Topic: microsoft

TypeScript 3.3 released with improved calling for union types

Microsoft has released the latest version of its typed superset of the JavaScript programming language, TypeScript 3.3. This updated release is a smaller release and contains no breaking changes. Features include improved behavior for calling union types, incremental file watching for composite projects, and JavaScript editing in Sublime Text. According to the company, when dealing … continue reading

.NET Core 3 Preview 2 brings support for C# 8

Microsoft is updating its product lines to take advantage of the latest major release of the C# programming language. The company announced C# 8 is included in the release of Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2, and today in the open-source development platform .NET Core 3 Preview 2. C# 8 features pattern matching for recursive patterns … continue reading

Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2 released

Microsoft’s latest release of Visual Studio 2019 is one step closer to being ready. The company announced the second preview of the suite of development tools is now available. This second preview focuses on improvements as well as developer productivity additions. RELATED CONTENT: Microsoft previews changes coming in Visual Studio 2019 The solution’s core IDE … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft acquires Citus Data, JFrog partners with Risk Based Security, and SmartBear TestComplete 14.0

Microsoft has announced that it has acquired Citus Data. Microsoft launched a community-based database service for PostgreSQL in March of last year, and Citus is an open source extension to PostgreSQL. According to Microsoft, this acquisition builds on Azure’s commitment to open source and will allow it to provide scalability and improved performance. “Together, Microsoft … continue reading

10 technology trends you should be worried about this year

While businesses are looking for the latest and greatest technology trends to hop on this year, Microsoft is trying to look at the bigger picture. The company’s president and chief legal officer Brad Smith released his top 10 technology developments for 2019 as well as the societal impact the developments will have. “It was a … continue reading

Microsoft reveals plans to improve TypeScript in 2019

As JavaScript continues to grow and evolve, so must Microsoft’s implementation of JavaScript, TypeScript. Microsoft has announced new plans for TypeScript this year, and has released a roadmap for its priorities for the first half of the year. According to the company, it will focus on achieving five main goals relating to language design, productive … continue reading

Microsoft takes Azure to the next level

Microsoft first developed its cloud computing service Azure with a mission to let developers and organizations do more in the cloud. Over the last year, the company has brought the service beyond just the cloud to DevOps, blockchain technologies, and the open-source community. In March, Microsoft decided to release its Azure Service Fabric to the … continue reading

Microsoft urges tech companies to create safeguards for facial recognition

As facial recognition technology advances, Microsoft is worried about how it could be taken advantage of. For instance, users could be unknowingly tracked everywhere they go. As a result, the company is asking technology companies to start taking action. “The facial recognition genie, so to speak, is just emerging from the bottle. Unless we act, … continue reading

Microsoft brings Chromium to Edge to reduce web development fragmentation

Microsoft has announced plans to adopt Chromium into Microsoft Edge on desktop. Chromium is an open-source web browser project created by Google. According to Microsoft, this move will provide better web compatibility for customers and less web fragmentation for web developers. In addition, Microsoft will start to contribute to the Chromium project. “Ultimately, we want … continue reading

SD Times news digest: .NET Foundation Open Membership, Hyperledger Ursa, and Android codelab courses

Microsoft has announced it is opening the .NET Foundation to the open-source community. “The .NET Foundation was founded in 2014 to foster .NET open source development and collaboration. We’re thrilled to have been a part of some amazing growth and momentum since then! On the platform projects alone, 87% of the people who contribute to … continue reading

Microsoft Connect(); 2018 tackles developer tools, open source and serverless

Microsoft wants to give developers the ability to do more with new tools and features announced at its Microsoft Connect(); 2018 conference today. The company went over new developer tools, open-source projects and serverless computing capabilities. “As we share our new innovations for every developer at Connect(); 2018 today, I’m reminded that now, more than … continue reading

Microsoft’s Visual Basic .NET makes TIOBE top 5 programming languages

TIOBE Index has released its list of top programming languages for December 2018 with a surprising finding that Microsoft’s Visual Basic .NET is moving up the ranks. The language now stands at number 5 compared to being at number 7 last year. Visual Basic is a multi-paradigm, object-oriented programming language. According to TIOBE, the reason … continue reading

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