Despite being deprecated by Microsoft in .NET Core 3.0, the wildly popular Newtonsoft.Json JSON serializer still rules the roost in the NuGet package manager system for .NET developers.
Microsoft shipped the seventh preview of Entity Framework Core 5.0, boosting its data access technology with a factory to create DbContext instances and more.
Microsoft's latest update of its Mobile Blazor Bindings project -- which expands the Blazor web-coding-with-C# model to the mobile arena for iOS, Android and other apps -- now does hybrid apps.
Microsoft shipped preview 7 of the milestone .NET 5 project that in November will combine all things .NET under one unifying umbrella release in the company's new open source, cross-platform direction.
Microsoft shipped preview 2 of WinUI, the UI framework that uses Fluent Design to provide a native user experience (UX) framework for both Windows Desktop (Win32) and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications, focusing on stability and bug fixes.
Visual Studio 2019 version 16.7 Preview 4 arrived this week, sporting boosted Git productivity and an experimental Razor editor for creating Blazor and other projects.
Although C# markup for Xamarin.Forms has been available since Xamarin.Forms 4.6 (it's now at v4.7) debuted this spring, it was just "introduced" on the Microsoft Developer Blogs site by creator Vincent Hoogendoorn.
Microsoft issued security updates for .NET Core while releasing a security advisory about a remote code execution vulnerability.
Stephen Toub has documented performance improvements coming in .NET 5, the milestone all-things-.NET unification effort debuting in November that completes Microsoft's transition from the ageing Windows-only .NET Framework to the open source, cross-platform .NET Core direction.
Microsoft announced the Azure Machine Learning studio web experience is generally available with a bunch of new features. Here's what's new.
We reported that Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 Preview 2 -- <a href="https://visualstudiomagazine.com/articles/2020/06/04/vs-2019-16-7-preview-2.aspx" target="_blank">released</a> early last month -- sported a C++ focus, and that holds true for Preview 3.
While the latest TIOBE Index of programming language popularity isn't earth-shaking -- focusing on an all-time high for statistical language R -- perhaps the the biggest surprise is this: Classic Visual Basic (VB6) is still in the top 20.
Amazon Web Services introduced a tool to help its cloud computing users port their .NET Framework apps to .NET Core, the open source, cross-platform successor to the 18-year-old, Windows-only legacy framework.
The dev team for Python in Visual Studio Code announced a new tool to provide those smarts, Pylance, named after a character created by the British Monty Python surreal comedy troupe.
Developers using Visual Studio Code for Java development will soon be required to use Java 11, thanks to a recent decision of the Eclipse Platform.
Microsoft updated tools for its functional programming-oriented F# language and announced a beta for the milestone TypeScript 4.0 release scheduled for Aug. 4.
Microsoft is furthering its big Java push -- marked by last year's debut of the Java Engineering Group in its Developer Division -- by porting OpenJDK for Windows 10 on Arm (AArch64)-based devices.