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Software Category, System Software

How to manage user secrets in ASP.NET Core

September 28, 2020

Via: InfoWorld

When working with ASP.NET web applications, you will want to protect certain pieces of application data, called user secrets, that should not be shared with others. Your user secrets might include a database connection string that also contains the user […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows XP source code leaks online in the most unusual of places

September 25, 2020

Via: The Next Web

Microsoft probably won’t be happy about that. It seems the source code for Windows XP has leaked online. In addition to Windows XP, the leak includes the source code for Windows Server 2003 and other Microsoft operating systems, ZDNet reports. […]


Operating systems, Windows

How to protect your privacy in Windows 10

September 25, 2020

Via: Computerworld

There has been some concern that Windows 10 gathers too much private information from users. Whether you think Microsoft’s operating system crosses the privacy line or just want to make sure you protect as much of your personal life as […]


Development Software, Software Category

Google Engineer Tailors Swift for Windows

September 25, 2020

Via: InfoQ

The vision for Swift to become a cross-platform programming language has moved one step further with the introduction of a Swift toolchain for Windows 10. Early adopters can now use Swift to create Windows 10 programs that interoperate through the […]


MAC OS, Operating systems

Apple releases macOS Catalina 10.15.7, possibly the last update before Big Sur

September 25, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

Earlier this week, Apple released updates for iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS—but nothing for macOS. Usually, Cupertino updates all its operating systems at once, but we’re in an odd place right now with new annual releases of the former three making […]


Software Category, System Software

Microsoft Office for desktops will be available through a one-time purchase next year

September 24, 2020

Via: The Next Web

When Microsoft announced Office 2019, some people were worried that it might be the last perpetual version (i.e. not a subscription model) in the offering. However, the company is planning to release a new flat-priced version of its marquee product […]


Application Software, Software Category

Using Serverless Backends to Iterate Quickly on Web Apps

September 24, 2020

Via: InfoQ

In a series of three technical articles, AWS has recently shown the advantage of building serverless backends to iterate quickly on web apps and be able to follow changing product requirements. These development methodology and architecture allow flexibility but increase […]


Development Software, Software Category

JDK 16: What’s coming in Java 16

September 24, 2020

Via: InfoWorld

Although not due to arrive until March 2021, Java Development Kit (JDK) 16 has begun to take shape, with proposed features including concurrent thread-stack processing for garbage collection, support for C++ 14 language features, and an “elastic metaspace” capability to […]


Application Software, Development Software, Software Category

Google Spurns Chrome Extensions Developers with Deprecation of Web Store Payments API

September 24, 2020

Via: ProgrammableWeb

In January of 2020, Google discovered a wave of fraudulent transactions that were taking place on the Chrome Web Store. As a result of these actions, Google suspended the ability to publish or update any commercial Chrome extensions and later […]


Software Category, System Software

YouTube’s new AI will block videos that are inappropriate for kids

September 23, 2020

Via: The Next Web

YouTube will start using AI to automatically add age restrictions to videos “over the coming months,” the company announced on Tuesday. The site currently relies on content reviewers to flag videos that aren’t appropriate for viewers under 18, but will […]