The latest preview of Visual Studio 2015 attempts to fix some bugs introduced in CTP5 while introducing several new features across all areas of the application. Most developers will see changes that affect their daily usage.
RemObjects Silver is a “free implementation of Apple’s Swift programming language” aimed at making it possible to natively compile Swift code on the .NET, Java, and Android platforms in addition to Cocoa and Cocoa Touch. InfoQ has spoken with marc hoffman (sic), chief architect at RemObjects.
In February 2015 both Gartner and Software Advice released research and analysis into agile lifecycle management/project management tools. The Gartner Magic Quadrant identifies that the big players have a competitive advantage and the Software Advice study found which aspects of the tools projects managers find most useful.
Heavy hitters IBM, Paypal, Microsoft and The Linux Foundation have joined with Node.js stewards Joyent to set up the Node.js Foundation. The announcement follows the first significant Node.js release since 2013, and the 1.0 release of io.js, the Node.js fork.
Microsoft has open source their research project TouchDevelop, which contains about 160K lines of code mostly written in TypeScript.
.NET’s Task Parallel Library is seeing a tune-up in the soon to be released .NET 4.6. In addition to some helper methods that reduce code, and possibly memory usage, TPL is gaining a solution to a tricky problem with SetResult.
Microsoft has open sourced JUniversal, a tool for writing cross-platform mobile applications in Java.
Continuing with it's plans to open source the .NET platform, Microsoft has released the CLR and RyuJIT as part of the CoreCLR package. It is fully open source and available today on GitHub.
Microsoft announced new features to Azure SQL Database, Azure Active Directory, Azure RMS and Azure Media Services.
Last month, without any official announcement, Microsoft open sourced Bond - a performant serialization system developed and deployed across dozens of mission-critical, high-scale infrastructure projects internally at Microsoft.
The Raspberry Pi foundation has announced a new upgrade for the Raspberry Pi, including a quad-core ARM A7 processor and 1G of memory. Additionally, Microsoft have been involved and Windows 10 for devices will be available for free as part of the Widows on Devices programme. Read on for more details.
According to an official blog post, Microsoft’s Cloud Platform System (CPS) is running Microsoft’s internal IaaS private cloud codenamed “Nebula”.
It has been roughly 2 months since Microsoft started the open source released of the .NET Core libraries. The project has seen tremendous growth, and has provided some details as to how the move to GitHub has boosted development.
With C# 6 nearly complete, work has begun on the next version. Like past versions, the first step is to set an overall theme and scope for what is to come. That vision has been shared by Mads Torgersen by publishing the first set of meeting notes for the C# 7 design team.
Microsoft has released details of its rumoured Spartan browser project, and confirms a move towards standards used by other, more modern, browsers.