C#/WinRT Authoring Preview Unveiled

Microsoft unveiled a preview of authoring support in an update to the C#/WinRT tool used to help C# developers more easily work with interfaces to the Windows Runtime, the underlying infrastructure used by Windows to expose its APIs.

VS Code C++ Tool Customizes IntelliSense for Target Platforms

Visual Studio Code developers using Microsoft's C/C++ extension have gained the ability to customize the way IntelliSense works when coding for different platforms.

No. 2 Data Science IDE? VS Code

VS Code's popularity in the data science camp was revealed in a survey by Kaggle, a Google subsidiary that fosters an online community of data scientists and machine learning practitioners.

Microsoft Boosts Java in Azure Spring Cloud, VS Code

Java has been getting some developer tooling attention from Microsoft lately in both the cloud and its popular, open source, cross-platform code editor, Visual Studio Code.

VS Code Dev Team Eyes Long-Requested Testing Support

Of course, testing is possible in VS Code via numerous extensions, but Microsoft is seeking to spearhead a more structured, comprehensive approach.

What's the Most Popular Component in the .NET/C# Tech Stack?

A new development skills report from DevSkiller reveals the most popular components in the .NET/C# tech stack. Think web.

.NET 6 Desktop Dev Options: WPF, WinForms, UWP, .NET MAUI, Blazor ...

Welcome to the emerging new world of Microsoft-centric software development. Want to code a desktop app? Take your tooling pick from WPF, WinForms, UWP, .NET MAUI, Win UI, Blazor, Project Reunion ... and who knows what's next.

Azure SDK to Add More Languages, Including Go

Microsoft's 2021 plans for the Azure SDK include adding codified support for more programming languages, with mobile iOS and Android libraries on tap in the draft guidelines stage, along with general-purpose languages C, C++ and even Go, the flagship programming language for cloud rival Google.

North Korea-Sponsored Hackers Attack with Bad-Code Visual Studio Projects

Microsoft reported a battle with North Korean-sponsored hackers who attacked security researchers with a most innovative technique: compromised Visual Studio projects.

Code with Fire! Top VS Code Tips

Imagine typing Blazor code while orange flames blaze from your cursor. What could be better than that for your developer quality of life?

Reports: Expired NuGet Cert Borks .NET 5 Apps on Debian Linux

Apparently an expired NuGet certificate has today caused .NET 5 projects to stop working on Debian Linux, according to multiple reports.

Microsoft's New Programming Language for Excel Now Turing Complete

Microsoft, which calls its Excel spreadsheet a <i>programming language</i>, reports that an effort called LAMBDA to make it even more of a <i>programming language</i> is paying off, recently being deemed Turing complete.

New Visual Studio Razor Editor 'Close to Being Ready' for Blazor and Other Projects

The experimental Razor editor for Visual Studio introduced last summer has been updated and is "close to being ready for normal daily development."

Microsoft Updates 'Must Have' Xamarin Community Toolkit

The Xamarin Community Toolkit provides all kinds of effects, views and helpers to complement mobile app development with Microsoft's recently released, open source, cross-platform Xamarin.Forms 5.

JetBrains Unveils Plans for WinForms, WPF and More in Rider .NET IDE

JetBrains announced plans for Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), ASP.NET and more tooling in the next release of its popular Rider IDE for .NET development.

Python in VS Code Adds Data Viewer for Debugging

The January 2021 update to the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is out with a short list of new features headed by a data viewer used while debugging.

GitHub Ships Enterprise Server 3.0 Release Candidate

It's described as "the biggest ever change to Enterprise Server," with improvements to Actions, Packages, mobile, security and more.

Attacks on .NET Apps Grow in Number, Severity, Says Security Firm

.NET apps were found to have more serious vulnerabilities and suffer more attacks last year, according to data gathered by Contrast Labs.

Microsoft Opens Up Old Win32 APIs to C# and Rust, More Languages to Come

Microsoft is opening up old Win32 APIs long used for 32-bit Windows programming, letting coders use languages of their choice instead of the default C/C++ option.

Project Oqtane Provides Blazor-Based Modern App Framework

The .NET Foundation recently shined a spotlight on Project Oqtane, a modern application framework for Blazor, Microsoft's red-hot open source project that enables web development in C#.

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