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SD Times news digest: July 2021 update of the C++ extension for Visual Studio Code, .NET Framework July 2021 update preview, Nintex K2 Five enhancements

The July 2021 update of Visual Studio Code C++ introduces new features such as Disassembly View while debugging, inline macro expansions, and debug support for Windows ARM64 architecture.  Disassembly View allows users to debug assembly code corresponding to the instructions created by their compiler and will be included in the 1.59 release of Visual Studio … continue reading

SD Times news digest: New Relic for Startups available on AWS Activate, Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Private Preview, Xojo 2021 release 2

As part of AWS Activate and New Relic for Startups, startup founders and engineering teams get exclusive discounts, free credits, and support for New Relic’s cloud-based observability platform. “While you might have a great product market fit, a prototype, and a pitch deck, an idea is often only as good as the infrastructure you have … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Accessibility Insights

Accessibility Insights is an open source project created by Microsoft aimed at helping developers build more accessible software.  It was created internally at Microsoft and then released as an open source solution in 2019.  “We were motivated by Microsoft’s mission to ‘empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.’ We realized … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Xamarin.Essentials 1.7 and .NET MAUI Essentials, Jamf announces enhancements to Jamf Marketplace and Jamf Developer Portal, New Adobe Doc Cloud Developer Tools

The Xamarin.Essentials 1.7 release focuses on critical bug fixes and introduces enhancements to the Web Authenticator API. There is a new API for private authentication sessions on iOS. Also, Microsoft introduced .NET MAUI Essentials as the future of Xamarin.Forms and is now directly integrated into .NET MAUI starting with .NET 6 Preview 6 and .NET … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Julia Computing Series A, Windows Terminal preview 1.10 released, Kdan Mobile raises $16 million in Series B funding

Julia Computing raised $24 million in a Series A fundraising round and stated it will use the funding to further develop and advance its secure, high-performance JuliaHub cloud platform. JuliaHub makes it easy to develop, deploy and scale Julia programs and is a platform for other applications such as JuliaSim for multi-physics simulation, JuliaSPICE for … continue reading

Live Preview in Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2

Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2 adds Live Preview capability

The second preview release for Visual Studio 2022 is now available. Visual Studio 2022 Preview 2 is focused on providing capabilities for productivity, modern development, and innovation, according to Microsoft.  “Applications and the developers who build them are critical to the success of companies across the world. And businesses are expecting even more from their … continue reading

SD Times news digest: ShiftLeft Educate, .NET 6 Preview 6, and IBM to acquire Bluetab

ShiftLeft Educate provides security training for developers right in their developer workflow. It provides contextual training for different skill levels.  Key features include analytics, the ability to select appropriate training resources based on language and vulnerability type, and interactive videos, real world examples, and mitigation information from Kontra. There is also a paid version of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: .NET Object Allocation Tool updates, Kyndryl announces new global leadership model, Brown develops new big data processing framework for Python

The .NET Object Allocation Tool received new features and a significant performance boost as of the Visual Studio 16.10 release.  The tool now has support for Source Link which lets the tool pull down source files, showing where allocations are occurring even when they are not in your code.  Search now has auto-complete suggestions to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft ending support for Zulu for Azure builds of OpenJDK, Google updates Passes API to store COVID info, WWW source code sold for $5.4 million

Microsoft announced that it will no longer provide updates or support for the Zulu for Azure build of OpenJDK as of the end of this year.  For those customers who wish to continue using Azul OpenJDK-based distributions, Azul will publish free updates of Azul Zulu builds of OpenJDK, with optional commercial support available through Azul.  … continue reading

Visual Studio screenshot

Visual Studio gets several accessibility updates

Microsoft has announced an initiative to make Visual Studio more accessible. The proposed features include: whitespace rendering, option collecting, Focus Mode, and audio cues. These are aimed at making the platform easier to use for those with disabilities and the neurodivergent community. The company released a call to action in an attempt to get feedback … continue reading

Redesigned start menu in Windows 11

Windows 11 makes PC experience more personal

After weeks of dealing with leaks of its upcoming operating system, Microsoft officially announced Windows 11 at an online event this morning.  With Windows 11, Microsoft set out to create a more personal user experience, with new ways to be productive and connect with people. The upgrade will start being available for eligible Windows 10 … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Plutora introduces flow metrics, Hasura GraphQL Engine v2.0.0, ML.NET June updates, and more

Plutora has announced an update to its value stream management platform that provides a data-centric view of work. The Plutora Platform has added metrics to monitor flow in a way that deepens its compatibility with Agile planning tools. This will help development managers easily identify bottlenecks across multiple software development pipelines.  With the use of … continue reading

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