Topic: cross platform development

Cross-platform development will dominate open-source this year, GitHub says

GitHub is identifying key open-source project trends to be on the lookout this year based on its contributor, visitor and star activity data. The company took the top 100 projects with the largest increase in contributors, identified the top 100 projects with the most visitors, and took into account the top 100 projects with the … continue reading

Microsoft announces Xamarin, Windows features at Build developer conference

From the cloud to mobile, Microsoft on day 2 of its Build developers conference announced important new additions to the Xamarin cross-platform development tools. The company today released a preview of the Xamarin Live Player coding environment, which makes development and debugging of applications faster. It allows developers to create applications for Android and iOS … continue reading

Parse shuts down

As of yesterday, Facebook has officially shut down the development platform Parse. Facebook acquired Parse in 2013 for its cross-platform capabilities. At the time Facebook said it would continue to offer its products and services. However, in January of 2016, Parse announced it would shut down its services by January of this year. “We’re proud … continue reading

The VSTest platform, Qt 5.8, and using heartbeats for encryption—SD Times news digest: Jan. 23, 2017

Microsoft has announced it is open-sourcing its unit test execution infrastructure: the VSTest platform. The framework is designed to run tests, collect diagnostic data, and report the results. It provides the ability to run different test frameworks, provides code coverage, includes test impact analysis, and more, according to Microsoft. In addition, it can parallelize across … continue reading

C#/XAML for HTML5 beta 8 released

The free Visual Studio extension that allows developers to build HTML5 applications using C# or XAML has hit beta version 8 on its way to general availability. C#/XAML for HTML5 (CSHTML5) was developed by the software company Userware. Beta 8 includes more than 25 features requested by users, such as extensibility, styles and templates, and … 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

Guest View: Take an adaptive approach to cross-platform development

For the past six months, we’ve been saying mobile apps are dead. We mean it. While you may be thinking, “But I download new apps all the time,” there is a bigger point that you may be missing about the future of application development—specifically, the way developers and early adopters have been adjusting to the … continue reading

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