Industry Spotlight: Citizen developers are a necessity

Software development team roles are changing as the pace of business continues to accelerate.  Agile development, continuous integration and continuous delivery continue to become more important.  At the same time, there are more low-code and no-code platforms that enable less technical “citizen developers” to build, update and enhance line of business applications. “We need citizen … continue reading

.NET Core 2.0 Preview 2 now available

The latest preview of Microsoft’s .NET Core 2.0 and SDK 2.0 release are now available for download and testing. .NET Core is Microsoft’s modular platform for web apps and services, and it supports Windows, Linux and Mac. “Today, we are announcing .NET Core 2.0 Preview 2. We have made improvements that we want to share … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Bit

We all loved Lego’s growing up as kids, and for some of us adults, our love for Lego’s never went away. A new open-source project named Bit wants to bring that Lego-like mentality to software development. Bit is a new project that enables developers to use code components as Lego bricks to build applications. “It … continue reading

Android

Google to showcase superior Android apps and games

Google wants to reward its best developers by featuring their applications on Android. The company announced Android Excellence, a new collection in the Google Play Store that will showcase apps and games. The solutions that make it into Android Excellence will have to display the best user experiences, best Android practices, best design, technical performance, … continue reading

Android O

Android O Developer Preview 3 released with final APIs

Google is one step closer to releasing its latest operating system, Android O. The company started rolling out the third developer preview this week with final Android O APIs, updated system images and improvements to Android Studio. “Now that the APIs are final, you can publish APK updates compiling with, and optionally targeting, API 26 … continue reading

Microsoft’s Cognitive Toolkit 2.0, Apple’s developer earnings, and Dotty 0.1.2-RC1 — SD Times news digest: June 2, 2017

Microsoft is continuing to make advancements in artificial intelligence. This week, the company announced the new version of its Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (previously known as CNTK), which is used in production-grade enterprise deep learning workloads. The toolkit includes new features since its beta release in October 2016. With the new release, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit gets … continue reading

The web app model becomes progressive

If you listen to the pundits, Progressive Web Apps (or PWAs) have come to represent all that is good about application delivery via the web, and are sure to rule the web today, tomorrow and forever more. While that may be a grandiose claim — or at the very least some very wishful thinking — … continue reading

Architectural considerations for building apps in the cloud

Organizations are looking for ways to gain an advantage with data, now more than ever. One strategy pertains to application architecture, especially in relation to the cloud. Historically, IT professionals have seen the cloud as a different science from data center deployments, but from an application development and deployment standpoint, the distinction is less clear. … continue reading

Amazon Web Services releases CodeStar and X-Ray

Amazon is releasing a new tool to build, develop and deploy apps on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The company announced CodeStar, a new cloud service to accelerate the time it takes to release applications and solutions. According to the company, development teams are often burdened with setting up new project environments, getting teams to collaborate, … continue reading

Guest View: Do graphics processing units make sense for data analytics?

Integrated circuits purpose-built to process graphics have been around since the 1970s, but the term “graphics processing unit” didn’t come into use until 1999. Due to their massively parallel processing capabilities and many generations of advances, GPUs are now being used in a wide variety of other applications, including data analytics. While using GPUs to accelerate … continue reading

Oracle Code: Keeping up with modern development

Modern application development is not just about cutting down the time it takes to deliver software. It is about the ability to adapt, innovate, compete, and move forward in a faster manner, according to Amit Zavery, senior vice president of product development at Oracle, who spoke at the Oracle Code developer event in New York … continue reading

CA Technologies to acquire Veracode for $614 million

CA Technologies announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Veracode for approximately US$614 million in cash, in order to increase speed and security from app development to production. This agreement follows CA’s acquisition of BlazeMeter in October 2016, as well as its January acquisition of Automic. BlazeMeter was added to build out … continue reading

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