Microsoft introduces project references in TypeScript 3.0

Microsoft released version 3.0 of its JavaScript plugin TypeScript today, which brings static types, type declarations and type annotations to JavaScript users. Though the company says the update is light on “breaking” changes, TypeScript program manager, Daniel Rosenwasser highlighted the new features such as project references. According to Rosenwasser, project references were one of the … continue reading

Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter team up to give users control over their data

Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter have officially launched the Data Transfer Project, an open-source initiative designed to enhance the data portability ecosystem. As part of the project, organizations will utilize open-source code to provide a common framework that enables portability and interoperability of data. “Moving your data between any two services can be complicated because … continue reading

Microsoft introduces the Python Language Server in Visual Studio Code

Microsoft is continuing its commitment to Python with the release of the Python Language Server. It is currently available as part of the July release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code, and will be released as a standalone component in the near future. Previously, Visual Studio had IntelliSense for Python, but that is … continue reading

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Visual Studio IntelliCode Extension now allows for coding convention inference in C#

Microsoft has updated Visual Studio IntelliCode Extension to allow for coding convention inference for C#. This update will allow teams to achieve more readable and consistent code, the company explained. “Consistency is important for code maintainability and readability; in fact, a recent Microsoft Research study in this area showed that 18 percent of pull request … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Qt Creator 4.7.0, Facebook expands AI research, and Microsoft makes new AI partnerships

Qt Creator 4.7.0 and Qt for Python is now available. Qt Creator is a cross-platform C++, JavaScript and QML IDE. The latest release features C++ support with the Clang code model being turned on by default. “It made huge progress during the last releases, and at some point we need to do this switch. The … continue reading

Microsoft Inspire: Updates to the Microsoft Partner Program, Nintex’s digital transformation research, TimeXtender’s Discovery Hub and CloudJumper’s Workspace as a Service

Microsoft announced new partner opportunities for reaching, connecting and driving digital transformation at its Microsoft Inspire event in Las Vegas this week. The company announced an updated partner website and improvements to its Microsoft Partner Network program. The improvements include new approach to showcasing specialized expertise with advanced specializations, Microsoft Azure Expert MSP program, flexible … continue reading

Microsoft calls for public regulation of facial recognition technology

Facial recognition has many beneficial uses for society, but it also has the potential to be misused and abused. Microsoft recognizes this and is laying out the steps it is taking to ensure facial recognition technology is used for good, as well as its recommendations to the government and the technology industry. “Advanced technology no … continue reading

SD Times news digest: TypeScript 3.0 RC, Microsoft Teams, GitHub’s security alerts for Python and Bootstrap 4.1.2

Microsoft is one step closer to TypeScript 3.0 with the latest release candidate of the JavaScript superset programming language. TypeScript 3.0 RC features project references, extracting and spreading parameter lists with tuples, richer tuple types and support for React’s defaultProps. According to the company, the biggest feature it worked on for this release is the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CI/CD for Arm developers, Cloudability’s Jira Rightsizing integration, and Microsoft’s ML.NET 0.3

Shippable has announced it is collaborating with Arm and Packet to bring a continuous integration and delivery solution to Arm developers. Through the new partnership, Shippable will host the CI/CD solution and will leverage on-demand Arm-based machines from Packet’s cloud. According to Shippable, as adoption and interest in Armv8-A architecture continues to grow, developers need … continue reading

Visual Studio Code June 2018 release is now available

The June 2018 release of Visual Studio Code has been announced, with a number of new features. The Workbench now features a grid editor layout that allows developers to arrange editors vertically and horizontally and display more than three editors side by side. The Outline view mode has moved out of preview and is now … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Qt Design Studio, Contrast Security’s IDE integrations, and Salesforce Research Deep Learning Grant

Qt announced the Qt Design Studio, which will help foster collaboration between graphic designers and software developers when they are creating user interfaces. It allows designers to drag-and-drop UI elements into the environment that developers use to create application logic. The platform will then automatically translate those image files into Qt’s declarative design language. By … continue reading

Microsoft announces new data collaboration repository

Microsoft wants to improve global collaboration among the data research community with the release of Microsoft Research Open Data, a data repository stored in the cloud. The repository will provide a single platform for Microsoft researchers and collaborators to share datasets, technologies, and tools. It will also have an option to copy datasets directly to … continue reading

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