Join us at the Build in the Open Happy Hour to connect and collaborate with Open Source enthusiasts 

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Open source has forever changed software development for the better. It has allowed developers from around the world to connect, collaborate, and build tomorrow’s technology. Microsoft culturally adopted an open mindset under Satya Nadella and internally changed the way software was developed. Microsoft is continually learning how to be a better open-source partner and support…Read more

Celebrating OSCON’s 20th anniversary 

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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…Read more

Five things about TypeScript 

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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…Read more

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Open Source Weekly: VS Code included in Anaconda, TypeScript 2.7 available 

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3-minute read + demos Check out the below recap of this week’s open source related community news, product announcements, popular docs, and demos from around Microsoft. Anything else you’d like to hear about? Let us know in the comments. Visual Studio Code now shipping with Anaconda: For everyone from enterprise programmers to data scientists, Python…Read more

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

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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…Read more