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The challenges behind releasing our Windows 10 Universal app

The challenges behind releasing our Windows 10 Universal app | Technology watch | Scoop.it

This summer, we’ve removed our “preview” tag from our Windows 10 Universal app. It’s a huge milestone for the Windows Team at Deezer. Even if the work is not done, we wanted to share a few things we’ve done between our first line of code and today.

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Great Developers Don't Need To Be "Passionate"

Great Developers Don't Need To Be "Passionate" | Technology watch | Scoop.it
There's more to a great developer than just working long hours. Learn about some of the best attributes to look for when hiring a developer.
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How Code Review Saves You Time - DaedTech

How Code Review Saves You Time - DaedTech | Technology watch | Scoop.it
Editorial note: I originally wrote this post for the SmartBear blog.  Check out the original here, at their site.  While you’re there, take a look around at their offering. Physical labor is one of the most strangely enduring mental models for knowledge work.  Directors and managers of software development the world over reactively employ it …
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Announcing .NET Framework 4.6.2

Announcing .NET Framework 4.6.2 | Technology watch | Scoop.it

Today we are excited to announce the availability of the .NET Framework 4.6.2! Many of the changes are based on your feedback, including those submitted on UserVoice and Connect. Thanks for your continued help and engagement! The release is packed with lots of great improvements in the following areas: 

- Base Class Library 

- Common Language Runtime 

- ClickOnce 

- ASP.NET 

- SQL 

- Windows Presentation Foundation 

- Windows Communication Foundation 


You can see the full set of changes in the .NET Framework 4.6.2 change list and API diff.

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The path from a desktop app to a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app

The path from a desktop app to a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app | Technology watch | Scoop.it

We are excited to announce that since then we’ve released a new version of the desktop app converter, adding support for great new features and fixing several issues to provide a more stable environment. To learn more about the improvements in the Desktop App Converter, please visit http://aka.ms/converter.


Today, we will follow up with a walkthrough of a concrete coding example that takes an existing desktop app and gradually migrates and enhances it with the Desktop Bridge into a full Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app that can run on all Windows 10 devices—such as Xbox One, HoloLens, phones, et cetera—and take full advantage of the platform.

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Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Intune – les liens indispensables

Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Intune – les liens indispensables | Technology watch | Scoop.it
Avec la démultiplication des services Cloud Microsoft, des options d’administrations et des moyens de les consommer, je me suis dit qu’il était temps d’avoir une petite boite à outils des liens indispensables pour bien gérer ses abonnements Azure, Office 365 et Microsoft Intune. J’ai donc synthétisé dans cet article (que je vais essayer d
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Tout les liens indispensables pour travailler efficacement avec le cloud Microsoft Azure
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Windows 10 Redstone: "Pick up where I left off" app syncing between devices

Windows 10 Redstone: "Pick up where I left off" app syncing between devices | Technology watch | Scoop.it
I have already written about Continuum improvements coming to Redstone in the past, but more details regarding app syncing between devices is now coming to
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275 million Android phones imperiled by new code-execution exploit

275 million Android phones imperiled by new code-execution exploit | Technology watch | Scoop.it

Almost 300 million phones running Google's Android operating system are vulnerable to a newly developed drive-by attack that can install malware and take control of key operations, a security firm has warned.


A proof-of-concept exploit dubbed Metaphor works against Android versions 2.2 through 4.0 and 5.0 and 5.1, which together are estimated to run 275 million phones, researchers from Israeli security firm NorthBit said. It attacks the same Stagefright media library that made an estimated 950 million Android phones susceptible to similar code-execution attacks last year. The following video demonstrates how a malicious attacker might use a Metaphor-style attack to take control of a phone after luring an unsuspecting end user to a booby-trapped website.

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Creating Google AMP Pages With ASP.NET MVC

Creating Google AMP Pages With ASP.NET MVC | Technology watch | Scoop.it
With the recent announcement of Google AMP, you don't need to worry about a redesign of your site. Today, I show you a quick and easy way to make AMP pages with ASP.NET MVC.
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Announcing R Tools for Visual Studio

Announcing R Tools for Visual Studio | Technology watch | Scoop.it
I am delighted to announce that Visual Studio now speaks another language: R!

R is decidedly the most popular statistical/data analysis language in use today. R Tools for Visual Studio brings together the power of R and Visual Studio in a convenient and easy to use plug-in that’s free and Open Source. When combined with Visual Studio Community Edition, you get a multi-lingual IDE that is perpetually free (for small teams). Today we’re releasing this as a public preview for evaluation and testing by developers.
Here are the exciting features of this preview release:
- Editor – complete editing experience for R scripts and functions, including detachable/tabbed windows, syntax highlighting, and much more.
- IntelliSense – (aka auto-completion) available in both the editor and the Interactive R window.
- R Interactive Window – work with the R console directly from within Visual Studio.
- History window – view, search, select previous commands and send to the Interactive window.
Variable Explorer – drill into your R data structures and examine their values.
- Plotting – see all of your R plots in a Visual Studio tool window.
Debugging – breakpoints, stepping, watch windows, call stacks and more.
- R Markdown – R Markdown/knitr support with export to Word and HTML.
- Git – source code control via Git and GitHub.
- Extensions – over 6,000 Extensions covering a wide spectrum from Data to Languages to Productivity.
- Help – use ? and ?? to view R documentation within Visual Studio.
- A polyglot IDE – VS supports R, Python, C++, C#, Node.js, SQL, etc. projects simultaneously.

Other features requested by the R developer community, including a Package Manager GUI, Visual Studio Code (cross-plat), etc. will be part of one of our future updates.
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Visual Studio Community - Free Node.js Development Tools!

Visual Studio Community - Free Node.js Development Tools! | Technology watch | Scoop.it

Turn Visual Studio into a powerful Node.js development environment:

Free and open source

Intelligent code completion

Advanced debugging and profiling

Integration with other Visual Studio features and 3 rd party tools

Node.js, io.js, JavaScript, TypeScript, HTML, CSS, and JSON support

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It came from Redmond: Windows Server 2016 could rattle the competition

It came from Redmond: Windows Server 2016 could rattle the competition | Technology watch | Scoop.it
Server 2016 wants to be your everything—in the cloud, data center, or server closet.
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Windows 10 Enterprise E3 now available as a partner delivered cloud service

Windows 10 Enterprise E3 now available as a partner delivered cloud service | Technology watch | Scoop.it
Feedback from customers and partners is at the core of how we build Windows. Partners have been eager for us to create a partner-managed cloud service subscription offering where businesses of any …
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New Dev Center Capabilities

New Dev Center Capabilities | Technology watch | Scoop.it
Dev Center continuously adds more options to enable you to monetize and promote your apps and games, and to streamline new submissions or analyze app performance. This month, Dev Center adds new ca…
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Severe Swagger vulnerability compromises NodeJS, PHP, Java | ZDNet

Severe Swagger vulnerability compromises NodeJS, PHP, Java | ZDNet | Technology watch | Scoop.it

Researchers have discovered a vulnerability within the Swagger specification which may place tools based on NodeJS, PHP, Ruby, and Java at risk of exploit. According to Rapid7, the vulnerability has been found in injectable code payloads through the Swagger Code Generator for NodeJS, PHP, Ruby, and Java. If exploited, attackers can remotely execute code in a client or server to interact with definition of service systems, a concept the team says could be an "interesting space for future research." Other similar programming languages in the tool are possibly affected.

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Test your site with Google and see how it works across devices

Test your site with Google and see how it works across devices | Technology watch | Scoop.it
Did you know that nine out of ten people will leave a mobile website if they can’t find what they’re looking for right away?1 Now, think about your business’s site. Does it perform quickly on both laptops and smartphones? If not, you’re probably losing customers while the pages slowly load. But if you’re not sure how to make it run more smoothly, don’t worry – we’re here to help.


Today we’re introducing an easy way to measure your site’s performance across devices—from mobile to desktop—and give you a list of specific fixes that can help your business connect more quickly with people online.


You don’t need a lot of technical knowledge to understand your site’s performance. Just type in your web address and within moments you’ll see how your site scores. You can also get a detailed report to give you an idea of what to do next, and where to go for help at no charge. We recommend sharing it with your webmaster to help you plan your next steps and implement our suggested fixes.
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Microsoft has not given up on Windows phone and here's why

Microsoft has not given up on Windows phone and here's why | Technology watch | Scoop.it
The future of Microsoft's smartphone business has been a topic of widespread and increasingly acrimonious discussion for some time now, and a major pain po
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[Video] Continuous Delivery for Mobile Apps: Yes We Can!

The way to higher quality and faster more predictable mobile release cycles is continuous delivery. In this talk, we show how to setup a simple continuous delivery

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A very inspiring talk about continuous delivery from the Xamarin Evolve event!
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How Google runs production systems - SD Times

How Google runs production systems - SD Times | Technology watch | Scoop.it
The role of the site reliability engineer is one that all enterprise IT organizations should consider adopting
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Converting your ASP.NET MVC5 application to use Bower, Grunt and Gulp

Converting your ASP.NET MVC5 application to use Bower, Grunt and Gulp | Technology watch | Scoop.it
I changed over to Visual Studio 2015 (VS2015) a while ago, and one of the main reasons for moving was to use some of the new features for handling web packages. I also wanted to look at the preview of ASP.NET Core 1 to see how they used these features.

VS2015 contains as standard Bower, which is a web package manager used across the whole of the web development community. In addition VS2015 supports a web build automation system using Grunt and/or Glup. These are great tools for a number of reasons that I won’t cover now, but at the end of this article I list some of the advantages I found when I swapped over – and I think they are really worth having!
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Upgrading existing Windows Phone 8.1 devices to Windows 10 Mobile

Upgrading existing Windows Phone 8.1 devices to Windows 10 Mobile | Technology watch | Scoop.it

Today, we’re pleased to begin the roll-out of Windows 10 Mobile to select Windows Phone 8.1 devices. There are a lot of great new features in Windows 10 Mobile, like Continuum, Windows Hello and Cortana.


Consistent with our approach to the Windows 10 PC upgrade, we are focused on delivering a high quality experience for our customers. The Windows 10 Upgrade Advisor app can be downloaded from the Windows Store to see if the upgrade is available for your device. 


You can see the current list of Windows Phone 8.1 devices that are supported for the upgrade to Windows 10 here. 


This list includes a limited set of Windows Phone 8.1 devices and does not include some devices that are currently running Windows 10 Mobile in the Windows 10 Mobile Insider program. As Windows 10 delivers significant new innovations, many older devices are not able to successfully upgrade without an impact on the customer experience. Our goal is to only offer the Windows 10 upgrade to devices that we are confident can continue to deliver a good customer experience. 

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Microsoft is using Minecraft to train AI and wants you to help out

Microsoft is using Minecraft to train AI and wants you to help out | Technology watch | Scoop.it

"People build amazing structures that do amazing things in Minecraft, and this allows experimenters to put in tasks that will stretch AI technology beyond its current capacity," project lead Katja Hofmann told the BBC. "But eventually, we will be able to scale this up further to include tasks that allow AI agents to learn to collaborate with humans and support them in a creative manner. This provides a way to take AI from where it is today up to human-level intelligence, which is where we want to be, in several decades time.".

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System loads webpages 34% faster by fetching files more effectively | MIT CSAIL

System loads webpages 34% faster by fetching files more effectively | MIT CSAIL | Technology watch | Scoop.it
There are few things more frustrating than a slow-loading webpage. For companies, what’s even worse is what comes after: users abandoning their site in droves. Amazon, for example, estimates that every 100-millisecond delay cuts their profits by 1 percent.
To help combat this problem, researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and Harvard have developed a system that decreases page-load times by 34 percent. Dubbed “Polaris,” the framework determines how to overlap the downloading of a page's objects, such that the overall page requires less time to load.
“It can take up to 100 milliseconds each time a browser has to cross a mobile network to fetch a piece of data,” says PhD student Ravi Netravali, who is first author on a paper about Polaris that he will present at this week’s USENIX Symposium on Networked Systems Design and Implementation (NSDI '16). “As pages increase in complexity, they often require multiple trips that create delays that really add up. Our approach minimizes the number of round trips so that we can substantially speed up a page’s load-time.”
The paper’s co-authors include graduate student Ameesh Goyal and professor Hari Balakrishnan, as well as Harvard professor James Mickens, who started working on the project during his stint as a visiting professor at MIT in 2014. The researchers evaluated their system across a range of network conditions on 200 of the world’s most popular websites, including ESPN, Weather.com, and Wikipedia.
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Developed at Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, “Polaris” accelerates load-time by decreasing network trips.
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