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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.

Microsoft Continues Open Sourcing of .NET

Extending a process started last year, Microsoft yesterday announced it has open sourced its CoreCLR execution engine for the .NET Framework.

Microsoft Grabs R Programming Language Firm in Big Data Move

Microsoft today announced it will acquire Revolution Analytics, a company that provides products and services around the R programming language, a mainstay of Big Data analytics development.

Microsoft Open Sourcing .NET Components, Releasing Visual Studio Tools

Microsoft today announced it's "open-sourcing the full .NET server core stack and introducing a new free and fully featured edition of Visual Studio."

Microsoft Launches Plugin for IntelliJ Java IDE and Android Studio

The Microsoft Open Technologies group has released an initial preview of a new plugin for JetBrains' IntelliJ IDEA Java IDE and the open-source Android Studio IDE.

RhoMobile Suite for Cross-Platform Mobile App Development Upgraded

The latest entry in the cross-platform enterprise mobile app development tool arena comes from Motorola Solutions Inc. with today's release of RhoMobile Suite 5.0.

Microsoft Partners with Perfecto Mobile for Visual Studio App Testing

Microsoft and Perfecto Mobile strengthen their partnership, offering new mobile app testing features for Visual Studio and Microsoft Azure users.

Couchbase NoSQL Database Goes Mobile

NoSQL database vendor Couchbase Inc. is seeking to let developers build always-available, data-driven apps for mobile users wherever they are, even when they don't have connectivity to the cloud.

Visual Studio Now Supports Cross-Platform Mobile Development with Apache Cordova

Apache Cordova, the open source, multi-device mobile development platform, is now part of Microsoft's flagship development IDE, Visual Studio.

Google Announces .NET APIs, Android Apps for Wearables and More

Google this week announced a library of client APIs for the Microsoft .NET Framework, a developer preview for building Android apps for wearable devices and guidance on how to use management tools with the Google Compute Engine cloud service.

Microsoft Opens Up Office 365 and SignalR to Android

Microsoft announced two new open source SDKs that let Android users access Office 365 data and use SignalR for real-time Web connectivity between clients and servers.

Xamarin Adds SAP Mobile to Cross-Platform Stable

Xamarin added support for the SAP Mobile Platform to its stable of cross-platform mobile app development tools.

Visual Studio 2013, .NET Framework 4.5.1 Go Live

On Thursday Microsoft released Visual Studio 2013, which includes Team Foundation Server 2013, and .NET Framework 4.5.1.

Windows Phone Preview for Devs Launched

Microsoft has reversed an earlier decision and will now give Windows Phone developers earlier access to operating system updates.

Microsoft Launches SQL Server 2014 Preview 2

On Wednesday Microsoft announced the release of SQL Server 2014 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

Build Keynote, Day 1: Spotlight on Visual Studio 2013 and Bing Development Platform

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer kicked off the Build Conference in San Francisco this morning with his keynote that focused on giving the public a first look at Visual Studio 2013, the new Bing development API and Windows 8.1.

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