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Microsoft is giving a leg up to Widows developers building apps for iOS and Android using C# and Visual Studio, with dev specialist Xamarin.
In a major expansion of its open source efforts, Microsoft announced today that will open up Visual Studio and .NET to developers on all major platforms. It starts with the open-sourcing of the core .NET server stack, a new free and full-featured Visual Studio edition, and preview versions of the next generation versions of Visual Studio and .NET...
Microsoft showered application developers with new tools on Wednesday, including a preview of the next release of Visual Studio and an all new version of the IDE that offers the full flexibility and extensibility of the flagship Visual Studio product, free of charge.