SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Project Apollo

Just like the Apollo space program put the first human on the Moon, Baidu’s Project Apollo is ready to advance the realm of possibilities for human travel. Baidu isn’t focused on sending humans to the moon, but with it’s open source Project Apollo, the mission is to get vehicles to drive themselves. SD Times first … continue reading

Android Things joins Hackster.io, Baidu acquires KITT.AI, and Akamai to host Girls Who Code — SD Times news digest: July 5, 2017

Google is teaming up with Hackster.io to help developers share and learn more about Internet of Things development. Hackster is an online community dedicated to IoT developers. In addition, it showcases IoT projects in order to inspire other developers in the field, and it provides live workshops and design contests to educate and challenge developers. … continue reading

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Bugdojo launches QA testing tool, Baidu’s Project Apollo, and Facebook’s ‘silent speech’ technology — SD Times news digest: April 20, 2017

Software testing is often overlooked, especially in startups and mid-sized development teams that might not have the right resources or QA team available. Bugdojo, a new bot-powered continuous QA tool, is giving developers access to professional testers who can review the quality of their code without adding expensive teams to their company. “Instead of hiring … continue reading

Docker 1.13, GitHub data on BigQuery, and the DOT’s proving grounds for automated vehicles—SD Times news digest: Jan. 20, 2017

Docker has announced an update with new features, improvements and fixes. Docker 1.13 includes the ability to compose files to deploy swarm mode services; improved CLI backward-compatibility; cleanup commands; CLI restructuring; monitoring improvements; build enhancements; and the public data of Docker for AWS and Azure. In addition, Docker 1.13 features experimental capabilities in Docker build … continue reading

Kontena’s new container platform, Google’s plans for OAuth requests, and Blueprint releases Storyteller—SD Times news digest: Aug. 23, 2016

Kontena introduced a developer-friendly container and microservices platform today to tackle some of the challenges in software development distribution. Specifically, the Kontena platform will help those in this space install, use and maintain their containers. The platform runs in the cloud, on-premises, or hybrid. The platform is scalable, so it will work for small container … continue reading

New Google Play developer features, Toyota Research invests in AI, FreeBSD vulnerabilities, and Swordphish’s public beta—SD Times news digest: August 11, 2016

Google is giving Android developers new ways to stay informed about their apps. The company is updating the Google Play Developer Console app with new features for reviews and experiments. “With over one million apps published through the Google Play Developer Console, we know how important it is to publish with confidence, acquire users, learn … continue reading

Volvo to launch autonomous driving trial, Heroku Kafka early access, and WebKit updates prefixing policy—SD Times news digest: April 27, 2016

As an attempt to stop car accidents and free the road of congestion, Volvo Cars is joining other carmakers in establishing an autonomous driving (AD) trial next year in the U.K. The company wants to make sure no one is seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo by 2020, according to a company announcement. … continue reading

Microsoft software to be added to connected vehicles

Microsoft is partnering with automotive companies as a way to move its software onto vehicles. Today at the International CES 2016 in Las Vegas, automotive and infotainment companies like HARMAN, IAV, Nissan and Volvo announced that they will partner with Microsoft to bring cars into the mobile and cloud world, and to incorporate Microsoft software … continue reading

How computers are taking the wheel

Software for cars has been increasing in complexity over the past few years. The amount of code in vehicles can reach a hundred million lines, and for the new and fast-rising self-driving vehicles, it could mean even more hundreds of million lines of code. These cars are not programmed in an “if-then” computer algorithm; instead, … continue reading

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