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AMD’s CodeXL 1.6 tool suite and Sony’s cancelation of ‘The Interview’—SD Times news digest: Dec. 18, 2015

AMD has announced an updated version of its tool suite designed to generate detailed information about the real-world performance of AMD’s CPUs, APUs and GPUs. CodeXL 1.6 aims to speed up applications running on the company’s processors. The latest version features GPU profiling capabilities, API-level debugging for OpenCL 2.0 apps, and a new tool that …

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The Bitcoin Developer Guide, Plumbr locked thread detection and JetBrains Kotlin M10—SD Times news digest: Dec. 17, 2014

Bitcoin.org has released the Bitcoin Developer Guide, a list of detailed information about the bitcoin protocol and related specifications. The guide provides basic information about bitcoin as well as the steps and resources needed to start building bitcoin-based applications. The guide spans bitcoin-related development topics such as block chains, block height and forking, transactions and …

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SD Times Editor Blog: Sony wants to turn your glasses into smartglasses

Finally, some unrelated hacker news to come out of Sony. The company has announced it is developing an attachable single-lens display module designed to turn any eyewear into smart eyewear. The news comes in the wake of Sony’s ongoing hacking scandal where a group who calls themselves the Guardians of the Peace have stolen private …

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Microsoft releases Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio, open-sources Project Orleans

Microsoft’s developer and open-source arms are busy this holiday season, with the company releasing Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio and open-sourcing Project Orleans, the cloud-computing framework behind much of Azure as well as the popular first-person shooter game Halo 4. The release-to-manufacturing version of Bing Developer Assistant, available as an extension for both Visual …

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Guest View: Why a great integration API isn’t enough

With cloud solutions quickly replacing on-premise software, more business applications are being deployed than ever before. IT organizations and software vendors are increasingly asked to make sense of this new world. Can additional mission-critical workloads be moved into the cloud? How can existing SaaS workloads be rolled into enterprise infrastructure? The need to connect these …

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Girls Who Code program expansion, Rally’s partnership with Code for America, and Stanford’s one-hundred-year AI study: SD Times news digest—Dec. 16, 2014

Girls Who Code wants to close the gender gap in the technology industry. The non-profit organization just announced an expansion to its Summer Immersion Program to help educate girls in computer science skills. Previously, the organization provided 19 programs reaching 375 girls, but with the expansion, the organization will be providing 60 programs reaching 1,200 …

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SD Times Blog: The Computer Chronicles

I’ve been feeling old recently. I understand that’s laughable to some people who read this site and magazine, people who’ve been coding for longer than I’ve been alive. But I have to say, the reason for my age-based ennui is the fact that I’m looking around every day, and I see we live in the …

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IBM Design Language, Netflix’s Atlas, and the Codealike extension—SD Times news digest: Dec. 15, 2014

IBM has released the IBM Design Language, a shared vocabulary, framework and collection of resources for software design. The IBM Design Language website is a set of living guidelines for IBM’s software product design. The framework encompasses experience, visual, interaction and front-end sections, and the site includes resources such as a type scale calculator, icon …

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Zeichick’s Take: The six-rotor quadcopter

Drones are everywhere. Literally. My friend Steve, a wedding photographer, always includes drone shots. Drones are used by the military, of course, as well as spy agencies. They are used by public service agencies, like fire departments. By real estate photographers who want something better than Google Earth. By farmers checking on their fences. By …

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SD Times Blog: New Relic, Hortonworks prove software IPOs can still succeed

If anyone had any doubt about the potential for going IPO as a modern enterprise software company, the last two days should have removed that doubt completely from their minds. Hortonworks and New Relic are both dominating the markets right now, rising quickly and looking to be poised for an even higher rise over the …

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An experimental tool chain for Android, Streem, Rust 1.0 release trains, and Oculus acquisitions—SD Times news digest: Dec. 12, 2014

Google has officially announced its new tool chain for Android. The core of the new tool chain includes two tools: Jack and Jill. Jack stands for Java Android Compiler Kit, while Jill stands for Jack Intermediate Library Linker. Belgian mobile development software company Saikoa revealed the new compilers in the beginning of the month. Google …

Button, Deeplink, Google, URX and Wildcard talk deep linking.

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SD Times Blog: Deeplink.NYC envisions a more intuitive app experience

Deep links are a way to realize the full potential of user experience and mobile commerce through intuitive app connections. It’s a rapidly developing space, with startups like URX and Deeplink as well as tech giants like Google and Facebook going all in for the future of mobile. In a trendy little event space in …

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Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week

#1 io.js was featured in last week’s Top 5 trending projects. #2: Go The Go programming language is hot this week on the heels of its version 1.4 release, the fifth major stable release of Go. Go 1.4’s most important feature is official support for Android, using the core and libraries to enable writing of …

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Microsoft now accepts Bitcoin and acquires HockeyApp, and Mozilla’s Firefox.html experiment—SD Times news digest: Dec. 11, 2014

Microsoft is now accepting Bitcoin as a payment method for buying apps and games for Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox. Starting today, customers can use the BitPay payment processor to trade in the digital currency at current market value for funds in their Microsoft account. More information is available a in a blog post from …

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