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  • Microsoft Previews ASP.NET vNext

    Microsoft Previews ASP.NET vNext

    At its TechEd event in Houston today, Microsoft talked about the future of its .NET and ASP.NET frameworks. While the company isn’t quite ready to announced .NET 5 just yet, it’s clear that Microsoft is pretty close to launching the next version of its standard development framework. As Microsoft’s Brian Harry, the corporate vice president in its Developer Division, told… Read More

  • Microsoft Extends Its .NET Framework With New Compiler Platform And Language Features

    Microsoft Extends Its .NET Framework With New Compiler Platform And Language Features

    At its Build developer conference in San Francisco today, Microsoft announced a slew of new features for its .NET platform. With over 1.8 billion installs and 6 million professional developers, .NET — which launched about twelve years ago — has long been one of the cornerstones of Microsoft’s developer ecosystem. Read More

  • Microsoft Launches .NET Foundation To Foster The .NET Open Source Ecosystem

    Microsoft Launches .NET Foundation To Foster The .NET Open Source Ecosystem

    At its Build developer conference in San Francisco, Microsoft today announced the launch of the .NET Foundation. This new independent foundation around the .NET framework, which forms the core of Microsoft’s developer ecosystem, will form the umbrella for all of the parts of .NET Microsoft has already open sourced and will release under an open source license (most likely Apache 2.0) in… Read More

  • Microsoft’s SkyDrive Gets New SDKs For .NET and Windows Phone 8, Integration With IFTTT, DocuSign and SoundGecko

    Microsoft’s SkyDrive Gets New SDKs For .NET and Windows Phone 8, Integration With IFTTT, DocuSign and SoundGecko

    Just about a year ago, SkyDrive launched a new set of APIs and, over the course of the last year, Microsoft’s cloud strorage service also rolled out SDKs for virtually every major platform. Today, Microsoft is launching a set of new SDKs for .NET and Windows Phone 8 developers. Read More

  • Microsoft .NET for Mobile Company Xamarin Gets $12 Million In Series A Funding

    Microsoft .NET for Mobile Company Xamarin Gets $12 Million In Series A Funding

    Xamarin, makers of cross-platform frameworks for building mobile applications, today announced a $12 million round of funding from Charles River Ventures, Ignition Partners and Floodgate. Xamarin was founded in May last year after Novell laid off the staff working on Mono, an open source project that brings Microsoft’s .NET development framework to non-Microsoft operating systems like Linux. Read More

  • Tech Job Site Dice Reports Shortage Of .NET Developers

    Tech Job Site Dice Reports Shortage Of .NET Developers

    According to technology job board Dice’s October report, there’s one particular tech talent now in short supply across the U.S.: Microsoft’s .NET. Job postings requiring .NET are up more than 25% year-over-year, the company says – faster growth than the total job postings on all of Dice.com. Read More

  • Microsoft Releases .NET Gadget Toolkit

    Microsoft Releases .NET Gadget Toolkit

    Microsoft has announced the .NET Gadgeteer, a small, Arduiono-like toolkit that allows hackers to build unique hardware and software solutions using a set of pre-assembled parts. The kid includes a framework for hardware programming that works with Microsoft’s own Visual Studio. For example, you can add camera widgets, heat sensors, and screens to your software project, program it from a… Read More

  • Microsoft supports niche F# language in Visual Studio 2010

    Microsoft supports niche F# language in Visual Studio 2010

    There are so many programming languages that I can’t keep track of them all any more. Presumably each has specific strengths and weaknesses, but I couldn’t tell you what those are, nor under which circumstances any particular language is the best one for the job. Lots of people are still using Fortran, for example, which I was led to believe was as dead as the Dodo. Given the… Read More

  • Terrorist Blows Up Internet Cafe In Morocco

    Terrorist Blows Up Internet Cafe In Morocco

    I suppose I can somewhat understand the tactic of blowing one’s self up in a place like Iraq, but an Internet cafe in Morocco? Some nutball terrorist was trying to enter a web cafe in Morocco so he could check out the latest and hottest terrorist sites (I personally recommend “Barely Legal Marxists”). When the cafe owner’s son didn’t let him in, the dude blew… Read More