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  • Windows 10 Technical Preview Build ’9879′ Touches Down Today

    Windows 10 Technical Preview Build ’9879′ Touches Down Today

    Short note here for all you on Windows 10: Expect a new build of the code today. What’s in build ’9879?’ We have a few ideas, but I presume that there will be more in the build than the market current expects. I hope, at least. It isn’t clear what time today the version of the preview of Microsoft’s new operating system will touch down, but it will come… Read More

  • Microsoft Takes .NET Open Source And Cross-Platform

    Microsoft Takes .NET Open Source And Cross-Platform

    For more than 12 years now, the .NET framework has been the programming model for developers who want to build apps for Windows. But in its efforts to take many of its developer tools cross-platform, Microsoft today announced that it plans to take .NET to both the Mac and Linux soon and that it is open-sourcing most of the full server-side .NET core stack (not client-side .NET), starting with… Read More

  • Microsoft Launches Free, Unrestricted Version Of Visual Studio For Small Teams

    Microsoft Launches Free, Unrestricted Version Of Visual Studio For Small Teams

    Microsoft today launched the Community 2013 edition of Visual Studio, which essentially replaces the very limited Visual Studio Express version the company has been offering for a few years now. There is a huge difference between Visual Studio Express and the aptly named Visual Studio 2013 Community edition, though: The new version is extensible, so get access to the over 5,100 extensions now… Read More

  • Amazon Cloud Drive Gets Its Own API

    Amazon Cloud Drive Gets Its Own API

    Amazon is working to make its Cloud Drive service more competitive in the crowded online storage market. After recently bundling free, unlimited photo storage on Cloud Drive for Amazon Prime customers, today the company is going after developers with a new Cloud Drive API. The API will allow third-party developers to integrate Cloud Drive into their own applications, so they can focus more… Read More

  • GitHub Brings Its Enterprise Offerings To AWS

    GitHub Brings Its Enterprise Offerings To AWS

    With the latest version of GitHub Enterprise, large organizations can now take the service’s virtual machines and stand up a highly scalable version of GitHub‘s services on Amazon’s cloud computing platform. Since its launch seven years ago, GitHub has become the de facto standard for many developers who want to host and manage their source code in the cloud. Enterprises… Read More

  • Microsoft Will Rebrand Its Lync Enterprise Communication Tool ‘Skype for Business’

    Microsoft Will Rebrand Its Lync Enterprise Communication Tool ‘Skype for Business’

    Microsoft will rebrand Lync, its enterprise communications tool ‘Skype for Business.’ The change will see Lync’s interface harmonized to something close to the current Skype’s interface. Skype for Business won’t be available until next year. Lync won’t fold into Skype entirely — instead, it will remain a separate application. I saw a demo of an… Read More

  • Mozilla Launches Firefox Developer Edition

    Mozilla Launches Firefox Developer Edition

    Firefox is turning 10 today and to celebrate, Mozilla is launching a couple of new projects today, including a new privacy initiative and the Firefox Developer Edition, a new version of Firefox that puts the browser’s developer tools front and center. Read More

  • The Rise And Fall Of The Full Stack Developer

    The Rise And Fall Of The Full Stack Developer

    It seems as though everyone in tech today is infatuated with the full-stack developer. Full stack may have been possible in the Web 2.0 era, but a new generation of startups is emerging, pushing the limits of virtually all areas of software. From machine intelligence to predictive push computing to data analytics to mobile/wearable and more, it’s becoming virtually impossible for a… Read More

  • Google Brings Its Dart Programming Language To App Engine

    Google Brings Its Dart Programming Language To App Engine

    Earlier this year at its I/O developer conference, Google quietly announced plans for supporting its Dart Programming language on App Engine. It’s taken a bit longer than many expected, but starting today, developers can run their Dart server-side application on Google App Engine’s Manage VMs. Dart is often seen as Google’s answer to JavaScript and, hence, mostly meant to… Read More

  • Facebook Open Sources Its Proxygen HTTP Framework And Server

    Facebook Open Sources Its Proxygen HTTP Framework And Server

    Facebook today announced that it is open sourcing Proxygen, the C++ HTTP libraries — including an HTTP server — that it uses internally. The company has open sourced quite a bit of its code in recent months, much of it focused on mobile developers. In many ways, today’s launch is more interesting, though, as it’s likely to reach a far wider number of developers. Read More

  • Google Launches Managed Service For Running Docker-Based Applications On Its Cloud Platform

    Google Launches Managed Service For Running Docker-Based Applications On Its Cloud Platform

    Google today announced the alpha launch of Google Container Engine, a new managed service for building and running Docker container-based applications on its cloud platform. Docker is probably the hottest technology in developer circles these days — it’s almost impossible to have a discussion with a developer without it coming up — and Google’s Cloud Platform team… Read More

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