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C# 7.0: Devs Get Excited About Tuples and Pattern Matching

Many key features of the upcoming C# 7.0 release are available in the latest Visual Studio "15" preview, and developers are already getting excited about tuples and pattern matching.

Microsoft Open Sources Toolkit for UWP Development

In its push to spur Windows 10 and Universal Windows Platform development, Microsoft has placed a new community toolkit on the GitHub open source code repository, featuring animations, controls, code helpers and more.

Microsoft Helps Developers Learn Visual Studio Code Visually

Microsoft has published introductory videos to help programmers learn about Visual Studio Code, its free, open source code editor for development on Windows, Linux and OS X machines.

Xamarin Extends Cross-Platform Reach

Xamarin, the cross-platform mobile app development tool recently acquired by Microsoft, can now share code across more of those platforms with its new support of .NET Standard Libraries.

Pokémon-Go-on-Windows Movement Persists as Lawyers Crack Down

For a dead-in-the-water afterthought, Microsoft's newest version of its mobile OS is sure generating a lot of attention from users who want to play the world's most popular game on it.

Syncfusion Enhances Cross-Platform Xamarin Functionality

Enhanced cross-platform development functionality with Xamarin and JavaScript highlights today's update of Syncfusion's enterprise development suite.

Open Source .NET Core 1.0 Released by Microsoft

Describing the move as "the biggest transformation of .NET since its inception," Microsoft this week announced the open source release of .NET Core 1.0, along with ASP.NET Core 1.0 and Entity Framework Core 1.0.

Xamarin Updates Cross-Platform Mobile App Dev Tools

Xamarin, the cross-platform mobile app development company that's now a Microsoft unit, updated the tooling in its standalone IDE and its Visual Studio counterpart, along with platform-specific SDKs.

Microsoft Doesn't Budge on 'Classic' Visual Basic

Despite renewed developer hue and cry to do something with "classic" Visual Basic sparked by the recent 25th birthday celebration for the programming language, Microsoft is showing no signs of caving in and revitalizing the language, moving it to open source or anything else.

New JNBridge Lab: Using Play To Create Java Web Apps on .NET

Java/.NET interoperability solutions provider JNBridge published a new entry in its growing database of free developer tutorial kits called Labs, which "showcase the myriad possibilities available to developers when bridging Java and .NET frameworks."

Free Visual Studio Code Editor Hits 1.0

After a one-year preview, the free Visual Studio Code editor has hit version 1.0 with the help of open source community developers, Microsoft announced today.

Microsoft Nixes React Native Support in Visual Studio 2015

Just in case there was any doubt, Microsoft quietly confirmed it won't be adding support for Facebook's React Native -- the game-changing way to build iOS and Android mobile apps with JavaScript -- to its flagship IDE, Visual Studio 2015.

Microsoft To Buy Xamarin for Cross-Platform Mobile App Tooling

Mobile developers have no doubt noticed Microsoft was integrating more and more Xamarin functionality into Visual Studio, and today this lingering courtship was consummated with the announcement that Microsoft is going to outright buy the vendor of cross-platform dev tooling for building mobile apps.

Amazon Cloud Gets into Professional Game Development

Amazon Web Services Inc. today announced two new services to help professional game developers create cross-platform games connected in the cloud.

With Android/Windows Bridge Stalled, Microsoft Moves Forward on iOS Project

With the Project Astoria plan to allow the building of Windows 10 apps with Android code via emulation in big trouble, Microsoft is nevertheless moving forward on its similar Windows Bridge for iOS.

Sneak Peek of Windows Bridge for iOS Now on GitHub

As of today, developers can access an early open source version of the Windows Bridge for iOS, designed to make it easier for Objective-C coders to build and run apps on Windows.

Corticon Java/.NET Business Rules Management System Updated

Progress Software released the latest version of its Corticon BRMS. Dubbed the "Corticon Rules Without Limits System," version 5.5 supports the development of business rules for deployment on both Java and Microsoft .NET Framework platforms.

Microsoft Reveals Visual Studio 2015 Editions and Pricing, Drops Ultimate Tier

This week Microsoft announced the editions that will be available for Visual Studio 2015, as well as their costs.

Windows 10 SDK Available as Preview

Developers enrolled in the Windows Insider Program can now download a preview version of the Windows 10 Software Development Kit.

Mobile Developers Get Peek at Windows 10, Universal Apps

Forget mobile devices -- now it's all about the "mobile experience" in the Windows developer ecosystem, according to a preview of Windows 10 and Universal Apps delivered at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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