Rider to Receive 2018.2 Version

The new release includes Docker support for the debugger, built-in spelling checker and many other new stuff
24 August 2018   1116

The JetBrains team has updated its cross-platform environment for .NET development Rider to version 2018.2. The new release includes Docker support for the debugger, built-in spelling checker, code coverage by unit tests and the ability to work with the MacBook Touch Bar.

What's new in Rider 2018.2

  • The debugger now supports Docker, improved display of the call stack, and breakpoints for each thread in the case of multi-threaded code.
  • Two new launch configurations have been implemented: Publish to IIS and Publish to custom server - to deploy the Web application created in ASP.NET Core on a local or remote server.
  • Improved code autocompletion with the help of a statistic-based algorithm. In addition, Rider pays attention to how often the user uses its hints, and, depending on the feedback, makes corrections.
  • In the IDE settings, the ability to create templates has been added, as well as editing and managing them through Editor | Live Templates and Editor | File Templates.
  • Redesigned the solution browser: a new toolbar with icons for displaying all files, synchronizing the browser and the editor, and several new navigation buttons.
  • Updated macOS-version: added support for MacBook Touch Bar, new icons and a dark theme for window titles.
  • Integration with Unity: support for .asmdef and csc.rsp files, Unity Reload Assembles disable in Play mode, fixing this == null invalid warning, and improved support for remote debugging.
  • Together with the integration with dotCover, the environment received code coverage with unit-tests and support for continuous testing (only for the Windows version).
  • ReSpeller support added. 
  • There are new opportunities for front-end development: support for TypeScript versions 2.9 and 3.0, improved integration with React, Angular and Vue.js.
  • The Reference option is added to the content of the context menu of C # Interactive, and support for F # and NuGet is also updated.
  • A full list of changes is available on the What's New page in the blog dedicated to the IDE Rider.

In August 2018, a new version of the whole family of tools for. NET-development - ReSharper Ultimate 2018.2. It includes an update to ReSharper, which has been supported by C # 7.3, built-in spell checker and several new navigation features.

PowerShell 7.0 to be Available

The new major version of the cross-platform automation tool and configuration framework brings a lot of changes and improvements
05 March 2020   179

Microsoft introduced the release of the PowerShell 7.0 command shell, the source code of which was opened in 2016 under the MIT license. A new shell release has been prepared not only for Windows, but also for Linux and macOS.

PowerShell is optimized to automate command line operations and provides built-in tools for processing structured data in formats such as JSON, CSV and XML, and also supports REST APIs and object models. In addition to the command shell, an object-oriented language for scripting and a set of utilities for managing modules and scripts are offered. Starting with the PowerShell 6 branch, the project has been developing using the .NET Core platform. By default, PowerShell transfers telemetry with the OS description and version of the program (to disable telemetry, you must set the environment variable POWERSHELL_TELEMETRY_OPTOUT = 1 before starting).

Among the innovations added in PowerShell 7.0:

  • Support for channel parallelization using the "ForEach-Object -Parallel" construction;
  • Conditional assignment operator "a? B: c";
  • Conditional stream start operators "||" and "&&" (for example, cmd1 && cmd2, the second command will be executed only if the first is successful);
  • Logical operators "??" and "?? =", which return the right operand if the left operand is NULL (for example, a = b ?? "default string" if b is null, the operator will return the drain with the default value).
  • Improved system for dynamic error viewing (Get-Error cmdl);
  • Layer for compatibility with modules for Windows PowerShell;
  • Automatically display notification of a new version;
  • Ability to call DSC (Desired State Configuration) resources directly from PowerShell.

Get more at the official blog and GitHub.