SD Times news digest: AlphaGo Zero, GitHub’s 2017 State of the Octoverse, and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.1

DeepMind is introducing the latest version of its computer program AlphaGo. AlphaGo was the first artificial intelligence to defeat a world champion Go player, and the latest version, AlphaGo Zero, is a more powerful version of that, according to the team.  While AlphaGo learned by training on thousands of human games to learn to play Go, … continue reading

Progress releases Telerik components

Progress announced the release of a series of new components within the Telerik product portfolio, as well as details on its donation to the .NET Foundation. Available now, the latest release of Telerik UI libraries offers a series of new and innovative components dedicated to improving developer productivity, and enabling them to build a high … continue reading

ScaleOut Software adds support for distributed caching in ASP.NET Core 2.0 with its v5.6 release

 ScaleOut Software, a leading provider of in-memory computing software, today announced the version 5.6 release of its in-memory data grid and computing platform. This release adds support for distributed caching to Microsoft’s ASP.NET Core 2.0 platform that lets application developers transparently take advantage of the company’s industry-leading, in-memory data grid software technology. Version 5.6 also extends … continue reading

.NET Core 2.0 Preview 2 now available

The latest preview of Microsoft’s .NET Core 2.0 and SDK 2.0 release are now available for download and testing. .NET Core is Microsoft’s modular platform for web apps and services, and it supports Windows, Linux and Mac. “Today, we are announcing .NET Core 2.0 Preview 2. We have made improvements that we want to share … continue reading

Microsoft details ahead-of-time compilation process

Microsoft is pushing forward with plans to bring its .NET platform to other operating systems. Part of this plan calls for the replacement of JIT compilation with ahead-of-time compilation through a project the company is calling CoreRT. While the .NET platform is already well on its way in the open-source community, it still relies on … continue reading

The New Visual Studio: Prepping for a future beyond Windows

Microsoft Visual Studio is the most popular integrated development environment in the world, but the target keeps moving for IDEs. As device, language, platform and application diversity expand ever more rapidly, Redmond is working overtime to make its already powerful developer tools irresistible—to both the faithful and the uninitiated. The technologies and experiences that are … continue reading

EMC and VMware’s new cloud services business, .NET Core and ASP.NET’s new bug bounty program, and Apple removes violating apps—SD Times news digest: Oct. 21, 2015

EMC and VMware have announced they are combining their cloud capabilities to form a new cloud services business. The business will be designed to provide on and off-premise cloud offerings under the Virtustream brand. Virtustream will be jointly owned by EMC and VMware. “Through Virtustream, we are addressing the changes in buying patterns and IT … continue reading

Visual Studio 2015: An insider’s review

Microsoft has made many moves in 2015, with each step proving it is not the Microsoft of old. The company is embracing change, from open-sourcing parts of the .NET framework, to building applications for competing platforms—sometimes before their own platforms. This year we are getting a new version of Windows, both desktop and mobile, and … continue reading

Microsoft introduces redesigned ASP.NET 5

ASP.NET 5 development has been underway for some time, but Microsoft is finally giving the open-source cross-platform Web framework a proper introduction. Along with new ASP.NET 5 features and improvements delivered with the release of Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6, Scott Guthrie, Microsoft’s executive vice president of its Cloud and Enterprise group, published a blog … continue reading

Microsoft announces TypeScript 1.4, Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5

Microsoft has announced the release of version 1.4 of its TypeScript superset JavaScript programming language in conjunction with the fifth community technology preview of Visual Studio 2015. TypeScript 1.4 adds a series of type system improvements, new template strings, and support for features from ECMAScript 6, the upcoming update to the JavaScript standard. TypeScript program … continue reading

Microsoft’s guide to deploying ASP.NET on Azure with Docker containers

Along with much of the software industry, Microsoft is betting on Docker. The company announced a wide-ranging partnership with Docker back in October, as well as planned integrations with Windows Server and Microsoft Azure. Microsoft is in the process of following through on the Azure front, detailing the four steps needed to run an ASP.NET … continue reading

Microsoft’s open-source .NET Core plans, IBM’s Watson Analytics beta, and more bad news about the Sony hack—SD Times news digest: Dec. 5, 2014

Microsoft has laid out plans for the open-source release of .NET Core, and how it fits into .NET 2015 and the company’s overall strategy. .NET Framework program manager Immo Landwerth explained the strategy in a blog post, giving an overview of .NET Core, how it will be released open-source and what role .NET Core will … continue reading

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