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Microsoft sunsets Xamarin toolkit

With .NET MAUI due to arrive in November 2021, Microsoft announced it would end updates to the Xamarin mobile app development platform in November 2022.

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Programming the Windows kernel with eBPF

Microsoft brings an important Linux kernel tool to Windows.

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What Windows 11 means for developers

A new Windows offers an updated UI and big changes to the Windows Store with no limits on application packaging.

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Apple Xcode Cloud brings CI/CD to Xcode IDE

Xcode Cloud allows Apple developers to build apps and run automated tests in parallel in the cloud, directly from Xcode.

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How to use Python’s py launcher for Windows

Take control of multiple Python installations in Windows with the py launcher, available as part of a standard Python installation.

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Gradle 7.0 improves incremental builds, backs Java 16

New release of the build automation tool also improves support for Apple Silicon systems.

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NativeScript 8.0 shines on Apple M1, Webpack

Latest release of the JavaScript framework for mobile app development also adds new CSS capabilities and plug-ins for ESLint, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.

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Google Android team embraces Rust for Android OS development

The Android Open Source Project has adopted the Rust programming language for use in new Android OS development, citing its memory safety advantages over C/C++.

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Google wins Java dispute, Oracle remains defiant

Supreme Court has ruled in a 6-2 decision that Google’s use of Java in Android represents fair use and does not infringe on Oracle patents and copyrights.

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Microsoft inches closer to unified Windows SDK

The latest preview bits of Microsoft’s Project Reunion for building Windows 10 desktop applications are ready for testing and even for production.

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Automate your Windows workflow with Power Automate Desktop

Microsoft is adding an automation tool to Windows, ready to manage our day-to-day tasks.

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Getting started with winget, the Windows Package Manager

Microsoft is adding Linux-like package management tools to Windows for scripted application installs from a searchable repository.

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Microsoft’s Windows API unification project moves forward

Project Reunion 0.5 Preview provides a unified set of APIs and tools for building desktop apps that target a broad set of Windows 10 OS versions.

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PinePhone: A Linux smartphone a developer could love

Not only do you get root, but you can use this ‘phone’ as a desktop too. Just don’t expect much from the camera.

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Google Jetpack Compose Android UI toolkit now in beta

Declarative UI toolkit is intended to ease the development of native applications across Android platforms.

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Android 12 developer preview bolsters privacy, user experience

Developers can play with new capabilities in security, privacy, media transcoding, rich content insertion, audio, and more.

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Google introduces API for faster Kotlin builds

Currently in alpha, Kotlin Symbol Processing is an API for building lightweight compiler plug-ins in Kotlin.

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Homebrew 3 brings Apple Silicon support

Open source package manager for MacOS and Linux introduces official support for Apple Silicon and a new bottle syntax format.

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