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Bugcrowd’s secret $250K bug bounty, Kony AppPlatform V8, and Git v2.14 — SD Times news digest: August 8, 2017

Bugcrowd is launching a bug bounty program for a secret customer, and the reward is the highest payout on the market today, in line with Microsoft’s recently increased max bug bounty payout of $250,000. The payout for this secret customer is $250,000, and according to the CEO of Bugcrowd, Casey Ellis, “High rewards like this … continue reading

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Rackspace and Pivotal team up on cloud-native application development

Rackspace is delivering a new solution to help enterprise customers build and deploy applications at scale. The company announced a new effort in conjunction with Pivotal to deliver the Managed Pivotal Cloud Foundry at its Rackspace::Solve conference in New York today. Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a cloud-native platform that features built-in tools for scaling, metrics, … continue reading

Android vitals helps developers improve app performance

Google is giving more insight into its Android vitals solution announced at Google I/O this year. Android vitals is designed to help developers find and fix bad behaviors, and improve their applications. “Poor app performance is something that many users have experienced. Think about that last time you experienced an app crashing, failing to respond, … continue reading

Free software programming education app wins Facebook’s Global App of the Year

Facebook is releasing the results from its FbStart Apps of the Year competition. Apps of the Year is an annual competition designed to recognize and showcase the most immersive apps from its global startup program. “Winners were chosen based on their current and projected growth, the customer experience, the app’s design, and the way the … continue reading

Google Blocks, Onsen UI for Vue, and NeoLoad 6.0 — SD Times news digest: July 7, 2017

Google announced Blocks, a new application on the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. The new solution is designed to take the complexity out of creating virtual reality and augmented reality experiences. It does not require any prior modeling experience and it is designed to feel like users are playing with children’s blocks instead of the … continue reading

The Dart programming language plans a move to strong mode

The Dart team wants to enable developers to be more productive by giving them the features they know and love. According to the team, more developers are starting to use strong mode features such as early error detection. As a result, the Dart team will begin to move to strong mode as the standard type … continue reading

MongoDB World: Developers gain more freedom with MongoDB Stitch, MongoDB Atlas

MongoDB unveiled new services designed to not only give developers more freedom for deploying, managing, and scaling MongoDB, but also enable developers to quickly build modern applications with ease. At this year’s MongoDB World in Chicago, MongoDB unveiled MongoDB Stitch, a new Backend as a Service (BaaS) that simplifies application development. Developers can now compose … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Daytona

Yahoo is releasing a new automated performance testing and analysis framework into open source this week. The company announced Daytona, an application-agnostic framework that enables developers to build customized test, analyze performance, and capture trends. “With Daytona, we are now able to integrate all our load testing tools under a single framework and aggregate test … continue reading

Top 10 vulnerabilities in mobile applications

My team in the Threat Research Center at WhiteHat Security specializes in mobile application business logic assessments, which is a hands-on penetration test of both mobile client-side apps and the business logic that can be used to circumvent the security built into the program. In a rapid application development environment, it’s a best practice (and … continue reading

Datadog announces new APM solution

Datadog wants to give DevOps team a single-pane-of-glass view into their infrastructure and applications, whether they are running across hybrid clouds, microservices or containers. The company announced the Datadog Application Performance Monitoring (APM) solution to provide better visibility and faster issue resolution. “Regardless of the setup, the ability to monitor changes in infrastructure and applications … continue reading

The Qt Lite project makes Qt available for any platform, thing or size

The cross-platform application development framework Qt is getting stripped down for developers. The Qt company has announced the Qt Lite project, a new initiative to give developers the ability to use only what they need from the Qt framework. “The amount of devices and things surrounding us are rapidly increasing, becoming more intelligent and requiring … continue reading

Google updates ratings and reviews, Microsoft dismisses Project Astoria, Spotify’s open-source projects—SD Times news digest: Feb. 26, 2016

Google is revamping its ratings and reviews on Google Play to help developers engage and understand their users. “In the last few months, we’ve made a number of improvements in the Google Play Developer Console to help you better analyze and manage ratings and reviews so that you can improve your app experience and boost … continue reading

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