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Visual Studio 2017 15.3 Preview Nears Final Release

by Jeff Martin Follow 5 Followers on  Aug 04, 2017 1

Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3 appears to be nearing release as the latest preview focuses on bug fixes. Developers interested in the latest C# 7.1 features and those working with C++ will still find lots to use in the latest Preview 7 release.

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Microsoft Introduces New Azure Container Instances Service and Per Second Billing

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 30, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft introduced a new container service called Azure Container Instances. This service has been positioned, by Microsoft, as a way to deliver containers with simplicity and speed, without VM infrastructure to manage.

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Hiscox CTO Emphasises DevOps Is about Survival

by Helen Beal Follow 0 Followers on  Jul 29, 2017

Hiscox's CTO talks about cloud strategy, DevOps and getting ops on board these changes.

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Profile Guided Optimization Comes to .NET Core

by Jeff Martin Follow 5 Followers on  Jul 27, 2017

Profile Guided Optimization is a native compilation technology that has long been available to native code developers (i.e. Visual C++). Microsoft has announced that this technology is now available for .NET Core developers on Windows x86/x64 and Linux x64.

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How Microsoft Uses the .NET Core SDK Telemetry

by Jeff Martin Follow 5 Followers on  Jul 26, 2017

The .NET Core SDK collects various data points from the developers who use it. This is a voluntary disclosure (albeit via an opt-out procedure) but Microsoft has not previously shared details on the collected information. That information is now available and presents interesting insights into how the tools are used.

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Amazon Adds Target Tracking Support for EC2 Auto Scaling

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Jul 24, 2017

Auto Scaling cloud resources is nothing new in AWS. However, Amazon recently announced a new Target Tracking policy that gives customers more granular control over how their application scales. Target Tracking policies allow an administrator to target a specific metric that will drive how and when the EC2 resources will scale.

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Microsoft Previews Bug and Security Risk Detection on Windows and Linux

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 22, 2017

Microsoft has made available Project Springfield as an Azure service preview called Microsoft Security Risk Detection (MSRD) for detecting code bugs and security vulnerabilities in Windows and Linux applications.

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Rider Adds Performance Gains in RC1

by Jeff Martin Follow 5 Followers on  Jul 17, 2017 1

JetBrains' Rider, the company's .NET-focused multiplatform IDE, has just produced its first Release Candidate. In this latest preview, NuGet support is expanded, general performance improved (particularly on Windows), and a few more usability enhancements are added.

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Blazor Brings .NET Back to the Browser

by Jonathan Allen Follow 131 Followers on  Jul 14, 2017 2

Steve Sanderson’s Blazor is an experiment to bring .NET back to the browser using WebAssembly and DotNetAnywhere. It isn’t meant to be a full production framework like Flash or Silverlight, but rather a test to see what’s possible.

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ASP.NET Core 2 Preview 2 Released

by Jeff Martin Follow 5 Followers on  Jul 12, 2017

Microsoft continues to advance the development of ASP.NET Core 2, and the second major preview of the forthcoming web framework. This release sees the inclusion of SPA templates for Visual Studio 2017, the ability to configure limits on Kestrel, and support between .NET Framework and ASP .NET Core 2.

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Microsoft Reiterates its Support of F#

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 1 Followers on  Jul 11, 2017

Mads Torgersen and Philip Carter, respectively C# and F# program managers at Microsoft, published a post promoting the use of F#. The post is a follow-up to a presentation on F# at Build 2017. They talked about how Microsoft wants to remove obstacles to F# adoption and the F# improvements Visual Studio 2017 brings.

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.NET Core 2.0 Preview 2 Brings Refinements for Developers

by Jeff Martin Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 30, 2017

Microsoft has released the second preview of .NET Core 2.0. Several changes have been made to increase ease-of-use for developers, but what may be most important is the ability to reference .NET Framework libraries from .NET Core code. Joining these improvements are bug fixes and several additions to its WCF support.

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Microsoft Releases TypeScript 2.4

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Jun 29, 2017

Microsoft has released version 2.4 of TypeScript. This version adds support for dynamic imports -- an ECMAScript 2018 feature -- and string-based enums.

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.NET Core Runtime and Base Class Library Performance

by Michael Stiefel Follow 0 Followers on  Jun 23, 2017 1

Microsoft has announced that performance improvements have been made to the runtime and base class libraries in .NET Core. While the performance improvements to ASP.NET Core have received more publicity, these improvements are just as important. Many are based on pull requests from the developer community.

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Rider EAP 23 Brings Back .NET Core Debugging for All Platforms

by Jeff Martin Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 21, 2017

The latest development build of the Rider IDE sees the return of .NET Core debugging for all platforms. Joining this achievement are several new features throughout the IDE that should benefit all .NET language (C# / F# / VB.NET) developers.

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