Google open-sources Firebase SDKs, opens up Android Instant Apps, and provides new developer features

Google wrapped up the first day of its annual developer conference, Google I/O, yesterday with a number of new features and solutions for Android developers. In addition to announcing the Android O Developer Preview 2, Android Go, Kotlin on Android and Android Studio 3.0, the company announced it is open-sourcing its Firebase SDKs, opening up access … continue reading

Google kicks off Google I/O 2017 with Android Go, Kotlin, and Cloud TPU announcements

Google is already harnessing the power of artificial intelligence with its multi-touch, location, identity and payment features, but according to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, developing for an AI-first world means rethinking many of Google’s products. At today’s kick-off of Google I/O 2017, Google announced several ways it is embracing this shift in computing. The company … continue reading

Stack Overflow launches official mobile application for developers

Stack Overflow wants developers to be able to check their coding projects quickly and on the go, so the online programming community launched a new mobile application for both iOS and Android, allowing developers to view, answer, post and vote on Stack Overflow questions. Both operating system versions are available; however, the Android app is … continue reading

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Linux 4.12 released, Visual Studio 2017 Python tools, Google’s Project Treble — SD Times news digest: May 15, 2017

In order to give Mother’s Day his full undivided attention, Linus Torvalds decided to put out the first release candidate of Linux 4.12 a day early. On Saturday, May 13, Torvalds released Linux 4.12, which he says is dominated by the “new AMD Vega10 header files that have all the register definitions in them,” he … continue reading

BlackBerry’s KEYone, Yelp’s GraphQL developer access, and OpenText’s Enhancement Pack — SD Times news digest: May 4, 2017

BlackBerry’s new device, the BlackBerry KEYone, is getting all the attention this week, primarily because of its nostalgic, aesthetic QWERTY keyboard: A 35 key physical keyboard with capacitive touch support. The phone also comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, Android 7.1 Nougat, BlackBerry Hub software, and more features. In addition, the KEYone features a … continue reading

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Google Assistant SDK, TypeScript 2.3, Rust 1.17, JetBrains’ Rider EAP 21 — SD Times news digest: April 28, 2017

Google is giving developers the ability to build their own prototypes that use Google Assistant with the introduction of its latest SDK. The Google Assistant SDK is being released as a developer preview right now, and it’s designed to enable voice control and natural language understanding in devices. Currently in development are features like hotword … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: AdaptiveTableLayout

Cleveroad, a website and web application development company, gives developers endless possibilities to create customizations on various components of Android applications. Last year, SD Times highlighted Cleveroad’s open-source Android library Bitutorial, which lets developers “jazz up” their usual interactions by adding customizable options to applications. In order to further help developers create better Android user … continue reading

Apollo Android GraphQL client, Red Hat Virtualization 4.1, and RisingStack releases open source Node.js debugging tool — SD Times news digest: April 19, 2017

A new open-source project wants to help Android developers work with GraphQL queries. The Apollo Android Graph client is designed to generate Java models from standard GraphQL queries. “These models give you a typesafe API to work with GraphQL servers. Apollo will help you keep your GraphQL query statements together, organized, and easy to access … continue reading

ElectricFlow 7.2 released, ASF’s projects used in the Panama Papers investigation, and Android Studio 2.4 Preview 6 — SD Times news digest: April 17, 2017

Electric Cloud is bringing built-in container and microservices support in the latest release of its DevOps release automation solution. ElectricFlow 7.2 focuses on improving speed, efficiency and flexibility. It includes more distribution options for users, and support for modern container technologies and microservices architecture. Newly added support includes Docker, Kubernetes, Amazon Container Service (ECS), Google … continue reading

Weak biometric security systems, Microsoft’s ReactXP, and the Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) program — SD Times news digest: April 14, 2017

The fingerprint or biometric security system on your smartphone is not as secure as you think. Researchers from NYU and Michigan State University have discovered a way to fool biometric security systems into giving them access to smartphones. According to the researchers, fingerprint-based authentication systems use small sensors that only capture partial fingerprints. The researchers … continue reading

Google releases the third developer preview of Android Things

Google is adding new features and bug fixes to its Internet of Things development platform. The company revealed a recent update to the platform, Android Things Developer Preview 3. “This preview is part of our commitment to provide regular updates to developers who are building Internet of Things (IoT) products with our platform. Android developers … continue reading

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OpenAI’s unsupervised system, VersionOne’s annual agile report, and DeepMind open sources Sonnet — SD Times news digest: April 7, 2017

OpenAI announced it has developed an unsupervised sentiment neuron. According to an OpenAI blog post, it “learns an excellent representation sentiment, despite being trained only to predict the next character in the text of Amazon reviews.” The representation contains a distinct sentiment neuron that contains almost all of the sentiment signal, according to OpenAI. The team explained its … continue reading

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