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What is Kotlin? The Java alternative explained

Kotlin offers big advantages over Java for JVM and Android development, and plays nicely with Java in the same projects.

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Linux 6.0 kernel arrives, quietly

Linux 6.0 release is loaded with many small improvements, with bigger changes including Rust support promised for Linux 6.1.

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Mozilla is looking for a scapegoat

The declining browser’s problem isn’t anti-competitive practices, it’s competition itself.

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Lift and shift Windows applications to containers

Microsoft’s own experience with Microsoft 365 shows that moving to cloud-native is possible, even when you have a lot of code to move.

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Android 13 brings themed app icons, security tweaks

Latest version of the mobile OS allows app icons to tap into theme preferences and introduces more granular security and privacy features.

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Jetpack Compose 1.2 packs text improvements

Google toolkit for building native Android UIs toolkit enables more precise text alignment with font padding, introduces downloadable fonts API.

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Using PWA Studio in Visual Studio Code

Build, test, and deploy progressive web applications inside your development editor.

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Google Flutter 2.10 intros stable support for Windows

With the latest Flutter update, Windows joins iOS and Android as Flutter targets for production-ready apps. MacOS and Linux desktop support are still in beta.

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Microsoft .NET MAUI Preview 11 updates Windows UI styling

Latest preview of the successor to Xamarin.Forms introduces support for Windows 11 UI styles and multi-window applications on MacOS, iPadOS, and Windows.

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How CentOS changes the cloud Linux game

As Red Hat sunsets CentOS 8 at the end of 2021, users are considering their options.

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JetBrains launches cross-platform UI framework for Kotlin

Compose Multiplatform 1.0 allows developers to build user interfaces for the desktop, Android, and web from a single codebase.

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Using WiX to build Windows installers

With a little bit of XML you can automate creating Windows installers for your code, right from your CI/CD pipeline.

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Windows Forms advances in .NET 6 but still needs work

Supporting display DPI awareness and sharing display configuration information between the Windows Forms runtime and designer have been challenging, Microsoft said.

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Google unveils developer preview of Android 12L

Due in early-2022, Android 12L optimizes the Android system UI for large screens in preparation for the next wave of tablets, foldables, and Chromebooks.

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Optimizing C and C++ Windows binaries with SizeBench

More of Microsoft’s internal tools get released to the outside world.

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Microsoft lets Windows 11 loose on the world

PCs running Windows 10 that meet Microsoft's hardware requirements are immediately eligible for the free Windows 11 download. And new devices with Windows 11 factory installed are now on sale.

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Windows 11 in-depth review: Windows 10 gets a nip and tuck

Microsoft’s new OS gives Windows 10 a much-needed facelift, tighter security, and a better overall experience.

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Microsoft weighs in on Surface Duo apps

Microsoft unveils guidance and tools for adapting applications for dual-screen, foldable, and large-screen devices, especially the Surface Duo 2.

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