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Microsoft Driver Module Framework Aims to Ease Windows Driver Development

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Aug 20, 2018

Windows driver developers should now have an easier way to create simple and structured drivers, as well as to share code amongst drivers, using the new Microsoft Driver Module Framework (DMF), which has been recently open sourced.

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.NET Core 2.1 Previews Tiered Compilation

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Aug 18, 2018 1

The .NET Core team has been looking to solve the dilemma of how to best optimize runtime application performance without sacrificing startup responsiveness. A preview of their solution, tiered compilation, is now available for .NET Core 2.1 developers.

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Using Your WinForms/WPF Code to Vote for .NET Core 3.0 Features

by Jonathan Allen Follow 577 Followers on  Aug 17, 2018

In May we reported Microsoft wants to run WinForms and WPF on .NET Core 3.0. In order to facilitate this, they are building a new tool that will allow you to vote on which APIs they need to port to .NET Core. But this isn’t a direct vote; it is based on what APIs are being used by your application.

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Modernizing Windows Desktop Applications with XAML Islands

by Jonathan Allen Follow 577 Followers on  Aug 16, 2018 2

You may be under the impression that Windows desktop development is pretty much dead, yet according to the telemetry data in Visual Studio, there are roughly 2.4 million developers actively working on desktop applications each month, up 50% from 20 months ago. With such a large community to support, Microsoft is looking at ways to help developers integrate those assets into Windows 10.

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Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Linux on App Service Environment

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 7 Followers on  Aug 15, 2018

Microsoft announced the general availability of Linux on App Service Environment (ASE), which enables customers to combine the features of App Service on Linux and App Service Environment. This release is a follow up on May's public preview, which allowed customers to deploy Linux and containerized apps in an App Service Environment.

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New UWP and Win32 Application Distribution Models

by Jonathan Allen Follow 577 Followers on  Aug 15, 2018

.NET has had support for applications that can automatically update themselves since the introduction of ClickOnce technology in 2005. Under the ClickOnce model, WinForms and WPF applications would check a pre-configured location on startup for newer versions. Soon the same capability will be available for private distributed UWP applications.

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Windowing in Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Applications

by Jonathan Allen Follow 577 Followers on  Aug 14, 2018

Continuing our series on UWP for line of business applications, we turn our attention to another frequently cited issue: multiple window support. Microsoft intends to not only answer that request, but surpass it with multiple windowing modes including 3D.

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A Look at the Windows Community Toolkit for UWP

by Jonathan Allen Follow 577 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 577 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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An Introduction to the Windows Template Studio for Desktop Development

by Jonathan Allen Follow 577 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 7 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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