The old, proprietary, Windows-only .NET Framework has given all it can give to the new cross-platform, open-source platform of the future, .NET Core.
Microsoft today shipped Visual Studio 2019 v16.4 Preview 2, boosted with new features that come from formerly separate extensions.
A data visualization tool some four years in the making from Microsoft Research has been open sourced, available for use as an extension for Visual Studio Code or Azure Data Studio.
After Microsoft's Scott Hanselman introduced a bunch of new beginner-level instructional videos for .NET, Xamarin guru James Montemagno wanted to remind mobile developers that similar resources are available for them.
Seeking to ease the development of Spring-based microservices written in Java on the Azure cloud, Microsoft and Pivotal announced a private preview of a fully managed service called Azure Spring Cloud.
Expert Alex Thissen shares his thoughts on what excites him most about the .NET/Docker marriage, top tips, "gotchas" to look out for and more.
The "September" update to the cross-platform, open-source Visual Studio Code Editor, now up to version 1.39, adds functionality to the remote development preview that has been in the works for a while now.
With the recent release of .NET Core 3.0 and the continued interest in the red-hot Blazor project for doing Web development with C#, third-party vendors are cranking out related tooling.
After many developer complaints such as "Editor becomes so slow it's unusable after a while," the Visual Studio for Mac dev team revamped all of the IDE's editors and this week explained those changes.
".NET Core is the future of .NET. So let's get comfortable with creating, running, and testing applications using the command-line interface," says developer educator Jeremy Clark, who shares his favorite .NET Core features, quirks to watch out for and more.
TypeScript 3.7, with a new Beta, is now feature complete, with the dev team polishing it up in advance of the official release coming early next month.
Microsoft introduced the first preview of the .NET Core Windows Forms Designer, which didn't make it into the recent .NET Core 3.0 release because of the "huge technical challenge" in porting the Windows-only desktop technology to the new cross-platform framework.
The development of client-side Blazor leveraging WebAssembly -- appropriately called Blazor WebAssembly -- has suffered a few hiccups, but Microsoft has big plans for the red-hot technology that enables C# Web development.
The new Entity Framework Core 3.0 GA release includes a new LINQ implementation that Microsoft explained in an announcement post.
Visual Studio 2019 for Mac 8.3 debuted yesterday (Sept. 23) with quicker Xamarin UI changes testing, an improved Web development experience and more.
Fresh on the heels of .NET Core 3.0, Microsoft's Scott Hanselman unveiled a months-long project to provide entry-level instructional videos on all things .NET, ranging from "What is C#?" to ".NET for Apache Spark 101."
Functional programming devotees welcomed the general availability of F# 4.7 along with the release of .NET Core 3.0 and associated tooling.
Alongside the big .NET Core 3.0 release, Microsoft announced the general availability of Visual Studio 2019 16.3, which VS developers need to work with the new cross-platform, open source offering.
Microsoft officially announced .NET Core 3.0, an important milestone in the company's transition from the traditional, proprietary, Windows-only .NET Framework to a new open source, cross-platform offering -- the new direction for .NET developers.