Topic: windows

SD Times news digest: Stack Overflow testing new Reactions feature, WSL updates, and Xamarin.Forms 4.7

Stack Overflow has announced that it is testing a new Reactions feature. The new feature includes a button on answers across Stack Overflow to provide a simple way to say “thanks.” “We’ve heard from our users that the inability to say “thank you” is frustrating—especially for new users who don’t have enough reputation to upvote … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Windows Insider Channels, Pinpoint Onpoint Targeting Platform and Personality Explorer, and Google’s guide to development documentation

Microsoft is changing the way it releases new builds to its Windows insiders. The company introduced Windows Insider Channels to pivot towards focusing on the quality of builds and to better support parallel coding efforts.  Later this month, the Fast ring will become the Dev Channel, the Slow ring will become the Beta Channel, and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Uno Platform support preview now available for VS Code, Amazon Chatbot for Slack, and Windows Terminal Preview 0.11 release

The Uno Platform announced preview support for Visual Code. The platform is designed to enable the creation of single-source C# and XAML apps, which run natively on iOS and Android, and Web via WebAssembly. Key features include XAML Hot-Reload, cross platform controls, UWP code support, Xamarin Forms, support for SkiaSharp, and UI testing via Selenium.  … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Niantic to work with Qualcomm on AR, SEI developer portal, and Microsoft to end support for Windows Phone

Niantic announced that it is collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies to accelerate AR software and hardware. To ensure interoperability with today’s latest AR innovations and accelerate the development of tomorrow’s devices, the platform plans to be optimized first for the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Platform. “At Niantic, we’re unlocking the potential to create next generation AR experiences … continue reading

Microsoft reveals foldable Surface devices and new operating system

When Samsung first released its foldable phone model earlier this year, things didn’t go as planned. Users reported that the top layer of the screen, which looked like a screen protector, peeled off easily, damaging the display.  Even after extensive testing by robots, Samsung had failed to test what use would actually look like when … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CircleCI announces Windows support, Google Coral summer updates, and dotData improvements

CircleCI announced new Windows support for its continuous integration and delivery platform.  According to the company, this will enable developers to run jobs across multiple platforms on a single workflow with Windows. The support joins CircleCI’s other set of supported execution environments such as Linux, Docker and macOS. The Windows jobs are VM-based and provide … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google’s SDK for smart home integrations, AWS Toolkit expanded to Visual Studio Code and Windows 10 goes passwordless

Google announced a developer preview of local home SDK to enhance smart home integrations. The SDK will enable developers to do this by building on the existing Smart Home platform to create local execution paths via Google smart speakers and Nest smart displays, according to Google.  It introduces two new intents: ‘Identify’ to verify that … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft launches Windows Terminal, Hyperledger Iroha 1.0 is available, .Inc domains are now available

Microsoft launched Windows Terminal, a command-line app for Windows that supersedes the company’s original command-line user experience, the Windows console host. Windows Terminal offers support for tabs, rich text, globalization, configurability, theming & styling, and more. The limitations of the original console host, which was aimed at maintaining backward compatibility, led the Microsoft team to … continue reading

Microsoft releases .NET Framework 4.8

Microsoft released .NET Framework 4.8, updating its software framework with new and improved features. The update is available for Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 as it comes standard on the May 2019 OS update. Version 4.8 includes an improvement of the JIT through bug fixes and code generation-based performance optimization … continue reading

Visual Studio 2019 now available for Windows and Mac with improved code and project management

Visual Studio 2019 is now generally available for Windows and Mac. Microsoft says that updates to the IDE improve on source control, starting up new projects, code navigation, debugging and AI-assisted code completion. “These capabilities work with both your existing project and new projects – from cross-platform C++ applications, to .NET mobile apps for Android … continue reading

Microsoft to stop accepting Windows 8 apps

If you are still creating Windows 8 applications, you might want to turn your focus to Windows 10. In an effort to get more developers to start building for Windows 10, Microsoft has announced plans to stop accepting apps developed for Windows 8. “As a part of our Windows device life cycle, Microsoft Store will … continue reading

Microsoft open sources new framework for Windows driver development

Windows driver developers are getting a new tool to share code between drivers and developers with the release of the Driver Module Framework (DMF). It is an open-source framework designed to improve and speed up the development of Windows Driver Frameworks. “Over the years Surface organization developed many products such as Pro, Studio, Laptop, Book … continue reading

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