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, 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.
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.
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."
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.
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 Web Services Inc. today announced two new services to help professional game developers create cross-platform games connected in the cloud.
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.
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.
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.
This week Microsoft announced the editions that will be available for Visual Studio 2015, as well as their costs.
Developers enrolled in the Windows Insider Program can now download a preview version of the Windows 10 Software Development Kit.
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.
Extending a process started last year, Microsoft yesterday announced it has open sourced its CoreCLR execution engine for the .NET Framework.
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 today announced it's "open-sourcing the full .NET server core stack and introducing a new free and fully featured edition of Visual 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.
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.