GitLab scoops up developer communication and collaboration platform Gitter

GitLab has announced it is acquiring Gitter, the communication platform for developer communities and teams on GitHub. Gitter is a chat and networking platform designed to bring developers together to collaborate and grow. “Community is core to GitLab’s principles. Our mission is to ensure that everyone can contribute, and over a thousand developers have contributed … continue reading

Jewelbots coding for friendship, NodeSource releases Certified Modules, and CoreOS to donate to CNCF—SD Times news digest: March 16, 2017

Jewelbots, the first programmable friendship bracelet, which aims to get more girls into coding, announced some highly-requested updates to the technology, including the ability to code with friends. The friendship code is fully documented here. Users will have to add a new board to the Arduino IDE in order to get started. Another requested feature from … continue reading

Guest View: Bringing electronics engineers into the agile development era

Agile development has been the norm across web and backend development for the last few years. No web developer could withstand the idea of deploy and forget, and no user would withstand a stale website. The benefits of agile development are well understood, faster iterations mean better quality of service for end users, security, and … continue reading

DataStax updates its enterprise platform and unveils new strategy

DataStax today announced the latest version of its data platform, DataStax Enterprise 5.1, as well as a new strategy to help enterprises design and implement customer experience  applications, called DataStax CX Data Solution. The new CX Data solution is made up of the DataStax Enterprise platform, centralized training and specialized services to help its customers … continue reading

Codenvy enables developers to work in teams

In today’s agile world, developers are accustomed to working in teams, but team roles and requirements are constantly changing. To address this, cloud workspace provider Codenvy is introducing Codenvy Teams in addition to its workspaces for individuals and enterprises. Codenvy Teams is designed to give developers the tools necessarily to collaborate on a common goal. … continue reading

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

Quali survey: Infrastructure, fragmentation of toolsets among top barriers for DevOps adoption

Despite the number of IT organizations adopting DevOps, there are still some major barriers standing in the way, like the lack of self-service infrastructure and the fragmentation of developer toolsets. A recent DevOps survey from Quali, a cloud sandbox software company for DevOps automation, highlights some of these ongoing IT challenges in the cloud and … 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

Facebook’s Create React Native App, Google’s Android fraud botnet Chamois, and Intel Clear Containers updates to v2.1.1—SD Times news digest: March 14, 2017

Facebook announced the Create React Native App for React Native. Create React is a new tool that makes it easier to get started with a React Native project. It’s inspired by the design of the Create React App, and is the result of a collaboration between Facebook and Expo. With this tool, developers can develop … 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

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