.NET Continues Its Broad Reach

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 16:05
Right now is best time to be a .NET developer, said Microsoft's James Montemagno in a Visual Studio Live! keynote address. "It enables us to develop code on any OS we want, it has great tools for Visual Studio, it works with amazing languages, and there's a beautiful community of developers creating awesome libraries."
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Visual Studio Live! Keynote: Go with the Creative Flow

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 07:32
"In this ever changing and evolving world of technology, we have to be innovating to stay ahead," said Microsoft's Kasey Uhlenhuth in her keynote address at Visual Studio Live! in Las Vegas.
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What's New in TypeScript 2.8 RC

Fri, 03/16/2018 - 03:00
Microsoft is seeking developer feedback for the new TypeScript 2.8 release candidate, featuring new conditional types and more.
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VB 6 Tops Stack Overflow's 'Most Dreaded' Programming Language List ... Again

Tue, 03/13/2018 - 15:06
Although Microsoft programming languages fared quite well in Stack Overflow's huge new developer survey, Visual Basic 6 was again named the "most dreaded" language -- just like last year, and the year before -- with VB.NET and VBA not far behind.
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Microsoft's Programming Language Approach Pays Off, Popularity Report Says

Fri, 03/09/2018 - 12:27
RedMonk's latest programming language popularity report says Microsoft's multi-language approach is paying off, giving the company the "most to crow about" among all vendors.
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What's New in Visual Studio Code 1.21 (February Release)

Thu, 03/08/2018 - 07:30
The February 2018 edition of Microsoft's lightweight, cross-platform and open source Visual Studio Code editor has shipped, with new notifications functionality, Integrated Terminal splitting and much more.
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Microsoft Announces 'Windows ML' Platform for AI-Assisted Windows 10 Apps

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 13:00
Microsoft today said Windows 10 developers will soon be able to more easily infuse artificial intelligence functionality into their apps with the help of a new machine learning platform coming in the next update of the OS.
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VS Code Team Posts Help Wanted Ad for More Python

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 11:06
Microsoft has gone all in on Python for its cross-platform, open source code editor and is now seeking more dev help after hiring the creator of a popular Python extension (7 million installs) and taking ownership of the project.
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What's New in Visual Studio for Mac 7.4

Wed, 03/07/2018 - 09:54
Microsoft this week announced the availability of Visual Studio for Mac 7.4, which now supports recent versions of Android, macOS and C# among many other new features.
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What's New in Visual Studio 2017 15.6

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 04:00
Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2017 15.6 with improved performance -- especially in solution load times -- topping the list of new features and enhancements.
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Microsoft Ships First v2.1 Previews of .NET Core, ASP.NET Core, Entity Framework Core

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 13:52
Microsoft has shipped the first preview of .NET Core 2.1 -- its modularized, open source, cross-platform evolution of the .NET Framework and runtime -- along with associated "Core" packages for ASP.NET and Entity Framework.
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Microsoft Boosts AI-Driven Vision, Search Services in Azure Cloud

Fri, 03/02/2018 - 11:33
Microsoft announced several enhancements and new offerings for its Cognitive Services cloud APIs that help developers leverage artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities in mobile and other apps.
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VSTS Adding More Programming Languages for 'Azure DevOps Projects'

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 03:30
Azure DevOps Projects, introduced several months ago and powered by Visual Studio Team Services, is getting closer to emerging from its public preview as the VSTS team continues to add functionality, including support for more programming languages.
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One-Stop Guidance for Using Azure Cloud Services with Xamarin

Tue, 02/27/2018 - 07:00
Microsoft has published one-stop guidance for sorting out myriad Azure cloud services available for Xamarin mobile app development projects -- in the form of a poster.
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Silverlight Reborn? Check Out 'C#/XAML for HTML5'

Mon, 02/26/2018 - 09:27
C#/XAML for HTML5 from Userware, also called CSHTML5, allows .NET developers to write Web apps in C# and XAML by compiling the files to HTML5 and JavaScript -- or to migrate existing Silverlight apps to the Web.
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VS Code Bundled with Anaconda Python Distro

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 03:00
After hiring the original developer of a popular Python extension, taking over the project and hiring even more Python coders to further develop it, the Visual Studio Code team has announced the editor is now shipping with the popular Anaconda distribution.
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Q&A: Philip Japikse on Hands-On with ASP.NET and EF Core

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 15:11
'I think ASP.NET Core is the biggest game changer in the history of Web development using the Microsoft stack.'
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Q&A: Sam Basu on Using Xamarin, AI, Cloud Services and More for Mobile Apps

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 09:15
Expert advice on using the latest techniques with Xamarin for your mobile development.
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VS Code January Update: Quickly Fix TypeScript, JavaScript Errors

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 03:00
The January 2018 update of Microsoft's Visual Studio Code editor incorporates the new TypeScript 2.7.1 edition, allowing for quicker fixing of errors in TypeScript and even regular JavaScript files.
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Microsoft's Abel Wang on the Key to Implementing Advanced DevOps: Feature Flags

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 10:00
We catch up with Abel Wang, senior cloud developer advocate at Microsoft and Visual Studio Live! keynote presenter, to ask him about exactly how feature flags make all the difference when it comes to implementing DevOps on a higher level in the enterprise.
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