Tip : How to know how your product name sounds in another language.

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Finding a name that suits your product/business/application/[anything] is hard.
It’s even harder when you want your product to be available worldwide.

You have to keep in mind that the name you found can be perfect in you language but can have an dumb (or offensive) meaning in another one.

You will also wonder how the name you came with will sound in other languages.

To help you with these questions, here is a quick tip: use google translate https://translate.google.com

First, it will help you to know the different meaning your name can have

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Second, you can listen how it sounds in different languages

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2016-01-29 10_10_24-Google Translateenglish

It will not really help you to find a name, but it’s a cheap and easy way to test if what you came with doesn’t sound really weird in some languages.

VS 2013 Update 4, VS 2015 Preview, VS Community Editions : A lot of great news

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VS 2013 Update 4 and VS 2015 preview are available

What does it means ?

For the Tools

There is an android emulator !

Appache Cordova, Xamarin, Improvements to Blend, …

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2014/11/12/visual-studio-2015-preview-visual-studio-community-2013-visual-studio-2013-update-4-and-more.aspx

For .NET Framework

Core Framework is Open source and on Linux and OSX

https://github.com/dotnet/corefx

http://weblogs.asp.net/scottgu/announcing-open-source-of-net-core-framework-net-core-distribution-for-linux-osx-and-free-visual-studio-community-edition

.NET Foundation, RyuJIT, .NET CORE 5, .NET FX 4.6, C# 6, WPF, Reference source, NuGet, …

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/dotnet/archive/2014/11/12/announcing-net-2015-preview-a-new-era-for-net.aspx

.NET Foundation : new projects

http://www.dotnetfoundation.org/blog/announcing-new-governance-model-and-project-contributions-to-the-net-foundation

For ASP.NET

ASP.NET will work on Linux and OSX (and on Windows of course)

http://www.asp.net/vnext/overview/aspnet-vnext/aspnet-5-overview

An improved package manager for each project

Use of Roslyn

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2014/11/12/announcing-asp-net-features-in-visual-studio-2015-preview-and-vs2013-update-4.aspx

For Entity Framework

EF6.1.2 (Beta) and EF 7 (Preview):

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/adonet/archive/2014/11/12/visual-studio-2015-preview-and-entity-framework.aspx

Visual Studio Community

http://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/products/visual-studio-community-vs

It’s like the express editions but it’s not !
-> you can use plugins
-> it’s not platform specific : you can use this IDE to create ASP.NET or Winforms, as you want

More

http://www.hanselman.com/blog/PermaLink.aspx?guid=a1efdb27-1795-43a6-8d13-1f38f2b88eb6

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/somasegar/archive/2014/11/12/opening-up-visual-studio-and-net-to-every-developer-any-application-net-server-core-open-source-and-cross-platform-visual-studio-community-2013-and-preview-of-visual-studio-2015-and-net-2015.aspx

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudio/archive/2014/11/12/visual-studio-2015-preview-visual-studio-community-2013-visual-studio-2013-update-4-and-more.aspx