Thursday, March 31, 2016

Nifty Things from Build 2016

Ionic in VS Code (not sure if this is Build-related, but still, useful):

MS is really pushing this “bot” concept.  The implementation is pretty cool- you build a web api and register it with MS.  They handle all the goo of connecting to Slack, SMS, email, Skype, etc.    Should be fairly easy to write bots that work in all the things.

A bunch of free (for now) apis for doing complex stuff like parsing natural language, recognizing things in images, search

Of course, hololens.  Somebody get me an excuse and 3k to get one of these:

Freaking native linux bash shell and binary runtime on windows: