As the .NET development ecosystem evolves and consolidates with .NET 6's new and updated components, Microsoft is revamping associated toolkits.
The big annual Stack Overflow Developer Survey reveals some curious data points, like .NET Core/.NET 5 being the "most loved" non-web dev framework even though the old .NET Framework that it's replacing is still being used more.
Extensions like the Chrome Debugger or the Microsoft Edge Debugger are no longer needed.
Microsoft is touting a raft of improvements to .NET Hot Reload functionality introduced in Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2.
After triggering existential angst among developers, the new 'AI pair programmer' has the Free Software Foundation calling for white papers to address legal and philosophical questions.
In announcing the sixth preview release of EF Core 6.0, Microsoft noted the dev team for the open source, cross-platform data development framework is still playing catch-up with EF6, the traditional object-relational mapping (ORM) framework formerly tied to the Windows-only .NET Framework.
As Xamarin.Forms morphs into the new .NET MAUI offering, Microsoft is replacing Xamarin toolkits with .NET MAUI alternatives.
In the new State of Developer Ecosystem 2021 report from JetBrains, TypeScript was found to be one of the fastest-growing languages and also ranked highly in questions about languages that developers are planning to adopt and were learning in 2021.
.NET MAUI has been improved in many ways in this week's release of .NET 6 Preview 6 as the evolution of Xamarin.Forms (NET Multi-platform App UI), which adds desktop support to the traditional iOS and Android mobile development, takes shape.
In shipping .NET 6 Preview 6 this week, Microsoft described it as a "small" release as the dev team eyes wrapping up major new features and functionality, but it nevertheless contains several updates to ASP.NET Core and its Blazor component for coding web apps in C#.
This week's Microsoft Inspire 2021 event focuses on the company's partner ecosystem, but it also provides cloud developers with news about the Event Grid for serverless computing and Azure Kubernetes Service.
Microsoft shipped .NET 6 Preview 6, saying the penultimate preview before the Release Candidate stage represents the last chance for developers to influence the release with actionable feedback.
While the first preview of Visual Studio 2022 focused on testing new 64-bit functionality, the new Preview 2 turns to improving nuts-and-bolts debugging, including better Live Preview, Hot Reload, Force Run and more.
Google released a Visual Studio extension for creating gaming apps for Android, targeting C++ developers.
As Xamarin is being evolved into the new .NET MAUI mobile/desktop dev framework, Microsoft last week explained features such as a new command-line SDK workload installation experience during what the company called "The Final Xamarin Podcast."
The regular monthly update to Java tooling on Visual Studio Code is light on new features but does provide a peek into future plans, which include improving the fundamental inner loop experience, security, remote development and much more.
After the Visual Studio Code dev team introduced Workspace Trust in last month's regular update, it recently published guidance to explain the reasoning behind giving users the option to restrict automatic code execution in the open source-based, cross-platform code editor.
The June 2021 update to Visual Studio Code (v1.58) improves the Workspace Trust feature introduced in the previous monthly update, while boosting Jupyter functionality and allowing terminals in the editor led other improvements.
Developers can be finicky about what themes round out their perfect VS Code setups, so we're listing the top options available now -- those with more than 1 million installations.