Microsoft has moved its Edge browser development tools for Visual Studio Code from preview to general availability, providing in-editor web site debugging and other functionality.
With Blazor taking the .NET web development world by storm, one of the first announcements during Microsoft's Ignite 2020 developer/IT event was its new support in Azure Static Web Apps.
The C#-based Blazor web development framework received a performance boost with the new Release Candidate (RC) of the unifying .NET 5, scheduled for one more RC before go-live general availability in November
Not surprisingly, it's dead easy to create an app in Blazor that runs outside of the browser window and (potentially) in an offline mode. Before you get carried away, though, there are some key design decisions to make.
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.
The previews are over as Microsoft today shipped Blazor WebAssembly 3.2 Release Candidate, making the red-hot project just one step away from production-ready general availability on track to debut sometime in May (note: the 2020 Build developer conference starts May 19).
There are plenty of reasons to move traditional ASP.NET web apps -- part of the old .NET Framework -- to the new cross-platform direction, ASP.NET Core, but beware it will require some "heavy lifting," Microsoft says.