Microsoft Build Conference Heralds Era of AI-Assisted Software Development

AI might not be coming for your coding job, but it sure is going to change it.

Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Finally Generally Available

Lagging by about six months, Visual Studio 2022 for Mac v17.0 has finally caught up to its Windows counterpart and reached Generally Available (GA) status after a huge revamp of its frontend UI and backend runtime.

.NET MAUI Reaches General Availability, Replacing Xamarin.Forms

Microsoft's evolution of Xamarin.Forms, .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI), has finally reached General Availability status, providing one framework for both mobile apps and, now, desktop apps.

Top 10 Dev Products Going GA at Microsoft Build 2022

Here are 10 interesting products/technologies hitting general availability (GA) status at the Build developer conference.

Microsoft Introduces 'Dev Box' Service for Cloud Workstations

Developers will be able to hook into a new cloud service that provides secure, ready-to-code developer workstations for hybrid teams of any size, called Microsoft Dev Box.

Visual Studio Code Nods to Rapidly Rising Rust Language

Rust, one of the fastest-growing programming languages, is the subject of a new Visual Studio Code topic.

Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Team Fixes Release Candidate Issues

Visual Studio 2022 for Mac 17.0 Release Candidate 2 has shipped, cleaning up some issues reported by developers trying out the previous release candidate.

What's New in Visual Studio Code 1.67 (April 2022 Update)

Explorer file nesting is now no longer experimental, along with default bracket pair colorization, new functionality for find all references in markdown and much more.

.NET MAUI Finally Replaces Xamarin in Visual Studio 2022 17.3 Preview 1

Specifically, .NET MAUI (.NET Multi-platform App UI) is now a project type among the five Desktop & Mobile options in Visual Studio 2022 17.3 Preview 1, replacing the Xamarin-based option.

Microsoft: Web Forms Is No Silverlight

The death of Web Forms has been greatly exaggerated.

Visual Studio 2022 17.2 Goes GA, Faces Update Issues

Visual Studio 2022 17.2 reached General Availability status this week, but some users outside the U.S. soon encountered download update issues.

New Previews for .NET 7, EF7, ASP.NET Core and .NET MAUI RC3

Microsoft shipped fourth previews for .NET 7 (including ASP.NET Core) and Entity Framework 7, along with an unusual Release Candidate 3 for .NET MAUI, the evolution of Xamarin.Forms that adds support for building desktop apps.

C# Gains Most in Programming Language Popularity Index

Microsoft's C# programming language posted the largest 12-month gain in popularity, says the TIOBE Index for May 2022

Syncfusion Essential Studio Release Enhances .NET MAUI, WinUI, Blazor and More

The new release of Syncfusion's Essential Studio 2022 Volume 1 enhances controls for .NET MAUI, Microsoft's evolution of Xamarin.Forms, which is expected to soon hit general availability status.

Python in Visual Studio Code Gets 3 New Extensions

Microsoft's Python in Visual Studio Code dev team introduced three new extensions: Black Formatter, isort and Jupyter Powertoys.

VS Code PowerShell Tool Gets Major Feedback-Driven Overhaul

Microsoft's dev team for the PowerShell extension for Visual Studio Code has updated the tool in a major revamp some two years in the making, driven by user feedback submitted via GitHub issues.

Microsoft 'Eats Own Dog Food' with WebView2, .NET 6, WinUI 3 for PowerToys

As Microsoft releases new developer tech, it's "eating its own dog food" by using it to create the company's own commercial products, with PowerToys being the latest example.

Microsoft Touts IntelliJ IDE from JetBrains for Azure Development

It's well-known that Microsoft touts Java for Azure cloud development with its Visual Studio IDE and Visual Studio Code editor, but it also supports developers who want to work in other tools, including the IntelliJ IDE from JetBrains.

AWS Previews Framework for Writing .NET 6 Lambda Functions

Amazon Web Services is previewing a new framework for using its recently introduced .NET 6 runtime to create AWS Lambda functions, the foundation of serverless computing in the Amazon cloud.

Community Devs Revive WCF After Microsoft Deprecation

"CoreWCF is intended for customers who have been using WCF on .NET Framework and need WCF support in .NET Core to facilitate modernizing the application."

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