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Microsoft's DevOps Goals: "Any Language, Any Platform"

Microsoft knows that, out there in the real world, developers come at DevOps using a wide range of languages and platforms, some of which are not of the developer's choosing. That was the core message of Microsoft DevOps expert Donovan Brown's demo at VSLive! in Las Vegas this week.

R Tools for Visual Studio Nears Completion

A release candidate that allows developers to use Visual Studio to develop R apps is the last step prior to its general availability. Plus: An update on Python Tools for VS.

ORM-Less Data Storage with Document Databases and Marten

Document databases are a form of NoSQL database that may store all of the information for a given object in a single instance in the database.

Microsoft Now a Linux Foundation Platinum Member

Microsoft has been on the Linux bandwagon for a while, and many of the development tool offerings announced at this week's Connect(); event prove that the company is in it for the long haul.

How I Created a RavenDB Python Client

You might be surprised how easy it was to port this NoSQL database for .NET to the Python language.

PowerShell on Linux? It's About Time

Microsoft is open sourcing its popular scripting language and porting it to the Linux and Mac OSX platforms. PowerShell capabilities will also reach into the cloud via extensions for Microsoft Operations Management Suite.

Progress Report: The Open Microsoft Developer Platform

At Visual Studio Live! on Tuesday, Microsoft's Amanda Silver offered up a state of the Microsoft development stack, noting the gains made by open sourcing its tools.

Channel 9 To Live-Stream Visual Studio Live!

Amanda Silver's opening keynote on the Open Microsoft Developer Platform, along with a slew of other selected developer sessions, will be live-streamed during next week's conference at the Microsoft campus.

Node.js Tools for Visual Studio 2015 1.2 Improves on Productivity

Latest update includes support for more recent Node.js release, as well as quite a few productivity enhancements and bug fixes.

Visual F# Update To Include .NET Core Project Editing, Compiling

A preview of the forthcoming Visual F# Tools for F# 4.1 to be released later this year includes support for F# 4.1, editing and compiling .NET Core and .NET Framework projects, as well as support for tuples, struct records, and a number of other F# language enhancements.

Bash on Windows: Getting Productive with Windows Subsystem for Linux

Bash on Windows: It's new, it's exciting, but what can you do with it? We'll show you how the magic works (including some extensions for Visual Studio developers)

Generally Available: Azure Storage Node Client Library

First previewed at Build 2016, this GA version comes with a number of samples for getting started with building Node.js apps that can take full advantage of Azure Blob, File, Table and Queue storage.

Windows 10 Insiders Can Take Bash for a Spin

A Windows 10 preview build now has some basic Bash shell capabilities that only Windows Insider members can check out in a test environment.

Linux Coding Extension Available for Visual C++

Write code destined for Linux servers, desktops and devices right from the Visual C++ as if it were native code.

From Build 2016: Windows 10 Anniversary Update Will Have Bash

Microsoft adds native support for the Linux-based Bash command-line shell in Windows update coming this summer.

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