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Guest View: Beauty vs Brains — A designer’s approach to software development

When most software developers have a new idea they go straight to their computer, I turn off my devices and break out the old fashioned notebook. In high school I liked to sketch and draw, and today I use the same markers and pens to kick off the develop process. I prefer this method because …

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Ghost 1.0

Ghost, a once tiny prototype idea for blogging, has turned into a fully functional open source blogging platform. The platform today announced its 100th release of Ghost, along with Ghost 1.0, which contains refactors, improvements, and fixes to the entire codebase. The big feature in Ghost 1.0 is a new editor that comes with a …

Bitbucket Cloud adds new productivity features for developers

Atlassian wants to rid developers of tedious tasks with the addition of four new productivity and coding features to Bitbucket Cloud. One of the new Bitbucket features will introduce the ability to revert a pull request that was merged on a Git repository in Bitbucket’s user interface. Now, Bitbucket will create a new pull request …

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Microsoft announces Azure Container Instances

Microsoft announced a new solution designed to make it easier to run containers in the cloud. Azure Container Instances (ACI) is a new Azure service that lets developers get started in seconds without any Virtual Machine management or the need to learn new container orchestration tools. “Containers have fundamentally changed the way developers develop their …

Developer creates petition to open source Flash specification

Adobe announced its plans to kill Flash, and while most developers and Internet users understand and accept this decision, not everyone wants to see Flash Player disappear forever. Over the last few years, HTML5 has given companies the ability to create rich browser experiences, without the need of Adobe Flash Player. As a result, the …

Tricentis acquires load testing provider Flood IO

Tricentis is bolstering its software testing expertise with the acquisition of Flood IO. Flood IO is an on-demand load testing solution provider designed to maximize test strategies, provide feedback loops, and discover issues in real time. “Times have changed. Old performance testing approaches are too late, too heavy, and too slow for today’s lean, fast-paced …

ActiveState’s ActiveRuby beta release, the Windows Bounty Program, and AnchorFree’s net neutrality SDK — SD Times news digest: July 27, 2017

Just weeks after releasing its commercial Go programming language distribution, ActiveState is taking on a new language. The company announced the beta release of ActiveRuby, its commercially supported Ruby distribution. ActiveRuby is based on Ruby 2.3.4, and provides easy installation, and features for the development and deployment of Ruby apps. “For enterprises looking to accelerate …

GitLab automates DevOps with new concept: Auto DevOps

GitLab is transforming its offerings of version control and continuous integration with a new integrated and automatic DevOps experience: Auto DevOps. Auto DevOps, a concept that was designed to help developers deliver ideas to production faster, is GitLab’s new collection of features for building, testing and deploying applications, as well as features for review apps …

Survey: Soft skills and data analytics skills lacking in IoT workforce

Soft skills like communication and collaboration may just be the key for solving some of the challenges facing the field of Internet of Things (IoT). According to Northeastern University-Silicon Valley’s survey released this week, which polled more than 500 members of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), enterprises are going to need skilled …

Couchbase: IT senior leaders fear falling behind in digital innovation

Despite all the hype around digital transformations, today’s enterprises still feel they’re at risk of being left behind by their industries, according to new research from Couchbase. The research puts a microscope on whether data strategies today are supporting customer engagement and experience. According to data from Couchbase’s global survey released today, senior IT leaders …

Report: Node.js is becoming a universal framework for digital transformation

Node.js usage is expanding across a variety of applications and development environments. According to the recently released Node.js 2017 User Survey, the JavaScript runtime is moving beyond an application platform and towards corporate data, app modernization and the Internet of Things. The Node.js 2017 User Survey was released by the Node.js Foundation as a way …

JSON vs. XML: The battle for format supremacy may be wasted energy

Back in the late 90s, when standards were proprietary and communication protocols complicated, two data formats appeared on the horizon. The first was the extensible markup language, born as an extension of an existing markup language standard (XML), and designed (by an open committee) with the purpose of storing and defining documents and data through …

New GitHub features focus on open source community

GitHub is adding new features and improvements to help build and grow open source communities. According to the organization, open source thrives on teamwork, and members need to be able to easily contribute and give back. The new features are centered around contributing, open source licensing, blocking, and privacy. New contributor badges are designed to …

OpenAPI specification 3.0, NYC’s cybersecurity initiative, and Coding Dojo’s new Java programming course — SD Times news digest: July 26, 2017

The Open API Initiative announced the 3.0 release of the OpenAPI Specification. OAI was developed to advance API technology and provide interoperability for APIs and other technologies. The new specification aims to define an interface to REST APIs. Improvements to the specification include support for describing callbacks, links to express relationships between operations, webhooks, and …

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