The Eclipse Foundation unveiled Eclipse Theia 1.0, described as a "true open source" alternative to Microsoft's wildly popular Visual Studio Code editor.
"The Visual Studio team are all working from home and learning how to navigate the challenges that brings to our day-to-day lives," said program manager Jacqueline Widdis in announcing Visual Studio 2019 version 16.6 Preview 2, which revamps the Git experience, improves debugging, adds ML.NET Model Builder and much more.
Planning for a May 2020 debut of client-side Blazor, Microsoft released preview 3 of Blazor WebAssembly 3.3, which lets developers debug projects from Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code rather than browser-based development tools.
Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.5 shipped this week, improving ASP.NET Core authentication and unit testing, adding support for Azure Functions 3.0 and more.
The March 2020 update to Microsoft's wildly popular Python extension for Visual Studio Code focused on improving quality via bug fixes, but it did introduce a new debugger.
Microsoft is previewing F# 5, the latest iteration of its functional-first programming language, as it moves toward a unifying .NET 5 release in November.
Microsoft released .NET 5 Preview 1, the first iteration of what will become one framework to handle all .NET development projects.
Microsoft shipped version 1.0 of the extension for Visual Studio Code used to build applications that use Docker containers, adding support for an experimental Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) engine among a slew of new features.
Microsoft released Visual Studio 2019 version 16.5, with new features for .NET, C++, debugging and many more areas.
In its move to the open-source, cross-platform .NET Core, Microsoft will support Visual Basic in the upcoming .NET 5 and is expanding the programming language's supported application types to help VB developers migrate their code, but noted "we do not plan to evolve Visual Basic as a language."
The client-side effort of Microsoft's Blazor project -- for C#-based web development powered by WebAssembly -- is out in a new preview before a May debut, adding support for Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) among several other new features.
Plagued by proliferating piles of unused .NET Core SDKs and runtimes as you accompany Microsoft on its journey to the open-source, cross-platform future? Zap them with the new .NET Core Removal Tool!
Shortly after detailing new guidance to bind Swift libraries in Xamarin-based iOS mobile development, Microsoft has published similar documentation for binding Kotlin libraries in Android projects.
Userware, on a years-long quest to bring back developer favorite Silverlight, announced an open source implementation of Microsoft's long-deprecated framework for writing rich internet applications, this one based on WebAssembly.
Miguel de Icaza doesn't post to his personal blog often, but when he does, developers listen.
Microsoft updated its PowerShell extension for Visual Studio Code, continuing a months-long re-architecture to improve the stability of its editor and debugger, which was identified as the No. 1 user request.
Microsoft's latest update of ML.NET Model Builder adds a recommendation scenario to the machine learning (ML) framework, along with image classification model training functionality.
After making waves by cracking the top 10 of the RedMonk Programming Language Ranking last year, TypeScript has continued its climb in the latest bi-annual report that analyzes GitHub and Stack Overflow data in order to weigh coding and discussion traction.