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.NET-Centric Dev Tooling Vendor Boosts Blazor Components, Supports .NET Core 3.0

In the .NET development world, .NET Core 3.0 and Blazor are two of the most popular focus points right now, so third-party development tooling vendors are scrambling to support their latest editions.

Visual Studio Code Gets Java Refactorings, Semantic Selection

The latest monthly update of VS Code Java functionality includes new refactoring capabilities, support for Semantic Selection (or Smart Selection) and more.

Top 5 VS Code Tools for Mobile Development

The open source Visual Studio Code has become the No. 1 option for many developers, with a vast extension library that effectively turns the lightweight, cross-platform editor into a full-fledged integrated development environment (IDE). Amid an increasing demand for enterprise mobile apps, here's a roundup of some of the best VS Code extensions to meet that demand, based on installations and ratings.

JNBridge Makes the .NET Core-to-Java Connection

Java/.NET interoperability solutions provider JNBridge has released version 10 of its flagship JNBridgePro tool, the first version to support Java interoperability with both the .NET Framework and the upcoming .NET Core 3.0. It also supports the new Visual Studio 2019, which was released in April.

Visual Studio Code Adds Java 12 Support, Java Code Actions and Features

An updated extension pack for Microsoft's open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor boosts Java functionality by adding support for the new Java 12 release, along with new Java code actions and language features.

Microsoft Azure To Offer New AI, Edge, IoT, Blockchain Capabilities for Devs

On Thursday Microsoft announced a number of improvements to its Azure cloud platform designed to give developers increased capabilities for AI, machine learning, mixed reality, blockchain and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, via both hybrid cloud and edge architectures.

Live Share, IntelliCode Mark Release of Visual Studio 2019

In launching Visual Studio 2019 and Visual Studio 2019 for Mac, Microsoft highlighted the general availability of the collaborative Live Share functionality, along with the option to use AI-driven IntelliCode to smarten up the code-completion functionality of IntelliSense, and much more.

Hottest GitHub Project Right Now: VS Code in the Browser

The hottest project on GitHub right now comes from Coder, which recently open sourced its cloud-hosted port of the open source Visual Studio Code editor, providing browser access to one of the most popular programming tools in the world.

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Microsoft Releases Azure DevOps Server 2019

On Tuesday Microsoft announced the commercial release of the new Azure DevOps Server 2019.

PowerShell Usage Increases in Microsoft's Era of Openness

One byproduct of Microsoft's embrace of openness and interoperability may be a boost in popularity for PowerShell, the company's venerable scripting language.

Mobile Developers Champion Flutter for Xamarin

Flutter, Google's new mobile UI framework for creating native mobile apps, is already being targeted for Xamarin development in an open source project on GitHub championed by a handful of developers.

Popularity Index Charts Rise of VB.NET

Microsoft's oft-maligned Visual Basic .NET was the big mover in the December TIOBE index of programming language popularity -- and even TIOBE was surprised.

JNBridge Kit Addresses Azure Logic Apps Connector Shortcomings

The new R&D Showcase Kit addresses an ongoing enterprise challenge: interoperability issues between Azure Logic Apps and existing JMS-based messaging infrastructure.

GitHub Adds Security Alerts for Java and .NET

The popular code repository and social coding platform recently acquired by Microsoft launched the feature last year, initially covering JavaScript and Ruby. Python coverage was added earlier this year.

Open Source Visual Studio Code Extension Helps Create Alexa Skills

The Amazon Alexa dev team has published an open source extension for developers using the Visual Studio Code editor to create and deploy Alexa skills.

Microsoft's F# Functional Programming Language Shaped by Open Source Community

Much has been made of Microsoft's embrace of open source and shift toward interoperability and collaboration, and that trend is exemplified in the new preview release of F#.

Microsoft Unveils Visual Studio 2019 Plans

John Montgomery, director of Program Management for Visual Studio, for the first time published an official announcement of the next edition of the company's flagship IDE, Visual Studio 2019.

Microsoft Unveils Open Source, Cross-Platform Machine Learning Framework

Artificial inteligence and machine learning are dominant themes of new developer tooling being introduced at Microsoft's Build developer conference this week, and ML.NET is a prime example.

Visual Studio Code Taps Java-Based Jetty Web Server

Microsoft announced a new extension for its Visual Studio Code editor that supports Jetty for Java.

From Windows 3.0 to Windows 10, File Manager Is Reborn

Microsoft has open sourced the original File Manager first introduced with Windows 3.0 in 1990, tweaking it so it runs on Windows 10.

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