Microsoft today announced its "Microsoft Build of OpenJDK 21," taking advantage of new features and functionality in Java 21.
Along with today's new AI-powered Windows 11 update come new goodies for developers, including a new edition of Dev Home, a preview offering described as a "control center" providing coding-focused features and functionality.
The latest update to Python in Visual Studio Code includes a new extension for Python formatting that was contributed by a member of the open source community.
Developers commenting on a Microsoft post about performance improvements in the upcoming .NET 8 demanded the company end Visual Studio 2022's dependency on the old .NET Framework.
"The' tl;dr' is that we rewrote it (mostly) in Rust which compiles to WebAssembly for VS Code or the web, and to native binaries for Python."
GitHub Copilot Chat has taken another step toward general availability, as GitHub announced a beta offering previously accessible only by team/business customers is now available to individuals.
With at least 20 main enhancements explained in detail in the announcement post for Visual Studio 2022 17.8 Preview 2, Microsoft's Mads Kristensen has boiled down his favorites.
Microsoft shipped the first release candidates for its .NET 8 offerings, including the main framework, the .NET MAUI evolution of Xamarin.Forms and the ASP.NET Core web-dev components, not to mention Entity Framework (EF8) for data devs.
One new feature of the tool is the ability to create workspaces from a natural language description.
Uno Platform shipped a new release that adds .NET MAUI embedding, fresh on the heels of helping Microsoft completely revamp its Windows Community Toolkit.
Visual Studio Magazine readers for the 29th year have identified their favorite development tools used in the Microsoft-centric developer space in the 2023 Reader's Choice Awards.
Microsoft upgraded its .NET Upgrade Assistant tool with improvements to .NET MAUI functionality and other new features as it gets ready to ship .NET 8 next month.
After Microsoft this week angered developers by giving up on Visual Studio for Mac and recommending alternative replacements, many of those devs have overwhelmingly voiced support for something else: the Rider IDE from JetBrains.
The retirement announcement drew much developer ire among a whopping 96 comments, along with fears that Microsoft may give up on .NET MAUI and maybe even Visual Studio itself.
"We know you've been waiting for this!" said Avalonia UI in announcing general access to its VS Code extension for working with the popular, open source, cross-platform UI framework for .NET.
The IDE for years suffered from performance and reliability problems that the dev team just couldn't overcome.
Microsoft announced a new foundational certification one day before careers site Dice cited advice to become a C# developer.
"It would be nice if those image references could show us the images too."
Integrating the data science darling programming language with the super-popular spreadsheet program means analysts will no longer have to jump through so many workaround hoops or use third-party add-ins.