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Microsoft open sources SandDance, a visual data exploration tool 

SandDance, the beloved data visualization tool from Microsoft Research, has been re-released as an open source project on GitHub. This new version of SandDance has been re-written from the ground up as an embeddable component that works with modern JavaScript toolchains. The release is comprised of several components that work in native JavaScript or React...

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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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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 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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