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Development Follow 223 Followers

Microsoft Quantum Development Kit Available to Developers

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Dec 13, 2017 1

Microsoft announced its plans to build a quantum computer at its Ignite conference and promised a development kit. Now, the Microsoft Quantum Development Kit has become available as a free preview.

Development Follow 223 Followers

Language Server Protocol Support for Visual Studio

by Jonathan Allen Follow 254 Followers on  Dec 13, 2017

Like Visual Studio Code and a variety of editors, Visual Studio is adding support for the Language Server Protocol. This will allow new programming languages to be added to Visual Studio with a fraction of the effort currently required.

.NET Follow 154 Followers

Easing into .NET Core with the Windows Compatibility Pack

by Jonathan Allen Follow 254 Followers on  Dec 12, 2017

Microsoft is making it easier to migrate applications onto .NET Core and Linux with the Windows Compatibility Pack for .NET Core.

.NET Follow 154 Followers

Improving .NET Performance by Reducing Memory Usage

by Jonathan Allen Follow 254 Followers on  Dec 11, 2017 4

A persistent myth in .NET is that memory allocations don’t affect performance. In this report we take a look at the source of that myth and offer advice on how to reduce memory usage.

Cloud Follow 108 Followers

Microsoft Announces Public Preview of IoT Edge

by Martin Abbott Follow 1 Followers on  Dec 07, 2017 2

During the recent Connect(); conference, Microsoft announced a new version of the IoT Gateway Software Development Kit (SDK) called IoT Edge to provide edge computing in IoT scenarios.

.NET Follow 154 Followers

5th Update to Visual Studio 2017 Expands Debugging Tools

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Dec 07, 2017

The fifth update to Visual Studio 2017 has reached general availability and brings another batch of improvements to Microsoft's popular developer tool. Version 15.5 focuses on improvements to the debugger tools, faster C#/VB solution loading times, and expanded C++17 support.

.NET Follow 154 Followers

.NET WebAssembly Support an Ongoing Experiment

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 05, 2017

WebAssembly now ships on by default in the four major browsers and the .NET community continues to push forward to provide .NET developers the ability to compile their to WebAssembly and run it in the browser.

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ORMs for .NET Core

by Jonathan Allen Follow 254 Followers on  Dec 04, 2017 13

With EF Core struggling to accommodate basic database features such as views and stored procedures, developers are looking elsewhere for their data access needs. Here are some of the more popular options.

Cloud Follow 108 Followers

Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Azure Time Series Insight

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 1 Followers on  Nov 23, 2017

Microsoft made Azure Time Series Insights (TSI) generally available. The service is part of Microsoft's Internet of Things (IoT) platform and has emerged earlier this year in April as a preview. Later in August, it received several updates including root cause analysis.

.NET Follow 154 Followers

Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview Adds F# Core & Standard Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 21, 2017

Microsoft has supported F# since .NET Core 1.0 was released, but tooling availability has varied in comparison to fellow .NET Core languages C# and VB.NET. With the release of Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 4, F# projects can now target .NET Core and .NET Standard.

.NET Follow 154 Followers

Microsoft Previews Cross Platform Tool for Working with SQL Server

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Nov 21, 2017

Microsoft has released a public preview of SQL Operations Studio, a cross platform tool for working with SQL Server. This product is based on the existing Visual Studio Code editor and uses the SQL Tools API service under the hood.

Mobile Follow 76 Followers

Realm Extends its .NET Stack Support with Realm .NET

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 17, 2017

After introducing support for .NET Core last summer to build mobile applications using C#, Realm announced Realm .NET, a set of new components that allow developers a better integration with their .NET stack.

Cloud Follow 108 Followers

Azure Managed Applications Generally Available to Partners and Customers

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 1 Followers on  Nov 17, 2017

Microsoft has made Managed Applications generally available in the Azure Marketplace.

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Microsoft Previews Nullable Reference Types in C# 8

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 16, 2017 2

Microsoft has made available Nullable Reference Types as preview for developers who want to try the new feature and provide feedback.

HTML5 Follow 27 Followers

Slack Desktop Migrated to BrowserView for 3.0

by Andrew Morgan Follow 0 Followers on  Nov 09, 2017

Slack has recently made version 3.0 available in their beta channel, with numerous performance improvements and bug fixes. At its core, most of the changes have revolved around migrating from the Electron component “webView” to “browserView”, a newer and more stable alternative. Charlie Hess, engineer at Slack, has published a blog outlining this journey.

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