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In February, Microsoft announced that it had acquired Xamarin, the company best known for its cross-platform SDKs and its role as Mono custodian. Now, just over a month later, Microsoft has made an even bigger declaration — it’s making Xamarin’s products free and its MIT licensing the Mono framework.
Not all programmers come from a maths background. In fact, if you’re self-taught, chances are you’ve stumbled on a useful mathematical formula (say, on Wikipedia), except its in formal notation and might as well be Sanskrit. Sometimes you can get lucky and find code snippets, but if you’re reading straight from research papers, this isn’t always an option. Fortunately, you can translate it, if you have the time.
Hot on the heels of adding browser file uploading, GitHub has taken the wraps off another feature for its web-facing presence — reactions. Yes, you can now better share you feelings regarding issues, comments and pull requests on GitHub using good old emoticons.
The Raspberry Pi can power all kinds of great projects, but building an interface to actually interact with those projects is a chore. DIYer Toby Kurien decided to implement the Star Trek LCARS interface into his Pi projects.
The Raspberry Pi family of single board-computers has been popular with hobbyist and programmers for creating fun and wonderful low-cost technology projects since the first one launched in 2011. The lack of wireless connectivity options, however, has always been an issue with those computers but it appears the yet-to-be announced Raspberry Pi 3 will fix that. Here’s what we know.
Last month JetBrains — of ReSharper fame — unveiled its plans for a C# integrated development environment that would effectively come with ReSharper and IntelliJ built-in. If you want to give it a try, JetBrains is now taking down details for its Early Access program.