Oracle files copyright complaint against new versions of Android

Oracle hasn’t stopped swinging in its longstanding bout with Google over Java API copyrights in the Android operating system. The company filed another complaint on Wednesday in a San Francisco District Court to broaden its case against Google, claiming the six latest versions of Android—Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat and Lollipop—released since … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: GitHub Desktop

GitHub is making the jump from Web-based platform to desktop collaboration. This week’s GitHub Project of the Week is not a project at all, but the next natural extension of GitHub’s open-source platform itself. The repository-hosting service has become the social collaboration hub for open-source development, and with the announcement of GitHub Desktop, it looks … continue reading

DARPA’s I2O calls for ‘revolutionary’ software development proposals

The U.S. government’s Information Innovation Office (I2O), a subsidiary of DARPA, has released a broad agency announcement calling for “revolutionary research” proposals for software development with two primary objectives: to “empower humans within the information ecosystem,” and to “guarantee trustworthy computing and information.” According to the I2O’s announcement, the office is seeking “unconventional approaches that … continue reading

Branch debuts Deepviews to preview native mobile app content

Branch, a mobile deep-linking company focused on contextual app discovery, has announced Deepviews: a new tool that changes how users interact with native mobile apps. Deepviews automatically generates a mobile Web replica of a page within an app, and from a user’s perspective this means they can preview native app content without downloading the app … continue reading

DreamFactory and Verizon partner on enterprise cloud development portal

DreamFactory and Verizon have partnered to launch a free enterprise application development portal for Verizon Cloud. Built with DreamFactory’s open-source REST API MBaaS and hosted on Verizon’s cloud, the DreamFactory-Verizon Partner Solutions Portal gives developers a cloud-first development environment for desktop, mobile and IoT app creation. The portal provides enterprise developers with CloudSpace sandboxes to … continue reading

Digium launches Android and iOS SDKs for Respoke WebRTC platform

Respoke, the WebRTC platform from enterprise software provider Digium, has introduced open-source mobile SDKs for Android and iOS. Respoke’s mobile SDKs are designed to simplify the process of adding WebRTC’s real-time, in-browser audio and video communication features to native mobile applications. The open-source Respoke mobile platform includes integrated push notifications, support for instant messaging, and … continue reading

jQuery Foundation updates its mission

The jQuery Foundation, the nonprofit trade association that oversees the open-source jQuery project and its ecosystem, has announced an updated mission statement and new mandates going forward. During a recent meeting of the jQuery Foundation board of directors, the organization—which includes members and corporate sponsors such as Adobe, Famo.us, IBM, Intel, Mozilla, Syncfusion, WordPress and … continue reading

Microsoft’s open-source iOS bridge for Windows 10, a Firefox exploit, and WebGLStudio.js—SD Times news digest: Aug. 7, 2015

Microsoft has released an early look at its open-source Windows 10 Bridge for iOS. Previously known as “Project Islandwood,” the bridge allows iOS developers to build and run apps on Windows. The version currently available to the open-source community is a work in progress, and Microsoft is encouraging feedback and code contributions before the final … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: JAWS

Da-dum…da-dum…da-dum da-dum da-dum da-dum… It’s JAWS, the combined JavaScript + Amazon Web Services stack surfacing in a great white way on GitHub this week. JAWS is a “monstrously scalable,” server-free Web application boilerplate using bleeding-edge AWS services. The stack provides new AWS tools for developers to build large scalable Web applications in JavaScript. The stack … continue reading

Google expands Project Tango dev kits, Mirantis and CoreOS partner up, and Django 3.2 is released—SD Times news digest: Aug. 6, 2015

Google is expanding the reach of its Project Tango Tablet Development Kits to more countries worldwide. Starting today the dev kits for the mobile computer vision platform are available in Canada and South Korea, and on Aug. 26 the kits will be available in Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the … continue reading

Microsoft releases Team Foundation Server 2015

At long last, Microsoft has released Team Foundation Server 2015. This version of Microsoft’s ALM collaboration platform packs a breadth of new features and capabilities, from a build system overhaul, the new Team Project Rename feature and Continuous Delivery capabilities in the Azure build pipeline, to Git and extensibility improvements, and revamped agile project management. … continue reading

TechValidate surveys Red Hat Enterprise Linux developers

More than half of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) developers responding to a recent survey indicated they have no plans to develop Internet of Things applications this year. This was among the findings from an application development survey from TechValidate. The report surveyed 3,170 RHEL customers regarding operating systems, workloads, mobile development skills, containers, the … continue reading

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