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SD Times news digest: Gradle 7.0 released, Cloudflare Pages now GA, and Microsoft acquires Nuance

The latest release of the Gradle build tool is now available. Gradle 7.0 enables file system watching by default to make incremental builds faster and expands support for building projects with Java 16 as well as Apple Silicon support. When the file system is enabled in the new version, Gradle keeps what it learned from … continue reading

SD Times news digest: .NET 6 Preview 3, WhiteSource announces new funding for app security, and Canonical adds full enterprise support for Kubernetes 1.21

.NET 6 Preview 3 now available. The platform matrix of .NET 6 was significantly expanded as of the new preview with the addition of Android, iOS, Mac and Mac Catalyst for x64 and Apple Silicon and Windows Arm64.  The CollectionsMarshal.GetValueRef API was added to make updating struct values in Dictionaries faster and is intended for … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: C# standardization

Microsoft has announced C# standardization is now open sourced. The work for C# standards will now happen in the open under the .NET Foundation while the ECMA C# standards committee, TC-49-TG2 is still responsible for creating the proposed standard for the C# language. “Moving the standards work into the open, under the .NET Foundation, makes … continue reading

Microsoft’s OpenJDK build now available as a preview

Microsoft has announced a preview of its build of OpenJDK, which is the open-source distribution for Java. Microsoft’s OpenJDK build includes binaries for Java 11, and the company has also released an early access binary for Java 16 for Windows on ARM.  “Java is one of the most important programming languages used today — developers … continue reading

Microsoft unveils next steps of its global skills initiative

Microsoft’s next step in its global skills initiative is to help 250,000 companies make a skills-based hire in 2021 together with LinkedIn.  The company launched its global skills initiative last summer and has since helped over 30 million people learn new digital skills.  “A new generation of 21st century infrastructure calls for new investments that … continue reading

Visual Studio Marketplace alternative joins the Eclipse Foundation

The Open VSX Registry was transferred from TypeFox to the Eclipse Foundation and it now offers an alternative to the Microsoft Visual Studio Marketplace for VS Code extensions.  The goal behind the transition was to increase flexibility for extension users, extension publishers and tool developers since the Visual Studio Marketplace doesn’t allow for extensions with … continue reading

Benefits of Project Reunion 0.5

Project Reunion 0.5 lets Windows developers utilize latest technologies in apps

Microsoft has announced the release of Project Reunion 0.5. Project Reunion aims to encourage developers to build Windows applications by providing them with the latest Windows technologies and new features by decoupling features from the operating system. This means developers don’t need to wait for the operating system to update with those new features in … continue reading

OpenTelemetry .NET 1.0 released

Microsoft announced the 1.0 specification for OpenTelemetry .NET, the canonical distribution of the OpenTelemetry SDK implementation in .NET. The 1.0 release includes OpenTelemetry .NET APIs: Tracing API, Baggage API, Context API and Propagators API. Developers will also have access to an SDK that provides controls for sampling, processing and exporting as well as documentation, which … continue reading

SD Times news digest: OctoML to accelerate ML deployment, Windows Community Toolkit 7.0, and SQLAlchemy 1.4 released

OctoML announced that it raised $28 million in a Series B funding round that it will use towards accelerating ML deployment.  OctoML said it will use the funding to double its team and launch Octomizer, its self-serve SaaS product. The company is also building a Machine Learning Acceleration Platform that automatically maximizes model performance while … continue reading

TypeScript Handbook gets a rework

The TypeScript programming language team has announced that it has rewritten the TypeScript Handbook, a resource for learning the language and its common uses.  The team has spent the past year increasing the scale, modernity, and the scope of the documentation. According to the team, this handbook is currently the most important part of the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: .NET Core 2.1 to end support August 21, 2021, Intel joins the DARPA DPRIVE program, and GrammaTech and GitLab team up on SAST

Microsoft announced that .NET Core 2.1 will reach end of support on August 21st, 2021, after which there will be no more updates and security fixes. The .NET Core cross platform and Mobile development workloads won’t be changed and the .NET Core 2.1 component remains as required because these workloads can’t be used without .NET … continue reading

engineers using Microsoft Mesh to view a holographic model of a car

New mixed reality platform Microsoft Mesh to enable shared experiences from anywhere

Microsoft is hoping to enable better shared experiences from anywhere with its new mixed reality offering Microsoft Mesh. The company announced the solution yesterday at Microsoft Ignite with Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberté appearing via holoportation, which is a technology that uses 3D capture to “beam a lifelike image of a person into a … continue reading

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