New IBM Bluemix services, Parse open-sources SDKs, and Google Play services 7.8—SD Times News digest: Aug. 14, 2015

IBM is launching new Bluemix services for developers. The new tools are designed to give developers an easy way to integrate data analytics and visualization into their cloud-based applications. IBM Streaming Analytics, now in open beta, provides a way for developers to visualize data. IBM dashDB, now generally available, enables information-management, analytics and business intelligence … continue reading

Researchers discover emerging class of C++ bugs, Intel’s diversity report, and Android Experiments—SD Times news digest: Aug. 13, 2015

Researchers from Georgia Tech have discovered an emerging class of C++ bugs, and Facebook has awarded them US$100,000 for their efforts. The bugs are rooted in a new method for identifying “bad casting” vulnerabilities in C++ programs casted dynamically or statically at runtime. The researchers, who presented their findings at the USENIX Security ’15 conference, … continue reading

IBM discovers Android vulnerability, Windows 10 IoT core, and OpenSSH 7.0—SD Times news digest: Aug. 11, 2015

Researchers from IBM’s X-Fore Application Security team have discovered a new serialization vulnerability that affect more than 55% of Android phones. According to the researchers, the vulnerability could allow attacks to perform arbitrary code execution and gain access to a user’s device. The vulnerability is nestled within the Android platform, and it affects Android Jelly … continue reading

Devpost’s Hackathon report, Git 2.5 released, and JShell in Java 9—SD Times news digest: July 30, 2015

Devpost, the hackathon platform formerly known as ChallengePost, has released its first Student Hacker Report for the 2014-2015 academic year, ranking the most popular platforms, programming languages, APIs, libraries, frameworks and more at hackathons over the past year. The report shows Android edging out iOS 38.2% to 22.7% for the most popular mobile platform, while … continue reading

Samsung’s JerryScript IoT engine, Intel’s Cloud for All initiative, and Microsoft buys Adallom—SD Times news digest: July 27, 2015

Samsung open-source JavaScript Internet of Things engine Samsung has open-sourced JerryScript, a JavaScript engine for the Internet of Things. JerryScript is designed to run on microcontrollers and other Internet of Things devices with constrained RAM and ROM space. The engine supports on-device code compilation and execution, and provides access to peripherals from JavaScript. The project … continue reading

The SPY Car Act, Flurry’s Mobile Addicts report, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.7—SD Times news digest: July 22, 2015

U.S. Senators have introduced a bill designed to improve vehicle security. The Security and Privacy in Your Car (SPY Car) Act, proposed by Senator Edward Markey and Senator Richard Blumenthal, intends to establish federal standards that would secure cars and protect drivers’ privacy. In addition, a rating system, also known as a cyber dashboard, would … continue reading

The Windows 10 Application Deployment tool, Visual Studio Code 0.5, and Pluralsight acquires HackHands—SD Times news digest: July 13, 2015

Microsoft has announced the Windows 10 Application Deployment tool (WinAppDeployCmd) in the latest release of its Windows 10 SDK preview. WinAppDeployCmd is a standalone tool designed to enable users to deploy universal Windows apps from a Windows 10 PC to a Windows 10 mobile device, according to the company. In addition, users can use it … continue reading

Google’s newest self-driving vehicles hit the road, Rust 1.1 and Rust 1.2 beta, and Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 mobile build—SD Times news digest: June 26, 2015

Google’s new prototypes of its autonomous vehicles have hit the road in Mountain View, Calif. The latest prototypes are designed to be fully self-driving, working without a steering wheel or pedals. During the testing process, safety drivers will be on board and will have the ability to take control of the car if needed. In … continue reading

Samsung’s FOVE VR headset, HypoPG for PostgreSQL, and big news from Red Hat Summit—SD Times news digest: June 25, 2015

FOVE has announced Samsung Ventures has invested in its virtual reality headset to help strengthen and advance its development. The news follows FOVE’s successful Kickstarter project, which raised more than US$450,000. “With this new investment and from our Kickstarter community, we will work diligently in making FOVE development possible on a larger scale,” said Yuka … continue reading

Canonical’s Fan container networking, Mashape Analytics for APIs and microservices, and Erlang 18.0—SD Times news digest: June 24, 2015

Canonical has introduced the Fan, an overlay network system in Ubuntu for containers on Amazon Web Services and Google Compute Engine. The Fan is a free scalable address-expansion mechanism for both application-centric containers such as Docker or Rocket, or full-machine containers such as LXD, according to an announcement from Dustin Kirkland of Canonical’s Ubuntu product … continue reading

LinkedIn open-sources Pinot, and Mozilla ramps up bug bounty program—SD Times news digest: June 11, 2015

LinkedIn has open-sourced Pinot, its real-time distributed analytics and datastore infrastructure for low-latency data scaling. More than 30 internal software products at LinkedIn are powered by Pinot, including the XLNT platform for A/B testing. The infrastructure also supports Big Data sources such as Apache Kafka and Hadoop. Pinot technical lead Kishore Gopalakrishna explained the logic … continue reading

Atlassian Connect for Bitbucket, NLog 4.0, and Course Report’s annual coding bootcamp survey—SD Times news digest: June 10, 2015

Atlassian has announced the release of Connect for Bitbucket, a new solution that turns Bitbucket into a development platform. Bitbucket is the company’s source code-management and collaboration solution, and Connect for Bitbucket allows developers to build and embed add-ons right into the Bitbucket UI. Add-ons can be built in any programming language and can include … continue reading

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