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Adobe previews Project Comet, Google addresses Stagefright, and Red Hat joins the Node.js Foundation—SD Times news digest: Oct. 6, 2015

Adobe is working on a new solution for UX designers and developers. The company is previewing Project Comet, an end-to-end solution for creating and prototyping websites and mobile apps. It will provide intuitive layout tools, performance for wireframing and interface design, the ability to create interactive prototypes, real-time preview on devices, and the ability to …


Android Marshmallow arrives

Google has begun pushing out the Android Marshmallow update. This new version of the mobile operating system includes new features and bug fixes across the platform. Although the rollout began today, end users will have to wait for their phone manufacturers to port the OS to their platforms in order to use it. This means …


Rogue Wave adds PHP company Zend

Rogue Wave Software announced today that it has acquired Zend Technologies, an end-to-end PHP Web and mobile application development and deployment solution company. With 50% of the Web’s workload running on PHP (including services like Drupal, Magento and WordPress), Zend products drive PHP in the enterprise, from code creation through production deployment. (Related: An ‘API-first’ …

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How to plug into DevOps

The DevOps movement is gaining momentum, albeit at different speeds in different organizations. While the goal has been to streamline workflows between development and operations teams, there are a number of technological and cultural challenges companies have to address to optimize DevOps, and more importantly the entire software life cycle. If you’re confused about how …


Progress offers free business app tools for developers

Progress is offering a free development toolkit to help developers build next-generation business apps. The new solution will be offered as a classroom edition of the company’s OpenEdge Developer Kit, a platform designed to simplify and streamline the development, integration and management of business applications. According to Progress, the OpenEdge Developer Kit: Classroom Edition was …


Linux Foundation takes on the FOSSology project

The Linux Foundation is taking on open-source license compliance through the FOSSology project. FOSSology is a software system and toolkit designed to help technology companies understand and adhere to open-source licenses. “As Linux and open source have become the primary building blocks for creating today’s most innovative technologies, projects like FOSSology are more relevant than …


Microsoft acquires Havok, and Daimler starts testing a self-driving truck on public roads—SD Times News Digest: Oct. 5, 2015

Microsoft has acquired Havok, a provider of 3D physics technology for the games industry, from Intel. Microsoft will continue to license Havok’s development tools to partners. Havok will be added into Microsoft’s existing tools and platform components for developers, including DirectX 12, Visual Studio and Microsoft Azure. Microsoft sees the acquisition of Havok as an …


Expanded Real-Time Linux support is on the way

Linux is about to get (more) real. At LinuxCon Europe and Embedded Linux Conference Europe, which took place together in Dublin, Ireland, the Linux Foundation announced plans for a new Real-Time Linux (RTL) Collaborative Project. The ultimate goal of the project is to bring better real-time support into the Linux kernel, and to spread that …


Transforming the Web with HTML5

The Web is ever changing. What was once a place where documents and information could be accessed has turned into a place where users can communicate verbally, visually and virtually, where users can play interactive games, and where users can stream music, movies and television shows. To keep up with these advanced features and capabilities, …

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Code for America takes on procurement and contracts

Code for America met this week at its annual Code for America Summit to discuss how best to work with government organizations, how to propose solutions for civic problems, and perhaps most importantly, how to fix civic software procurement. Have you ever seen a government software contract? They take years to obtain, months to sign, …


Git now supports large files

GitHub has announced the availability of Git Large File Support (LFS) 1.0, as well as new two-factor authentication support for GitHub. The company made this announcement yesterday at its developer conference in San Francisco. Historically, Git has had trouble storing and versioning large files due to constraints in the basic design of the software. There …


SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Gatsby

Web pages and blogs are pretty common, but they’re still a bit tedious to make even if you know how to make them. Fortunately a GitHub project seeks to make the process much quicker and smoother. Created by Kyle Mathews, cofounder of RelateRocket, Gatsby can take plain text and convert it into a website or …


Analyst Watch: Apple’s three greatest exposures

This hasn’t been a great year for Apple. Their stock peaked in early February, and it has been declining ever since. The Apple Watch that was hoped would reverse this slide had no real material impact, iPads are now in decline, and they’ve recently tried to reinvigorate iPods in order to get some positive traction. …


Microsoft releases Tools for Apache Cordova

Microsoft today announced the first official release of Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO). Version 1.0 completes the work Microsoft started for providing utilities for Mac and Windows developers using Apache Cordova. According to Subhag Oak, senior program manager for Microsoft’s Visual Studio Client Platform Tools Team, the TACO command-line interface is completely compatible with Cordova’s. …

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