• The Practical Client

    Creating a Progressive Web App with Blazor WebAssembly

    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. 08/03/2020

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    GitLab Takes Over VS Code Extension, Plans Improvements

    DevOps specialist GitLab has officially taken over the control of a GitLab extension for Microsoft's open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor. 07/31/2020

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    VS Code Python Tool Now Does Native Notebooks

    The Python Extension for VS Code Insiders team is previewing the newest implementation of notebooks, used frequently in data science with offerings such as Jupyter Notebooks. 07/30/2020

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    As .NET 5 Nears, Content/Documentation Reorganization Starts

    A GitHub project is seeking to reorganize documentation and developer content in advance of the November debut of .NET 5, a unification of all things .NET that combines. .NET Core and other components. 07/29/2020

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    Windows Devs Get Cross-Platform Page, Issues Repo

    Developers doing their coding on the Windows OS have received two new resource gifts from Microsoft: a new landing page for those using cross-platform technologies and a new GitHub repo with which to report issues to Windows engineering teams.Developers doing their coding on the Windows OS have received two new resource gifts from Microsoft: a new landing page for those using cross-platform technologies and a new GitHub repo with which to report issues to Windows engineering teams. 07/29/2020

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    What's New in Entity Framework Core 5.0 Preview 7

    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. 07/28/2020

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    Despite .NET Core 3 Deprecation, Newtonsoft JSON Serializer Still Rules NuGet Roost

    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. 07/28/2020

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    Blazor WebAssembly Targets .NET 5 in Latest ASP.NET Core Update

    In announcing updates to web-focused ASP.NET Core development as part of a new .NET 5 Preview 7, Microsoft noted that Blazor WebAssembly -- the client-side component of the Blazor project that allows for C#-based web development instead of JavaScript -- now targets .NET 5. 07/27/2020

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    One More .NET 5 Preview Before 'Go Live' Release Candidate

    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. 07/27/2020

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    Mobile Blazor Bindings Tackles Hybrid Apps

    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. 07/27/2020

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    New Preview of WinUI 3, Native UI Platform of Windows, Fixes Stuff

    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. 07/17/2020

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    Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 Preview 4 Boosts Git, Offers Razor Editor

    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. 07/16/2020

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