direction for Microsoft Web programming.

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