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Tutorial: Terraforming your JAMstack on Azure with Gatsby, Azure Pipelines, and Git

This article will show how to build a blog (or any other static content) using a very popular JAMstack (GatsbyJS, GraphQL, Markdown) and host it on static website hosting for Azure Storage, which provides a cost effective and scalable solution for hosting static content and JavaScript code. We will demonstrate how to optimize the website...

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OSCON 2017. Photo credit: O'Reilly Media

Celebrating OSCON’s 20th anniversary

We’re in Portland this week for OSCON’s return to the City of Roses (or Beervana, depending on who you ask) to celebrate the ground-breaking event’s 20th birthday. Some of Microsoft’s 3,000 open source contributors from across the company will be there showcasing some of their favorite open source technologies and community projects throughout many breakout...

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Why JavaScript and Node.js are ruling the web: Interview with John Papa

JavaScript has emerged as one of the most popular programming languages in the world, reigning at #1 on GitHub in terms of pull requests in 2017. The language plays a major role on the web and because of its ease of use and speed, more developers are starting to use JavaScript on the backend via...

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Five things about TypeScript

TypeScript is a language for application-scale JavaScript development. It’s a typed superset of JavaScript that compiles to plain JavaScript and was originally created out of a need for a more robust tooling experience to complement JavaScript language developers. TypeScript makes it easier for developers to write cross-platform, application scale, JavaScript programs that run in any...

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Introducing Brady: our resident ninja sloth finds a home on GitHub

Brady is the super fierce mascot for open source solutions running on Microsoft Azure and we’re proud to share that, in true open source spirit, Brady’s designs are available on GitHub for everyone to remix and customize for their favorite technologies. Brady has been circling the globe lately, from its first encounter with a non-ninja...

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Introducing Brigade: event-driven scripting for Kubernetes

The team that brought you Helm and Draft is announcing its newest open source Kubernetes-native tool, designed to help dev and ops get their work done quickly. It’s called Brigade and with it you can build any ordered workflow of containers in Kubernetes and trigger the workflow by listening for arbitrary events. Kubernetes is a...

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Meet up with JavaScript and TypeScript pros in Prague, Bucharest, and Łódź

Last week, our resident JavaScript and TypeScript pros, Josh Gavant and Dan Silver began a tour through Central and Eastern Europe, covering how these popular open source technologies are supported on Microsoft’s cloud platform. There are a few more stops this week, including Prague, Bucharest, and Łódź. Below are summaries of what’s included in each...

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Microsoft open sources Edge’s Chakra JavaScript engine

Today, Microsoft open sourced the key components of the Chakra JavaScript engine that powers Microsoft Edge. The ChakraCore repository is available today on GitHub and provides a fully supported and open source JavaScript engine, with the same characteristics as Microsoft Edge’s Chakra engine, to embed in projects, innovate on top of and contribute back to. Chakra...

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