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What You Need To Know About Microsoft .NET Core 1.0

It’s been years in the making but Microsoft has finally released its open source .NET Core, essentially a stripped down version of the company’s full blown .NET Framework that is used to create mobile, desktop and web applications for Windows machines. .NET Core, however, is cross platform, available on Windows, OSX and Linux, making it easier for developers to use .NET for apps on different devices. This is a big deal for .NET and Microsoft as a company as it continues fly the flag for open source. Here’s what you need to know.


Microsoft Releases Protocol To Standardise Code Editing Experience For All Programming Languages

Microsoft has unveiled its open source Language Server Protocol which aims to give a consistent experience for developers that edit their code in Visual Studio Code, regardless of what programming language they use. Here’s what you need to know.


Google And Udacity Team Up To Teach The Basics Of Android App Development

A few months ago, Google and Udacity released their first “nanodegree” course for intermediate Android development. Today, they’re going backwards to teach you the absolute basics.


Apple Leaves iOS Kernel Unencrypted For The First Time: Why Is This Important?

In the preview version of iOS 10, which was released recently at the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), the kernel has been found to be unencrypted. Previous versions of iOS all featured an encrypted kernel, so for Apple to open iOS 10 up like this is a big deal and allows security researchers to take a deeper look inside the operating system to expose potential bugs. Some security pundits have claimed this move makes iOS less secure. Here’s what you need to know.


Get 50% Off Any Coursera Computer Science Class For A Limited Time

If you’ve been thinking about taking one of Coursera’s many university-created computer science classes, now’s the time. Enterprise software company Atlassian is currently offering scholarships that cover half of all course fees to students who enrol.


Why Enterprise App Development Spending Is Down

These days, it’s difficult to avoid interacting with a mobile app, be it at work or at home. Which is why it’s surprising to learn that organisations have actually scaled back their total spending on developing mobile applications, according to analyst firm Gartner. The enthusiasm and demand for mobile apps is there but organisations are still scratching their heads on how to do mobile apps right. We take a closer look at this issue.


TermHere Launches A Terminal Window Directly From A Folder

Mac: It’s easy enough to use a system service to launch Terminal from any folder in OS X, but you don’t have much in the way of options. TermHere does the same thing, but allows you to pick your Terminal app of choice, and even open multiple directories.


Deals: Web Dev Pros Wanted: Great Pay, No Experience Necessary

Looking for a new career but don’t want to spend a lot of time and money on training? Then you are going to want to check out The Complete Web Development Course, which offers all the education required to make pro-level webpages that could earn you a huge payday. Best of all, Lifehackerreaders can get this training for a fraction of its normal value.


Build This Two-Player Arcade Table From A Raspberry Pi And IKEA Parts

We’ve shown you some awesome IKEA game tables, and even a two-player coffee table mod, but this one takes our favourite emulation powerhouse, the Raspberry Pi, puts it in an affordable IKEA table, packs in a pair of control sticks, and lets you use your existing screens to game on.


How To Reclaim The 'Backspace To Go Back A Page' Feature In Chrome

You used to be able to hit backspace to go back to a previous webpage in Chrome but a month ago, Google indicated that it will be removing this feature in a future update for the web browser. The backspace hotkey was omitted from the Canary release of Chrome and now it has been taken out of the Beta version of the latest update. The end is nigh for users (like myself) who do take advantage of the backspace to return to previous page function. The good news is there is a way to keep it with a Chrome extension, aptly named Back To Backspace. Here are the details.


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