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What’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Microsoft regularly updates Visual Studio Code. Keep track of the updates’ key capabilities in this changelog

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Introducing MSIX, the one installer for all Windows apps

Microsoft’s new installer brings Win32 and Windows Store apps together at last

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Scaling craftsmanship in an engineering organization

As an engineering organization grows, it can be tough to make sure craftsmanship is maintained. Here are three practical tips to meet this goal, based on experience

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Get started with Rust, the language for safer code

Here’s how to get your feet wet with using Rust’s tool chain, creating projects, working with third-party code, and managing libraries

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Quantum katas teach you how to do quantum programming in Q#

Quantum computing needs new skills, and Microsoft Research now has a way to teach those skills

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Go Cloud aims to cement Golang in the cloud

Go Cloud offers generic APIs to build apps that can be ported across different clouds

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GitLab 11.1 devops tool improves security controls

Code searching and the user interface also see improvements

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Microsoft brings Python coding help beyond Visual Studio

The beta extension is available now, with the full Python Language Server implementation due by 2019

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GitHub Enterprise adds anonymous Git access, improves configuration visibility

Other administrative improvements include easing of dormancy restrictions and granular permissions

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Build and test microservices applications with Azure Dev Spaces

Microsoft adds Kubernetes tools to Azure to help developers work with cloud native code. Here’s how to get started

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How to develop cross-platform apps more easily with Xamarin.Essentials

The combination of Xamarin.Essentials and Xamarin Forms should finally give Microsoft the end-to-end cross platform development story it’s been seeking for PCs and mobile devices

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How to use policy-based authorization in ASP.Net Core

Take advantage of policy-based authorization in ASP.Net Core to implement a flexible, extensible, custom security model

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GitHub vs. Bitbucket vs. GitLab: An epic battle for developer mindshare

GitHub, Bitbucket, and GitLab pile lots of poshy extras on top of Git. Which should you choose?

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Change data capture as a gateway to a streaming platform

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. Similarly, creating a central nervous system for the enterprise begins with a single project.

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The future of load testing is BLU

A new 'lean' approach to load testing gives agile developers and testers fast feedback on performance—without all the hassles traditionally associated with performance testing.

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Microsoft Graph Explorer: A good tool that’s not yet ready

The GraphQL tools for programming the Microsoft 365 platform are promising but lack the needed integration into developer tools

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What’s new in Python 3.7

Python 3.7 adds new classes for data handling, optimizations for script compilation and garbage collection, and faster asynchronous I/O

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Container usage trends: An inside look based on active container deployments

Five findings to help put container usage trends in perspective

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