Microsoft Is Said to Have Agreed to Acquire Coding Site GitHub – Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-03/microsoft-is-said-to-have-agreed-to-acquire-coding-site-github
If this is true, and we’ll know soon enough, it changes the landscape for open source software development. The acquisition may be behind the GNOME project’s decision to move to GitLab, an open source alternative to Gitub.
It’s worth mention that git and GitHub are not the same thing. There will almost certainly be stories floating around that MSFT is buying git, but that isn’t the case. GitHub is just the must popular of several web based front ends to git.
A tutorial that shows how to make a PHP (Laravel) web app run in Azure App Service. Learn how to configure Azure App Service to meet the requirements of the PHP framework you choose.
Source: Create, configure, and deploy a PHP web app to Azure
Microsoft Removes 260-Character Path Length Limit In Windows 10 Redstone – Slashdot http://m.slashdot.org/story/311861
Removing the path length limit asking with the addition of native bash and Ubuntu functionality should help make Windows machines more appealing to a broader range of developers.
Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Microsoft’s cross-platform text editor for developers, hit version 1.0 today after about a year in beta. The company says more than 500,000 developers now actively use the application each month.
The launch of VS Code came as quite a surprise when the company first announced it at its Build developer conference last year. Microsoft, after all, had never offered a code editor for OS X and Linux before — and definitely not under the Visual Studio brand.
When Microsoft launched the application, it was still missing extensibility and the code for VS Code wasn’t open source yet, either. Since then, the company fixed both of these issues.
Source: Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code for Windows, OS X and Linux hits 1.0
And you can even get the source on Github. This is part of Microsoft’s push into the open source world as it courts a wider range of developers.
Why Microsoft needed to make Windows run Linux software | Ars Technica http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/04/why-microsoft-needed-to-make-windows-run-linux-software/
After all the hoopla has faded a bit Ars Technica takes an insightful look at the likely reasons that Microsoft made the strategic decision to add Linux support to Windows.