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'Shipping Fast and Often,' Xamarin.Forms 4.6 Released

Microsoft has released Xamarin.Forms 4.6, the latest edition of its open-source, cross-platform, mobile-centric development platform that the dev team is "shipping fast and often" while incorporating a slew of new preview features that coders can try out and provide feedback for.

Blazor WebAssembly 3.2 Release Candidate Arrives

The previews are over as Microsoft today shipped Blazor WebAssembly 3.2 Release Candidate, making the red-hot project just one step away from production-ready general availability on track to debut sometime in May (note: the 2020 Build developer conference starts May 19).

Previews of .NET 5, Blazor WebAssembly 3.2 Arrive

Microsoft shipped a slew of previews in advance of next month's scheduled debut of Blazor WebAssembly 3.2 and the milestone .NET 5 release planned for November.

Tech Job Report Gauges COVID-19 Impact: Desire for .NET, C# Skills Decreases

Tech careers firm Dice's latest job report attempts to gauge the early impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hiring. One finding of special interest to Visual Studio Magazine readers is less desire for .NET and C# skills.

Rust Survey: VS Code is No. 1 Editor

A new survey reveals Visual Studio Code is the No. 1 editor used by developers coding in Rust, which has become a hot programming language lately, even being considered as a safer alternative to C/C++ by Microsoft's security team.

VS Code Python Tool Boosts Jupyter Notebooks Functionality

The latest update of the Python extension for Visual Studio Code -- by far the most popular tool in the editor's marketplace -- boosts its Jupyter Notebooks functionality by adding support for ipywidgets, sometimes called Jupyter widgets.

Amid Kids, Pets and Internet Blips, Dev Team Ships Visual Studio 2019 v16.6 Preview 3

Like the rest of us, the Visual Studio dev team is learning the new ropes involved with working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, nevertheless shipping Visual Studio 2019 v16.6 Preview 3.

Debugging Problems Persist in Blazor WebAssembly 3.2 Preview 4

Debugging functionality is a pesky problem for the Blazor WebAssembly team, with many limitations still persisting in the project scheduled for a prime-time debut next month.

Open Source Uno Platform Supports VS Code After Editor Gets WebAssembly Debugging

Uno Platform is previewing support for the Visual Studio Code editor after a recent Blazor WebAssembly 3.2 preview added debugging to the problematic project.

Visual Studio Online Tweak Aids Remote Development Surge

With developers primarily working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, preview functionality in Visual Studio Online helps .NET coders connect more easily with home machines during the remote work surge.

Microsoft Build 2021 Developer Conference Likely to Be Digital

Microsoft's big Build developer conference is still on for next month, in a digital experience only, and new reports indicate that may be the same format used for next year's event.

Open Source Project Creates ASP.NET Core Apps with VB.NET

"I think we can say that VB.NET finally made it to ASP.NET Core," Egyptian developer Mohammed Hamdy Ghanem told <i>Visual Studio Magazine</i> about his new open-source project.

VS Code Update Adds Python Tutorials

The Visual Studio Code dev team added new Python tutorials as part of the regular monthly update, this one for March 2020, bringing the open-source, cross-platform code editor to version 1.44.

Top 3 Blazor Extensions for Visual Studio Code

Some developers prefer to create applications with Microsoft's open-source Blazor tooling from within the open-source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor. Here are the top tools in the VS Code Marketplace for those folk, as measured by the number of installations.

Microsoft Engineer: 'It's Time to Move OData to .NET 5'

Microsoft engineer Sam Xu says "it’s time to move OData to .NET 5" and in a new blog post he shows how to do just that.

Microsoft Goes Virtual with Developer Education in Face of COVID-19

Like many organizations that host developer educational events, Microsoft has gone virtual amid shelter-in-place directives and a surge in remote work stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Microsoft Ships New Preview of .NET 5, Already Handling 50% of .NET Site Traffic

In announcing today's second preview of the big, unifying .NET 5 that's going GA in November, Microsoft revealed the next-gen platform is already handling 50 percent of the traffic to the company's main .NET website.

Amid Pandemic, Richard Lander Updates .NET Team Status: 'We're Doing Well'

In announcing .NET 5 Preview 2 today, dev team program manager Richard Lander offered up a rare personal note on how the developers are holding up under Microsoft's new "work-at-home" scheme.

.NET Team Developer Seeks Help for Easy 'Up-for-Grabs' Issues

Member of the .NET team working on Hardware Intrinsics and Numerics cites 411 issues that need attention, including some that just involve changing simple lines of text.

VS Code Developers Help Out with COVID-19 Extensions

With the web providing more and more tools, trackers, guidance and many other resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic, some developers are trying to help out with extensions that have begun appearing in the Visual Studio Code Marketplace.

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