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Red Hat Linux Enterprise is Reference Platform for .NET Core on Linux

by Sergio De Simone on  Nov 05, 2015

Microsoft and Red Hat announced they will bring official support to .NET runtime on Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux. According to the two companies, Red Hat Enterprise Linux will become the primary reference operating system for .NET Core on Linux.

The SharpDevelop Community Releases Refactoring Essentials 2

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Nov 04, 2015 1

The SharpDevelop Community recently released version 2 of Refactoring Essentials for Visual Studio. The release brings new analyzers, new refactorings and several improvements to the Visual Studio extension.

JetBrains Launches Toolbox under New Subscription Model

by Abel Avram on  Nov 03, 2015

As previously announced, JetBrains has launched the Toolbox, a collection of their desktop tools –IDEs, utilities and extensions – using the new subscription model which basically means paying monthly or yearly instead of one upfront payment.

Pivotal Cloud Foundry Adds Netflix OSS Services, Docker Support

by Richard Seroter on  Nov 02, 2015 1

Today, Pivotal announced an update to Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF), the commercial version of a popular opens-source platform for building, deploying, and running cloud-native applications. This 1.6 release gives developers native access to a subset of Spring Cloud’s Netflix OSS services, built-in support for .NET applications, beta support for Docker images, and integrated ALM tools.

Early View of C# 7 with Mads Torgersen

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Oct 28, 2015 11

Seth Juarez, of Channel 9, interviews Mads Torgersen, product manager of C#, about the development of the next version of the C# language, codenamed C# 7. Alongside a few other features, three major ones are described: pattern matching, tuple syntax and nullable references.

F# Past and Future Discussed at F# Gotham

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Oct 21, 2015 1

On October 17th, F# Gotham gathered experts who presented different aspects of the language and tooling such as asynchronous programming, computation expressions, optimization, FParsec and Xamarin.Forms. The presentation of David Stephens and Jay Schmelzer, both from Microsoft, focused less on the technical aspect and more on the bigger picture. They presented the past, present and future of F#.

Microsoft Makes Samples and Documentation Public for Concord, Visual Studio Debug Engine

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Oct 07, 2015

Visual Studio debug engine documentation is now available online, along with two samples. This debug engine, codenamed Concord, is Visual Studio's new debug engine that originally shipped in Visual Studio 2012.

A New Publication Model for Universal Windows Apps

by Jonathan Allen on  Oct 02, 2015

A new publication model for Universal Windows Apps reduces deployment sizes by up to 75% for small applications. And for some cases, build times have also been reduced by 30%.

Ionide is a New Atom-based F# IDE Written in F#

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 29, 2015

Ionide, based on the Atom Editor, is a suite of packages that aim to provide a full-featured, modern, cross-platform, open-source IDE for F# development. InfoQ has talked with Ionide’s creator, Krzysztof Cieślak.

Debate: Adding Non-nullable References to C#

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Sep 28, 2015 4

The recent proposal to add non-nullable references to C# by Microsoft’s Mads Togersen sparked quite a debate in the .NET community. The reactions were diverse, ranging from praise to preferring status quo.

Interview with Adam Granicz on WebSharper 3

by Pierre-Luc Maheu on  Sep 14, 2015

Version 3 of WebSharper, the F# framework for developing web applications hits RTM this year. We decided to catch up with Adam Granicz, CEO of IntelliFactory, to learn what new features and improvements WebSharper 3 brings.

A Proposal to Add Option Types for References to C# 7

by Sergio De Simone on  Sep 07, 2015

Mads Torgersen, C# language program manager at Microsoft, has recently outlined a proposal for the introduction of option types for references in C# 7. Option types are meant as a means to make the language safer and reduce the occurrence of null reference exceptions, which, as Torgersen says, are rampant in C# since any reference type can reference a null value.

Typescript to Support React

by James Chesters on  Sep 07, 2015 2

Microsoft have released the beta for TypeScript 1.6, and with it support for React. Program manager Jonathan Turner explains that while the TypeScript team has collaborated with teams responsible for libraries including Dojo, Aurelia, and Angular, React is "an important library" that that has been difficult for TypeScript developers.

Price Drop and Extension Marketplace for VS Online

by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 04, 2015

When TFS was first envisioned a decade ago, it was meant to be an all-encompassing ALM solution. Since then Microsoft has come to realize that most companies prefer to mix and match the tools that best suit their needs. In response, they are reducing the price of VS Online and creating a new marketplace for third-party tools.

TFS Power Tools is Now Available for Visual Studio Express

by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 03, 2015

Starting with this release, TFS 2015 Power Tools will support all major editions of Visual Studio include the VS Express variants. Previously you need to have Visual Studio Pro or higher to use this set of extensions.

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