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GitHub responds to frustrated users

GitHub is finally responding to a group of frustrated developers who wrote an open letter to the open-source code repository last month. “We hear you and we’re sorry. We’ve been slow to respond to your letter and slow to respond to your frustrations,” GitHub wrote in a blog post. According to the open letter from …

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PostgreSQL security update release, Transcrypt Python 3.5 to JavaScript transpiler, and a new IntelliJ IDEA 16 EAP build—SD Times digest: Feb. 12, 2016

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released an update to all supported versions of the database system. Versions include 9.5.1, 9.4.6, 9.3.11, 9.2.15 and 9.1.20. This release fixes two security issues, as well as several bugs that were discovered over the last four months. Users vulnerable to those security issues should update their installations immediately, …

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: RethinkDB

RethinkDB is an open-source scalable database that makes building modern, real-time apps relatively easy. It does this by utilizing a new database access model that pushes updated query results to applications in real time. With RethinkDB, developers can get a scalable real-time Web app running with fewer engineering resources. In this case, real time means …

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Microsoft program for hiring people with autism brings in new talent

When Microsoft’s corporate vice president Mary Ellen Smith was first informed that her son Shawn had autism, she said the family drove home from the hospital in silence. They were thinking about what the two doctors just told them—that their toddler was on the spectrum and they should limit their expectations of him. Her son …

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Basho updates Riak TS

Riak is not just for key values anymore. Basho, the company behind the Riak database, released an update for its newest product, Riak TS: a time series database. And with version 1.1, it is able to handle typical time series tasks. That’s because version 1.1 is the first edition of Riak TS to include support …

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SamsaraJS library takes on performance issues

There is a new JavaScript UI project for the mobile Web, and it’s giving Web developers a tool to create native-like app experiences. SamsaraJS is a functional reactive library for animating layout. It provides a language for positioning, orienting and sizing DOM elements, and animating these properties over time. According to its GitHub page, “Everything …

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Express comes to the Node.js Foundation’s incubator program

The Node.js Foundation is looking to help one of the most popular Node.js frameworks maintain a healthy contributor base and remain stable. The Foundation has announced that Express is on track to become its new incubation project. “This framework is critical to a significant portion of many Node.js users,” said Mikeal Rogers, community manager of …

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Google’s new People API, htop2.0, and OIC’s new developer toolkit—SD Times news digest: Feb. 11, 2016

Google has released a new API designed to retrieve data from an authenticated user’s Contacts. Previously, developers had to make multiple calls to the Google+ API and Contacts API. The new People API is designed to provide developers with new protocols and technologies, and it aims to eventually replace the Contacts API. With the People …

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SD Times Blog: Which apps are best (and worst) for finding a Valentine’s Day date

Love is in the air, or at least it is for the month of February. If you’re single and ready to mingle, you’re probably fed up with all the pink and chocolates and coworkers talking about what five-star restaurant they’re going to for Valentine’s Day. Good news is, the Web has been helping people meet …

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Container Summit: How do containers grow in the enterprise?

The rise of containers has already taken hold in the developer community, but the conversation in the enterprise is just beginning. Containers can be used as a driving force behind an organization’s digital transformation, yet only 8% of enterprise developers are currently using containers for production release, according to Dave Bartoletti, principal analyst at Forrester, …

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Google launches new service, the U.S. tells Google computer system can count as a driver, and Microsoft employees raise $125 million for nonprofits—SD Times news digest: Feb. 10, 2016

Google has quietly launched a service called Google Cloud Functions. It allows developers to set up functions that get triggered in response to certain events. Google claimed that it’s similar to the Lambda service from Amazon Web Services. According to Cloud Functions documents, “Google Cloud Functions is a lightweight, event-based, asynchronous compute solution that allows …

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SD Times Blog: Kick off your dev and programmer projects on Kickstarter

A Brooklyn-based corporation everyone knows as Kickstarter has built a global crowdfunding platform that supports all projects from the technical to the super weird and creative. Today, the company has reached 100,000 successfully funded campaigns, despite only being around since 2009. Last night, a photography project called “Falklands/Malvinas: One War, all Wars” became the 100,000th …

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SD Times Blog: Pop! goes the bubble

Even before the wave of bad Valley news last night, January made things in the San Francisco Bay Area tense. We’ve been on edge for months here in anticipation of the Super Bowl. Now that those immense proceedings are over, the Bay Area seems to be exhaling a large sigh of relief. Thing is, maybe …

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New platforms from AWS for game developers, Safer Internet Day 2016, and an IoT SDK from C-Labs—SD Times new digest: Feb. 9, 2016

Amazon has announced that Amazon Lumberyard, a free, cross-platform 3D game engine for developers, is available to download in beta for PC and console developers. (Mobile and VR versions are coming soon.) Non-technical game developers can add cloud-connected features to a game through a drag-and-drop GUI, and other game developers can connect their games to …

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