SD Times news digest: Windows Compatibility Pack for .NET Core, Android Oreo Autofill, and IEEE approves three new autonomous projects

Microsoft has announced the Windows Compatibility Pack for .NET Core, designed to make it even easier to port existing .NET Framework code to .NET Core. The Windows Compatibility Pack provides access to 20,000 more APIs, including drawing, EventLog, WMI, Performance Counters, and Windows Services. .NET Core is intended for building scalable web applications on Windows, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google renames API.AI to Dialogflow, the Cloud Foundry Container Runtime, and Microsoft’s UWP support for .NET Standard 2.0

Google has a new name for its API.AI solution: Dialogflow. API.AI first started out as an API that could add natural language processing capabilities to applications, services, and devices. According to the company, over the past year it has grown into more than just an API with new features such as its analytics tool and 33 … continue reading

Progress releases Telerik components

Progress announced the release of a series of new components within the Telerik product portfolio, as well as details on its donation to the .NET Foundation. Available now, the latest release of Telerik UI libraries offers a series of new and innovative components dedicated to improving developer productivity, and enabling them to build a high … continue reading

Red Hat .NET Core 2.0 support, Uber and the FTC, and Google researcher’s new algorithm — SD Times news digest: August 21, 2017

Red Hat announced that it will support .NET Core 2.0, the latest version of the open source .NET Core project. Support for .NET Core will let developers create .NET applications across platforms and deploy on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. “We believe that developers will be pleased to be able to … continue reading

.NET Core 2.0 Preview 2 now available

The latest preview of Microsoft’s .NET Core 2.0 and SDK 2.0 release are now available for download and testing. .NET Core is Microsoft’s modular platform for web apps and services, and it supports Windows, Linux and Mac. “Today, we are announcing .NET Core 2.0 Preview 2. We have made improvements that we want to share … continue reading

Microsoft makes updates to .NET Core, .NET Native and NuGet

Microsoft has updated its Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate with improvements to its .NET solutions. The .NET Core tools, .NET Native tools and NuGet are all getting new enhancements in the latest release. “We announced our intention last summer to bring more uniformity to .NET projects and .NET development,” wrote Rich Lander, program manager at … continue reading

Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat OpenShift now support .NET Core 1.1

Red Hat continues to support enterprises looking to use .NET in Linux environments with the addition of .NET Core 1.1 to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform. When Microsoft and Red Hat first established a relationship in November 2015, Red Hat was able to expand its preview of .NET on … continue reading

IBM’s Project Intu, Google Slides API, and Altova MobileTogether 3.0—SD Times news digest: Nov. 10, 2016

IBM is giving developers the ability to embed Watson’s cognitive functions in their end-user device solutions. The company announced the experimental release of Project Intu, a new platform that aims to help build the next generation of cognitive experiences. Developers can use Project Intu to develop for form factors such as wearables, avatars, robots and … continue reading

Swift 3.0, Service Fabric on Linux, and the Project Zero Prize—SD Times news digest: Sept. 14, 2016

Apple’s programming language Swift is getting its first major update since it went open source. Swift 3.0 is available now with significant improvements and refinements. Key features include improved translation of Objective-C APIs in Swift; API guidelines that have been applied to the standard library; package manager C language target support; modernized Playground literals; an … continue reading

What topped the GitHub charts in 2015

It’s been a year of open-source projects. Both enterprises and startups have been releasing their code into the wild as a way to grow their capabilities. It’s not just the code that’s important; it’s the programmers and contributors that can get their hands on it, alter it, fix it, and make it better. For some … continue reading

EMC and VMware’s new cloud services business, .NET Core and ASP.NET’s new bug bounty program, and Apple removes violating apps—SD Times news digest: Oct. 21, 2015

EMC and VMware have announced they are combining their cloud capabilities to form a new cloud services business. The business will be designed to provide on and off-premise cloud offerings under the Virtustream brand. Virtustream will be jointly owned by EMC and VMware. “Through Virtustream, we are addressing the changes in buying patterns and IT … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Proposal of the Week: A .NET Core image-processing library

We usually spend Friday mornings telling you about a new or unique open-source project gaining steam on GitHub, but this week we came across a fascinating proposal from Microsoft for a cross-platform server-side image manipulation library in .NET Core—and it’s all being prototyped by interns. The proposal, posted by Microsoft intern Kendra Havens (along with … continue reading

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