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What’s new in Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2017

The Version 15.6 beta provides a raft of C++ improvements, as well as enhancements for developer productivity and diagnostics

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Understanding tools strategy in a devops world

The recent explosion of software delivery tools needs to be paired with a discipline for managing them

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What’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Microsoft regularly updates Visual Studio Code. Keep track of the updates’ key capabilities in this changelog

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What is Cython? Python at the speed of C

A superset of Python that compiles to C, Cython combines the ease of Python and the speed of native code

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Salesforce uncoded: the reality of code-free Salesforce communities

An interesting challenge achieved … but at what cost?

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Get started with Azure Event Grid for serverless publish-and-subscribe

Microsoft’s publish-and-subscribe event-distribution tool is now ready for your code

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What’s new in Python 3.7

Python 3.7 adds new classes for data handling, optimizations for script compilation and garbage collection, and faster asynchronous I/O

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What is LLVM? The power behind Swift, Rust, Clang, and more

Learn how the compiler framework for programmatically generating machine-native code has made it easier than ever to roll new languages and enhance existing ones

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What you need to know about microservices tools

Some of the tools and frameworks that can be used when implementing microservices

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How BDD can improve business-developer alignment

Developers, testers, product managers, business managers, and users often have different viewpoints on what makes great software. This can lead to bottlenecks and unnecessary rework, which adds cost and frustrates those in charge....

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The best workloads for containers: All of them (really!)

Moving to containers unlocks development speed and operational efficiency in a way that no other process can accomplish. It also gives developers the flexibility to move that workload around

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Visual Studio gets an app for sketch-based UI prototyping

The experimental Ink to Code app for Windows 10 helps build user interfaces for Windows and Android, as well as facilitate developer collaboration

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Eclipse considers creating a Rust IDE

Rust developers seek a better IDE for the language, and Microsoft’s Rust support in Visual Studio has gotten Eclipse’s attention

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What’s new in the Bootstrap 4 web development framework

The mobile-first framework uses Sass variables and mixins, the Bootstrap grid system, and prebuilt components

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What you need to know about Azure Notebooks

Microsoft has built an analytic playground with open-source Jupyter Notebooks in its cloud

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An intro to Studio 3T, a MongoDB IDE

The growing third-party market is a key indication that MongoDB has moved from mere maturity to one of the dominant players in this market

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9 chatbot-building tools

How do you provide instant service where and when people want it without going broke? Get chatbots to do the heavy lifting

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Your first UWP application: Use this shortcut to get started

Microsoft’s open source Windows Template Studio speeds up application development for the post-Win32s era

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