NET development is Microsoft’s business strategy that uses the web than a computer

.NET development is a business strategy from Microsoft and the collection of programming support for what are called web services. It is the ability to use the web instead of one’s own computer for different services. The goal of Microsoft is to provide business users and individuals with a seamless interoperable and web-enabled interface for computing devices and applications and to make computing activities more web browser-oriented.

.NET as a platform includes servers, building-block services, like web-based data storage and device software. Furthermore, it also includes Passport, the fill-in-the-form-only-once identity verification service of Microsoft. .NET was designed to provide the ability to make the whole range of computing devices work together and have user information updated and synchronized on all of them automatically.

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The circle of software that loosely surrounds .NET is exploding. There are more server side framework options for developers of C# than ever before. Furthermore, the client side web programming has rapidly advanced over the past few years with open sources projects. These include Backbone, Ember, Meteor and AngularJS. Document databases such as RavenDB and MongoDB and key-value stores such as Redis, all are available to managed code, and products such as Xamarin are pushing are pushing C# and mono to new platforms.

.NET development provides increased interactive capability for websites, enabled by greater use of XML or Extensible Markup Language, instead of HTML. Moreover, it features customized access and delivery of services and products to the user from a central starting point for managing different applications, like email, for instance, or software, like Office.NET. Additionally, .NET development provides centralized data storage, which would boost efficiency and ease of access to information, and information synchronization as well among devices and users. Development of .NET has the ability to integrate different communications media, like faxes, email and telephones.

For .NET developers, the framework provides the ability to build reusable modules, which should boost productivity and minimize the number of programming mistakes. With the platform, Microsoft has created a whole new platform for building solutions. The platform was written from scratch up in order to overcome a lot of concerns that are that are prevalent in app development. These issues include inability to change apps fast, long times of development, high total software ownership cost and ease of deployment.

There are various applications that one could create with the framework. These include the following.

  1. Accounting applications
  2. Customer relationship management
  3. Websites
  4. Inventory/product applications
  5. XML web services
  6. Warehousing apps using hand-held devices
  7. Integration with partners via the internet
  8. Value chain/supply management
  9. PDA or hand-held devices

.NET consists of library classes that are reusable. Moreover, it also consists of a development environment to help developers graphically and rapidly build applications. Microsoft, as well as many other third-party vendors are putting out a lot of articles, books, sample code, specialized components and other resources to help make transition to  the framework easy. Developers enjoy working with the platform since it increases productivity. Moreover, it is the best platform for the development of fully functional websites with an exclusive user experience and provides the best performance as well.

Why .NET Core is open source

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The shift in the way enterprises want to do development explains a lot on the open sourcing of .NET as well as ASP.NET. In part, it is to get the community involved to take advantage of the expertise and ideas of developers who embrace open source projects. Software organizations such as Xamarin and Fog Creek that wrote their own. NET compilers already replaced those with open source Roslyn .NET compiler by Microsoft.

The .NET Core project is under the .NET Foundation’s stewardship. This is believed to be a critical part of promoting and advancing .NET Core stack. There are two huge reasons why .NET Core was made open source. One is to lay the foundation for cross platform .NET and build and leverage a more robust ecosystem.

THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY

Microsoft plans on working with developers in the community, which include Mono community to bring .NET to both Mac OS and Linux. The relevance of embracing community contributions was one of the major discussion points in the preparations of Microsoft to go open source with the .NET’s server side.

This is somewhat a surprising move by Microsoft that is a win for all who are involved. It means that the .NET communities and mono developers now could work together in a unified pool wherein more resources and tools become available to them. Simultaneously, it provides all developers with a bigger set of platforms on which to deploy their apps, such as Linux, Mac OS, Android and iOS. A clear win for Linux adopters is the upcoming .NET apps influx that now could be ported and deployed there, together with a big number of .NET developers who could maintain the applications and bring new ones to light.

To support the open source community around .NET, Microsoft spawned the .NET Foundation. They have an organization portal on GitHub wherein the source code of the core libraries of .NET is published under the MIT License. Moreover, Microsoft wants to bring the technologies to Linux, largely in part due to Azure. Running a cloud platform provides Microsoft an interest in Linux which goes far beyond the open source contributions that the Windows Server team has been doing to the Linux kernel so distributions would run on its Hyper-V hypervisor.

MOVING TO MICRO-SERVICES

In itself, NET is changing as the recent name change for the open source version, from .NET Core 5 to Core 1.0 underlines. Furthermore, .NET Core does not even cover as much as the full .NET 4.6 since it doesn’t have for instance the server-side graphics libraries. The same goes to ASP.NET 4.6 and 5 which has the Web API but not the VB or F# or Web API support. The newer versions do not completely replace the present versions, although they will get the missing pieces later on. Moreover, they are also built in a new method, with more emphasis on moving forward and faster releases than avoiding breaking changes. For the last decade, Microsoft’s building Azure has taught the company a lot with regards to advantages of micro-services for what otherwise would be huge, monolithic apps. The original front-end managed resources such as storage, compute, networking and the core infrastructure components for the entire worldwide serve in a single application. It was a big and complicated codebase that runs on a single data center and took up to a month to release an update after it was finished and tested, meaning that it was only updated once a quarter. Moreover, the management tools for all the various components were secured by one certificate.

WHAT WAS MADE OPEN SOURCE?

Numerous server side stack layers of .NET were made available on open source licenses. In particular, the C# compiler Roslyn was made open source earlier this year under the Apache 2.0 License. Roslyn’s source code could be downloaded from codeplex. Furthermore, guidelines on how to join and contribute were made available.

.NET Core is a modular development stack which is the foundation for all future platforms of .NET. It was made available under the MIT License. The present partial release includes libraries that provide support for Metadata Reader, Immutable Containers, XML management and SIMD vector types. In addition, there is a new Visual Studio 2015 version. It is a free but not an open source version of VS Community 2013 which replaces Visual Studio Express which has for several years the free version of VS IDE. At this point, the code allowing .NET to run on iOS and Linux has not been made yet. It’s expected to be released in the next few months.

The new .NET Core stack will be entirely open source on GitHub. Microsoft has made the necessary changes already.

Microsoft is experimenting with the next Big Tech trend

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Microsoft is experimenting with the next big technology trends, which is the AI and machine learning. The company is determined to not miss out on AI or artificial intelligence, the next big trend in tech that over time, would filter into how everyone uses software, hardware and the internet. Unlike mobile that the company missed and continues to miss by a mile, Microsoft has been working hard to be on top of artificial intelligence, both in terms of research and integration of it into products.

MICROSOFT’S MUCH SUCCESS IN ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGNECE RESEARCH

One of the major reasons that Microsoft has had so much success in artificial intelligence research so far is down to Microsoft Research. It’s the 1,000-strong arm of the organization, which specifically deals in scientific research, even if it is not part of the core business of Microsoft. Top scientists at Microsoft Research created a list of predictions and a lot of them focus on AI, which is a big trend today, showing that it is a huge focus for the company. One of the huge focuses for Microsoft Research is AI or artificial intelligence, both practically and scientifically for products. Artificial intelligence would become a big deal.

MACHINE LEARNING TECHIQUES AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

It is a fact that millions of people all over the world suffer from visual impairment. A new program from Microsoft uses machine learning techniques as well as artificial intelligence to help diagnose and treat the condition. Microsoft teamed with the non-profit LV Prasad Eye Institute or LVPEI in India that provided the computing giant with access to over a million anonymized medical records. The records were tossed into the cloud-based machine learning program of Microsoft and processed.

The data provided Microsoft the ability to see through and analyze a wide array of procedures, offering a better understanding as to why a specific operation is chosen and the results of various surgeries for eye patients. Using an Azure machine learning program and Power BI service, Microsoft was able to use data to help doctors make decisions. Furthermore, the company was able to convey to a doctor the amount of time a patient has until the visual further degrades. It also was able to predict how successful a certain procedure could be. Although Microsoft has not said officially just how success the program has been, it seems confident enough in its initiative to take it on the road.

IMPROVING PEOPLE’S HEALTH AROUND THE GLOBE

The success of a program such as Microsoft’s could be integral in boosting the health of people all over the world. According to WHO or the World Health Organization, around 285 million people are visually impaired, which include 38 million who are blind. WHO estimates that eight percent of visual impairments could be treated. Microsoft’s thinking has swayed to AI, including a series of high-profile acquisitions and an entire section of the company that’s called the Garage that’s dedicated to building applications, most of which have artificial intelligence or built-in machine learning. All of the acquisitions add knowledge to the teams of Microsoft and bring products, which bear the name of the company onto devices, particularly those that are made by Apple or that run Android.

ACQUISITIONS

Microsoft earlier announced that the company’s acquiring SwiftKey, a London-based startup that has built one of the most popular keyboards for Android and iPhone devices. The technology behind SwiftKey is in a large part driven by artificial intelligence and machine learning. Most people speculated that the SwiftKey acquisition has to do with bringing Word Flow, the default keyboard on Windows Phone, to the iPhone. Nonetheless, the blog posts, both from Microsoft and SwiftKey announcing the acquisition has made it clear that this was not the case, that Microsoft wanted the team and technology behind the keyboard application.

The acquisition does show several things, such as:

  • Microsoft now is able to make high-profile, huge acquisitions again and most of all, engineers at hip firms want to work with the giant company.
  • Microsoft is serious on bringing people to cover areas it wants to change or expand. Accompli, an Outlook client for iPhone that was acquired by Microsoft last year is another example of this.
  • There would likely be more acquisitions in the future.

Other than SwiftKey, Microsoft also acquired other companies, most of which are more startups, which, among other things have an artificial intelligence component. This include Double Labs that makes an Android home screen, which intelligently orders items and Metanautix, a big-data company.

The one huge takeaway from Microsoft’s experiments with machine learning and artificial intelligence is that it’s keeping up with Google and others.

Computer Graphics and Software Development in the evolving technology World

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The computer has become a powerful tool for fast and economical production of pictures and images. Computer graphics remain one of the rapidly growing and most exciting fields today. An old Chinese saying states that ‘One picture is worth a thousand words’, could be modified in today’s computer era as ‘One picture is worth many kilobytes of data’. It’s natural to expect graphical communication often would be more convenient when computers are used for this purpose. Computer graphics has revolutionized nearly every computer-based app in technology and science.

Saying that computer graphics matter is an understatement. Actually, they have become an integral part of any computer-based device, from smart phones to server machines, which include smart TV’s, which in a way could be considered today as computer-based hardware. The demand for high quality, intensive graphics is unabated, covering all field of app, from medical imaging to entertainment and everything in between. Definitely, image is everywhere. Whatever the quality of the music is, it is difficult to imagine a pop song to sell and be successful without a great video to go with it.

Today, it may seem natural that CG software or custom software development and GUIs empower digital creativity. In fact, they were to a great extent a result of the software development’s attempt to automate design and manufacturing. The US, in the early 80’s were threatened about losing its global economic power. The way it found a way to overcome the threat was to envision software as a tool to lower costs in manufacturing, via automating parts of it. The CAD software was in huge demand, mainly as a way of reducing manufacturing costs as well as to boost US competitiveness.

It hastens up the development of algorithms for digital drawing and rendering. Moreover, this was also the moment in history wherein computer graphics transitioned from being part of scientific work to be widely available for non-coding users. The move required producers to lessen maintenance obligations and expenses through creating documentation, support services and software development tools that detached users from developers. While CAS was moving computer graphics away from science during the early 80’s and 90’s, the Hollywood industry experimented with renewing animation via new technology and bringing users to software development. Such experiments initially were however limited.

In the early 90’s, what Pixar and later on SONY, DreamWorks and Ghibi realized is that there was no way of renewing a visual medium without messing up technology and involving users and artists in the process. Even at the start, even if the general production process still resembles a factory that has hierarchical management, developing the vision of an artist and technology for every film go hand in hand. Historically, they tried downplaying the relevance of technological development in public opinion, since the industry wants people to believe that their offerings are created by artists who are exceptionally talented.

Now, this is changing with Pixar itself celebrating technology and the possibility of bringing together developers and artists through videos, such as the magic ingredient, which brings Pixar movies to life. But, the Hollywood industry does not make money out of technology, but out of content that it circulates and brands. Thus, there are software companies that develop CG software, but users are not able to experiment with the algorithms nor contact developers and experiment with alternative techno-art visions. At present, the Hollywood industry pushes further the development of CL algorithms and what could be accomplished with them without making the technology available, or sharing it only to a very limited degree. Recently, there have been signs that this could be changing, for instance Ghibli making their Toonz animation software available for users of Linux. So far however, sharing technology is still an exception.

Free software, such as Krita, Blender and Snfig and other projects for computer graphics gain relevance for various reasons that stretch beyond the four freedoms that free software provides. Free software enables mimicking of the models of work of Hollywood while making it accessible for more people. It encourages CG development that is practice-based, which could fit individual workflows and handle unexpected situations that could come up in the course of work, instead of aiming at a mass product for all users and circumstances. Catering to the needs and adaptations of the software to an individual brings users to work closer to craft and makes the technology more human. Individual skill and tools could be polished, reshaped and enhanced continuously, based on individual requirements, and instead of shaped by decisions ‘from above’. This sense of craft gets robust as artists get in direct contact with developers of their work tools. When they do so, users and artists being guiding technological development. Furthermore, software engineers could change into being servants, instead of masters of technological development.

Windows 10 update has serious problems ~ Microsoft warns!

Recently, Microsoft reported that they have found some issues with the Windows 10 update, which have caused many PCs’ to hang up. To this, the company has offered some details on the issues occurred, with a hope of solving it in near future.

Some of the individuals who have updated up with the Windows 10 have found the PC locking up with some elements such as taskbar or task manager. In some of the forum, Microsoft described the problems of the issues with the operating system on the applications and data stored on the separate drive.

Before some weeks ago, when the issues were popped up, some people noted that it can be solved by doing some workarounds or changing the installed location of the app on the system drive.

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Since the company is working on the proper fixes, Microsoft made a similar suggestion to work around this problem by signing to the Windows 10 using Safe Mode to shift the apps and data to the safe drive as your operating system.

In case, if this solution doesn’t work for you, Redmond advised the users to roll back or uninstall the update. One method to solve the issue is to use the recovery console by restarting your machine.

Some of the users did report that they are still affecting by this issues even though they don’t have SSD or app not installed on the different drive to the OS. So this seems to be a very serious problem and will be hopefully solved in a near future.

.NET as a platform has higher degree of communication, connectivity and productivity

Microsoft has developed the .NET framework from computers running the Windows Operating System. It is compatible with Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98 and all the new Windows versions. The framework consists of pre-coded solutions which enable access to a solution library for a huge range of objectives. The objectives include database connectivity, interface, data access, developing web application and network communications.

The .NET framework combines a CLR or Common Language Runtime and BCL or Base Class Library. CLR enables exception handling, security and memory management. The framework is licensed as being open source. People could use, redistribute and manipulate it for free. Microsoft is open-sourcing more of its .NET developer framework and programming languages. The company already helped build another foundation for open-sourcing the technologies.

Moving forward, Microsoft expects to release as open source more of the .NET libraries and frameworks through the new foundation. It is also looking for contributions from commercial sellers and members of the development community. Members of the community include representatives from Umbraco, Glimpse, GitHub IdentityMine and several other companies.

.NET as a platform

There are more than six million programmers and developers using .NET and there are 1.8 billion installs on the framework across different devices. Microsoft has open-source several developer technologies and tools recently. The company has also released under numerous open source licenses the bulk of MVC, Web API, ASP.NET, SignalR, Entity Framework, VS Web Essentials, Azure development kit and a whole lot more. Furthermore, Microsoft also made available the end-user preview of the Compiler Platform project, known previously as Roslyn. It includes the next versions of VB Compilers and C#, as well as a compiler-as-a-service programming interface.

Despite the many talks, .NET is still relevant and a wonderful framework IMO. Simple things work out-of-the-box on most devices. Furthermore, there are tutorials all over to make the website more phone or tablet friendly. The framework facilitates internet services with aggressive participation in creating, hosting, managing and providing services to both businesses and consumers. It provides developers and programmers the choice and power. It enables them to create apps instead of writing repetitive routines. There are tools that enable software to interoperate across platforms and truly encourage heterogeneous systems. Whatever the business requirement may be, the technology will support it. Developers are in control, letting them select their language and project paradigm, even their development environment is thoroughly customizable. Moreover, programmers are no longer forced to make trade-offs or compromise in lieu of productivity.

Code is built-in and programmers could construct their own applications from the code libraries. They free to concentrate on solving business issues and concerns rather than working on the plumbing of their computer systems. The Microsoft platform promises a higher degree of connectivity, communication and productivity. It connects an employee to another, employee to partner and most of all, employee to customer. Web apps evolve from simple user forms to interactive, rich collaboration. It frees the internet from the personal computer since it connects to cell phones, TVs and appliances among others. Also, users of the platform would have more control of the information via centralized services.

The .NET platform promises a higher degree of connectivity, communication as well as productivity. It connects employee to employee, employee to partner and most of all employee to a client. Web applications evolve from simple user forms to rich, interactive collaboration. Furthermore, it also frees the web from the PC because it connects to cellular phones, appliances, TV’s and others.

Top tools available for ASP.NET in 2016

ASP.NET is the open source web-application framework which is developed and designed for web application development and solution. IT is integrated with the amazing tools that help the developer to build faster and effective web solution. It has the support of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript which helps the millions of users and developers to scale their websites and add more complexities like Web APIs for the real-time communication. By examining the analysis of the market trends and requirements of developers, check out this tools which you can use for developing the impressive tools.

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  1. Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

IDE is one of the basic tools that developers use to write and test the software. Typically it consists of code, editor, compiler, interpreter, and debugger that developer can access through the single Graphics User Interface. By default, IDE provides the official Microsoft Asp.Net. IDE is a standalone application and has got the excellent features in testing, coding and debugging of the code of web applications. Instead of working on different applications, here you can easily write code with the support of the IDE tool. Additionally, with this tool it allows the developers to execute the code incrementally and manages the changes uniformly.

  1. Version Control

A version control system is a mixture of technologies for controlling the changes in the project’s files, source code, documentation and web pages. Having a tight integration with Visual Studio, it offers command line interface across the multiple platforms. It enables you to do the simple adjustments enhancing the quality of projects which is disabled in other versions. It is basically the communication system, where the change is the basic unit of the information.

  1. Browser Development Tools

Today almost all the browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer offers their own browser development tool to scrutinize the aspects of web pages. These tools are commonly known as add-ons and extensions and it is also developed by the web developers. These browser tools vary in their jobs for instance: some tools helps you in the issues with CSS, HTML, and JavaScript while other evaluate the accessibility of the website.

Bootstrap is another framework for developing the web applications. It is integrated with the great tools for developing the websites. Having CSS and HTML and JavaScript extensions, it simplifies the process of dynamic website development.

Conclusions

ASP.NET is an official version of Microsoft which is aimed to simplify the process of website development. If you are looking to develop your project through ASP.NET, you can contact a leading Web Development Company to get the leveraging service for your project.