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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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Open source innovation is now all about vendor on-ramps

AWS, Microsoft, and Google are all racing to figure out how to turn their innovations into open source on-ramps to their proprietary services

What is deep learning really?

Easier, faster: The next steps for deep learning

Rapidly advancing software frameworks, dedicated silicon, Spark integrations, and higher level APIs aim to put deep learning within reach

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US tech industry says immigration order affects their operations

Apple, Microsoft, and Google are among U.S. tech industry leaders warning that Trump's immigration order will impact company operations

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Microsoft finally joins open source Eclipse Foundation

The software giant was a holdout for years, but is now an official member

Break the tyranny of native mobile apps

Once freedom reigned in the form of Web apps that worked across every platform. Mobile apps have taken a big step back with platform lock-in -- but there's hope

Java faces tough climb to catch up to .Net

By the time Java 8 comes out, it'll be another two to five years behind .Net -- and Microsoft's coordinated front. Could C# and .Net beat Java at its own game?

Microsoft, Azul to put open source Java on Azure cloud

Microsoft's open source subsidiary is partnering with JVM technology vendor Azul Systems to deliver a build of OpenJDK that will run on the Windows Azure cloud platform.

Microsoft's JavaScript focus is a winner

Never mind the complaints: JavaScript scripting is the best way forward for Microsoft Office and the Windows platform.

Is Google fracturing Java?

Java faced an existential crisis very early in its existence, in the late '90s. Microsoft attempted to create its own version of the language, dubbed Visual J++, that integrated with its development tools, and which contained...

Microsoft's Regular Expressions

Programming communities and corporate culture naturally encourages the development of peculiar nomenclatures and in-the-know jargon. As a demonstration, here's several expressions and terms used only — or primarily — by people who...

A subdued JavaOne coming up?

Your faithful Java To Go blogger won't be able to make it to JavaOne next week, which is too bad, because I'd love to gauge the mood of developers on the floor. Presumably the feeling will mainly be of uncertainty: the Sun-Oracle...

Virtualization crosses the aisle: Microsoft and Red Hat

A virtualization deal struck Monday between Microsoft and Red Hat shows the growing need for vendors to ensure customers get cross-platform support for applications running in virtualized environments -- even if it means reaching...

Intel Parallel Studio to boost parallelism

Intel has released a beta version of its Intel Parallel Composer for Windows. The company plans to create a family of tools that will speed up the shift to parallel computing and the creation of applications able to run on multicore...

Java and MSN: An awkward marriage of convenience

OK, here's an addition to "press releases you're not quite sure how to react to": if you use Internet Explorer, and you download the latest version of Java, you'll have the option to download and install the MSN toolbar . Um. Yay?

The state of scripting

Scripting used to be a quick fix or a spare-time hobby; today it's become a must-have for even the Java-based developer's toolkit. Get perspective on what's next for dynamic languages, from leading lights in JavaScript, Rhino, Perl,...

Will Chrome render Windows obsolete?

Google Inc.'s unveiling Monday of a new browser is not about the browser, say some industry analysts -- it's a key weapon in the company's effort to kill Windows.

More crazy Sun acquisition speculation

The Grey Lady (that's the New York Times, for those of you not up in your archaic media terms) is the latest to float the idea that someone might want to buy Sun in a post on their DealBook blog. As for the suspects, the rehash old...

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