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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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Mingis on Tech: Apple's latest iOS healthcare push

When iOS 11.3 arrives, it will allow a limited number of users to more easily access and share healthcare data – part of Apple's ongoing push to connect patients and doctors. Here's what that means and why Apple might actually succeed....

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What’s new in NativeScript

The framework that turns JavaScript, TypeScript, and Angular into native mobile apps adds starter templates, has direct Vue.js support

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What’s new in Google’s Go language

Version 1.10 offers compiler toolchain and performance improvements but no substantive language changes

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What’s next for WebAssembly portable code

The JavaScript companion for faster web applications will gain garbage collection and SIMD support as part of the effort to support more programming languages

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MongoDB will support multidocument ACID transactions

MongoDB 4.0 will be released in summer 2018 but is in public beta now

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Udash framework brings Scala to web development

Udash compiles code to JavaScript and can work with JavaScript libraries such as Bootstrap and jQuery

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Microsoft’s Blazor project runs .Net in the browser

The WebAssembly format is key to the experimental framework’s ability to deliver .Net apps

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IBM sees blockchain as ready for government use

In testimony before a congressional committee, IBM's Jerry Cuomo warned against over-regulation because of cryptocurrency volatility, said the government should embrace the distributed ledger technology and encouraged its use in the...

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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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Microsoft wants to use blockchain to secure your identity

Microsoft plans to pilot a blockchain-based digital ID platform that would allow users to control access to sensitive online information via an encrypted data hub.

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Java JDK 10: What new features to expect in the next Java

Technologies from several projects will provide a pipeline of new capabilities in Java 10 and later versions

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Grand stack aims to simplify data-intensive app development

The JavaScript-centered beta stack from Neo4j uses a strict schema for the API, driving the database model, and translating GraphQL queries

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Oracle pitches autonomous capabilities for its entire cloud platform

Oracle is raising its bid to attract enterprises moving to the cloud by extending AI-based automation throughout its PaaS (platform as a service) offerings, claiming that the new automated services will cut costs and reduce...

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For developers, the focus is deep learning, multiplatform, and coding skills

Angular, TensorFlow, React, and Electron all have seen large increases in developer activity on GitHub

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Doing nicely now, Visual Basic’s popularity could take a hit

Microsoft's new strategy to end the co-evolution of C# and Visual Basic will make it even less respected by developers

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Users review service virtualization tools

Developers and IT pros weigh in on service virtualization offerings from CA, IBM, Micro Focus, Parasoft, and SmartBear Software

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Stack Overflow adds developer IQ scores to profiles

Developers can test—and publicize—their proficiency across 63 categories

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