Topic: microsoft

SD Times news digest: Altova 2021 focuses on customer requested features, IBM Cloud Pak for Security updated, and .NET 5.0 RC 2

Altova announced Version 2021 of the MissionKit desktop developer tools and server software with new features and improvements. This includes a new XBRL Taxonomy Manager that provides easy, centralized taxonomy installation and management across all XBRL-enabled products, data mapping for SWIFT messages, improvements for editing in JSON Grid View, attaching files to PDF during report … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CData Tableau Connectors, Facebook Hacker Plus bug bounty program, and Visual Studio Code 1.5 released

CData has announced Tableau Connectors, Excel updates and new drivers With the new Tableau Connectors, users can connect Tableau with real-time data from more than 200 popular SaaS applications, ERPs, CRMs, accounting tools and more. CData’s 2020 Excel Add-In update has enhanced performance and speed for bulk data processing and delivers an improved UI with … continue reading

Screenshot of Microsoft Edge Tools for VS Code extension

Microsoft Edge Tools for VS Code extension allows web developers to do more from Visual Studio

Microsoft is trying to make it easier for web developers to use Visual Studio Code. The company has announced the general availability of the Microsoft Edge Tools for VS Code extension. According to Microsoft, VS Code has a lot of features to make developers’ lives easier, but it still tries to be as lightweight of … continue reading

Microsoft launches Playwright for Python for automating testing

Microsoft is trying to make it easier for developers to automate their end-to-end tests. The company has announced a preview of Playwright for Python, which allows developers and testers to write such tests in Python.  According to Microsoft, automated end-to-end tests have become more important than ever as teams build apps that run on a … continue reading

Microsoft announces it will exclusively license OpenAI’s GPT-3 language model

Microsoft has revealed it is teaming up with OpenAI to exclusively license GPT-3. According to the company, this will further Microsoft’s goals to develop and deliver advanced AI solutions for customers, as well as create new solutions that harness the power of advanced natural language generation. GPT-3 is an autoregressive language model that outputs human-like … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Accusoft’s new SDK for PDF functionality, Rocket Software announces Rocket OpenAppDev for IBM Z, and Flutter Windows alpha

Accusoft announced its latest SDK, ImageGear PDF, to enable developers to add a variety of PDF functionalities into an application.  ImageGear PDF gives end-users the ability to merge multiple PDFs, rearrange pages within a PDF, add pages or remove pages in a PDF, and more.  ImageGear PDF is available with an optical character recognition add-on … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Windows app development updates, GitLab 13.4, and the Auth0 Marketplace

Microsoft has announced new ways for Windows developers to build applications. The company announced it is working on a unified app platform that will enable developers to leverage new and existing code.  With Project Reunion, the company is working to unify access to Win32 and UWP APIs. “We will provide a common platform for new … continue reading

SD Times news digest: .NET Core Debugging with WSL 2 Preview released, Ahana Cloud for Presto, and Windows 10 Build 19042.508

The .NET Core Debugging extension gives users the ability to run and debug their .NET Core apps in WSL 2 – Preview without leaving Visual Studio.  “For a Windows .NET user targeting Linux, WSL 2 lives in a sweet spot between production realism and productivity,” Microsoft wrote in a blog post. Users can have a … continue reading

.NET 5 release approaches, eliminating .NET Standard, Core, and Framework

Last year Microsoft announced that with the release of .NET 5, a number of .NET products would be consolidated into a single .NET release. This includes .NET Core, .NET Framework, and .NET Standard.  .NET 5 is expected to release in November, and as that date nears, the company has now revealed more information about what … continue reading

Microsoft introduces Project OpenFuzz to reduce the complexity of fuzz testing

Microsoft is releasing a new open-source tool to help developers find and fix bugs at scale. Project OpenFuzz is a fuzz testing framework for Azure. According to Microsoft, fuzz testing is an effective method for improving code quality, and is a gold standard for finding and removing exploitable security vulnerabilities. Although it is effective, it’s … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Moment.js is in maintenance mode, .NET 5.0 RC 1 released, and Android GPU Inspector open beta

The Moment.js team has announced the project is now consider in maintenance mode. This means that the working group behind the project will not be adding any new features or capabilities and will not change Moment’s API to be immutable. “The modern web looks much different these days. Moment has evolved somewhat over the years, … continue reading

Microsoft open sources TensorFlow-DirectML

Microsoft has announced it is open sourcing its extension of TensorFlow for Windows. The source code for TensorFlow-DirectML is now available on GitHub.  “TensorFlow-DirectML broadens the reach of TensorFlow beyond its traditional Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) support, by enabling high-performance training and inferencing of machine learning models on any Windows devices with a DirectX 12-capable … continue reading

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