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Microsoft open sources C# standards work

April 8, 2021

Via: Info World

Microsoft is moving standardization of its object-oriented, type-safe C# language to a public repository of the .NET Foundation, providing a public space for ongoing work on the standard. Everything from language innovation and feature design through implementation and standardization will […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft accused of stifling secondhand software market

April 8, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

Second user software licence reseller ValueLicensing has picked up where the 2012 European Economic Area ruling in favour of UsedSoft left off. The company has filed a claim in the High Court in London against Microsoft for abuse of dominance […]


Computing, Operating Systems, Software & Applications

Android to Support Rust Programming Language to Prevent Memory Flaws

April 7, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

Google on Tuesday announced that its open source version of the Android operating system will add support for Rust programming language in a bid to prevent memory safety bugs. To that end, the company has been building parts of the […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft Edge user numbers keep growing as Firefox falls

April 5, 2021

Via: TechSpot

NetMarketShare’s 2020 report showed that Edge’s 7.59% desktop market share pushed it past Firefox in March last year. Now, a different analytics company—StatCounter (via Windows Latest)—reports that Edge has been adding users over the last few months as Firefox’s userbase […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Supreme Court rules that Google’s use of Java APIs in Android represent fair use

April 5, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Oracle, if you recall, filed suit against Google in August 2010, alleging its Android mobile operating system infringed upon Java patents Oracle acquired following its purchase of Sun Microsystems. Specifically, Google copied roughly 11,500 lines of code from 37 Java […]


Computing, Software & Applications

What is functional programming? A practical guide

April 1, 2021

Via: Info World

Functional programming has been a current in software development since the earliest days, but has taken on new importance in the modern era. This article looks at the concepts behind functional programming and offers a practical understanding with examples in […]


Apps & OS, Computing, Mobile, Software & Applications

Google is making some big upgrades to directions in Google Maps

March 30, 2021

Via: The Verge

Google is announcing a bunch of new features planned for Google Maps, including a new tool to help with indoor navigation and suggestions for eco-friendly driving routes. The features announced today aren’t rolling out all at once, though; many aren’t […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Ensuring that citizen developers build AI responsibly

March 25, 2021

Via: Info World

The AI industry is playing a dangerous game right now in its embrace of a new generation of citizen developers. On the one hand, AI solution providers, consultants, and others are talking a good talk around “responsible AI.” But they’re […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Microsoft reportedly in talks to acquire Discord for over $10 billion

March 23, 2021

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft and Discord are said to be discussing an acquisition deal worth over $10 billion, according to Bloomberg, which notes that the video-chat platform has been recently reaching out to potential buyers and software giants, with Microsoft Xbox chief Phil […]


Computing, Software & Applications

Two-thirds of Google queries are zero-click searches, ending without a click on any result

March 23, 2021

Via: TechSpot

According to data from SimilarWeb, nearly 65 percent of Google searches end without the user clicking on a link in the results. Rand Fishkin with SparkToro believes the figure might even be undercounting some mobile results and nearly all voice […]