Dev Pro en Sharing the Experience of Building a Universal Windows Platform App - Pillbox <div class="node-body article-body">I think experiential learning and sharing is one of the best ways to learn about any subject in the world. When someone has used a technology or gone through a process there are lessons learned every step of the way. By sharing that experience it will not only help others learn some of the pitfalls but also areas where they can insure success.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Development Developer development Microsoft Reddit Universal Windows Platform UWP Windows Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:30:00 +0000 18461 at Microsoft Ignite: Taking a look at the developer related content that is planned <div class="node-body article-body">Although Ignite is not Microsoft's developer focused conference they do have 248 sessions scheduled for developers across several session types next week in Atlanta.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ignite Developer Ignite Microsoft Microsoft Ignite sessions Windows Windows Developer Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:46:00 +0000 18451 at NetBeans Going to Apache: Is Java Next? <div class="field-byline"> Christine Hall </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Most followers of open source probably weren&#39;t surprised by Wednesday&#39;s fuss over NetBeans&#39; possible move from Oracle to the Apache Software Foundation. If you missed it, it started with an <a href="">announcement on the NetBeans website</a> that &quot;Oracle has proposed contributing the NetBeans IDE as a new open-source project within the Apache Incubator.&quot;</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Mon, 19 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000 18441 at Project Centennial Apps making their way into the Windows Store; Microsoft updates related tools <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A few months after BUILD 2016 ago <a href="">we told you about Project Centennial</a> and how that Desktop Bridge will help you move your Win32 and .NET based software to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP).</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Development Desktop Application Converter Desktop Bridge Desktop Converter Project Centennial Windows 10 Windows Store Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:37:00 +0000 18421 at Microsoft Student Developer Program DreamSpark Rebranded to Microsoft Imagine <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft is making a name change for their popular DreamSpark program but the service, which offers free software and services to student developers, will retain its current program structure and offerings.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development benefits DreamSpark free services free software Imagine Microsoft DreamSpark Microsoft Imagine services software students support Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:55:00 +0000 18411 at Microsoft Announces New HoloLens Roadshow Dates <div class="node-body article-body">A new series of dates have been scheduled by Microsoft to give developers around the country an opportunity to experience HoloLens.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hardware demos developers development experience HoloLens Microsoft Microsoft Stores Roadshow Thu, 08 Sep 2016 13:59:00 +0000 18381 at Microsoft Open Sources the OneNote Web Clipper <div class="node-body article-body">More than two years ago Microsoft released the OneNote Web Clipper as an extension for web browsers such as Chrome and Firefox. More recently it was also released for Microsoft's newest browser, Microsoft Edge, and now the company is making the extension available as an open source project.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Web Development OneNote open source open-source Web Clipper Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11:50:00 +0000 18371 at Three Open Source Business Models <div class="field-byline"> Christine Hall </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Any developer considering releasing open source software needs to have a plan to monetize it. Likewise, any organization thinking about deploying open source software needs to know how the vendor is monetizing it.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Business Monetization Open Source Software Sun, 04 Sep 2016 19:03:00 +0000 18361 at Apple is about to clean up the App Store to remove outdated and non-fuctioning apps <div class="node-body article-body">In an effort that every app store needs to undertake, Apple will be cleaning up the App Store to evaluate apps and removing ones that do not work as planned, violate review guidelines and are outdated.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development App Store Apple Apps clean clean up removal Fri, 02 Sep 2016 15:05:00 +0000 18351 at Red Hat Takes Aim at VMware With RHV <div class="field-byline"> Christine Hall </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Although VMware and Red Hat might have seemed to be best buddies at last week&#39;s LinuxCon, this week it&#39;s become obvious that Red Hat is locked and loaded and has <a href="">VMware in its sites.</a> During a week when the suits at the virtualization company would doubtlessly like attention focused on Las Vegas and its <a href="">VMWorld 2016</a> users&#39; conference, Red Hat has been stealing the headlines on just about every major tech site with </p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Wed, 31 Aug 2016 18:48:00 +0000 18341 at Windows Dev Center Updates for August 2016 <div class="node-body article-body">The folks over at the Microsoft Windows Dev Center have added several enhancements to the developer portal over the month of August.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Development app Apps Developer development Universal Windows Platform UWP Windows Windows Dev Center Windows Developer Xbox One Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:48:00 +0000 18321 at Red Hat CEO: Taking Open Source Beyond the Data Center <div class="field-byline"> Christine Hall </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst spoke at LinuxCon last week, he hardly mentioned RHEL or the company's stack. Instead, he focused almost entirely on Linux in general and the open source development model in particular. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development LinuxCon Microsoft open source Red Hat Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:08:00 +0000 18311 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. Licensed under&nbsp;<a href="">Creative Commons Attribution</a> by <a href="">Libby Clark</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> DevOps success demands exec support <div class="field-byline"> Cameron Laird </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="font-family: Times; font-size: medium; line-height: normal;">&quot;Start At The Top&quot; is Curtis Franklin&#39;s leading tip in &quot;<a href="" target="_blank">10 Ways To Win At DevOps ...</a>&quot;.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development Mon, 29 Aug 2016 14:11:00 +0000 18301 at Technical debt and DevOps <div class="field-byline"> Cameron Laird </div> <div class="node-body article-body">"[I]sn't DevOps the cure to technical debt?", Michael Churchman rhetorically asks in his article, "Technical Debt and its Impact on DevOps". He's right to do so: newcomers to DevOps and many of its zealots sincerely believe that DevOps solves such problems. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Development development DevOps Mon, 29 Aug 2016 13:00:00 +0000 18291 at 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