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MS Build 2017 marked the first year Microsoft held the Build conference in Seattle. I arrived in Seattle on Tuesday afternoon, and it was the first time I visited this beautiful city. It was also the first time I used Uber. I booked an UberX through the App, and after several minutes a Toyota Prius arrived in the parking lot designated for Uber service in the airport, so it was pretty easy.
Last week, I had to opportunity to attend Microsoft Build 2017. Before arriving, I must say that my expectations were high, but I was clueless about what Microsoft had in store for this event.
Today Microsoft revealed that they're taking a big step to unify XAML across many of their platforms. The new common markup language that they're calling XAML Standard will finally let you share XAML between Xamarin.Forms and UWP. This is an important step for Microsoft, and builds on the groundwork that they laid with .NET Standard and Xamarin acquisition last year. This also makes the U in UWP feel significantly more universal.
GrapeCity Developer Tools recently sponsored and attended the CodeStock event in Knoxville TN on May 5th and 6th. It was a great event where we got to speak with many different developers, coders, managers, and other IT professionals.
GrapeCity's Kelley Ricker, Christian Gaetano, Troy Taylor and Justin Mack discuss the new ComponentOne Xamarin Edition beta release, what's new with Angular 4, and Christian's upcoming ebook!
It's been another swell celebration of Take Your Kid to Work Day, with several proud parents bringing their kiddos in to experience the world of GrapeCity and computer software. Resident IT guy Trevor Piotrowski kicked off the morning with the thing kids love best: destruction. After walking the assembled through all the different components--hard drive, motherboard (which elicited some giggles), DVD, RAM--the kids set about pulling them apart.
If you were one of the lucky folks to snatch up Build 2017 passes before they sold out, I hope you'll stop by the GrapeCity booth on the expo floor. I'll be there, handing out our famous socks and answering basic questions about ComponentOne Studio, Wijmo, Xuni, ActiveReports, and Spread.
The ComponentOne Xamarin Edition beta has been released! It brings a number of changes and enhancements over Xuni controls. Major additions like UWP support and enhanced controls round out this beta release.
At GrapeCity, we look forward every year to the results from StackOverflow's excellent developer survey. The research is invaluable to help us develop our roadmaps, understand where developers are headed, and what they're thinking about. Here are a few highlights from my first glance at the StackOverflow Developer Survey Results.
Good news to UWP developers: along with the new Visual Studio 2017, Microsoft has released .NET Native 1.6, which fixes a lot of the performance issues you may have experienced with Visual Studio 2015.
We build Visual Studio components. We love Visual Studio. And we're pleased as punch to welcome Visual Studio 2017 AND wish Visual Studio a happy 20th anniversary!
One week from today, Visual Studio 2017 launches... and we celebrate the IDE's 20th birthday! What's your fondest VS memory? Mine is getting a fancy, faster computer in 2010--after several years of waiting 20+ minutes for my ASP.NET 2.0 app to compile, it took mere minutes. I always loved Visual Studio, and finally, my computer caught up with it!
It's .NET's 15th birthday! Given that ComponentOne Studio has had an inextricable relationship with .NET from the start, we asked some of our experienced developers about their impressions of the new kid on the block.
January's not over yet, so it's just the right time to make some promises for the next year. Here's how some GrapeCity developers are planning to improve their work habits this year.