While GitHub Waits in the Wings, Work on Visual Studio Team Services Continues

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 13:48
The big news around collaborative coding in the Microsoft ecosystem has lately focused on the impending GitHub acquisition, but work is continuing on improving the existing VSTS platform.
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Microsoft Boosts WebAssembly (Used for Blazor) Performance in Edge Browser

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:33
Microsoft has boosted the performance of WebAssembly -- and JavaScript -- in Edge's rendering engine, benefitting both developers and users.
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Red Hat Announces .NET Core 2.1 for Linux, OpenShift

Mon, 06/18/2018 - 16:55
Open source champion Red Hat announced the general availability of .NET Core 2.1 for its Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift container platforms.
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Xamarin.Forms Mobile Apps Planned for Windows Template Studio

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:51
Windows Template Studio, Microsoft's low-code tool for quickly creating Universal Windows Platform apps, is aiming to support more project types, including Xamarin.Forms-based iOS and Android and (possibly) Windows Presentation Foundation apps.
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VSLive! Keynote: James Montemagno on .NET 'Everywhere for Everyone'

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 16:36
Microsoft's .NET has come a long way from its origins as a closed-source software framework for Windows to become what James Montemagno describes as "a vast, open, constantly growing, and ever-evolving ecosystem" that millions of modern developers are leveraging to build applications for virtually any platform.
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Docker, Kubernetes Updates Show Microsoft's Container Focus

Thu, 06/14/2018 - 10:00
While Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella probably won't be working up a sweat jumping around a stage shouting, "containers, containers, containers!" the company is clearly ramping up its focus on the technology.
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Survey: More C# Coders Targeting .NET Core

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:45
The young .NET Core, an open source, cross-platform alternative to .NET Framework, is increasingly becoming the runtime target choice for C# coders, according to new survey results published by JetBrains.
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VSLive! Keynote on Embracing Constant Change: 'You Owe it to Yourself'

Tue, 06/12/2018 - 17:57
"You owe it to yourself" was a continuing theme in the keynote presentation about embracing constant change at the Visual Studio Live! conference in Boston today, presented by Jasmine Greenaway, a cloud developer advocate at Microsoft.
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New Preview Simplifes the Visual Studio Kubernetes Experience

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 18:53
To better support developers who are building containerized applications that target Kubernetes in Visual Studio, Microsoft last week announced the preview of an extension for the IDE.
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Q&A with Scott Klein: SQL Server's Built-In Intelligence Features

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 09:22
Scott Klein, CTO at Cloud and Devices, explains how enterprises can leverage the built-in intelligence features of SQL Server 2017 to ensure DevOps pays off.
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Blazor Update Boosts .NET/JavaScript Interoperability

Fri, 06/08/2018 - 06:00
Microsoft continues to churn out updates to its experimental Blazor technology for running C# code on the Web, with the latest boosting JavaScript interoperability.
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Wrangling MongoDB in VS Code? Now There's Documentation

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 08:00
The May update of Visual Studio Code has added documentation for using the popular MongoDB in Microsoft's lightweight, cross-platform code editor.
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TypeScript 2.9 Adds Notable Editor Features

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 07:30
TypeScript 2.9 has shipped with several new editor features added along with some language/compiler features.
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Microsoft Talks Visual Studio 2019

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 13:22
For the first time, Microsoft has begun to officially talk about Visual Studio 2019.
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Microsoft: GitHub and VSTS 'Will Not Live in the Same Portal'

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 10:52
Microsoft reassured the developer community that GitHub will retain its open source independence following the big acquisition announced yesterday, though it will see deeper integration with Visual Studio Team Services.
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Details Scant on How Microsoft's Acquisition of GitHub Will Affect .NET Coders

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 13:28
Visual Studio and .NET-centric developers are no doubt waiting to see how today's news that Microsoft will acquire open source giant GitHub will affect their day-to-day coding, but there is already no shortage of strong opinions being voiced
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Q&A with Chris Klug: Web Development in 2018

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 14:59
Expert Web developer Chris Klug helps makes sense of today's complicated Web dev ecosystem and the tools and technologies that are emerging at a dizzying pace.
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.NET Core 2.1 Released, Along with Entity Framework, ASP.NET Versions

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 14:39
After a series of previews, Microsoft this week announced the final release of .NET Core 2.1, along with its like-versioned associates, ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core.
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'C#/XAML for HTML5' Goes Stable, Investigates Blazor Integration

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 09:37
C#/XAML for HTML5 (CSHTML5), which could be described as a reincarnation of the sorely missed Silverlight Web dev tech, has graduated from a release candidate to a stable 1.1 release, with the team noting it's investigating integration with Blazor/WebAssembly.
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AWS CodeBuild Now Supports .NET Core 2.0 Builds on Windows

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 14:50
AWS CodeBuild, a fully managed project build service from the Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) cloud, has added Windows support for .NET Core builds, joining previously available Linux support.
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