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Microsoft joins Eclipse Foundation

Microsoft has announced that it is now joining the Eclipse Foundation as a Solutions Member. “Joining the Eclipse Foundation enables us to collaborate more closely with the Eclipse community, deliver a great set of tools and services for all development teams, and continuously improve our cloud services, SDKs and tools,” the company said.

Migration paths

Tutorial: How to migrate your Eclipse 3 into a Eclipse 4 application

In this article, you will learn how to successfully migrate your Eclipse 3 Application into a pure or partial Eclipse 4 application. It is essential to grasp that adopting a migration strategy is of utmost importance. If you decide to migrate your project, you must make sure that it is strategically interesting and technically possible to do so. If your project will not be updated in the next few years, you should keep the old architecture.

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Reactive programming, HTTP and Angular 2

Reactive Programming and observables are really powerful and go beyond what promises offer. They provide key features like laziness and the ability to cancel them. This allows you to add robustness into Angular 2 applications especially at the level of HTTP to finely control what is executed.

One step closer to general availability

Microsoft brings SQL Server on Linux

Microsoft is bringing its flagship relational database product, SQL Server, to the Linux operating system. This will enable SQL Server to deliver a consistent data platform across Windows Server and Linux, as well as on-premises and cloud, the company announced.

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Best UI design principles to develop strong mobile apps

Countless of apps spring up daily like mushrooms after the rain, but not all developers have what it takes to make their apps great. By following these steps, you will learn or remember that details make the difference and can make or break an app.

What to expect

Rust 1.7 stabilizes library functions and methods

The Rust team has introduced the latest version of the systems programming language -1.7, which continues the course of 1.6. What this release focuses on is library features -roughly 40 library functions and methods are currently stable in 1.7.