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Xamarin.Forms Mobile Apps Coming to Windows Template Studio

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 20:51:00 GMT

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.

VSLive! Keynote: James Montemagno on .NET 'Everywhere for Everyone'

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 21:36:00 GMT

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.

Docker, Kubernetes Updates Show Microsoft's Container Focus

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 15:00:00 GMT

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.

Survey: More C# Coders Targeting .NET Core

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 17:45:00 GMT

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.

VSLive! Keynote on Embracing Constant Change: 'You Owe it to Yourself'

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 22:57:00 GMT

"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.

New Preview Simplifes the Visual Studio Kubernetes Experience

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 23:53:00 GMT

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.

Q&A with Scott Klein: SQL Server's Built-In Intelligence Features

Fri, 08 Jun 2018 14:22:00 GMT

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.

Blazor Update Boosts .NET/JavaScript Interoperability

Fri, 08 Jun 2018 11:00:00 GMT

Microsoft continues to churn out updates to its experimental Blazor technology for running C# code on the Web, with the latest boosting JavaScript interoperability.

Wrangling MongoDB in VS Code? Now There's Documentation

Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:00:00 GMT

The May update of Visual Studio Code has added documentation for using the popular MongoDB in Microsoft's lightweight, cross-platform code editor.

TypeScript 2.9 Adds Notable Editor Features

Thu, 07 Jun 2018 12:30:00 GMT

TypeScript 2.9 has shipped with several new editor features added along with some language/compiler features.

Microsoft Talks Visual Studio 2019

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 18:22:00 GMT

For the first time, Microsoft has begun to officially talk about Visual Studio 2019.

Microsoft: GitHub and VSTS 'Will Not Live in the Same Portal'

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 15:52:00 GMT

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.

Details Scant on How Microsoft's Acquisition of GitHub Will Affect .NET Coders

Mon, 04 Jun 2018 18:28:00 GMT

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

Q&A with Chris Klug: Web Development in 2018

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 19:59:00 GMT

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.

.NET Core 2.1 Released, Along with Entity Framework, ASP.NET Versions

Thu, 31 May 2018 19:39:00 GMT

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.

'C#/XAML for HTML5' Goes Stable, Investigates Blazor Integration

Thu, 31 May 2018 14:37:00 GMT

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.

AWS CodeBuild Now Supports .NET Core 2.0 Builds on Windows

Wed, 30 May 2018 19:50:00 GMT

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.

Microsoft to Nix Synchronous Auto Loading of Visual Studio Extensions

Wed, 30 May 2018 14:15:00 GMT

Microsoft will phase out the synchronous auto loading of Visual Studio extensions, along with delaying async auto loading until startup is finished, to improve IDE performance.

AWS' Lumberyard Game Engine Beta Adds Visual Studio 2017 Support

Wed, 30 May 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Amazon Web Services released a new beta of its Lumberyard game engine with more than 200 new features, including support for Visual Studio 2017.

AI and Mixed Reality Coming to Microsoft SharePoint

Wed, 23 May 2018 15:00:00 GMT

Microsoft this week touted its recent investments in artificial intelligence and mixed reality in its SharePoint Online and SharePoint Server products.

Google Taps VS Code for Flutter Mobile SDK, Dart Programming Language

Fri, 11 May 2018 17:07:00 GMT

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.

Microsoft's Adam Tuliper on the .NET Standard and Porting Your .NET Code

Thu, 10 May 2018 18:51:00 GMT

Q&A with Adam Tuliper: Why was the .NET Standard created? What are its top 3 primary benefits to developer? What steps do developers need to take to make their code portable under the .NET Standard? ... and more.

Visual Studio App Center Ties In to GitHub

Thu, 10 May 2018 16:36:00 GMT

Microsoft announced Visual Studio App Center, its cloud-based lifecycle management service for mobile and other apps, has partnered with the GitHub development platform for continuous integration and other services.

Build Conference Highlights Microsoft's AI Push

Wed, 09 May 2018 17:32:00 GMT

From AI-based IntelliCode for Visual Studio to an open source ML.NET framework to simplify machine learning for .NET developers, artificial intelligence took center stage at Microsoft's Build 2018 conference in Seattle this week.

Microsoft Patches .NET Core Security Vulnerability

Wed, 09 May 2018 17:14:00 GMT

Microsoft published a security advisory yesterday to warn of a denial-of-service vulnerability in .NET Core and .NET native version 2.0 and provide guidance on how to address it with a new update.