Microsoft is pursuing its prominent Python push in a big way, hiring the creator of the popular programming language, Guido van Rossum.
GrapeCity updated its suite of controls for .NET development to support the new .NET 5 milestone release that seeks to unify all of the disparate .NET offerings under one umbrella framework.
Microsoft released preview 3 of WinUI 3, the latest iteration of the company's native UI platform, which features support for ARM64, a live visual tree, hot reload and much more.
Microsoft announced a host of app development capabilities for Teams, which is fighting with competitors such as Zoom in the exploding meeting/collaboration space as the COVID-19 pandemic forces organizations to keep workers home.
Experts in the open source community surrounding Microsoft's recent EF Core 5.0 release have weighed in with their favorite new features in the object-database mapper for .NET.
Apparently the regular monthly update to Java on Visual Studio Code doesn't introduce any ground-breaking new features, but rather "some 'small' new things that you would love."
Along with last week's mass shipments of .NET 5, Visual Studio 2019 v16.8 and more, Microsoft also released Visual Studio 2019 for Mac v8.8, which can now debug Blazor WebAssembly applications.
Since Microsoft went all in on Python for its open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor years ago, the company has steadily been adding new features, tools and functionality, including a brand-new Jupyter extension that will bring Notebook coding support to other languages.
When looking at the updates to web development in the new .NET 5 milestone release, one thing stands out: speed.
A revamp of "hot reload" functionality headlines a bevy of improvements to Xamarin that were highlighted by Microsoft this week as it launched Visual Studio 2019 v16.8 and .NET 5 during the .NET Conf 2020 online developer event.
Along with .NET 5, Microsoft today shipped Visual Studio 2019 v16.8, which sees Git turned on by default as the version control experience in the latest update of the company's flagship IDE.
While it doesn't reflect the full vision of unification that Microsoft originally sought, the milestone .NET 5 release has arrived to consolidate many of the moving parts of the .NET ecosystem.
Google updated its Cloud Shell online development and operations environment that has been characterized as an alternative to GiHub Codespaces, which also provides cloud-hosted dev environments with a focus on Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code developers.
The October 2020 update to Visual Studio Code brings the open source, cross-platform code editor to version 1.51 as the dev team focused on "housekeeping" tasks, so it's light on exciting new features.
Python, surely the most important programming language to users of Visual Studio Code (except for perhaps C#), has for the first time passed Java to secure the No. 2 spot in the latest TIOBE Index ranking of popularity.
Syncfusion's latest update to its various third-party development controls and tools provides preview support for WinUI, Microsoft's UI framework for all Windows apps across both Win32 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP)
Uno Platform, an open source project that enables coding single-codebase, multi-platform web, mobile and desktop apps with .NET-centric technologies like C# and XAML, highlighted preview support for the development of Linux applications in a new version 3.1 update.
Microsoft shipped a new preview of its experimental project, Mobile Blazor Bindings, with a UI unification across the web and mobile/desktop spaces.
Microsoft is changing the model for Visual Studio extensions with the goal of making them easier to write, safer to use and more cloud-friendly.
The new Debugpy debugger for Python in Visual Studio Code hits version 1.0 in the latest update of the Python tooling for the open source, cross-platform code editor.