Rollout.io’s Apple App Store proposal, DeepMind’s continual learning AI, and Java 8 support in Android–SD Times news digest: March 15, 2017

In an open letter, Rollout.io is proposing a secure JavaScript Injection approval process to Apple in order to address App Store concerns. Rollout.io recently came under fire for its framework that allows developers to deploy updates directly to their live iOS apps. According to Apple, developers should not be able to change their applications after … continue reading

Docker announces intent to donate containerd to the CNCF

Late last year Docker announced it was releasing its core container runtime as a standalone open-source project with the intent to donate the project to a foundation. Today, the company is making good on that promise with the announcement that it has presented a proposal to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Technical Oversight Committee … continue reading

Glitch gives developers a new community to share ideas

Developers thrive when they are able to collaborate, get feedback from their peers, and work in an open space. At least that is the theory behind Glitch, a new coding website launched from Fog Creek Software, a team collaboration and development tools provider. “Anybody who’s ever made something they’re proud of can tell you: People … continue reading

Strata + Hadoop World: MapR Edge, Zaloni Data Lake in a Box, and Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Hortonworks Hadoop

At the conference, MapR announced MapR Edge, a new solution to drive processing and analytics close to the edge. It captures, processes and analyzes data from Internet of Things devices and provides secure local processing, quick aggregation of insights, and the ability to push intelligence back to the edge. “Our customers have pioneered the use … continue reading

Sir Tim Berners-Lee finds three challenges the web needs to overcome

Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web 28 years ago. Since then, the web has evolved into a massive networking platform where users come to connect, work, and learn. However, Berners-Lee believes there are still areas that must be addressed before the web can truly be a platform that benefits all — notably in … continue reading

Apache Tomcat 8.5.12, and 9.0.0.M18 alpha released

Apache Tomcat is updating its software to provide developers with early access to upcoming technology and support new features. The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) announced Apache Tomcat 8.5.12, and the alpha release of Tomcat 9.0.0.M18. “The Apache Tomcat software is an open source implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java … continue reading

Syncfusion’s Essential Studio 2017 Volume 1 comes with VS 2017 support

Syncfusion is beefing up its development tools with new features, controls and improvements for developers to take full advantage of the latest technologies. The company announced this year’s first release of Essential Studio 2017 Volume 1. “Increasing developer productivity is at the core of everything we do at Syncfusion and this release is no different,” … continue reading

Report: Go programming language is attracting more attention

Developers are beginning to program in Go both at work and outside of work. Go is an open-source programming language Google created in 2007. The programming language’s team has released its 2016 survey results, which revealed 89% of respondents are using Go. Of that 89%, 36% use Go both at home and at work, 27% … continue reading

C# 7.0 comes with new features

Visual Studio 2017 was released earlier this week with new programming language features for C# 7.0. C# is a type-safe, object-oriented programming language designed for building applications that run on the .NET framework. The Visual Studio team has been working on C# 7.0 for over a year. “C# 7.0 adds a number of new features … continue reading

Klocwork 2017 finds and prioritizes software bugs faster

Rogue Wave wants to make it even easier to find vulnerabilities on the fly with the release of Klocwork 2017. Klockwork is the company’s static code-analysis tool. The latest release introduces SmartRank, a defect-recommendation engine. “We knew our users were struggling with too many issues and no way to prioritize them,” said Walter Capitani, Klocwork … continue reading

Rollout.io gets on Apple’s guidelines’ bad side

The mobile SDK designed to make developers’ lives easier is actually causing a major headache for them. It was recently revealed on the Apple Developer Forums that developers using the Rollout.io SDK were coming across problems with their applications. According to one developer, Apple sent them a messaging stating: “Your app, extension, and/or linked framework … continue reading

Microsoft and NVIDIA tackle AI cloud computing with HGX-1

Microsoft and NVIDIA want to accelerate artificial intelligence computing in the next generation of cloud technology. The companies announced the HGX-1, an open standard hyperscale GPU accelerator, at the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit today. “AI is a new computing model that requires a new architecture,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “The … continue reading

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