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A Look at the Windows Community Toolkit for UWP

by Jonathan Allen Follow 575 Followers on  Aug 13, 2018

In order to address the needs of line of business developers, Microsoft is offering the Windows Community Toolkit for UWP. With two major releases in as many months, this library acts as a test ground for new UWP controls and features.

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Microsoft Positions UWP for Line of Business Applications

by Jonathan Allen Follow 575 Followers on  Aug 10, 2018 1

Microsoft is positioning UWP for traditional line of business (LOB) applications with an emphasis on rapid application development (RAD) using the Windows Template Studio. But that’s not all they’re doing to entice LOB developers onto the UWP platform.

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Microsoft Quantum Katas Help Developers Discover Quantum Computing with Q#

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Aug 09, 2018 1

Based on the idea of code katas, Microsoft has open-sourced a new project called Quantum Katas, that aims to help developers move their first steps in quantum computing using the Q# language. Quantum Katas are a set of programming exercises of growing complexity that provide immediate feedback to learners.

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An Introduction to the Windows Template Studio for Desktop Development

by Jonathan Allen Follow 575 Followers on  Aug 07, 2018

Over the last couple of decades, the amount of boilerplate code necessary to develop Windows applications has increased dramatically, which takes away from .NET’s early roots as a RAD or Rapid Application Development framework. Microsoft’s attempt to counter-act this is the Windows Template Studio for UWP applications.

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F# 4.5 Brings Spans, Match!, and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Aug 05, 2018

Now available as a preview, F# 4.5 introduces a number of new features, including support for .NET Core 2.1 new primitive type Span, a new Match! keyword, and more.

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TypeScript 3.0 Release Improves Support for Large Projects

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 7 Followers on  Aug 02, 2018

The TypeScript team recently announced version 3.0 of TypeScript, introducing new techniques for creating and scaling projects, operations on parameter lists, new types to enforce explicit checks, and improvements to the developer user experience in handling errors reported by TypeScript.

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Performance of Structs in C# 7.2

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 31, 2018

The C# compiler, under some circumstances involving readonly, creates defensive copies of a struct. While this issue is well known and documented, it’s worth revisiting as it’s tied to several features of C# 7.2. The in and ref readonly keywords make occurrences of the issue more frequent, while readonly structs offer a way to fix it.

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Eich and Crockford on the Future of JavaScript: Insight from the Creators of JavaScript and JSON

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 27, 2018 2

At the recent FullStack conference in London, JavaScript creator Brendan Eich, and JSON creator and JavaScript: The Good Parts author Douglas Crockford spoke on the future of JavaScript.

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Microsoft Releases Azure Service Fabric Mesh as a Public Preview

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 6 Followers on  Jul 23, 2018

Service Fabric now has a relative in the cloud – Azure Service Fabric Mesh, a fully managed service in Azure that will enable developers to deploy and operate containerised applications. This service is now publicly in preview after its initial private preview debut during Build 2018 last May.

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Azure Virtual WAN and Azure Firewall Now in Public Preview

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 6 Followers on  Jul 20, 2018

With Azure Virtual WAN and Azure Firewall, Microsoft will provide two new services to help customers modernise their network. The Azure Virtual WAN service will simplify large-scale branch connectivity, while with the Azure Firewall enterprises can enforce their security policies in the cloud. Both services are currently in public preview.

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Microsoft Announces the Public Preview of Dev Spaces for AKS

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 6 Followers on  Jul 17, 2018

Microsoft announced a public preview of Dev Spaces for Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS), which provides a rapid, iterative Kubernetes development experience for teams. The release is a follow up after a private preview of Dev Spaces during Build 2018 in May.

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Visual Studio Code 1.25 Sports New Grid Layout and Outline View

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Jul 09, 2018

Visual Studio Code 1.25 brings a host of new features aimed to improve customizability and developer productivity, including a new fully custom 2x2 grid layout and outline view.

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Visual Studio 15.8 Preview 3 Adds Multi-Caret Editing

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Jul 04, 2018 1

Preview 3 of VS2017 15.8 brings a long-requested feature: multi-caret editing to the IDE, as well as new options for keyboard bindings that should help developers who are familiar with other popular editors. The editing experience in the IDE should also be improved for JavaScript and TypeScript developers.

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Flaw in .NET Core 2.1 Postpones .NET Core 2.0 End of Life

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Jun 28, 2018

Microsoft has announced that the .NET Core 2.0 will be considered “end of life”, and thus no longer supported as of October 1, 2018. Since .NET Core 2.0 is considered a non-LTS release, Microsoft only commits to its support for three months after a successor has been released. In this case, with .NET Core 2.1 having been released May 31 of this year, .NET Core 2.0’s end has come.

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.NET Core Completes Move to RyuJIT

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Jun 22, 2018

The .NET Core CLR team has announced that their next-generation just-in-time compiler RyuJIT is now completely powering the .NET Core platform. This change makes four architectures available (x86, x64, ARM32, and ARM64) to .NET Core developers. Furthermore, all will benefit from a fast modern compiler design.

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