A Decade Later, .NET Developers Still Fear Being 'Silverlighted' by Microsoft

Some 10 years after the final Microsoft Silverlight release, some developers still fear being "Silverlighted," or seeing a development product in which they have invested heavily be abandoned by Microsoft.

So Why Doesn't Microsoft Provide Its Own Blazor Component Library?

Did you ever wonder why Microsoft doesn't provide a component library for Blazor, like Angular and others do?

.NET 6 Preview 7: New Features Done, but Templates with Top-Level Statements Stir Debate

"Is there a config option for this available or do you force this on all of us?"

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GitHub Copilot AI Improved, Offered as API: 'A Taste of the Future'

"It will become possible to do more and more sophisticated things with your software just by telling it what to do."

New JavaScript/TypeScript Projects Lead Web-Dev Tweaks in VS 2022 Preview 3

Web developers might be especially interested in the new Visual Studio 2022 Preview 3 release, which introduces new JavaScript/TypeScript project types, integration with ASP.NET Core APIs, Hot Reload improvements and more.

VS Code Python Tool Revamps Jupyter Notebooks Experience

The August 2021 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code completes a revamp of the Jupyter Notebooks experience that was started more than a year ago.

VS Code 1.59: Jupyter Notebooks Go (Partly) Native, Live Preview Improved

The dev team for Visual Studio Code improved Jupyter Notebook functionality and much else in the regular monthly update to the wildly popular, open source-based, cross-platform code editor.

Windows Community Toolkit 7.1: MVVM Source Generators, Identity Authentication, ML APIs

A bevy of new features and enhancements debut in a preview of the upcoming Windows Community Toolkit 7.1 release, a collection of helpers, extensions and custom controls that simplify and demonstrate common developer tasks building UWP and .NET apps for Windows 10.

Microsoft Plans .NET Community Toolkit

As the .NET development ecosystem evolves and consolidates with .NET 6's new and updated components, Microsoft is revamping associated toolkits.

Stack Overflow: Old .NET Framework Usage Still Beats 'Most Loved' .NET Core/.NET 5

The big annual Stack Overflow Developer Survey reveals some curious data points, like .NET Core/.NET 5 being the "most loved" non-web dev framework even though the old .NET Framework that it's replacing is still being used more.

JavaScript Debugging Now Built-In to VS Code

Extensions like the Chrome Debugger or the Microsoft Edge Debugger are no longer needed.

FSF Calls for Papers on 'Unacceptable and Unjust' GitHub Copilot

After triggering existential angst among developers, the new 'AI pair programmer' has the Free Software Foundation calling for white papers to address legal and philosophical questions.

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Hot Reload Now Works with C++ Apps, with Blazor WebAssembly Support On Tap

Microsoft is touting a raft of improvements to .NET Hot Reload functionality introduced in Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2.

EF Core 6 Dev Team Plays Catch-Up with EF6

In announcing the sixth preview release of EF Core 6.0, Microsoft noted the dev team for the open source, cross-platform data development framework is still playing catch-up with EF6, the traditional object-relational mapping (ORM) framework formerly tied to the Windows-only .NET Framework.

Microsoft Replaces Xamarin Toolkits with New .NET MAUI Alternatives

As Xamarin.Forms morphs into the new .NET MAUI offering, Microsoft is replacing Xamarin toolkits with .NET MAUI alternatives.

TypeScript Outshines C# in Developer Ecosystem Report

In the new State of Developer Ecosystem 2021 report from JetBrains, TypeScript was found to be one of the fastest-growing languages and also ranked highly in questions about languages that developers are planning to adopt and were learning in 2021.

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.NET MAUI Preview 6: SDK Workload Installation, Gestures, Clipping, Alerts, More

.NET MAUI has been improved in many ways in this week's release of .NET 6 Preview 6 as the evolution of Xamarin.Forms (NET Multi-platform App UI), which adds desktop support to the traditional iOS and Android mobile development, takes shape.

What's New for Blazor/ASP.NET Core in .NET 6 Preview 6

In shipping .NET 6 Preview 6 this week, Microsoft described it as a "small" release as the dev team eyes wrapping up major new features and functionality, but it nevertheless contains several updates to ASP.NET Core and its Blazor component for coding web apps in C#.

Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2: Better Live Preview, Hot Reload

While the first preview of Visual Studio 2022 focused on testing new 64-bit functionality, the new Preview 2 turns to improving nuts-and-bolts debugging, including better Live Preview, Hot Reload, Force Run and more.

.NET 6 Preview 6: 'Last Chance to Influence the Release'

Microsoft shipped .NET 6 Preview 6, saying the penultimate preview before the Release Candidate stage represents the last chance for developers to influence the release with actionable feedback.

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