Azure SDK Gets Communications Services Libraries, Based on Teams Tech

They empower cloud developers to create applications that incorporate chat, voice calling, video calling, traditional telephone calling, SMS messaging and other real-time communication functionality.

What Do Devs Want for VS 2022? The Top 10 Feature Requests

After Microsoft addressed a top developer feature request with this week's sneak peek at the upcoming 64-bit Visual Studio 2022, what else is in the works?

GrapeCity ComponentOne 2021 v1 Ships with New Blazor Controls

Development toolmaker GrapeCity issued the year's first update to its ComponentOne toolkit of UI controls, adding new features for Microsoft's red-hot Blazor project and .NET 5 Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Foundation applications.

Hundreds of Developers Sound Off on Visual Studio 2022

Hot topics were: 64-bit; support (or perceived lack thereof) of Azure DevOps; Linux; the legacy .NET Framework; and even refreshed icons.

VS Code Python Tooling Gets 'Most Requested' Feature: Poetry Support

The wildly popular Python extension for Visual Studio Code is previewing support for Poetry, which eases Python packaging and dependency management.

Visual Studio 2022: Faster, Leaner and 64-bit (More Memory!)

Visual Studio 2022 will be previewed this summer as a 64-bit application, opening up gobs of new memory for programmers to use. "Here's to no more out-of-memory exceptions. 🎉"

Data Viewer Enhancements Lead VS Code April Jupyter Update

Viewing data is easier in the April update of Jupyter tooling in Visual Studio Code.

Miguel de Icaza Stirs Up COBOL Talk with VS Code Tweet

Pointing to COBOL in VS Code, he says the barrier to his learning the 62-year-old language is gone: "We're now cooking with gas!"

Visual Studio 2019 v16.10 Preview 2: New Features for .NET, Containers, More

Microsoft announced Visual Studio 2019 v16.10 Preview 2, focusing on "developer productivity and convenience" with new features for .NET, Containers, C++, Accessibility and more.

Hands On: .NET MAUI Desktop, Hot Reload, Blazor WPF/WinForms Controls in .NET 6 Preview 3

"Now Windows joins Android, iOS, and macOS as target platforms you can reach with .NET MAUI!"

.NET 6 Gets Blazor WebView Controls for WPF, WinForms

With the controls, developers can embed Blazor code into existing apps that run on .NET 6, a unifying, all-things-.NET umbrella framework going GA in November.

.NET 6 Preview 3 Furthers 'Hot Reload Everywhere' Push for Blazor, More

.NET 6 Preview 3 includes early Hot Reload support for ASP.NET Core/Blazor web apps, furthering a push to make it available across the entire tooling gamut.

Microsoft Opens Up C# Standardization Work

C# standardization is now being carried out in an open source GitHub repo that details ongoing work to document the standard for the latest C# language versions.

.NET MAUI (Mobile/Desktop) with VS Code? It's Complicated

Yes, you can use .NET MAUI within VS Code -- if you're handy with a CLI and don't mind extra work and missing features. For the full experience, the Visual Studio IDE is the place to be.

Microsoft Previews Its Own Build of OpenJDK

It's "a new no-cost long-term supported distribution and Microsoft's new way to collaborate and contribute to the Java ecosystem."

Debugging, Workbench, Raspberry Pi Guidance Highlight VS Code Update

The latest update to Microsoft's open source-based, cross-platform code editor features better debugging, many Workbench improvements and new guidance for Raspberry Pi installations.

Report: TypeScript Pays Well, Projected for Huge Growth (C#, Not So Much)

Technical careers specialist Dice dove into job posting data to chart the salaries associated with popular programming languages, finding that Microsoft's TypeScript fares well in both accounts.

Windows Community Toolkit Now Works with Project Reunion 0.5 (but No UWP)

Microsoft's claim that its recently released Project Reunion 0.5 for unified Windows desktop development would soon see support by third-party sources that provide "ecosystem technologies," including the .NET Foundation's Windows Community Toolkit (WCT), is ringing true.

New Open Source Index: VS Code Is No. 1 Code Editor

Confirming many other studies, trackers and surveys, a new open source project tracker lists Microsoft's Visual Studio Code as the top code editor, clocking in at No. 11 on the list of most popular and fastest-growing GitHub projects.

Azure Named Cloud Functions Leader, but Knocked for Plan Requirements

A new analyst report on serverless cloud-native app development names Microsoft Azure as one of three leaders, touting its "developer experience game" but knocking the platform for putting key enterprise features in advanced plans.

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