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Microsoft devs: How to create apps for alien platforms

Microsoft has made major strides to take its development tools out of a Windows-only world, both for the applications you can create and the platforms they run on.

The open source .Net development tools that Microsoft got when it acquired Xamarin two years ago are key to Microsoftrsquo;s cross-platform transformation.That transformation is very much evident today, with much of the Xamarinrsquo;s tools folded into Microsoftrsquo;s Visual Studio development platform over the last year, and its MacOS Xamarin Studio rebranded as Visual Studio for Mac with additional features for working with Azure and .Net Core.[ Review: Visual Studio 2017 is the best ever. | First look: Visual Studio for Mac. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorldrsquo;s App Dev Report newsletter. ]To support Microsoft CEO Satya Nadellarsquo;s focus on an “intelligent cloud and intelligent edgerdquo; mission, Xamarinrsquo;s cross-platform development strategy is key to delivering the edge elements of that vision. Microsoftrsquo;s mobile strategy has pivoted away from its own Windows Mobile OS (at least for now), and the company is now concentrating on delivering applications for the previously alien platforms iOS and Android.
Itrsquo;s a shift that also means bringing its developer ecosystem to new platforms – especially if itrsquo;s to deliver on its Project Rome vision of applications and content that migrate from device to device, letting your work follow you wherever you go.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Netgear ‘fixes’ router by adding phone-home features that record your IP...

Yeah, that'll be secure for sure Netgear NightHawk R7000 users who ran last week's firmware upgrade need to check their settings, because the company added a remote data collection feature to the units.…

Visual Studio may gain AI smarts around available code

Microsoft is eying artificial intelligence capabilities to give its Visual Studio IDE a greater grasp of the available code for a project.Currently in an experimental phase, Visual Studio's use of AI may enable code analysis, tapping sources ranging from the developerrsquo;s code repo to project code to perhaps even GitHub repos under a developerrsquo;s jurisdiction. Microsoft is pondering just how many code sources should be considered.[ Review: Visual Studio 2017 is the best ever. | First look: Visualnbsp;Studio for Mac. ]The company has no timetable for when AI might appear in the Visual Studio IDE.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Report: Apple shows it’s taking the Mac seriously with WWDC laptop...

MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air could all be on the docket.

Desktops MIA.

It’s 2017 – and your Mac, iPad, iPhone can all be...

Seven Apple updates, because it's not like you had anything else to patch today Apple has released security updates for both of its main operating systems, along with iTunes, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.

All should be installed as soon as possible before they are exploited by miscreants.…

macOS 10.12.5 update fixes bugs, supports Windows 10 Creators Update in...

Also makes Mac App Store tweaks to support "future software updates."

Microsoft’s new mobile app enables Windows developers to test on iOS

Mobile developers building apps for iOS and Android have some new tools from Microsoft designed to make their lives easier. On Thursday, the company unveiled a series of apps and services, including one that's designed to let Windows-based developers test iOS apps from their PCs.Called Xamarin Live Player, the app allows developers to link their iOS or Android phones with Visual Studio on Windows or Mac and then test the .Net mobile applications they’re building in a matter of seconds.[ The art of programming moves rapidly.
InfoWorld helps you navigate what’s running hot and what's going cold. | Keep up with main topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ]
It's designed to solve two key problems: developers needing to burn time setting up their development environments, and the time that it takes to compile applications, according to Microsoft Corporate Vice President Nat Friedman.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Xamarin Live Player (almost) takes the Mac out of iOS development

The dev/deploy/debug cycle can now be done without an Apple system.

Microsoft’s Visual Studio tackles serverless computing, Mac dev

Microsoft today is advancing its Visual Studio IDE in several areas, including serverless computing and development on the Mac.For serverless computing, the company’s Azture Functions Visual Studio beta lets developers integrate Azure Functions into development flows, said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president for Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise group. Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott said the company would be “doing a bunch of things to make it easier to manage the entire life cycle of serverless code development.” The beta is a available as a Visual Studio 2017 extension, Guthrie said, and lets developers use third-party extensions, testing frameworks, and continuous-integration systems.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Malspam Causing Havoc for Mac & Windows

Spam is a multi-platform, multi-vector approach to network compromise, and organizations need to weigh up the risks on all fronts to be able to combat it successfully.

Mac users installing popular DVD ripper get nasty backdoor instead

Trusted site distributes malware that steals keychains, admin passwords and more.

HandBrake for Mac Compromised with Proton Spyware

The open source HandBrake project is warning anyone who recently downloaded the Mac version of the software that they’re likely infected with malware.