Microsoft last week announced that it's going to drop Alternate Credentials support for authenticating users of its Azure DevOps Services.
As with .NET Core 3.1, these are relatively uneventful shipments -- most notable for long term support (LTS) licensing -- without a bunch of fancy new features or functionality included, as the dev teams focused on firming up existing code.
Microsoft updated its Azure IoT tooling for the open-source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor, adding a standalone simulator that doesn't require Python, an Event Grid module, support for Vcpkg for IoT Plug and Play development and more.
Amazon Web Services announced that support for .NET and Java is now generally available in the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK), which uses an infrastructure-as-code approach to help AWS cloud developers model and provision cloud application resources via services such as AWS CloudFormation.
Software analytics company OverOps has published a report on the most popular C# libraries as measured by ussage statistics on the GitHub open source development platform and source code repository.
Microsoft has shipped Visual Studio 2019 16.4, adding new functionality and features dealing with, containers. XAML Xamarin.Forms mobile development, C++ development and much more.
Solution Architect Jim Wooley details the ins and outs of Entity Framework 3.0 -- with an emphasis on breaking changes -- in a presentation at the Live! 360 conference in Orlando.
Facebook announced it's adopting Visual Studio Code as the default environment for its developers and is teaming up with Microsoft to boost the remote development functionality for the open-source, cross-platform code editor that has been named the No. 1 tool in major development surveys.
While containers can be generated almost instantly when a cloud application needs more capacity, the design of Docker containers can slow things down in serverless environments on platforms like Azure, where such dynamic flexibility is a prime benefit.
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The sprawling State of the Octoverse 2019 report on all things GitHub shows Visual Studio Code is once again the No. 1 project on the open source development platform, and C# has risen in the ranks of programming language popularity.
The Xamarin dev team highlighted awards for its recent Hacktoberfest 2019 contest held to garner community improvements to the mobile development platform for coding Android and iOS apps in .NET and C#.
ARM64 support and and an XAML Islands update highlight a version 6.0 update to the Windows Community Toolkit, a set of helper functions, custom controls, and app services to simplify and demonstrates common coding tasks for building Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps for Windows 10.
Microsoft announced an update to the Model Builder component of its ML.NET machine learning framework, boosting image classification and adding "try your model" functionality for predictions with sample input.
The Visual Studio Code development team focused on some housekeeping in the October update, closing more than 4,000 issues on GitHub, where the cross-platform, open-source editor lives.
Pulumi, known for its "Infrastructure-as-Code" cloud development tooling, has added support for .NET Core, letting .NET-centric developers use C#, F# and VB.NET to create, deploy, and manage Azure infrastructure.
In the works for six years, Visual Studio Online has entered into a public preview, giving .NET-centric developers a new cloud-powered development option to go along with Visual Studio IDE and Visual Studio Code.
While the question of artificial intelligence someday replacing computer programmers is still being debated, Microsoft is steadily using AI advances to boost their productivity, this week announcing whole line completions and refactoring.
As .NET Core 3.1 will be a "small and short release focused on key improvements in Blazor and Windows desktop," the main new functionality introduced in today's Preview 2 is the suport of C++/CLI, also known as "managed C++."