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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.