VS Code Python Tool Adds Jupyter Functionality

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 14:01
The super-popular Python extension for the Visual Studio Code editor gets some new Jupyter functionality in the December release, including Jupyter Notebook export options and remote Jupyter support.
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Providing Constant Context for .NET Core Tests

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:02
By default, tests in the new .NET Core testing framework (xUnit) are isolated. This is a good thing ... except when you need to create a single test environment that is used by multiple tests. Here's all the ways you can provide a single environment for a set of tests in xUnit.
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Triplebyte Charts 'The Rise of Visual Studio Code'

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 16:17
Technical hiring specialist Triplebyte, noticing a huge upsurge in the use of Visual Studio Code during its hands-on programming interviews, dug into its data trove to learn more.
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Big Changes in Xamarin.Forms 4.0 Prompt Early Preview

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:00
There are so many big changes coming in Xamarin.Forms 4.0 that Microsoft has issued an earlier-than-usual preview to gather feedback on the cross-platform UI toolkit for coding iOS and Android apps.
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Blazor Gets a Fiddle

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 10:30
Cutting-edge Web developers who want to use Blazor to code sites in the browser with C# instead of JavaScript can now experiment in an online playground/sandbox.
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Developers Find New Use Cases for Visual Studio Live Share

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 14:40
After helping developers collaborate from within Visual Studio with Live Share, Microsoft is finding those coders are coming up with innovative use cases for the technology it hadn't thought of.
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Microsoft Ships .NET Core 2.2 and Previews .NET Core 3.0

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 13:48
Amid the hubbub caused by Microsoft open sourcing WPF, WinForms and other desktop tech, the company also shipped the final version of .NET Core 2.2 and unveiled the first preview of .NET Core 3.0.
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Visual Studio's AI-Powered Assistant, IntelliCode, Gets Smarter

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:00
Visual Studio's IntelliCode has gotten smarter -- using artificial intelligence to provide better code completion suggestions -- and more robust, now supporting more programming languages.
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Enabling Enterprise AI for Everyone with SQL Server

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 14:35
Microsoft believes artificial intelligence is so powerful it should be "democratized" so organizations and developers of all types can use it to transform and improve their business practices.
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Microsoft Open Sources .NET Desktop Tech: WPF, Windows Forms, WinUI

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 15:11
Microsoft's sunsetting of the proprietary Windows-centric .NET Framework continues as the company has open sourced some of its most popular desktop components: Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Forms and Windows UI XAML Library.
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Visual Studio 2019 Preview Debuts

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 08:00
Visual Studio 2019 debuted today in its first preview, showing off more collaborative and "smarter" AI-assisted coding.
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Python Tool for Visual Studio Code Gets Leaner, Faster

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 11:54
The popular Python extension for Visual Studio Code is out in a November update that sees it getting smaller, downloading faster, installing quicker and starting up sooner.
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Visual Studio Code Gears Up for Blazor

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 13:46
Microsoft is preparing its open source Visual Studio Code editor to support Blazor, the company's experimental technology for using languages such as C# for Web programming.
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Visual Studio 2017 for Mac 7.7 Released

Thu, 11/29/2018 - 11:00
The newly shipped Visual Studio 2017 for Mac 7.7 features improved IntelliSense and supports newer versions of .NET Core 2.2 and Azure Functions, among other improvements.
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Microsoft Ships Final Minor Update to Visual Studio 2017

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 11:00
Microsoft, already busy with the upcoming Visual Studio 2019, has shipped the final minor update to Visual Studio 2017, improving debugging, UWP development and more.
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First Release Candidate for Azure DevOps Server 2019 Now Available

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 10:30
Microsoft shipped the first release candidate of Azure DevOps Server 2019, the self-hosted, on-premises version of the company's DevOps solution that used to be known as Team Foundation Server.
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What's New in Windows Template Studio 2.5

Tue, 11/27/2018 - 09:00
Microsoft has shipped Windows Template Studio 2.5, adding new functionality and fixing bugs in the wizard-driven tool for quickly creating Universal Windows Platform apps.
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Blazor Marches on, Now at 0.7.0

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:30
Microsoft's experimental Blazor project to run .NET code such as C# in the browser -- heretofore mostly a province of JavaScript -- is out in version 0.7.0 with improved debugging and more.
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What's New in TypeScript 3.2 Release Candidate

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:12
Microsoft shipped the release candidate of TypeScript 3.2, its open source take on the JavaScript programming language that allows for optional static typing, among other features.
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Let the Debate Commence: New Visual Studio Icon Revealed

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:00
Despite a lot of support, many developers immediately took issue with the icon change, with comments such as: "I hate to say it but this is ridiculous. This smells of tinkering with the UI just for the sake of it."
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