Not surprisingly, it's dead easy to create an app in Blazor that runs outside of the browser window and (potentially) in an offline mode. Before you get carried away, though, there are some key design decisions to make.
DevOps specialist GitLab has officially taken over the control of a GitLab extension for Microsoft's open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor.
The Python Extension for VS Code Insiders team is previewing the newest implementation of notebooks, used frequently in data science with offerings such as Jupyter Notebooks.
A GitHub project is seeking to reorganize documentation and developer content in advance of the November debut of .NET 5, a unification of all things .NET that combines. .NET Core and other components.
Developers doing their coding on the Windows OS have received two new resource gifts from Microsoft: a new landing page for those using cross-platform technologies and a new GitHub repo with which to report issues to Windows engineering teams.Developers doing their coding on the Windows OS have received two new resource gifts from Microsoft: a new landing page for those using cross-platform technologies and a new GitHub repo with which to report issues to Windows engineering teams.
Microsoft shipped the seventh preview of Entity Framework Core 5.0, boosting its data access technology with a factory to create DbContext instances and more.
Despite being deprecated by Microsoft in .NET Core 3.0, the wildly popular Newtonsoft.Json JSON serializer still rules the roost in the NuGet package manager system for .NET developers.
Microsoft shipped preview 7 of the milestone .NET 5 project that in November will combine all things .NET under one unifying umbrella release in the company's new open source, cross-platform direction.
Microsoft's latest update of its Mobile Blazor Bindings project -- which expands the Blazor web-coding-with-C# model to the mobile arena for iOS, Android and other apps -- now does hybrid apps.
Microsoft shipped preview 2 of WinUI, the UI framework that uses Fluent Design to provide a native user experience (UX) framework for both Windows Desktop (Win32) and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications, focusing on stability and bug fixes.
Visual Studio 2019 version 16.7 Preview 4 arrived this week, sporting boosted Git productivity and an experimental Razor editor for creating Blazor and other projects.
Microsoft issued security updates for .NET Core while releasing a security advisory about a remote code execution vulnerability.
Although C# markup for Xamarin.Forms has been available since Xamarin.Forms 4.6 (it's now at v4.7) debuted this spring, it was just "introduced" on the Microsoft Developer Blogs site by creator Vincent Hoogendoorn.
Stephen Toub has documented performance improvements coming in .NET 5, the milestone all-things-.NET unification effort debuting in November that completes Microsoft's transition from the ageing Windows-only .NET Framework to the open source, cross-platform .NET Core direction.
Visual Studio senior program manager Mads Kristensen has created a new extension pack for the IDE to ease the acquisition of the basic tools that would benefit all developers.
We reported that Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 Preview 2 -- <a href="https://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2020/06/04/vs-2019-16-7-preview-2.aspx" target="_blank">released</a> early last month -- sported a C++ focus, and that holds true for Preview 3.
While the latest TIOBE Index of programming language popularity isn't earth-shaking -- focusing on an all-time high for statistical language R -- perhaps the the biggest surprise is this: Classic Visual Basic (VB6) is still in the top 20.