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  • Mobile Cross-Platform Development with Xamarin

    Xamarin is becoming a popular tool for mobile app development. There are a number of very good reasons for this as well as a few drawbacks that make it unsuitable for certain kinds of apps. This article will dwell upon them as well as weigh up the pros and cons of cross-platform versus native development.

  • Q&A with Elton Stoneman on Migrating Workloads and Running Docker on Windows

    These are still early days for Docker on Windows but the possibilities in terms of workloads keeps growing. InfoQ spoke with Elton Stoneman, author of the book Docker on Windows, and speaker at the recent WinOps conference, to understand how to run containers on Windows and which kind of workloads are a good choice for migration.

  • Q&A with Steve Thair on Evolution and Challenges for DevOps on Windows

    InfoQ spoke with Steve Thair, co-founder of DevOpsGuys, about the evolution, current state and challenges of DevOps on Windows.

  • Using C# and Wix# to Build Windows Installer Packages

    Even with WiX, working with Windows Installer packages can be quite difficult. Oleg Shilo’s solution is to ditch the XML entirely and create MSI packages using traditional C# code.

  • An Overview of .NET/Mono Runtime Versions, Profiles, and Targeting Packs

    The .NET/Mono Framework has never been a single, unified stack and over the years Microsoft and Novell added several new versions to cover Linux, OS X, and mobile devices. With the introduction of Windows 8 and Visual Studio 11 we can expect one, maybe two more. In an attempt to clear up some of the confusion this article reintroduces all of the major profiles and many of the lessor know ones.

  • WebSphere vs. .NET: IBM and Microsoft Go Head to Head

    After carrying out a number of benchmarks, Microsoft concluded that .NET offers better performance and cost-performance ratio than WebSphere. IBM rebutted Microsoft’s findings and carried out other tests proving that WebSphere is superior to .NET. Microsoft responded by rejecting some of IBM’s claims as false and repeating the tests on different hardware with different results.

  • Kernel Comparison of Three Widely Used OS

    This article briefly examines and compares the kernels of the three most widely used quasi-Unix operating systems using three axes of comparison: efficiency, evolvement, and user friendliness. The operating systems compared (kernel only) are: OpenSolaris, Windows Vista, and Linux 2.6.

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