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Amazon to acquire Whole Foods, Atom 1.19 beta release, and Firefox 55 developer changes — SD Times news digest: June 16, 2017

Amazon is getting into the grocery game with its decision to acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, which Bloomberg Technology reports is a “bombshell of a deal” that will send the e-commerce company into physical stores, and fulfills its goal to sell more groceries. According to the report, Whole Foods’ cofounder John Mackey will … continue reading

SmartBear’s “State of Code Review 2017,” Cloudflare introduces Argo, and Chain’s Ivy Playground — SD Times news digest: May 18, 2017

SmartBear is releasing the latest results from its “The State of Code Review 2017: Trends & Insights into Dev Collaboration industry survey, which finds that interest in code review has nearly doubled since last year. Fifty-two percent of respondents reported code review as the number one solution for improving code quality. Other solutions included unit … continue reading

GitHub announces new developer experiences for desktop and Atom

GitHub is turning to web technologies in its latest announcement of the GitHub Desktop Beta. The release offers a complete redesign of the company’s desktop client built on Electron, a cross-platform development solution for desktop applications. GitHub’s previous desktop solution provided two clients: GitHub for Mac and GitHub for Windows. The solutions had similar feature … continue reading

What GitHub’s numbers say about its projects

GitHub yesterday posted a new blog entry detailing some statistics it gathered from the open-source projects hosted on its site. The report, written by Arfon Smith, program manager for open-source data at GitHub, and gives insight into how and why people contribute to open-source projects. Topping the blog entry was a chart detailing repository activity … continue reading

Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation, Jibo SDK, and Twilio updates developer console—SD Times news digest: May 24, 2016

Two Big Ears, a company recently acquired by Facebook, is offering its pipeline for cinematic virtual reality and 360 video (including its authoring tools, encoder and rendering engine) for free. Called the Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation, this suite is designed to allow creators to implement VR audio across all devices and platforms. Authoring tools require … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: JavaScript in one picture

This week’s featured GitHub project doesn’t need much of an introduction. Originally devised as a way to note basic JavaScript concepts and syntax, JavaScript in one pic is an overview of the JavaScript programming language and a breakdown of its syntax. The project’s goals include adding more details to the diagram spanning functions, arrays, object-oriented … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: 4, the emoji programming language

Emojis are taking over. They’re already edging out text as the alpha dog of SMS messaging, and now members of the 4chan image board are aiming to supplant code with the tiny emoticons as well. According to FourMan, the mysterious developer behind 4, the programming language aims to be easy to use and made up … continue reading

Facebook open-sources Nuclide source code for Atom

Facebook has released the source code for Nuclide, its open IDE for React Native, Web and mobile development atop GitHub’s open-source Atom code editor. Among the many announcements made at Facebook’s F8 developer conference back in March, the company debuted Nuclide for unifying its internal development between native iOS apps, React and React Native code, … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Electron

GitHub wants to bring its Web development technology to the desktop. We’re self-aggrandizing this week’s GitHub Project of the Week with Electron, a framework of GitHub’s own making. Formerly known as Atom Shell, it is a cross-platform framework for creating desktop applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS, based on the io.js and Chromium runtimes and … continue reading

Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week

This week’s projects feature GitHub’s Atom text editor, and Betty, a command-line helper … continue reading

GitHub open-sources its Atom text editor

Core application, package manager and desktop application framework are now open to development … continue reading

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