Visual Studio Code, ever growing in popularity and flexibility, has been named by Google as a first-class code editor for working with the company's Flutter SDK and Dart programming language for mobile development.
The neglected little brother of C# now officially supports creating ASP.NET Core projects via the same UI that C# supports, among other enhancements in the new edition of Visual Studio.
Microsoft's ongoing Build developer conference is all about artificial intelligence, and one new offering met enthusiastically by attendees is ML.NET, an open source, cross-platform machine learning framework.
Microsoft's new .NET Core 2.0 offering may be generating the most buzz among .NET developers these days, but for many use cases the traditional .NET Framework is still the best choice, just released in version 4.7.2.
Linux support, the most-requested feature for Visual Studio Code Live Share -- which allows real-time collaboration among developers on different machines and platforms -- was announced this week.
Windows Template Studio, an open source Visual Studio extension that provides a low-code approach to creating Universal Windows Platform apps, launched in version 2.0 with an improved Visual Studio UI highlighting new features.
Mozilla has unveiled an IDE for coding WebAssembly projects that could serve as an alternative to Visual Studio and the Visual Studio Code editor.
Microsoft this week announced the second previews of .NET Core 2.1 and its like-versioned associates, ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core.
Microsoft has open sourced several tools in the pursuit of API-Driven Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery for mobile apps with Visual Studio App Center.
.NET Core, the reinvention of the Microsoft .NET Framework as an open source, cross-platform development choice, is a key focus of the upcoming features planned for the Visual Studio IDE.
A couple years ago, Microsoft revamped its developer documentation experience, turning to an open model in which anyone could contribute to the docs.microsoft.com site. Now, a new Visual Studio Code extension has been published to make that easier.
Microsoft's Craig Wittenberg has revived the original File Manager that first came with Windows 3.0 in 1990, getting it to run on Windows 10 and making it available as a Visual Studio solution.
The extension model introduced with Visual Studio Code and subsequently tracked by the Visual Studio IDE is proving so popular it has been applied to SQL Operations Studio, Microsoft's cross-platform, open source data management tool.
The Python extension for the open source Visual Studio Code editor -- the most popular offering available in the marketplace -- has been updated with improved debugging functionality.
Microsoft has open sourced a tool that helps official Linux distribution maintainers and other developers run their OS packages on Windows 10, via Windows Store distribution for the former or individual sideloading for the latter.