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How developers can successfully launch Android apps on Google Play

With the thousands of applications available in Google’s app store, it can be hard for a developer to stand out from the crowd. To help, Google has released five best practices developers can use to build and deploy a successful application in the Google Play store. The practices from come a developer panel the company …

PyCharm 2017.1, MicroStrategy 2017.1, Next.js 2.0, and Ubuntu 17.04 final beta released — SD Times news digest: March 27, 2017

PyCharm 2017.1 released JetBrains’ announced an update to its Python IDE, PyCharm. PyCharm 2017.1 features a faster debugger, enhanced Python and JavaScript unit testing as well as support for the six compatibility library. With its improved Python unit test runners, developers can now run any test configurations with the IDE. The JavaScript unit testing has …

Apache Calcite, FreeMarker, Gora, Phoenix, and Solr updated

The Apache Software Foundation is announcing a number of updates across its projects portfolio. Apache Calcite 1.12, Apache FreeMarker 2.3.26, Apache Gora 0.7, Apache Phoenix 4.10.0, and Apache Solr 6.5 were released with a slew of new features and improvements. Apache Phoenix is an online transaction processing (OLTP) and operational analytics solution for Apache Hadoop …

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Angular 4.0 released

The Angular development team is announcing a major release to its mobile and desktop development framework. Angular 4.0 follows the team’s announcement of semantic versioning adoption, and features major improvements and functionality from the last three months. The team explained in December it would be jumping from Angular 2 to Angular 4 (skipping version 3) …

Intel announces new AI effort, CoreOS extends CoreOS Tectonic, and OpenSSL launches new site — SD Times news digest: March 24, 2017

Intel is beginning to square in on AI with the announcement of a single cross-Intel organization: The Artificial Intelligence Products Group (AIPG). According to the company, AIPG strengthens its focus on AI, and will include engineering, labs, software and resources as it continues to work on its AI portfolio: The Intel Nervana platform. In addition, …

Guest View: Racing to become an algorithmic enterprise

The latest contest facing modern business is the quest to become an “algorithmic enterprise,” the next step in the evolution of analytics. Rather than just finding insights within data lakes, an algorithmic enterprise uses insights to automate action. The shift is fundamental — we’re moving from an era of human-centric business to automation-centric business. The …

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Netlify CMS

When it comes to content management systems (CMS), developers and writers have plenty of options to chose from. With Netlify CMS, its creators hope to “carve a different niche,” and build a CMS that is open-source, fully-featured, production-ready, and easy for developers and content editors to use. Netlify, the platform for automating web projects, created …

Embarcadero’s RAD Studio 10.2 released with Linux support

Embarcadero wants to help developers build cross-platform native apps faster with the latest release of its RAD Studio. According to the company, RAD Studio 10.2 is a milestone release with Linux support, improved IDE menus, new features, and enhanced C++ performance. The latest version features its first LLVM-based Linux compiler for enterprise development. The Delphi …

Making the world more autonomous

Pretty soon flying machines, smart robots and self-driving cars won’t be something we only see in the movies. We are already seeing autonomous cars on the roads, drones overhead, and robots doing human tasks. It is just the beginning of an autonomous, smart world, and it will be here sooner than we think, according to …

GitLab 9.0, Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.2, Hackster Apps, and IntelliJ IDEA 2017.1 — SD Times news digest: March 23, 2017

After 18 months after it shipped version 8.0, GitLab announced this week that GitLab 9.0 has been released with new features like subgroups and deploy boards. With GitLab 9.0, the company wants to make strides in simplifying its global, group and project navigation. GitLab 9.0 ships with subgroups, which is a new paradigm of groups …

How to keep kids safe from unsecure IoT devices and toys

The world of Internet-connected devices targeted at children is a magical one. Toy dinosaurs can learn and communicate with a growing child, teddy bears can transmit messages overseas to military parents, and talking dolls can communicate with children via speech recognition software. But this connectedness comes with a price. Recent hacks on IoT toys are …

Oracle Code: Keeping up with modern development

Modern application development is not just about cutting down the time it takes to deliver software. It is about the ability to adapt, innovate, compete, and move forward in a faster manner, according to Amit Zavery, senior vice president of product development at Oracle, who spoke at the Oracle Code developer event in New York …

CodePen Projects

CodePen Projects, Mozilla’s Obsidian API proposal, ActiveGo Beta, HashiCorp Vault Enterprise 0.7 — SD Times news digest: March 22, 2017

A new platform wants to give developers a playground for developing front end web solutions. CodePen Projects is a place where developers can build websites right in their browser. According to the team, it is very similar to an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). It features a sidebar for viewing files; the ability to create, delete, …

Test IO enhances crowdsourced testing platform for agile development

Crowdsourced testing company test IO today released enhancements to its platform to accommodate organizations doing continuous delivery of software. “The agile movement is a reaction to development that was complex, late and wrong for the user when it shipped,” said Phil Soffer, test IO CEO. The company was founded in Germany in 2011 to provide …

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    Enterprise API adoption patterns

    Moments of technology-driven inflection in business are often hard to spot because they occur more slowly than the hype cycle might hope. This is the case with enterprise adoption of APIs. It has been tricky to identify enterprise API adoption patterns because API use is often at multiple levels of maturity within the same organization. …

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