Category Archives: Programming Languages

Visual Studio 2022 now available

Microsoft announced the release of Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 in November 2021.    New features include multi-repo support, a new Razor editor for local ASP.NET Core development and Hot Reload of code.  More information can be found at:

Oracle Database 21c and learning resources

Oracle Database 21c has been released with several new features.   This includes Blockchain tables, which is a new type of table that only allows  insert operations. Other enhancements include a new JSON data type and new SQL Function JSON_TRANSFORM.  Oracle has also updated its Database Administrator’s Guide and JSON Developer’s Guide for this database version.

More information about these new features of Oracle Database 21c at its online  documentation site.

Oracle also has a free cloud tier option as well as a free entry-level training program: Oracle Learning Explorer.

Visual Studio Code for the Web – an online only development environment

GitHub Visual Studio Codespaces – formerly known as Visual Studio Online – allows you to create Visual Studio solutions entirely in the cloud across multiple devices.  This development environment is currently in public preview.

Visual Studio Code for the Web can be accessed at vscode.dev.

Visual Studio Codespaces pricing page and Azure Pricing Calculator are available.

Visual Studio Live Share

Visual Studio Live Share (VS Live Share or VSLS) is a development project tool to allow team collaborative editing of source code within Microsoft Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code.  VSLS is currently in preview or pre-release mode as a Visual Studio Marketplace extension and may become a paid product in the future.

More information can be found here: