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Q&A with Robert Green: Becoming a Better Developer with Visual Studio and Azure DevOps

We caught up with Robert Green, host of the Visual Studio Toolbox show on Microsoft's Channel 9 video site, to get his thoughts on how DevOps can improve the work of dev teams and even individual coders.

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Visual Studio Code Boosts Java Dependency Viewer

Easier management of project code dependencies and improvements to extensions for popular Java frameworks and runtimes highlight the February update to Java in Visual Studio Code functionality.

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Visual Studio 2019 for Mac 8.5 Preview Adds ASP.NET Core Authentication

Microsoft, after shipping Visual Studio 2019 for Mac v8.4 with support for ASP.NET Core Blazor Server applications last month, is now previewing the v8.5 series, adding new authentication templates for ASP.NET Core along with other improvements.

Q&A with Brice Wilson: What's New in Angular 9

We caught up with expert web developer/trainer Brice Wilson to get his take on Angular, which always appears at or near the top of periodic rankings of the most popular JavaScript-based web development frameworks.

Microsoft Gives Up on Visual Studio App Center MBaaS, Riling Developers

Microsoft is giving up on making its Visual Studio App Center a Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (MBaaS) to concentrate on DevOps functionality, and many developers aren't happy about it.

Azure DevOps Team Speeds Up Git with New Scalar Project

Microsoft's Azure DevOps team announced Scalar, a new project to speed up the operations of Git, the popular, open source, distributed version control system commonly used with source code repository platforms like GitHub.

TypeScript Among Most In-Demand Programming Languages in Software Engineering Report

Careers firm Hired published its 2020 State of Software Engineers report, examining various topics such as the hottest jobs in software engineering, salaries and most in-demand programming languages.

Visual Studio Code Python Update Speeds Jupyter Notebook Editor

Faster start-up times for the Jupyter Notebook editor and associated server highlight the February update to the wildly popular Python Extension for Visual Studio Code.

Xamarin Details iOS Fix to 'Prevent App Store Rejection'

Microsoft published guidance for iOS mobile developers using Xamarin.Forms to avoid potential App Store rejection caused by the deprecation of Apple's UIWebView component.

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Experimental Mobile Blazor Bindings Gets New Components

Microsoft's push to apply Blazor beyond the web-dev space to mobile development is continuing, with the team announcing new components for the experimental initiative just announced last month.

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VS Code Previews JavaScript Debugger, Search Editor, Timeline View, More

The January 2020 update of Visual Studio Code, v1.42, is out with a bunch of new features and previews of an upcoming JavaScript debugger, Search editor, Timeline view and more.

Microsoft Updates Jupyter Notebook Preview for .NET Core

Microsoft updated its preview project to enable working with Jupyter Notebooks in .NET Core with native programming languages C# and F#, providing new options for the traditional languages typically used, Python, R, Julia, Scala, etc.

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C# Rises in Skills Report's 'Best-Known Language' Ranking

HackerRank has published its 2020 Developer Skills Report, which shows C# gaining ground in the list of "best-known" programming languages for 2020 but otherwise not showing as strongly as it has in other similar reports published recently.

Nadella Emphasizes Microsoft's Developer Commitment

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella emphasized the company's software development focus in a presentation to financial analysts recently.

Azure Functions Runtime 3.0 Now GA, with Support for .NET Core 3.1

Microsoft said Azure Functions Runtime 3.0 is now generally available for production use, sporting support for .NET Core 3.1 and Node 12 among other capabilities.

What's New in Third-Party Blazor Tooling

Third-party development tool vendors in the .NET Core space are shipping new components, helpers, controls and other goodies for Blazor -- the red-hot Microsoft project for using C# in web development instead of JavaScript -- ahead of its general availability debut coming in May.

Troublesome Client-Side Blazor WebAssembly 3.2 Previewed Ahead of May Debut

Blazor WebAssembly, the troublesome client-side component of Blazor, is out in a v3.2 preview ahead of its expected May debut as it plays catch-up with the rest of ASP.NET Core.

Experimental ASP.NET Core Support for gRPC-Web Allows Remote Procedure Calls from Browser

Microsoft officially introduced ASP.NET experimental support for gRPC-Web, which allows Google's remote procedure call (RPC) tech to work in browser-based web applications, something not previously possible.

C# Shows Strong in Tech Skills Reports

Microsoft's C# programming language continues to show strong in tech industry skills reports, with the most recent examples coming from a skills testing company and a training company.

What's New in Visual Studio 2019 v16.5 Preview 2

The second preview of Visual Studio 2019 v16.5 has arrived with improvements across the flagship IDE, including the core experience and different development areas such as C++, Python, web, mobile and so on.

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