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What’s new in Microsoft .NET 6

.NET 6 Preview 2 features API and library improvements, runtime performance boosts, and early builds of MAUI, the multi-platform UI support based on Xamarin.


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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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3 multicloud architecture mistakes

Lots of enterprises think their cloud architecture is optimized, but most are way off their objective. Here are three ways it may be falling short.


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Microsoft open sources C# standards work

Work on the ECMA standard for C# 6 and later versions will take place in a public working space on GitHub.


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The pesky reality of multicloud

The commodity services that would allow workloads to run seamlessly across multiple clouds simply don’t exist. But that hasn’t stopped the multiclouders from trying.


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What is unified policy as code, and why do you need it?

By decoupling policy from applications, policy as code allows you to change the coding for policy without changing the coding for apps. Translation: reliability, uptime, and efficiency.


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The decline of Heroku

Even Heroku’s founders recognize that the revolutionary web development platform has run out of steam. How did Heroku lose its magic, and could a new, modern Heroku revive the PaaS?


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TypeScript 4.3 supports type specification for properties

Now available in beta, the upgrade to Microsoft’s typed JavaScript also introduces an override keyword and improvements to template string types.


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Microsoft gets serious about WebAssembly

Compiled code running at near-native speeds in the browser is getting the .NET touch.


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Microsoft unveils its own Java distribution

Microsoft Build of OpenJDK could set up the company to compete with Oracle in the Java distribution space.


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Our cloud complexity bias may be hurting business

Most cloud architects favor the more complex solution over the simpler one. Let’s consider why and look for a better way.


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How to avoid GC pressure in C# and .NET

Take advantage of these best practices to avoid memory pressure and improve performance when working in .NET or .NET Core applications.


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Objective-C plummets in popularity

Longtime staple of development for Apple platforms slides out of the top 20 in Tiobe Index of programming language popularity.


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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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Visual Studio Code 1.55 brings improvements to breakpoints

March 2021 update to Microsoft’s open source code editor features an inline menu for editing conditions and hit counts for function breakpoints, giving users more control.