Microsoft today announced the fifth previews of .NET 5.0 and Entity Framework Core 5.0 en route to a November general release date, though not all of the planned functionality will be finalized by then because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Microsoft cranked out June 2020 updates to .NET Core 3.1 (and 2.1) to address a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability.
C++ development is a focus point of the new Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 Preview 2, featuring a slew of tweaks and improvements touching upon remote SSH connections, IntelliSense support and more.
Microsoft's C# programming language climbed a year-over-year notch on the TIOBE Index, which measures popularity among developers.
Microsoft already stewards several popular programming languages -- C#, TypeScript, F# -- so what's up with its love of Rust, along with the rest of the world?
The monthly update to the tooling that boosts Java development in the open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor highlights debugging, refactoring and more.
Microsoft's embrace of open source is paying off, says Stack Overflow in its new developer survey, as TypeScript has vaulted into second place (behind Rust) as the "most loved" programming language, pulling away from Python, with which it tied in last year's survey.
Container kingpin Docker announced extended collaboration with Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform and Microsoft's open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor.
Microsoft has open sourced GW-BASIC, a programming language developed some 38 years ago. GW-BASIC and variants such as QBasic, QuickBasic and others provided the onramp to computer programming for many industry veterans.
Blazor guru Steve Sanderson provided a peek at what's coming up for Blazor during a Build presentation this week.
Microsoft's Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.6 was announced at this week's Build developer conference, featuring an integrated terminal, templates for Blazor WebAssembly applications and gRPC service projects, fixes for crashes and hangs, and more.
Microsoft provided updates on its flagship .NET-centric programming languages, C# and F#, during this week's online Build developer conference.
Working from their home offices, Microsoft developers have shipped Visual Studio 2019 16.6 and the first preview of v16.7 with a slew of new features available in previews, including built-in ML.NET Model Builder functionality, expanded support for Codespaces, a Windows Forms designer for .NET Core projects and more.
The dream of one cross-platform .NET scheme for every type of project and target is becoming closer to a reality.
.NET 5 will still ship this November, but it won't have all the unifying "just one .NET going forward" functionality that Microsoft originally planned because of delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Visual Studio Toolbox show on Microsoft's Channel 9 video site this week took a look at desktop components from third-party vendor DevExpress.
The May 2020 update of Visual Studio Code's Python extension -- by far the most popular tool in the marketplace -- is mostly routine with a lot of fixes and minor tweaks, though developers showed interest in changes to interpreter path functionality.