What Windows 10, version 1909 Means for Developers As stated in this article, Windows 10, version 1909 is a scoped set of features for select performance improvements, enterprise features and quality enhancements. Developers should be aware of this release, but no action is necessary at this time. A new Windows SDK will not be issued in conjunction with this version of Windows, since this release doesn’t introduce new APIs. That means there’s no need to target Windows 10, version 1909 or modify your project files. Since there is no update to the SDK, you should continue to target Windows 10, version 1903. The easiest way to do that is by installing Visual Studio 2019. New since Windows 10, version 1903 Windows Dev Center has a full list of what is available for developers in Windows 10, version 1903. But since then we have also released Windows UI Library 2.2. WinUI 2.2 [ more… ]
MySQL Shell 8.0.18 – What’s New? The MySQL Development team is proud to announce a new version of the MySQL Shell with the following major improvements: Migration to Python 3 Built-in thread reports Ability to use an external editor Ability to execute system commands within the shell Admin API Improvements: New options to log all the SQL used on the different operations Support for IPv6 in InnoDB Clusters New function to reset the InnoDB Cluster recovery accounts General maintenance and bug fixing Python 3 Migration Due to the coming end-of-life (EOL) for Python 2.7 by end of this year, the Shell has been updated to use Python 3. … Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Source: MySQL Shell 8.0.18 – What’s New?
WordPress 5.3 Release Candidate The first release candidate for WordPress 5.3 is now available! This is an important milestone as we progress toward the WordPress 5.3 release date. “Release Candidate” means that the new version is ready for release, but with millions of users and thousands of plugins and themes, it’s possible something was missed. WordPress 5.3 is currently scheduled to be released on November 12, 2019, but we need your help to get there—if you haven’t tried 5.3 yet, now is the time! There are two ways to test the WordPress 5.3 release candidate: Try the WordPress Beta Tester plugin (choose the “bleeding edge nightlies” option) Or download the release candidate here (zip). What’s in WordPress 5.3? WordPress 5.3 expands and refines the Block Editor introduced in WordPress 5.0 with new blocks, more intuitive interactions, and improved accessibility. New features in the editor increase design freedoms, provide [ more… ]
Responsible Participation In Online Communities In our first article in this series, we highlighted the WordPress mission to democratize publishing. WordPress introduced a tool to independent and small publishers who did not have the resources of the larger publishing platforms. Access to a free content management system to create websites has empowered thousands of people to find their voice online. People have been able to share their enthusiasm for hobbies, causes, products and much more. Through these different voices, we can encourage understanding, spark creativity, and create environments where collaboration can happen. But as we build more digital communities, it’s easy to forget that online safety is a group effort. Digital literacy is also part of being a good digital citizen, but it’s more than just being able to do basic actions with your mobile device. Digital literacy refers to [ more… ]
Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 18999 available now! Today, we released a new Windows 10 Preview Build of the SDK to be used in conjunction with Windows 10 Insider Preview (Build 18999 or greater). The Preview SDK Build 18999 contains bug fixes and under development changes to the API surface area. The Preview SDK can be downloaded from developer section on Windows Insider. For feedback and updates to the known issues, please see the developer forum. For new developer feature requests, head over to our Windows Platform UserVoice. Things to note: This build works in conjunction with previously released SDKs and Visual Studio 2017 and 2019. You can install this SDK and still also continue to submit your apps that target Windows 10 build 1903 or earlier to the Microsoft Store. The Windows SDK will now formally only be supported by Visual Studio 2017 [ more… ]