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Looking at Visual Studio 15.3 Preview 2

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 16, 2017

Highlighted by support for .NET Framework 4.7, the second preview of Visual Studio 2017 (15.3) has been released. Primarily focused on bug fixes and usability enhancements, this version addresses quality of life improvements.

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Microsoft Introduces Blockchain Proof of Concept Framework for Developers

by Kent Weare Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 11, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced a framework for accelerating enterprise-ready proof of concept (PoC) blockchain deployments in their Azure cloud platform. Microsoft wants their customers focused on developing sound business scenarios through smart contracts and less time on the infrastructure that underpins distributed ledger technology (DLT) solutions.

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An Early Look at C# 7.1: Part 2

by Jonathan Allen Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 06, 2017

Yesterday we looked at Async Main and Default Expressions. Our tour of C# 7.1 continues with the proposals titled Infer Tuple Names and Pattern-matching with Generics.

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An Early Look at C# 7.1: Part 1

by Jonathan Allen Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 05, 2017

For the first time since 2003, Microsoft is considering a point release for C#. Currently marked as C# 7.1, the next version of the language is expected to include Async Main, Default Expressions, Infer Tuple Names, and Pattern-matching with Generics.

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Microsoft Adds Support for Additional Blockchain Protocols in Azure

by Kent Weare Follow 4 Followers on  Jun 04, 2017

In advance of the Coindesk Consensus 2017 conference, Microsoft announced additional blockchain protocol support in Azure. These new investments include support for more complex blockchain and distributed ledger network deployments, including HyperLedger Fabric, R3 Corda, Quorum, Chain Core and BlockApps.

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Details on F# Support in Rider

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 1 Followers on  May 31, 2017

JetBrains’s developer evangelist Marteen Balliauw recently published more details about the F# support in Rider. Features are explained into more details than the general EAP announcement and also contains the plan for the next releases.

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Zero Runtime Exceptions in Production with Elm

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  May 31, 2017

At QCon London 2017, Richard Feldman, software engineer at noredink and author of “Elm in Action” from Manning, explained how their decision to switch to Elm led to a 100,000 LOC system running in production with zero runtime exceptions since 2015. Here, we provide a brief summary of Feldman’s key points.

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Microsoft Has Moved the Windows Code Repo to Git

by Abel Avram Follow 3 Followers on  May 25, 2017

Microsoft has completed the move of their Windows codebase from Source Depot to Git using GVFS.

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Microsoft Standardizes XAML across UWP and Xamarin

by Abel Avram Follow 3 Followers on  May 20, 2017

Announced during BUILD 2017, Microsoft has made public the first draft of the XAML Standard, a markup dialect meant to unify how user interface elements are defined.

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IBM Unveils Its Most Powerful Quantum Processor Yet for Business and Science

by Sergio De Simone Follow 4 Followers on  May 19, 2017

IBM has announced a new feat in its race towards building ever more powerful quantum processors. Indeed, its new 16 and 17 qubit processors are its most powerful yet, IBM researchers claim.

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Xamarin Live Player Speeds App Development Cycle

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  May 19, 2017

Mobile development has long required a large set of SDKs and tooling infrastructure to be in place before any code could be written. Xamarin Live Player intends to change that by making it easier for mobile developers to develop apps with nothing more than their target device and either Visual Studio 2017 or Visual Studio for Mac.

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ASP.NET Core 2 Preview Released

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  May 17, 2017

Joining the release of .NET Core 2 Preview, the ASP.NET Core 2 preview has been released. Version 2 will adhere to .NET Standard 2.0, making it eagerly awaited by .NET developers.

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Building an F# Web Server with Freya

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 1 Followers on  May 15, 2017

Freya is an F# web framework focusing on HTTP primitives and concurency. It doesn't include interface constructs such as templating. Marcus Griep presented Freya at F# eXchange 2017, where he explained its core model. He also showed the different mechanisms available for performance and concurrency, such as Hopac and Kestrel integrations.

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Microsoft Invests in Hybrid Connectivity, Releases On-Premises Data Gateway

by Kent Weare Follow 4 Followers on  May 14, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced the On-premises data gateway has reached General Availability (GA). This gateway allows for remote connectivity from many Microsoft PaaS and SaaS services to data sources residing behind a corporate firewall.

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What’s Coming Next for Visual Studio

by Jeff Martin Follow 4 Followers on  May 12, 2017

Visual Studio 15.2 was just released but the development team continues to work non-stop. At Build 2017, Microsoft discussed the new features coming in 15.3 and where the product is headed next.

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