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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.

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.

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