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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.

Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ Now Supports Kubernetes, Virtual Machines

The latest monthly update to Java on Azure Tooling adds support for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in the IntelliJ toolkit, along with support of Azure virtual machines.

Azure's 'Dev Box' Cloud Workstation Service in Public Preview

Microsoft's managed Dev Box service for developer-oriented, Azure-based cloud workstations is now available in a public preview.

Canonical/Microsoft Partnership Puts .NET 6 into Ubuntu Linux

Microsoft and Canonical announced a months-long partnership has resulted in .NET 6 being included in the latter company's latest Ubuntu distribution of the Linux OS.

Visual Studio 2022 17.4 Preview 1 Furthers Arm64 Support

Visual Studio 2022 17.4 Preview 1 furthers Microsoft's efforts to support the Arm64 architecture in its flagship IDE, adding a new supported workload among other improvements.

Microsoft Furthers Visual Studio Extension Writing Revamp

Microsoft this week announced VisualStudio.Extensibility, its latest effort to revamp the authoring process for Visual Studio extensions.

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Microsoft Announces SynapseML for .NET for Large-Scale Machine Learning

Microsoft announced SynapseML for .NET, building on its open source project for large-scale machine learning that debuted last November.

Microsoft Updates Old .NET Framework for Arm64

Since .NET Framework 4.8.0 shipped in May of last year, dev cycles have focused on fixes and maintenance in "security and quality rollup updates."

GA Release of Visual Studio for Mac 17.3 Intros User Secrets for Sensitive Info

Microsoft this week shipped Visual Studio for Mac 17.3, introducing support for User Secrets among a host of updates.

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Microsoft, AWS Lead Cloud AI Developer Services Evaluations

Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS) led a host of vendors in an evaluation of cloud AI developer services published by research firm Gartner.

Entity Framework 7 Preview 7 Adds & Improves Interceptors

Entity Framework 7 Preview 7 is all about Interceptors, used for working with EF Core operations.

What's New for Blazor, ASP.NET Core in Latest .NET 7 Preview

Blazor sports a new WebAssembly loading page and sees improvements to data binding and virtualization in the latest .NET 7 preview.