Unlike with previous releases, Android Studio 3.5 focuses on performance and product quality, and not on new features.
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Microsoft created Internet Explorer to beat back the threat from Netscape Navigator. It would soon dominate the market.
Microsoft announced today that it will acquire jClarity to help drive increased performance for Java workloads on Azure.
Windows 95 wasn’t as sophisticated as NT, but it ran well on mainstream PCs and offered many advances over its predecessors.
Visual J++ is a historical footnote today, but it’s fascinating to go back and see what Microsoft did with the Java platform.
Microsoft wasted little time usurping the Java platform and creating Windows-only Java technologies that angered Sun Microsystems.
December 7, 1995 was another day that would live in infamy. For Netscape and any other company that got in Microsoft’s way.
After ignoring the Internet threat for years, Bill Gates finally decided to “embrace and extend” the Internet and “exterminate” Netscape.
A boldly innovative startup called Netscape understood that the web was a platform that could unseat the Windows monopoly.
In this sidebar, Microsoft’s planned successor to NT was a challenge that was too complex and ethereal in nature to succeed.
Let's quickly say hello to Java, the programming language and runtime environment that would go on to trigger a major Microsoft strategy shift.
Sun’s Java programming language and runtime environment were perfect for the Internet. And an existential threat to Windows.
It’s still very much in beta, but the new Windows Terminal received a major update this past week with many new features.
Microsoft announced this week that it will stop publishing MSDN Magazine in November after a 19-year run.
Thanks to the stratospheric success of Windows in the 1990s, Microsoft was initially blind to the biggest threat it would ever face.
Continuing a years-long push to phase out its insecure legacy technologies, Microsoft has announced a new milestone for VBScript.
GitHub is restricting developers from Iran, Syria, and Crimea following new restrictions placed by the U.S. government, and developers aren’t happy.
Inspired by deficiencies in DDE and OLE 1.0, the Component Object Model (COM) was a much more sophisticated platform.
In the early 1990s, Microsoft evolved Windows with inter-process communications capabilities based on OLE.
Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) brought compound document capabilities to Windows, starting in version 3.0.
Using Dynamic Data Exchange was next to impossible unless you were using Visual Basic with a DDE-compatible application.
In another sidebar, the inventors of BASIC had some choice words for Bill Gates, Microsoft, and Microsoft BASIC.
In this sidebar to the Programming Windows series, a key architect of the first IBM PC defends the machine's design years later.
Early GUIs like Windows were easy to use, but they also provided advanced system-level features like cross-application data sharing.
6 weeks ago, I set out to tell the history of Windows from a different perspective. Here’s a quick progress report on that work.
MFC allowed C++ developers to quickly generate skeleton code for even the most complex of Windows applications. After that, they were on their own.