Christmas comes early for Microsoft developers

It's closing in on that time of year again, but Microsoft have jumped the gun and have handed developers a massive pile of goodies to play with. Their Connect(); //2016 event kicked off today with the usual keynotes and while there were some surprises around Microsoft joining the Linux Foundation,…

An introduction to Azure Functions

If you already know about WebJobs, Azure Functions can be seen as an evolution, bringing with it quicker setup, easier management, and a lot more functionality. For those of you who haven't used WebJobs before, a WebJob allows you to run background tasks in Azure within the context of your…

.NET Core 1.0 has been released

It's here! After many years of hard work by Microsoft, we have now moved in to a true cross-platform .NET world. .NET Core is a brand new platform built from the ground up that allows developers to create web apps, services, and applications that run on Windows, Linux and Mac.…

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