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Microsoft Joins the Eclipse Foundation

by Alex Blewitt on  Mar 08, 2016 1

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.

AutoMapper and the Static Class Debate

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 07, 2016 2

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.

Thanks to a Utility Library by Erik Bergstedt, Protobuf for .NET Just Got Easier

by Jonathan Allen on  Mar 07, 2016

Erik Bergstedt’s new library simplifies working with Protocol Buffers in .NET.

Phil Haack Replies to Concerns on .NET OSS

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Mar 02, 2016

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.

TypeScript 1.8 Brings Module Augmentation Support

by James Chesters on  Mar 01, 2016

Microsoft has released TypeScript 1.8, bringing the ability to use JavaScript code within a TypeScript project, and full support for module augmentation.

Microsoft’s Acquisition of Xamarin is Good News for C# Developers

by Abel Avram on  Feb 25, 2016 6

Microsoft has closed the deal with cross-platform mobile software development specialist Xamarin to buy the company and their technology. It is expected for most of Xamarin's technological assets to be integrated into Microsoft, benefiting the developers.

State of Open Source in .NET

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Feb 24, 2016

Some open source contributors recently raised concerns about the current state of open source in .NET. Discussions revolves around contributing to projects, both as an individual and as an enterprise. The role of Microsoft in the .NET ecosystem is also a the centre of the debate.

Previewing VS2015's Improved C++ Compliance

by Jeff Martin on  Feb 17, 2016

Microsoft continues to increase its compliance with the C++11, C++14, and upcoming C++17 language standards with its second update to Visual Studio 2015.

VS2015 Update 2 Focuses on Stability

by Jeff Martin on  Feb 16, 2016 2

Microsoft has released its first preview of the second update for Visual Studio 2015 that debuts a few new features while focusing on bug fixes and stability enhancements.

Microsoft Open Sources XAML Behaviors

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 15, 2016 1

XAML Behaviors have long been a frustrating part of WPF/Silverlight development. Though incredibly useful, the libraries were distributed and maintained in a strange fashion. That problem has finally been resolved with the announcement that XAML Behaviors will be open sourced and a matching NuGet package created.

Microsoft Open Sources PDB

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 12, 2016 2

PDB or Program DataBase is a central component of the Windows ecosystem. Whether you write code in C++ or .NET, without a PDB file even basic tasks such as stepping through code becomes impossible. And yet, the PDB format is largely a black box. At least until now.

Discontinued Technology in .NET Core

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 11, 2016 2

While some applications will have an easy migration path to .NET Core, especially ones based on ASP.NET MVC, others may run into problems. Not just obvious ones such as porting from WinForms or WPF to Universal Windows Applications (UWP), but subtler issues that are deep within the core of the .NET Framework.

Microsoft Announces ASP.NET Core Schedule Changes and Renaming Clarifications

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Feb 10, 2016

Microsoft made some clarifications on ASP.NET a few weeks ago. Jeffrey T. Fritz, program manager at Microsoft, explains the recent changes in the schedule. He also gives some details related to the renaming from ASP.NET 5 to ASP.NET Core 1.0.

Retargeting .NET Code

by Jeff Martin on  Feb 08, 2016

Given the number of different platforms .NET developers can choose from, switching target platforms can be a chore given the difference in APIs available. The .NET Portability Analyzer provides a way to simplify a platform switch and supports moving .NET code in either direction.

TypeScript 1.8 Beta Adds Integration with JavaScript, Stateless Functional Components and More

by Sergio De Simone on  Feb 03, 2016 1

TypeScript, Microsoft’s open source superset of JavaScript, has reached 1.8 beta, bringing many new language features and tools enhancements.

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