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Microsoft adds multithreading to Node.js for compute-heavy apps

Microsoft’s beta Napa.js runtime is offering multithreaded support for the Node.js server-side JavaScript platform, to provide the flexibility of JavaScript with speedy performance akin to C++’s. By introducing multithreading to Node.js, the Napa.js runtime can more easily handle computation-intensive tasks, Microsoft said. [ Getting to know Node? Don’t miss 10 JavaScript concepts every Node developer must master. | 7 keys to structuring your Node app. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ] Built on the same V8 JavaScript runtime as Node.js, Napa.js can…

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What’s new in Microsoft .Net Framework 4.7.1

With Microsoft’s release of .Net Framework 4.7.1 this week, the development platform gains critical improvements to garbage collection, security, and application configuration.  To boost memory allocation performance, particularly for large object heap allocations, an architectural change to the garbage collector splits the heap allocation into small and large object heaps. Applications making a lot of large object heap allocations should experience a reduction in allocation lock contention and better performance. [ Review: Visual Studio 2017 is the best ever. | Cut to the key news and issues in cutting-edge enterprise…

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What’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code 1.17

The September 2017 release of Visual Studio Code, aka version 1.17, has arrived with a number of significant updates. Among the many improvements, the upgrade to Microsoft’s open source code editor brings region markers to the code folding support and boosts the performance of the built-in terminal. With code folding, developers can hide away regions of source code using folding icons on the gutter between the line numbers and the start of a line of code. The region markers allow you to specify with comments exactly where your foldable blocks begin…

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Microsoft releases Project Rome SDK for Android

Android Easily control your Windows 10 devices with just your Android smartphone. Ever wish you could control your PC from your Android device without having to finagle some third-party app you found in the Play Store? Microsoft’s Project Rome SDK aims to help with the multi-device life that many of us live on the daily. Project Rome for Android is now available to let you connect to your Android devices. It’s limited at the moment, so you can only control Android and not the other way around. But it doesn’t…

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