Topic: microsoft

SD Times news digest: Microsoft .NET 5.0 Preview 3, Codota raises $12 million, and Log4j 2.13.2

Microsoft’s .NET 5.0 Preview 3 contains new features and performance improvements. This includes code quality improvements in RyuJIT, System.Text.Json improvements such as added support for preserve references on JSON dotnet/runtime #655, and .NET SDK Support for .NET Framework Assemblies. Microsoft said it is still working on the bigger features that will define the 5.0 release. … continue reading

Microsoft sets plan to bridge “data divide”

Microsoft is hoping to address what it is calling the “data divide” with the Open Data Campaign. The new initiative aims to help organizations across the industry realize the benefits of data. According to Microsoft, while there has been tremendous growth in data and AI, these technologies are concentrated in just a few companies. For … continue reading

Microsoft pairs machine learning models to fight software bugs

Microsoft has been collecting 13 million work items and bugs since 2001, and used that data to create a machine learning model to fight software bugs. According to the company, the model distinguishes between security and non-security bugs 99% of the time and identify the high-priority bugs 97% of the time.  “At Microsoft, 47,000 developers … continue reading

SD Times news digest: C++20 concepts in Visual Studio 2010 version 16.3, Bootstrap to drop IE support, and Zig 0.60 released

C++20 Concepts are now supported for the first time in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.3 Preview 2. This includes both the compiler and standard library support. Concepts are predicates that you use to express a generic algorithm’s expectations on its template arguments, and they allow developers to formally document constraints on templates and have the … continue reading

Washington state passes new facial recognition legislation

Microsoft has long been calling for stricter regulation of facial recognition technology, and now is revealing the progress it has made since its 2018 call for the government to publicly regulate the technology.  Since their public call in 2018, a number of countries have banned or put moratoriums on the use of the technology, but … continue reading

SD Times news digest: .NET 5.0 Preview 2, the Lightstep observability platform, and Testlio 3.0 introduces networked testing

Microsoft announced the .NET 5.0 Preview 2, which contains a set of smaller features and performance improvements. This includes code quality improvements in RyuJIT and changes to the garbage collector.  The company said it is continuing to work on bigger features for the 5.0, some of which are starting to show up as initial designs … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Coyote

Microsoft has announced the release of Coyote, an open-source .NET framework that guides developers toward designing, implementing, and testing code in a way that embraces non-determinism and asynchrony and to help them create asynchronous systems.  The testing tool controls every source of non-determinism defined, including the exact order of every asynchronous operation, which allows it … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitLab 12.9, DirectX and Collabora collaborate on OpenCL and OpenGL, and Acquia announces new low-code tools for Drupal

GitLab 12.9 was released to help developers achieve enhanced security with the management of secrets via the HashiCorp Vault managed application, better visibility with code quality reports & customizable value stream analytics, and easier administration with group deploy tokens. When Container Scanning detects vulnerabilities, GitLab 12.9 can now give a suggested solution for the vulnerability, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Neo4j BI Connector, new Android tools for game development, and Pluralsight Flow

Neo4j has released a new business intelligence (BI) connector designed to bring live graph datasets to popular BI technologies such as Tableau, Looker, TIBCO Spotfire, Oracle Analytics Cloud and MicroStrategy. The Neo4j BI Connector also allows users to create the visualizations and dashboards that will help extract the hidden value in data, and service to … continue reading

Visual Studio 2019 version 16.5 now available

Microsoft has announced the latest version of Visual Studio. Visual Studio 2019 version 16.5 adds new XAML, .NET, C++, and debugging features. XAML This release adds the XAML Hot Reload for Xamarin.Forms, which helps accelerate development by making it easier to build, experiment, and iterate over a mobile app’s user interface. With this update, as … continue reading

SD Times news digest: .NET 5 Preview 1, TigerGraph 3.0’s no-code capabilities, and Axis Security emerges from stealth

Microsoft released .NET Preview 1, which is scheduled for a general availability release in November.  Preview 1 includes support for Windows ARM64 for the first time and also the .NET Core runtime. Microsoft said it expects Preview 2 to include the SDK (ASP.NET Core but not WPF or Windows Forms). Some of the high-level goals … continue reading

Microsoft transforms UI Fabric to Fluent UI

Microsoft has announced its UI library for web components UI Fabric will now be known as Fluent UI. According to the company, Fluent UI is a cross-platform design system that will speak a common language tacross Microsoft.  “Fluent UI will directly connect that effort to a broad set of products, through code, specifically the convergence … continue reading

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