Most popular operating system for Software Developers announced


Stack Overflow, the world’s number one question and answer site for professional and enthusiast programmers has released the results of its 2017 Developer Survey. The results of the survey on the most preferred operating system by the 64,000 developers who responded was an absolute surprise. Continue reading

Sql Server 2016 Certifications Announced


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Hot on the heels of the release of the latest version of Microsoft’s flagship database software  SQL Server, Microsoft has  announced upgraded certification exams that will validate you competency and skills in providing world class solutions using SQL Server 2016 Continue reading

Microsoft Sells-Off Nokia Feature Phone Business


Android Coming To Nokia Devices

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In industry news that is nothing less than show-stopping, Microsoft has agreed to sell-off its Nokia phone business to a newly formed company called HMD global, a subsidiary of Taiwan – based Foxconn Technology Group. This transaction is designed to bring back the Nokia brand to global markets in a new way, as the brand had  largely decimated under Microsoft’s stewardship, as Microsoft was working hard to build it’s Windows Phone business. This is big news, not only for consumers around the world, who love the Nokia brand, but also for mobile app Developers world-wide. Continue reading

How To Become A Microsoft .NET Developer


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In 2016 and beyond the rules to becoming a qualified Microsoft .NET Developer are pretty different to what they were 10 years ago when I became a qualified .NET Developer. The changes in the Software Development industry tends to be just as disruptive as the the new software products that are disrupting industries today. For the person who is starting out on their career to become a professional .NET Software Developer, this is what you need to know. Continue reading

Microsoft Buys Xamarin


Perhaps Microsoft’s Most Important Acquisitions of 2016

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In a widely anticipated move, Microsoft this week agreed to acquire Xamarin, a company that allows developers to build fully native apps across several platforms from a single shared code base.a leading platform provider for mobile app development. Continue reading

ASP.NET 5 and .NET Core 5 Rebranded


The Start Of A New .NET Family

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The journey for Microsoft’s .NET development continues, as has been evidenced by a big push in making the .NET Framework free and open source. The back-bone technology behind this push is a fork of the original .NET Framework, now named .NET Core. In the same way, ASP.NET was ported likewise. However, naming the new, completely written from scratch ASP.NET framework “ASP.NET 5” was a bad idea for a one major reason: 5 > 4.6 makes it seem like ASP.NET 5 is bigger, better, and replaces ASP.NET 4.6.  This development therefore ushers in the rebranding. Continue reading

Announcing Visual Studio Dev Essentials


Essential Online Services Now Available To .NET Developers

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.NET Software Developers can now get everything they need to build and deploy apps on any platform. With state-of-the-art tools, the power of the cloud, training, and support, it’s the most comprehensive free developer program ever. Continue reading