Six months ago, Microsoft teased Visual Studio 2022 developers by announcing an upcoming UI refresh, which they can now finally get their eyes on in the new v17.9 preview 1.
In announcing Visual Studio 2022 17.8 today, Microsoft emphasized community-driven productivity gains among the new features and functionality.
In announcing .NET 8 today, Microsoft emphasized the cloud, performance, full-stack Blazor, AI and .NET MAUI as major highlights of the latest edition of the company's free, cross-platform, open source developer platform.
Enterprise search specialist dtSearch enhanced ASP.NET Core functionality in the latest update to its flagship product.
GitHub announced its "Copilot Chat" offering will reach general availability next month as the company goes all in on AI.
C# and TypeScript get a lot more attention, but Microsoft has also been steadily working to improve its F# programming language.
Microsoft switched gears on its plan for the initial release of its Semantic Kernel SDK for AI development after finding its API was being used in unexpected ways.
The GitHub Copilot "AI pair programmer" in Visual Studio Code is getting new functionality, including artificial topic experts called "Agents" who can help answer Chat questions with their specialized knowledge.
Uno Platform 5.0 shipped this week with the ability to create entire cross-platform applications -- including markup -- from a single codebase written in one language, C#.
Microsoft's dev team for Python in Visual Studio Code updated its tooling to improve working with the language's interactive Read-Eval-Print Loop functionality.
To serve a quickly expanding Arm ecosystem, Microsoft has launched an Arm Advisory Service to help developers create Arm-optimized apps.
Microsoft's Daniel Roth took to X (Twitter) to garner feedback on Blazor WebAssembly client-side debugging and received an earful in response, including complaints about associated Hot Reload functionality.
Codeium, a free and open source alternative to the for-pay GitHub Copilot AI-powered coding assistant, recently received improvements to its chat functionality and various other capabilities.
Improvements to the latest release of Progress Telerik third-party .NET developer tooling come mainly in three areas: UI design/styling; accessibility/compliance; and data visualization.
Microsoft is now cranking out weekly previews of Visual Studio 2022 17.8, perhaps aiming for general availability next month with the debut of .NET 8 and associated dev tooling.
Microsoft's dev team for Java on Azure tooling announced support for the Azure OpenAI Service and associated Playground, enabling new AI-based scenarios based on advanced tech from Microsoft partner OpenAI, creator of ChatGPT.
Jim Wooley takes 20 minutes to discuss Table Splitting, Owned Types, Query Filters, DbContext pooling, GroupBy, String Interpolation, Lazy loading, Value Converters, Data Seeding, Query types, Optimized correlated subqueries, Spatial support, Query Tags and more.
In this case, "safety" doesn't refer to cybersecurity concerns, but rather unsafe images and text that AI developers in the Azure cloud might run across in various content categories and languages.
Oracle announced a language server tool for Java developers using Visual Studio Code to provide language-specific "smarts" in the super-popular, open source-based, cross-platform code editor.
"If the trends remain this way, C# will surpass Java in about 2 month's time."