Microsoft .NET MAUI Developers: Redmond Isn't Listening
IN THIS ISSUE: .NET MAUI Nets Complaints; Credential Manager Ends Passwords; AWS Unveils Amazon Q; AI to generate Google Play FAQs?; Gemini AI is Uniquely Multimodal; Holiday Shopping: Gifts for Geeks
Microsoft's nascent .NET Multiplatform App UI (MAUI) is drawing developer ire. They're upset about Redmond's lack of response to reported bugs and inoperative components, as well as the need in some places for platform-specific code, which defeats MAUI's raison d'etre.
Google last month released Credential Manager, a component of Android 14 that it says simplifies sign-ons, improves security and eliminates completely the need for passwords.
Amazon Web Services last week unveiled Amazon Q, a chatbot designed to allow enterprise developers to help automate tasks within their new or existing business apps. The tool's abilities reportedly include code writing, opening a ticket in Jira and executing AWS services.
Developers will get their first look at Google Gemini on Dec. 13, when Google will make Gemini Pro APIs available in Google AI Studio. According to the company its Gemini AI was uniquely trained and designed to be multi-modal, including text, image, audio and video.
With artificial intelligence infiltrating everything from search results to soda machines, harvesting its LLM for previously asked questions to generate an FAQ seems a reasonably safe way to use AI, akin perhaps to Amazon's AI-generated summary of product feedback.
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