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Asahi Linux, plus better VM support, makes Apple Silicon more compelling for devs

In November 2020 Apple introduced the M1 processor – an Arm-based chip marking the beginning of the transition from Intel CPUs to Apple Silicon. Apple M1 machines...

AWS goes live with Amplify Studio: Quick, cloud-hosted application building

AWS this week declared that Amplify Studio, a rapid application builder introduced in preview at the re:Invent conference late year, was ready for production. There have been...

Microsoft revamps Visual Studio search – but misses long-standing request

Microsoft has previewed a new search feature for Visual Studio 2022 – but still with no way to search code while excluding comments. Developers have been requesting...

Node.js 18 released with prefix-only core modules, experimental fetch API, and more

The Node.js team has released version 18 of its server-side JavaScript runtime environment. This being an even-numbered release, it will be promoted to long-term support in October,...

Netlify chooses Deno rather than Node.js to power new Edge Functions

Netlify, a company which offers a hosted platform for websites built with Jamstack (Javascript, API and Markup) architecture, has introduced a public beta of Edge Functions, for...

Microsoft delivers cross-platform .NET MAUI release candidate with go-live license

Microsoft has made available the release candidate of .NET MAUI (Multi-platform App UI), complete with a go-live license for developers who cannot wait to ship applications using...

JetBrains updates IntelliJ IDEA with new dependency analyzer – although automated update spells...

JetBrains has released IntelliJ IDEA 2022.1, a Java IDE which also forms the basis for other development environments such as Python, PHP and C/C++. The headline new...
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How Function URLs simplify setting up an AWS Lambda endpoint

AWS has introduced Lambda Function URLs, an enhancement to its serverless platform that makes an HTTPS endpoint a built-in feature. In some respects the...

TypeScript 4.7 hits beta: Support for ECMAScript modules in Node.js

The TypeScript team has just released the 4.7 beta. The biggest new feature is the inclusion of support for ECMAScript modules in Node.js, which has been in...
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Rust for Microservices: One company’s adoption journey from .NET

Rust is excellent for systems programming but a less obvious choice for general purposes like implementing microservices. At QCon London though, principal engineer Luca Palmieri, from open...