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Golang Coders Choose VS Code

A previous survey of the Go programming language community found that Visual Studio Code barely beat Vim as the code editor of choice, and the new edition shows the race isn't even close anymore.

VS Code Python Type Checker Is Microsoft 'Side Project'

A new open source VS Code extension called pyright has been created as a Microsoft "side project" to improve on current offerings for static type checking for the Python programming language.

What's New for Python in VS Code

The popular Python Extension for Visual Studio Code -- more than 7.3 million installs -- received a raft of updates in the March 2019 release, touching upon collaboration, IntelliSense goodness, Test Explorer and more.

Azure AI Enhanced with Cognitive Services Updates

The Microsoft Azure team today announced several updates to boost artificial intelligence capabilities on the cloud platform, including anomaly detection and object detection in images.

TypeScript Climbs RedMonk Programming Language Popularity Ladder

RedMonk's lastet programming language popularity report singles out TypeScript as a big mover among an otherwise fairly static ranking of the usual leaders.

Material Design Feature Highlights Xamarin.Forms 3.6

Microsoft's Xamarin.Forms UI toolkit has been updated to version 3.6, removing the "experimental" tag from a feature that makes it easier to implement Material Design look-and-feel in cross-platform iOS and Android projects.

Amazon Cloud Broadens .NET Core Choices for AWS Lambda Functions

Microsoft-centric developers working with the Amazon cloud platform now have more .NET Core choices to handle their AWS Lambda functions for serverless, event-driven programming.

Xamarin.Essentials Gets 'Detect Shake,' Other New Features

Several new features have just been added to Xamarin.Essentials, which provides cross-platform APIs for a variety of device-specific features and functionality in iOS, Android and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps.

Azure Data Studio and VS Code Power Up PostgreSQL

With the March update of Azure Data Studio, Microsoft added preview support of the popular PostgreSQL database, along with a new PostgreSQL extension for the Visual Studio Code editor.

VS Code in the Browser Project Tops GitHub's Trending List

Coder Technologies Inc.'s newly open sourced project to provide a remotely hosted port of Visual Studio Code running in the browser has officially become the "hottest" project on GitHub.

Microsoft Offers Engineer to Help You Take ML.NET into Production

Microsoft's latest update of its ML.NET open source machine learning framework comes with a twist: The company is offering to provide an engineer for one-on-one help to get it working in production use.

Missing Silverlight and Waiting for Blazor? CSHTML5 for C# Web Development Goes Open Source

Microsoft's experimental Blazor project to allow .NET coding for Web projects via experimental WebAssembly may be getting all the attention, but new open source tooling does something similar, acting like a bridge between the death of Silverlight and the production readiness of WebAssembly.

Quick Tip: How to Try .NET Core 3.0 in Visual Studio 2019

.NET Core 3.0 won't be ready for Visual Studio 2019's April 2 ship date, but a manual download and a menu configuration setting will let you use both previews together right now.

What's New in the Visual Studio Code February 2019 Release

Microsoft shipped the February 2019 update of its open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor with a bevy of improvements and fixes for a wide range of functionality.

Blazor (.NET for Web Experiment) Hits 0.9.0

Microsoft's experimental Blazor project for C#-based .NET Web development (as an alternative to JavaScript) has reached version 0.9.0 on its possible journey to becoming generally available for production use.

Razor Components (Server-Side Blazor) Refined in ASP.NET Core Preview

ASP.NET Core's Razor Components -- aka server-side Blazor -- received a lot of attention in the just-released NET Core 3.0 Preview 3 as Microsoft continues to mature its initiative to run C# code in the browser instead of just JavaScript.

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac Preview 3 Boosts Reliability with VS Windows Internals

The new Visual Studio 2019 for Mac Preview 3 continues Microsoft's effort to boost the quality and reliability of the troublesome IDE by borrowing internals from the flagship Windows version.

.NET Core 3.0 Not Shipping with Visual Studio 2019, Microsoft Says

Microsoft-centric developers asking if the much-awaited .NET Core 3.0 release will ship with the much-awaited Visual Studio 2019 release now have the much-awaited answer to their question: No.

Did Microsoft's .NET Core Initiative Boost PowerShell Usage?

Microsoft's move from the ageing Windows-only .NET Framework to the open source, cross-platform .NET Core framework may come with ancillary consequences, such as a boost in the popularity of its PowerShell scripting language.

Azure Data Explorer Heads Microsoft Cloud Analytics Updates

Microsoft has beefed up several data analytics offerings in its Azure cloud platform, including the general availability of Azure Data Explorer and Azure Data Lake Storage.

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