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Microsoft provides first look into its Windows 10 developer strategy

Microsoft is giving developers more insight into Windows 10. The company has provided developers an update regarding its strategy for the new operating system as well as its universal app platform at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. “Windows 10 represents the culmination of our platform convergence journey with Windows now running on a single, unified …

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Paddle provides new monetization tools

Building a successful application in this marketplace can be a bit like trying to row without a paddle. But there’s a new startup in town called Paddle, which hopes to help developers monetize their applications and monitor those purchases through a suite of new tools. Christian Owens, CEO of Paddle, said that “Paddle doesn’t want …

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Google’s empty Android Lollipop encryption promise, IBM Mobile Accessibility Checker, and Khronos Vulkan—SD Times news digest: March 3, 2015

Google’s pledge last September to require standard full-disk encryption on all Android Lollipop devices has turned out to simply be a “very strong recommendation.” According to a report from Ars Technica, while the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices do offer full-disk encryption, newer devices running Lollipop such as the second-generation Moto E and the …

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Testing in an agile world

Agile has challenged the world of development, operation and project management, leaving them to redefine their roles and work together on one team in a fast-paced software development environment; but one of the most difficult hurdles in the world of agile is rethinking the role of the tester, according to Ian Culling, CTO of VersionOne. …

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Perforce goes fully distributed in source-code management

Perforce today announced the release of Helix, the newest version of the company’s source-code-management and versioning system. New to Helix are distributed development support for the traditional Perforce suite of tools, and new security features that monitor repository usage and track suspicious behavior. This is a problem perhaps most noticeable in the video gaming world, …

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Instart Logic brings machine learning to HTML and JavaScript code delivery

Machine-learning algorithms are everywhere. They’ve permeated the way platforms work in the cloud, in analyzing Big Data, and in making AI more intelligent. Now, a software-defined application delivery startup is using machine learning to streamline code performance. SmartSequence, the new HTML and JavaScript streaming technology from Instart Logic, uses real-time machine-learning techniques to sift through …

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Mobile World Congress 2015: Apple, BlackBerry, IBM, Intel news and more

Apple and IBM have announced an expansion to their mobile application partnership, unveiling banking and financial services apps in the IBM MobileFirst for iOS portfolio.The new services include a Passenger Care app for customer service assistance during travel and transportation; a Dynamic Buy retail app for real-time data-driven product recommendations; and an Advisor Alerts app …

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The ongoing evolution of Azure

A number of factors have come together to form a guide for Microsoft to the path that has made Azure the key to the company’s future success. That road has been bumpy, but almost always on a good trajectory. Now, as the offerings gel and mature, Microsoft has to maintain its commitments and satisfy those …

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Rancher Labs builds Linux system for Docker

As Docker continues to gain popularity, more and more minimalist operating systems are emerging to run the platform in production and at scale. Rancher Labs recently announced a new open-source operating system designed explicitly for Docker. While Docker is able run on almost any Linux distribution, RancherOS was conceptualized out of the company’s own needs, …

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Silver extends Swift development to Android and .NET

Eight months after Apple debuted Swift, a new third-party implementation is extending the programming language beyond iOS onto Android and .NET. As new programming languages experience rapid spikes in popularity and adoption, the development communities around them often emerge to fill gaps in the tool chain the creators hadn’t yet addressed. It’s a natural cycle …

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SD Times Blog: The Amazonian apocalypse, part 2 (updated)

It was only a few short months ago that a vulnerability in the Xen Hypervisor resulted in problems for Amazon’s EC2. We called it the Amazonian apocalypse then, and the time has come for its sequel. Last time, as you may recall, servers were chunked into sections and given windows during which they needed to …

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Industry Watch: Developing apps horizontally

The most important change in how custom software is created these days has nothing to do with programming languages, development environments, agile methodologies or code repositories. Instead, it’s about taking a horizontal approach to application development, which allows for shared resources, composite pieces and staying up to date. That’s the view of Matt Calkins, CEO …

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Developer proposes io.js reconciliation with Node.js, mobile app security issues, gRPC, and Android Pay API—SD Times news digest: Feb. 27, 2015

Mikeal Rogers, a developer on the io.js team and an active member of the Node community, has posted a proposal on GitHub for reconciliation of the io.js fork with Node.js. Rogers posted an open GitHub proposal entitled “Reconciliation Proposal #978,” laying out preliminary plans for the merger, the technical governance structure, proposed working groups, and …

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: RancherOS

This week, we are featuring a new open-source project dedicated to Docker: RancherOS. RancherOS, created by Rancher Labs, is an operating system designed to fully embrace Docker. “At Rancher Labs we focus on building tools that help customers run Docker in production, and we think RancherOS will be an excellent choice for anyone who wants …

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