Like most languages that rely on a mark-and-sweep garbage collector, C# can run into performance problems when allocating memory too often or when making large allocations. Ben Watson, a Senior SDE at Microsoft working on Bing, ran into just that problem with the MemoryStream class.
Telerik has opened for public access NativeScript, a framework for creating native cross-platform applications for Android, iOS and Windows Universal.
Addressing a crowd of developers eager to know what will happen with Angular 2.0, core team members took the stage at ng-conf to allay some fears. From migration paths, language development, and release dates, much was covered to allay the community's fears.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Azure’s beefy, powerful G-series VM types are now available in East US 2 region.