Visual Studio Devs Love New Brace Pair Colorization in v17.6 Preview 1

"It's just been difficult to get prioritized."

Generative AI VS Code Tool Now Does Unit Testing

"Our new unit test generation capability uses cutting-edge AI technology to generate unit tests for your code automatically."

Visual Studio IntelliCode Preview Offers Instant API Code Examples

The first preview of Visual Studio 2022 17.6 boosts GitHub integration and also sees AI-assisted IntelliCode instantly offering up real-world API code examples -- no more context switching required.

Microsoft Launches 'One-Stop-Shop' for Stack Overflow Questions on Azure Development

"We appreciate that the developer community is getting value out of Stack Overflow and the content that has already been created by hundreds of thousands of developers."


Microsoft Ships Visual Studio 2022 17.5, Touting AI-Powered Intent-Based Suggestions

With AI all the rage these days in the development space and elsewhere, Microsoft touted new machine-learning-powered intent-based suggestions in this week's release of Visual Studio 2022 17.5.

GrapeCity Report Tooling Brings Web Designer to Blazor

Development toolmaker GrapeCity's recent ActiveReports. NET v17 release "brings the Web Designer to the Blazor framework."

.NET 8 Preview 1: Native AOT Upgrade and the New 'Blazor United'

Microsoft shipped the first preview of .NET 8, for which the company touted polishing of native Ahead-of-Time (AOT) compilation, and, on the web-dev side, the new Blazor United project that melds mix-and-match server-side and client-side rendering functionality.

Devs Cite Problems with GitHub Copilot and IntelliSense Working Together

Developers continue to claim -- as they have for years -- that the "AI pair programmer" GitHub Copilot tool doesn't work well with IntelliSense, which is built in to Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code.

GitHub Copilot AI Tech Upgraded, Already Generates 61% of Java Code

GitHub has again upgraded the AI tech behind its Copilot "AI pair programmer," which reportedly already generates 61 percent of Java Code in editors where it's used and 46 percent across all languages.

Microsoft Mulls Combining Web/Mobile/Desktop Tooling in .NET 8

"Maybe that gets a little too crazy. Nothing committed there."

'Blazor United' Deep Dive Coming Tomorrow

Since Microsoft's Steve Sanderson teased a prototype "Blazor United" project last month in a video, the company has basically been mum on the subject, but that's changing with a deep dive tomorrow.

What's On Tap for .NET 8 (Preview 1 Coming this Month)

The first preview of .NET 8 is coming in a couple of weeks (-ish) said Microsoft's David Ortinau during a livestreamed tech event held in Stockholm.

.NET Apps Show Poorly in Software Security Report

A new software security report finds .NET applications had the highest percentage of flaws when compared to two popular programming languages (even though .NET isn't a programming language).

Microsoft Reaffirms Fate of Visual Basic

Microsoft updated its programming languages strategy, confirming that Visual Basic will remain a going concern even though it's still relegated to second-rate status when compared to C# and F#.

VS Code v1.75 Released with New AI Tools Documentation

"We've also added a new AI Tools in VS Code topic to the VS Code documentation that will help you get started with Copilot."

ASP.NET Core Dev Team Launches 'Blazor United' Push for .NET 8

Shortly after Blazor creator Steve Sanderson wowed web-devs with a new prototype project called Blazor United and solicited feedback on its viability, Microsoft flipped the switch and put it on the roadmap for .NET 8.

JetBrains Dev Report: TypeScript Is Fastest-Growing Programming Language

After being recognized as ONE of the fastest-growing programming languages in last year's developer report from dev tooling specialist JetBrains, Microsoft's TypeScript was named THE fastest-growing language this year.

Uno Platform 4.7 Sports New Project Template

"In this updated solution template, the 'Shared Project' is replaced by a regular cross-platform library containing all user code files."

Steve Sanderson Wows Web-Devs with Peek at 'Blazor United' for .NET 8

"We've started some experiments to combine the advantages of Razor Pages, Blazor Server and Blazor WebAssembly all into one thing."

Spring Cloud Azure 5.0 Ships with Updated, Redesigned Documentation

"We've created a new online resource, Azure for Spring developers, to help Spring developers code, deploy and scale their Spring applications on Azure.

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