OpenSilver 3.0 previews AI-powered UI designer for .NET

Userware has released OpenSilver 3.0, and update to the free and open-source UI framework for .NET that introduces a drag-and-drop UI designer. The release also previews a generative AI-powered UI designer. Introduced July 9, OpenSilver 3.0 integrates AI functionality into the designer that allows users to generate complex UIs and make modifications using natural language…

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Safety off: Programming in Rust with `unsafe`

Reasons abound for Rust’s growing popularity: it’s fast, memory-safe without needing garbage collection, and outfitted with world-class tooling. Rust also allows experienced programmers to selectively toggle off some—although not all—of its safeties for the sake of speed or direct low-level memory manipulation. “Unsafe” Rust is the general term for any Rust code that is contained…

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How to use FastEndpoints in ASP.NET Core

FastEndpoints is a free and open-source REST API development framework for .NET Core that can be used to build lightweight and fast APIs. In this article, we’ll examine this library and learn how to use it to build lightweight APIs in ASP.NET Core applications. ASP.NET Core supports two built-in approaches to building APIs, traditional controllers…

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Microsoft updates its serverless Azure Functions

Just a handful of years ago we couldn’t stop talking about serverless computing. Then it seemed to disappear, overtaken first by Kubernetes and then by artificial intelligence. But of course, like most technologies, it’s still there, delivering the on-demand compute that’s part of most modern cloud-native design. Microsoft’s Azure Functions has continued to evolve, supporting…

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How AI Liberates BI Data from Dashboards

Business intelligence (BI) has historically been a platform for data and business analysts who build dashboards for executives to make decisions. But the generative AI (GenAI) explosion over the past 18 months has changed the game.  People everywhere have tasted the power of ChatGPT and now want a natural language interface to every application. But…

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Microsoft moves forward with C# 13, offering overload resolution

Microsoft, in its latest informational update on the planned C# 13 language release, is emphasizing capabilities such as overload resolution, with developers able to supply multiple params overloads when authoring a method, and partial properties, similar to partial methods. The company published its latest blog on C# 13 on July 9. C# 13 is likely…

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