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We’re joining Hacktoberfest 2018

October 1 UPDATE: additional information on how to participate is now available here.  We’re excited to announce that we’re participating in this year’s Hacktoberfest! An annual celebration of all things open source, Hacktoberfest launched as a partnership between DigitalOcean and GitHub in 2014 and rallies a global community of contributors, with last year’s event drawing...

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Updates on DevOps and CI/CD support for Jenkins

With DevOps World | Jenkins World around the corner (September 16-19 in San Francisco) and the recent announcement of Azure DevOps, this seems like a good time to provide an update on the options for working with Jenkins on Microsoft Azure. Side note: if you’re at DevOps World | Jenkins World, come visit us at our...

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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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Coming soon: more Open Source Show episodes, featuring new community hosts

We launched The Open Source Show – featuring our own Suz Hinton, Lena Hall, and Bernd Verst – earlier this year, and, now, we’re excited to share that we are partnering with awesome community members to bring you new episodes, starting Tuesday, June 19th. With the help of open source contributors and community members, we’ll...

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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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Open Source Weekly: VSCode Python updates, Helm Summit learnings, and more

4-minute read + demos The February release of Visual Studio Code, our free and open source code editor, includes significant updates for Python devs, including added support for pipenv/pyenv and a preview of the next version of our debugger that offers faster Django debugging for Python. Learn more about what’s new in this release, plus...

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Open Source Weekly: Updated Quantum SDK, deep learning for autonomous driving, and more

4-minute read + demos This week Microsoft released updates to our Quantum Development Kit, including support for macOS and Linux, additional open source libraries, and interoperability with Python. Learn more about what’s new with Microsoft Quantum, plus new docs, demos, and more, in this edition of the Open Source Weekly. TODO Open Source Program Guides:...

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

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...

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Open Source Weekly: New Go SDK and Azure Go Dev Center

2-minute read + demos Lots of good news for “gophers” this week, with a new Go SDK for Azure and updated documentation to help Go fans get started with Azure. This and more community news, product announcements, and demos from around Microsoft below.   Azure SDK for Go: The Azure SDK for Go is now...

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Open Source Weekly: Container-native developer experiences and more

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. Container-native developer experiences: Join Donovan Brown & Ralph Squillace to learn about the open source tool...

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