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Cloud Foundry Summit highlights growth of PaaS

While Cloud Foundry offers many useful benefits and has a quickly growing ecosystem, it is the cloud neutrality that lies at the heart of this open-source project and foundation. This was the message underlying the Cloud Foundry Summit in Santa Clara this week, where enterprise users discussed just how they’re using this industrial-grade PaaS. While … continue reading

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JFrog Xray brings impact analysis to deployment

JFrog yesterday introduced Xray, a new impact analysis tool aimed at giving developers and operators a better view into what their applications will do when deployed. Xray analyzes dependencies, integrates with vulnerability and compliance tools, and uses the metadata in Artifactory to track what will change. Xray is targeted at DevOps as a way to … continue reading

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Android heading for major tools update

It wouldn’t be Google I/O without a healthy dose of Android news to discuss, and this year’s event, though vastly different in appearances, still contained numerous new tidbits on Android N and the future of the mobile device platform. Dave Burke, vice president of engineering at Google, took the stage to discuss the company’s mobile … continue reading

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Google I/O highlights future of Android, Web

Google I/O moved only 40 miles south of San Francisco, but the conference might as well have been hours away when compared to previous years. Hosted at the Shoreline Amphitheater, the same venue at which the remnants of the Grateful Dead play, this year developer conference was held outdoors. This move to Mountain View, next … continue reading

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Gradle embraces Kotlin language

Gradle Inc., the company behind the Gradle build automation system, announced today that it will be bringing the Kotlin language, developed at JetBrains, onto its platform. Originally unveiled in 2011, Kotlin is a statically typed language that runs on the JVM. While Kotlin is not syntax-compatible with Java, it is able to interoperate with Java, … continue reading

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Komodo IDE 10 targets mobile developers

ActiveState today released Komodo IDE 10, the first version that supports TypeScript and ECMAScript 6. In addition, it brings new features for mobile developers, improved UI, and new hotkey settings that mimic other popular IDEs. Tom Radcliffe, director of engineering at ActiveState, said, “Our society’s reliance on mobile devices has led to the proliferation of … continue reading

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SD Times Editors Blog: MOS 6502 remade in transistors

The MOS 6502 is an iconic processor, at the heart of dozens of classic machines, from the Apple IIe, to the Commodore 64, to the Nintendo Entertainment System and the BBC Micro. Around the Web, there are dozens of great resources on the 6502, from the Visual 6502 to stories of the C64 and the … continue reading

Newly independent QuickBase seeks low-code software

Intuit is known for its Quick software: QuickBooks, Quicken, and until recently, QuickBase, the shared database, low-code platform for developers and business analysts. That company was spun out on its own on April 1, and today it made a bevy of announcements, some of its first as an independent company. Chief among those announcements were … continue reading

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GitHub ships Electron 1.0

GitHub today released version 1.0 of Electron, its application framework for building cross-platform software. Electron uses CSS, HTML and JavaScript, and it can build native applications for Linux, OS X and Windows. Originally known as Atom Shell, Electron went into development two years ago. The original goal of the project was to build a framework … continue reading

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Zend Server 9 supports PHP 7

Rogue Wave Software today released Zend Server 9, a new version of its PHP server that mixes PHP 7 and new debugging capabilities into the same box. PHP 7 includes many speedups for the language, and Zend Server 9 supports these speed gains so that developers and administrators can realize them in production. Also included … continue reading

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Analysis: APIs under attack in Oracle v. Google

It’s been two years exactly since the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided that Google was infringing on Oracle copyrights by implementing Java APIs in Android. Those APIs were replicated in the Apache Harmony project, and then used inside Android. Oracle originally sued Google over the use of these APIs eight months after the company … continue reading

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SD Times Blog: Going Back to BASIC

There was a blog post earlier this week from Nicolas Bize praising the benefits of teaching BASIC to his son. Specifically, he was speaking of QBasic as the preferred way to teach his son to program. It got me thinking about BASIC, as this was also the language I learned to program on. Here we … continue reading

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