The MSDN Blog briefly published a post on Visual Studio for Mac, then they took it down because the new product is supposed to be announced at Microsoft Connect(), which is to take place from Nov 16-18, 2016. A copy of the page can be accessed on Google’s cache.
For version 1.13, the Rust core team has focused on improving the language syntax for error handling by introducing a new ? operator, optimizing compile times, and adding support for type level macros.
Microsoft recently released ASP.NET Core 1.1 preview. This version includes several new middleware components, WebListener server for Windows, Razor view compilation and Azure related features.
Apache Spark integration with deep learning library TensorFlow, online learning using Structured Streaming and GPU hardware acceleration were the highlights of Spark Summit EU 2016 held last week in Brussels.
At KubeCon, Seattle, USA, Apprenda released their commercially supported open source ‘Kismatic Enterprise Toolkit (KET)’ version 1.0.0. KET provides developers and operators an integrated set of tools to automate the design, deployment and operation of production Kubernetes container orchestration clusters.
AWS Mobile Hub has introduced three new features to simplify the provisioning of serverless app backends and improve sign-in and authentication options.
Javaslang, an open-source functional library that provides persistent data types and functional control structures for Java 8 and beyond, published a roadmap for a major release version 3.0 that promises significant changes to the library to remove unnecessary and deprecated features.
As usual, the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar covers four areas - Language & Frameworks, Platforms, Techniques, Tools – each item having one of four recommendations – Adopt, Trial, Assess, Hold. This article lists only what is new and noteworthy in the respective areas.
The upcoming WebAssembly technology has reached the browser preview stage where major browser vendors have released a stable and compatible version of the language. They are now asking the community to use it and provide feedback.
Michael Lopp gave the second keynote at QCon San Francisco; titled "The Second Act" he explored what cultural changes are necessary when growing an organisation from building one product to building a business that builds products.
A couple of months ago, John Rose, JVM Architect, and Brian Goetz, Java Language Architect, both at Oracle, published the first minimal value type proposal to allow early prototyping. At this point, the proposal makes no changes to the Java language itself, and adds only one new bytecode instruction. InfoQ analysed this proposal to indicate the direction that Project Valhalla is heading.
Amber Case gave the opening keynote talk at QCon San Francisco. She spoke about the history and current state of virtual reality interfaces, the challenges faced by augmented reality and how these can be overcome as people become more comfortable with the advances in technology.
The Twitter Sponsored Solutions track at QConSF2016 features an engineering talk on JVMs Across the Data Center and unveils an in-house OpenJDK fork, the Twitter-JDK, with noted potential open-sourcing or release to broader public.
Microsoft has launched VS Code 1.7.1, after breaking NPM registry with its 1.7 release. Project manager Wade Anderson said VS Code's Automatic Type Acquisition unintentionally flooded npm with requests for non-existent packages.