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Hot Reload Hits .NET (Kinda)

Much-requested and long-awaited Hot Reload functionality has hit .NET, supported in an early, incomplete form in the new Visual Studio 2019 version 16.11 (Preview 1).

What's New in Visual Studio 2019 v16.10 and v16.11 Preview 1

Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2019 v16.10 and the first preview of v16.11 during the start of the Build 2021 developer conference.

.NET 6 Preview 4 Ships 'Ready for Real-World Testing'

Many features in the just-shipped .NET 6 Preview 4 are close to being in final form, Microsoft says, making it "ready for real world testing if you haven't yet tried .NET 6 in your environment."

Microsoft Helps Qualcomm with New Snapdragon Dev Kit for Windows 10 Arm PCs

Microsoft helped out Qualcomm Technologies with the chip maker's new Snapdragon Developer Kit to support power-efficient mobile processors.

Visual Studio 2022 Roadmap Published

Microsoft published the roadmap for the next milestone release of its flagship IDE, Visual Studio 2022, following themes of personal and team productivity, modern development and constant innovation.

Analyst Says 'Tide May Be Changing' for PWAs, a Target of Blazor

A Forrester Research analyst says the tide may be changing for Progressive Web Apps (PWAs), which make web apps look and act like native apps. This is news for <i>Visual Studio Magazine</i> readers because Microsoft's open source Blazor web framework -- enabling web development with C# instead of just JavaScript -- is used to create PWAs.

Uno Platform Launches New Documentation Site with More How-Tos

It's also said to improve readability while offering full-text search.

EcoQoS Throttles Power for Sustainable Software Development

A new quality-of-service level for Windows lets developers throttle their power consumption when it makes sense, contributing to Microsoft's Sustainable Software and carbon negative initiatives.

Cloud-Heavy Microsoft Build Conference Starts Tuesday: Here's What to Look for

Microsoft's big Build developer conference stays online this year for perhaps the last time as the country opens up from pandemic restrictions, with the schedule showing a marked focus on the company's Azure cloud platform.

Flutter Update Furthers UWP Desktop Support

Google's popular cross-platform Flutter UI toolkit is out in a v2.2 update that furthers support for creating Universal Windows Platform (UWP) desktop applications.

Azure Icon Is Changing, So Far No Backlash

Azure user reaction pales in comparison to a VS Coders revolt that thwarted a 2017 icon change.

Visual Studio 2019 v16.10 Preview 3 Aims at Git Productivity

Improvements make it easier to create pull requests from the IDE.

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Azure Static Web Apps Goes GA

Call it low-code for the web: Azure Static Web Apps has reached general availability, providing a quick onramp to full-stack projects with static front ends and dynamic back ends powered by Azure Functions serverless computing.

Java on VS Code Improves Debugger and Test Runner

The April 2021 update to Java on Visual Studio Code mainly improves debugging and testing.

Microsoft Previews Azure SDK for Python (Conda) Packaging System

"It provides a packaging system, separate from PyPI, which optimizes for self-contained packages, guarantees dependency enforcement, and provides built-in execution environment isolation."

Microsoft Power Apps Ranks High in Low-Code Research Report

Microsoft's Power Apps low-code development offering was among four market leaders identified in a new report from research firm Forrester.

WinForms Team Details VB.NET on .NET 5: 'A Huge Challenge'

Two members of Microsoft's Windows Forms dev team appeared in a Channel 9 video on "Supporting VB.NET" in .NET 5," a task that in some ways poses "a huge challenge."

.NET Developer Job Postings Tank in Q1

Technical careers specialist Dice published its Q1 2021 Tech Job Report that details the fastest-growing hubs, roles and skills.

Pylance Now Default Language Server for Python in Visual Studio Code

Pylance is now the default language server for Python in Visual Studio Code, providing IntelliSense functionality as of the May 2021 release of the Python Extension for VS Code.

'Modern Visual Basic' Mercury Language Debuts

RemObjects has debuted the Mercury programming language, described as a modern Visual Basic "with a future" for all platforms.

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