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Azure Functions Support for .NET 7 Progresses

Cloud developers who are into serverless computing can now enjoy support of .NET 7 as a runtime when working with Azure Functions v4.

Improved IntelliSense Support for Jupyter Notebooks in VS Code

"Not only you will get improved auto complete suggestions when writing Python code in notebook files, but you will also be able to leverage refactoring features such as extract variable, extract method as well as auto imports."

Merge Editor Improvements Highlight VS Code 1.71 (August 2022 Update)

Despite August being a popular month for Visual Studio Code engineers to vacation, the dev team managed to churn out a bunch of new features in the regular monthly update, bringing the lightweight, open source-based, cross-platform code editor to v1.71.

Got Mad .NET MAUI Skills? Show Off!

"The .NET MAUI Cloud Skills Challenge is a fun and exciting way to learn .NET MAUI and grab the latest .NET MAUI sticker swag!"

Windows Devs Prefer PowerShell as CLI

Survey shows PowerShell preferred, with 45.2 percent of the votes, followed by cmd (37.6 percent), WSL Bash (15.6 percent) and Azure Cloud Shell (1.6 percent).

VS Code Emerges As Remote Development Superstar

Visual Studio Code has emerged as the go-to remote development tool in many areas far outside the Microsoft-centric developer ecosystem.

New Microsoft Teams App Camp Details How to Build, Sell Teams Apps

It's an on-demand workshop with labs featuring videos and more that detail the ins and outs of building apps for Microsoft Teams collaboration software and selling those apps in the product's app store.

What's New in TypeScript 4.8

Microsoft released TypeScript 4.8 with a host of new features ranging from Find All References improvements to the ability to exclude specific files from auto-imports.

Visual Studio Build Tools Licensing Eased for Open Source C++ Projects

Microsoft has eased some licensing requirements for Visual Studio Build Tools (VSBT), which comprises a standalone MSVC compiler, libraries and scripts for C++.

Microsoft Launches New Resource for Java Developers

It's a one-stop shop for tools and resources that enable Java jocks to productively code, deploy and scale their apps.

New 'Getting Started' Walkthrough Unveiled for VS Code PowerShell Tool

A new "getting started" experience highlights the August 2022 update to the PowerShell Extension for Visual Studio Code.

Visual Studio Extension Guru Intros Rainbow Braces to Make Sense of Code

Visual Studio extension expert Mads Kristensen's latest creation is Rainbow Braces, used to colorize brace pairs in order to better understand nested code.

Spring Functionality, Debugging Improved in Java on VS Code Update

The regular monthly update to Java on Visual Studio Code sees multiple improvements to Spring functionality along with a couple community contributions that enhance debugging.

Microsoft Secures Visual Studio Live Share Sessions

Microsoft has enhanced the security of Visual Studio Live Share, its real-time collaborative development tool.

C#, TypeScript Crack Top 10 in 2022 IEEE Programming Language Ranking

TypeScript, for the first time, has been separated from JavaScript in this year's report.

TypeScript Job Postings Explode

A new tech jobs report for the first half of 2022 from careers marketplace Dice shows that postings for TypeScript positions have exploded compared to the same period last year.

A Peek at Latest C# 11 Features Coming in November with .NET 7

Arriving with .NET 7 in early November will be many new features in C# 11, the latest iteration of Microsoft's flagship programming language.

What's Next for .NET MAUI? Roadmap & Xamarin Sunset Unveiled

.NET MAUI, which evolves Xamarin.Forms by adding desktop app support, has arrived in .NET 6 and Visual Studio 2022, but what's coming up?

VS Code Dev Intros Open Source Markdown Language Server

A maintainer of JavaScript/TypeScript for the VS Code team has completely changed the way Markdown works in the editor, replacing (and adding to) functionality that was previously baked in and augmented by extensions.

Electron-Based App Vulnerabilities Hit VS Code, Microsoft Teams

A team of researchers recently presented data about vulnerabilities in apps built on the open source Electron framework for creating desktop apps with JavaScript, HTML and CSS.