Dev Pro en Microsoft at LinuxCon: Building Open Source Cred One Conference at a Time <div class="field-byline"> Christine Hall </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>&quot;I joined Microsoft exactly five months ago today.&quot;</p> <p>The speaker was Wim Coekaerts, giving a keynote address on Tuesday at LinuxCon 2016 in Toronto in his role as Redmond&#39;s corporate vice president of enterprise open source. Three or four years ago, making such a statement at a major Linux or open source event would be akin to speaking the prerequisite intro to a personal testimony at an AA meeting. &quot;Hello, my name is Wim Coekaerts and I&#39;m a Microsoftie.&quot; Not any more. At least in the enterprise, Microsoft has been rapidly gaining respect.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Linux Microsoft open source Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:09:00 +0000 18281 at <p>Wim Coekaerts, vice president of open source at Microsoft, and Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, on stage at LinuxCon 2016 in Toronto, Aug. 23, 2016. Photo and caption by <a href="">Libby Clark</a> and licensed under <a href="">Creative Commons Attribution License</a>.&nbsp;</p> Spend the day learning about App Dev on Xbox with Microsoft Engineers <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft will provide a free one day online event to share details about app development on the Xbox One console. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Developer developers development engineers Universal Windows Platform UWP Xbox Xbox One Thu, 25 Aug 2016 14:10:00 +0000 18271 at PowerShell Solidifies New Windows and Linux Era <div class="field-byline"> Christine Hall </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Only months after Microsoft and Canonical worked together to bring the bash shell to Windows, Microsoft has returned the favor. PowerShell, Windows automation and command line shell, now runs on Linux and OS X, and has been open sourced under the MIT license. There is an alpha release available on GitHub for those who want to get their feet wet.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Bash Linux Microsoft PowerShell Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:56:00 +0000 18261 at <p>Christmas came early for Linux and Windows users, who now have the ability to get the best of the other side&#39;s worlds now that Bash and PowerShell are available on both operating systems. Here&#39;s why that matters for the future of Microsoft and Linux.</p> Four stages of lambda enlightenment for the working DevOps practitioner <div class="field-byline"> Cameron Laird </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lambda can offer a lot of advantages for the savvy developer, but it takes learning some hard lessons to understand its true potential while avoiding common pitfalls.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development development DevOps Lambda Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:42:00 +0000 18251 at Catching Up with Windows Developer Content from Microsoft - 23 August 2016 <div class="node-body article-body">It has been a while since I highlighted some of the Windows Developer related content from Microsoft's developer site so here is a catch up from the last few weeks.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Development Apps Developer developers gaming Universal Windows Platform UWP Windows Windows Developer Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:18:00 +0000 18231 at MariaDB Surprises Users by Making MaxScale Proprietary <div class="field-byline"> Christine Hall </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What does a company do when open source software that's an integral part of its IT infrastructure suddenly gets made proprietary? It looks as if some organizations are going to find out, if they've been using MariaDB in tandem with MaxScale, the database's proxy software that's all but necessary for deploying it at scale. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Database Administration MariaDB open source Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:14:00 +0000 18241 at Scenes from the Intel Developer Forum <div class="node-body gallery-body">Last week was Intel's annual Developer Forum conference. If you couldn't make it out to San Francisco, here's a summary of what you missed. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:58:00 +0000 18221 at Microsoft reaches major milestone for DevOps practitioners <div class="field-byline"> Cameron Laird </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Last week was one of the most important weeks in the <a href="">history of DevOps</a>: Microsoft yesterday <a href="">released PowerShell as open source</a> with installations immediately available for MacOS and Linux.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Bash development DevOps Mon, 22 Aug 2016 16:53:00 +0000 18211 at Tips on adding Linux to Your Developer Skill Set <div class="field-byline"> Christine Hall </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The time when developers and administrators can get by with only Microsoft in their bag of tricks is over. With Linux's continuing dominance and growth in server space and with Redmond now embracing open source with actions as well as words, even those who develop exclusively for the Windows platform are almost certain to find times when they need to wrap their heads around an aspect of the Linux kernel or some open source application.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Fri, 19 Aug 2016 14:19:00 +0000 18181 at In DevOps, 'Good Enough for Government' might mean better than Google <div class="field-byline"> Cameron Laird </div> <div class="field-deck"> "'West Coast' DevOps just won't deliver for federal agencies." </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>&quot;[T]he Federal Government isn&#39;t Google&quot;, Marc Jones, director of public sector outreach for the <a href="">Consortium for IT Software Quality</a> <a href="">told readers</a> last week. Google has something good, and Fed actors such as <a href="">national CIO Tony Scott</a> want some of that goodness. Is DevOps the solution?</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:15:00 +0000 18171 at Universal Windows Platform (UWP) Community Toolkit <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft's Windows developer community has come together to create a new resource that will help other developers with their UWP apps and give them a forum to collaborate with each other. This toolkit supplements the Software Developer Kit from Microsoft and provides a collection of helper functions, custom controls and app services.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Development community Developer development toolkit Universal Windows Platform UWP UWP Community Toolkit Windows Thu, 18 Aug 2016 13:05:00 +0000 18151 at Packaging Apps for Linux the Easier Way <div class="field-byline"> Christine Hall </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>One of the frustrations of developing applications for Linux comes when trying to make an application installable across all distributions. Whether you&#39;re developing for the enterprise or the consumer desktop, if you want your application to be readily available to all potential users, you&#39;re going to become much more familiar with RPM, dkpg, pacman and other packaging systems than you want to be.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Wed, 17 Aug 2016 01:31:00 +0000 18131 at <p>Packaging your app shouldn&#39;t be an overwhelming process.&nbsp;Photo by&nbsp;<a href="">Karin Dalziel</a> and licensed under <a href="">Creative Commons</a>.</p> Visual Programming Tool Helps Developers Bring Games to Universal Windows Platform <div class="node-body article-body">Clickteam, a visual programming tool for creating 2D games, arrives so that app devs can easily bring those games to Windows 10 based devices. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Development Apps Clickteam Clickteam Fusion conversion games Universal Windows Platform UWP Windows Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:10:00 +0000 18111 at Microsoft The 'Googlement' Pushes Aside 'Government Sachs' <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>You remember &ldquo;Government Sachs,&rdquo; right? It&rsquo;s the nickname that gained currency during the financial crisis for the Wall Street firm and its alumni, who seemed to occupy every crucial position in Washington.</p> <p>Well, now there&rsquo;s Govergle. Or maybe it&rsquo;s Googlement. Alphament, anyone?</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Mon, 15 Aug 2016 18:36:00 +0000 18091 at Graduates of coding bootcamps catch attention of employers <div class="field-byline"> Michael Morisy </div> <div class="field-deck"> Federal experiment in funding launched last year allows some federal aid to participants </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Looking to jump start your career in six weeks? It might be possible.</p> <p>Coding bootcamps aren&#39;t new, or even newly controversial. The idea that someone can be taken from computer literate to a working developer (let alone a &quot;coding rockstar&quot;, &quot;ninja&quot;, or any of the other appelations desperate recruiters seek) in as little as a few weeks is tough for a lot of people to swallow.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development coding Education training Mon, 15 Aug 2016 17:52:00 +0000 18071 at Photo by DBCphotography and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic Apps, APIs, and Connectivity <div class="field-byline"> David Strain </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">Organizations who have not already, really need to examine platforms that allow ready-connectivity across various APIs, SaaS domains, and SOA services. &nbsp;Particularly for small-to-medium business (SMB), the initial cost of building a hybrid integration platform will be quickly offset by the network of apps, devices, and associated data and services that will soon be leveraged to enormous purpose.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:54:00 +0000 18061 at Russia Fines Google $6.75 Million Over Android Mobile Dominance <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Russia&rsquo;s national regulator fined Alphabet Inc.&rsquo;s Google 438 million rubles ($6.75 million) for violating antitrust rules on tablets and mobile phones, after reviewing a complaint filed by local search engine Yandex NV last year.</p> <p>The fine was determined as a share of Google Play&rsquo;s domestic sales, a Federal Anti-Monopoly Service representative said. Local rules stipulate that fines represent 1 percent to 15 percent of a violator&rsquo;s revenue for 2014, the official said, without elaborating on the exact figure.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Android Mobile Russia Fri, 12 Aug 2016 15:36:00 +0000 18051 at Apple Rehires Flipboard Co-Founder for Health Software Role <div class="field-byline"> Bloomberg </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Apple Inc. has hired Flipboard co-Founder Evan Doll to help the world&rsquo;s largest publicly trading technology company develop more health-related software, according to Doll&rsquo;s LinkedIn profile. &nbsp;</p> <p>Doll became a director of health software engineering at Apple last month, according to LinkedIn, which doesn&rsquo;t expand further on his role. During his previous stint at Apple, from about 2003 to 2009, the software engineer helped develop the iPhone operating system. He left to found digital news magazine app Flipboard with Mike McCue.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:25:00 +0000 18031 at Microsoft Updates Development Virtual Machines for Windows 10 Version 1607 <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has updated their developer virtual machines download packages to include the official Windows 10 Anniversary Update that was released last week.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Development development virtual machines Windows Windows 10 Anniversary Update Windows 10 Version 1607 Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:42:00 +0000 18021 at What kind of content do you want to see on DevPro? <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>We&#39;re looking at expanding and better targeting the work we do here at DevPro to better serve you. What kinds of content do you most want to see? 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Windows Store Open to Developers <div class="node-body article-body">As Microsoft is releasing the latest major update to Windows 10 to over 350 million devices around the world they are ready to accept new app submissions that take advantage of new features in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Development Anniversary Update Developer development Windows 10 Windows 10 Anniversary Update Windows Store Wed, 03 Aug 2016 23:24:00 +0000 17981 at Windows Dev Center Analytics Receives Updates from Microsoft <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has improved some of the reports developers now get about their apps in the Microsoft Developer Portal.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Development Analytics Developer development Microsoft Dev Center reports Windows Windows Dev Center Windows Developer Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:51:00 +0000 17971 at Stack Overflow and Microsft Partner for Developer Documentation Support <div class="node-body article-body">A new partnership between Microsoft and Stack Overflow will allow Stack Overflow Documentation content to be integrated into Microsoft's API for documentation.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Development developers development documentation Microsoft Stack Overflow Tue, 26 Jul 2016 19:17:00 +0000 17961 at Ignite to showcase new features for SharePoint 2016 and Office 365 platforms <div class="field-deck"> Developers should have a lot to dig into in Atlanta </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="font-size: 12.8px; line-height: 20px;">Developers eager to take advantage of promised extensibility in&nbsp;Office 365 and SharePoint rejoice: According to Jeff&nbsp;Teper, corporate VP for Microsoft&#39;s SharePoint and&nbsp;OneDrive&nbsp;for Business, you can expect&nbsp;big SharePoint and Office 365 platform updates at Microsoft&#39;s annual Ignite conference in September, with a focus on new ways to extend the platforms to better suit end-user needs.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> SharePoint Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:34:00 +0000 17951 at Tracking Users Interaction with Your Mobile App <div class="node-body article-body">If you want to better understand how your users are interacting with your apps then you need to provide the means to measure those interactions within your app. This insight will help you make changes/improvements to your app and avoid issues that would prevent engaged use of your app.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile Development app atrribution development Universal Windows Platform UWP Windows 10 windows dev Windows development Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:51:00 +0000 17941 at Microsoft Updates Ad Reports in Windows Dev Center <div class="node-body article-body">The Windows App team announced several new features for tracking the performance of your in app advertising through the Windows Dev Center.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Development advertising performance reports Windows Windows Dev Center Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:26:00 +0000 17881 at Microsoft Developer Content Collection for 14 July 2016 <div class="node-body article-body">Catching you up on some of the latest developer related content from Microsoft.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Development Developer development Universal Windows Platform UWP Windows 10 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 18:51:00 +0000 17761 at Image via Microsoft Microsoft Rolls out TypeScript 2.0 Beta <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has just released their first beta of TypeScript 2.0 which is their open source superset of JavaScript.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development developing development Microsoft programming software TypeScript Tue, 12 Jul 2016 12:19:00 +0000 17741 at