Microsoft's annual Build developer conference continued today in San Francisco's Moscone Center. Read on for InfoQ's coverage as Microsoft announced their plans for the Cloud, the fate of their Xamarin acquisition, and Office 365.
One of the challenges Microsoft faces with Windows 10 is due to the company's own massive success in building their large library of traditional Win32 applications. Today at Build Microsoft revealed a new tool that makes porting an existing Win32 based application vastly easier.
Today at Build, the presentation “6 Reasons Move your C++ code to VS2015” was given which discussed the new features in VS2015 that make it more useful to C++ developers. VS2015 has been evolving since its original July 2015 release and there are several new features that should increase its attractiveness to C++ developers regardless of the platforms they target.
Microsoft's annual Build developer conference began today in San Francisco's Moscone Center. Read on for InfoQ's coverage as Microsoft announced their plans for the Cloud, Windows 10, and the Internet of Things.
Unit of measures in F# bring the ability to add type information to basic numeric types. This leads to more safety against unit mismatch, such as using seconds where milliseconds were expected. While it is possible to deal with unit of measures using classes, having the feature built into the language leads to more concise code.
SQL Server 2016 is removing a lot of the limitations on memory-optimized tables including the inability to work with the large documents favored by NoSQL style designs.
Epic Games cofounder Tim Sweeney has created a furor over the state of Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform and whether it threatens the historical open nature of the Windows PC.
Microsoft has announced the first release candidate for ASP.NET WebHooks. Just as message queues allow applications within an organization to talk to each other, WebHooks provide a way for websites across different organizations to communicate in an asynchronous fashion.
Although Selenium is a popular library for UI testing, issues about fragile and unreliable tests are common. InfoQ reached out Chris Holt, creator of canopy, to learn more about the F# library built on top of Selenium.
ASP.NET Core introduces middleware as a concept to customize the HTTP pipeline. Middleware are components which are composed together to form a web application. The concept was inspired by OWIN and Katana, which provided similar functionalities in earlier versions of ASP.NET.
At today's EclipseCon, Microsoft announced that they have joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Solutions member, including open-sourcing their Team Explorer Anywhere on GitHub. InfoQ reports.
When it comes to API design, static classes are a bit of a bugbear. Quite often there are arguments both for and against exposing a given function as a static function as opposed to an instance method. Recently Jimmy Bogard of AutoMapper fame found himself embroiled in this debate.
Erik Bergstedt’s new library simplifies working with Protocol Buffers in .NET.
Some members and contributors have expressed concerns over the current state of open source in .NET, as covered last week. To get a deeper perspective on the situation, InfoQ reached out with Phil Haack, former program manager at Microsoft and currently engineering manager at GitHub. Phil was also the track host of “Incredible Power of an Open-Sourced .NET” at QCon.