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What’s new in Microsoft .Net Framework

The upgrade to the .Net Framework brings dependency injection for ASP.Net web forms, as well as other new features

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What’s new for developers in Android P

Kotlin, machine learning, and greater app compatibility get attention in the latest Google developer tools

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Tech Talk: The fate of developers (and the future of mobile)

These could be the best of times, or the worst of times to be a developer, given how fast technology (and skills) change. Our experts weigh in on that conundrum – and on what we learned from Mobile World Congress.

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What’s new in Kotlin 1.2? Code reuse, for starters

The Kotlin 1.2.30 update provides changes to the standard library as well as bug fixes

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What’s new in Google’s Flutter mobile dev framework

The first beta release is now available for Android and iOS developers

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Android developers get programming extensions for Kotlin

The beta Android KTX extensions should make coding in Kotlin more concise and idiomatic

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Tech Talk: What's trending for 2018?

The end of passwords may – or may not – be nigh. Blockchain is clearly evolving, as is 'serverless' computing. And our panel remains convinced Apple's HomePod is late to the game.

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Your first UWP application: Use this shortcut to get started

Microsoft’s open source Windows Template Studio speeds up application development for the post-Win32s era

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Google attacks Android fragmentation, pushes use of newer API, OS versions

In an attempt to reduce fragmentation of its Android OS, Google is requiring developers of new and updated apps to comply with its most recent APIs.

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Unikraft project promises to simplify unikernel creation

NEC and Xen Project toolkit combines reusable libraries of operating system components and a menu-driven build system

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Mingis on Tech: Coding new skills for Alexa

Alexa is the helpful voice in the Echo and Echo Dot that comes with a wide range of skills already available. But with a little coding, it can be made to do much more. IDG's Sharon Machlis explains.

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The scrum master role explained

Watch this instructional video to understand how a scrum master can help a team learn agile development and follow a scrum process to develop new applications

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What’s next for Microsoft’s .Net CLR

The common language runtime of the .Net development platform is slated for speed and scalability improvements

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What’s new in Google’s Android Studio 3.0

Google's development suite for mobile apps adds Kotlin, improves Java 8 and other build and debug tools, and supports Instant Apps

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What is Kotlin? The Java alternative explained

Kotlin offers big advantages over Java for JVM and Android development, and plays nicely with Java in the same projects. Why not give it a try?

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Google’s new mechanism to embed web content in Android apps

The Trusted Web Activity capability, soon to be in beta, lets apps use web-based content in a chromeless window


‘Universal’ Windows development adds .Net Standard 2.0 support

Microsoft continues to unify .Net software development across Windows 10 platforms even as it gives up on smartphones and tablets

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Kotlin could overtake Java on Android next year

Now that Google has endorsed Kotlin for Android development, Java-based mobile developers could become dinosaurs

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