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TypeScript 2.6 Adds Strict Parameter Contravariance and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 01, 2017

Among new features in TypeScript 2.6 are a new flag to enforce strict parameter contravariance and improved tooling.

.NET Follow 154 Followers

Microsoft's Approach to Modern Data

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 01, 2017

The PASS Summit 2017 is a conference for users of SQL Server and related Microsoft data technology. At Day 1 of the conference, Microsoft's Rohan Kumar was on hand to present the opening keynote.

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Expanding Visual Studio's Cross-Compiler Support for ARM

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 31, 2017

Visual Studio has long possessed the ability to target the ARM-platform, as long as the platform is running Windows. In Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 2, the IDE is expanding this support by adding the capability to target ARM based computers and IoT devices through the use of the GCC compiler.

DevOps Follow 354 Followers

Terraform and the Increasing Ease of Multi-Cloud

by Rafiq Gemmail Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 24, 2017

Raf Gemmail surveys recent developments around multi-cloud and Hashicorp’s Terraform cloud provisioning tool.

HTML5 Follow 27 Followers

Microsoft, Google, and Mozilla Team Up for Web Documentation

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 24, 2017

In a coordinated announcement, three major browser vendors have agreed to consolidate their individual web API reference documentation into Mozilla's MDN and have formed an advisory group to guide future efforts. The groups will start using MDN as a single point of truth for web platform documentation and reference.

.NET Follow 154 Followers

ASP.NET Core and F# with Giraffe

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 2 Followers on  Oct 23, 2017

Giraffe is an F# micro web framework for building web applications. It sits on ASP.NET Core, providing an F# API to the web framework. Giraffe is intended for developers who want to build web applications in F# while retaining access to the features of ASP.NET Core and its ecosystem.

.NET Follow 154 Followers

First Look at Visual Studio 2017 Update 5 Preview

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 19, 2017

Microsoft continues to quickly iterate development of Visual Studio 2017, and has just released 15.5 Preview, a look at the company’s fifth update to the popular IDE since its release. This update adds new debugging capabilities and performance improvements for C++, Visual Basic, and C#.

.NET Follow 154 Followers

Visual Studio 15.4 Released, Increasing Multiplatform Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 18, 2017

The 4th update to Visual Studio 2017 has been released by Microsoft, and continues the company’s commitment to supporting .NET Standard 2.0 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. .NET Standard 2.0 support is an important part of Microsoft’s strategy for promoting cross-platform application development and code reuse.

.NET Follow 154 Followers

.NET Core and .NET Standard: What Is the Difference?

by Michael Stiefel Follow 0 Followers on  Oct 09, 2017 1

.NET Standard is an API specification that defines what Base Class Libraries must be implemented. .NET Core is a managed framework optimized for building console, cloud, ASP.NET Core, and UWP applications. Each managed implementation (such as Xamarin, .NET Core, or the .NET Framework) must implement their BCL according the .NET Standard.

Mobile Follow 76 Followers

Microsoft Seems to Have Stopped Developing Windows 10 Mobile

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 09, 2017

Although no official statement has been issued by the company, some later affirmations by top Microsoft executives tell us that Windows 10 Mobile development is stopped.

Development Follow 221 Followers

Microsoft Joining the Race for Quantum Computing

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 07, 2017

At its Ignite conference, Microsoft announced a preview of its new quantum computing platform, and unveiled its plans for a topological quantum computer relying on recent advancements in particle physics.

.NET Follow 154 Followers

Improved Accessibility is the Focus of Latest .NET Framework

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 04, 2017

Microsoft has announced the pre-release of .NET Framework 4.7.1, which includes various improvements across the board. Today we will look at the changes made to improve the accessibility of WPF applications.

Cloud Follow 108 Followers

Microsoft Introduces Azure Availability Zones, Completes MAREA Transatlantic Connection

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 29, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced the expansion of High Availability (HA) and resiliency options for customers. The update comes in the form of Azure Availability Zones which increase the availability of certain Azure services within a specific region by providing complete redundancy and isolation of the infrastructure. Azure Availability Zones include a financially-backed SLA of 99.99%.

.NET Follow 154 Followers

RedHat Announces Support for Azure, .Net Core 2.0 and SQL Server 2017

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 2 Followers on  Sep 27, 2017 1

Microsoft and RedHat recently announced support for Windows Containers in Red Hat OpenShift. The main scenario this announcement targets is to make Linux and Windows containers work in the same cluster. This enables enterprises with mixed environments to migrate towards a container based infrastructure without needing separate clusters for Windows and Linux.

.NET Follow 154 Followers

String Interpolation in Entity Framework Raises Concerns

by Jonathan Allen Follow 251 Followers on  Sep 18, 2017 1

One of the new features in Entity Framework Core 2 is the ability to automatically convert interpolated strings into parameterized SQL. Though designed to avoid problems with poorly written SQL, it is feared that it may actually lead to more SQL injection attacks.

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