Visual Studio 2017 Update Preview, Rust 1.16, Kinetise’s rapid development platform and WebGL 2.0–SD Times news digest: March 17, 2017

Microsoft released Visual Studio 2017 last week, and already the company is working on the Visual Studio 2017 Update Preview. The preview is meant to improve UWP tools so they support the upcoming Creators Update SDK, and add Python tools.  Once the Creators Update SDK is released, the company will allow developers to enable side-by-side … continue reading

Sauce Lab’s 2017 testing report, LogicHub’s approach to threat detection, and Google open-sources Chrome on iOS—SD Times news digest: Feb. 1, 2017

Developers and testing professionals want to speed up deployment times, but bugs are holding them back, according to a new report. Sauce Labs has released “Testing Trends in 2017: A Survey of Software Professionals,” which examined trends in web and mobile apps. The report revealed that 28% of respondents want to deploy hourly, but no … continue reading

Oculus reveals Carmel developer preview, Google’s plans for HTML5, and Segment teams up with BigQuery—SD Times news digest: Dec. 12, 2016

Oculus wants to bring web content and technologies to mainstream VR devices. The company announced a developer preview of Carmel, a new solution to build for the VR web without a VR-supported browser. “Starting today, you can build experiences for all of these users, and also test them in VR using Carmel. As new devices … continue reading

Google to remove Chrome support, Microsoft acquires Genee, and the U.S. DOE launches EQUIP program—SD Times news digest: Aug. 22, 2016

Google is beginning its move away from the Chrome apps platform by removing support for packed and hosted apps from Chrome on Linux, Mac and Windows over the course of the next two years. According to Google’s Rahul Roy-Chowdhury, vice president of product management, approximately 1% of users on Linux, Mac and Windows actively use … continue reading

Chrome to favor HTML5, Apple releases beta 5 of Xcode 8, and new funding for PyPy—SD Times news digest: August 10, 2016

Google has announced Chrome will start de-emphasizing Flash in favor of HTML5 as a way to speed up the web and save battery life. According to the company’s blog, “90% of Flash on the web loads behind the scenes to support page analytics,” causing the plugin to slows things down. Starting in September, Chrome 53 … continue reading

Microsoft is working on a Chrome extension porting tool, a CSS tutorial, and Searchkit 0.8—SD Times news digest: March 21, 2016

Shortly after Microsoft previewed the first set of extensions for Microsoft Edge, it was revealed the company is also working on a porting tool to allow developers to run Chrome extensions on the Edge browser. Jacob Rossi, an engineer for Microsoft Edge, tweeted: “Lots of questions on this: yes we’re working on a porting tool … continue reading

Google’s new People API, htop2.0, and OIC’s new developer toolkit—SD Times news digest: Feb. 11, 2016

Google has released a new API designed to retrieve data from an authenticated user’s Contacts. Previously, developers had to make multiple calls to the Google+ API and Contacts API. The new People API is designed to provide developers with new protocols and technologies, and it aims to eventually replace the Contacts API. With the People … continue reading

How AI aims to save Wikipedia, Nokia’s VR camera OZO, and Facebook’s new SDK—SD Times news digest: Dec. 1, 2015

Wikipedia has a past of being notorious for incorrect information, since it’s a site that anyone can edit. Aaron Halfaker, a senior research scientist at the Wikimedia Foundation, has built an artificial intelligence (AI) engine to identify these acts of vandalism, a step toward replacing some of the volunteer editors with AIs. His engine relies … continue reading

Google to bring Chrome OS to Android, Slack’s new User Groups, and Microsoft looking for open-source developers—SD Times news digest: Oct. 30, 2015

Google is planning to bring its personal computer operating system, Chrome OS, to its mobile operating system, Android. According to the Wall Street Journal, the new operating system will be unveiled in 2017, but users can expect a preview of the early version by next year. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, recently told analysts that … continue reading

A new way for wearables to communicate, Google’s custom tabs in Chrome, and Sony’s hack attack settlement—SD Times news digest: Sept. 3, 2015

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego want to make it easier for wearable devices to communicate with one another. The researchers have developed a new wireless communication technique that sends magnetic signals through the human body. This technique could provide a low-power and more secure way for wearables to communication with other wearable … continue reading

The future of JavaScript is (almost) now

JavaScript is everywhere. Once relegated to an Internet fad, the malleable programming language has evolved along with the Web and now finds itself entrenched in modern browsers, complex Web applications, mobile development, server-side programming, and in emerging platforms like the Internet of Things. Underlying that browser-centric user and developer shift, JavaScript has developed a robust … continue reading

Windows open source is possible, Microsoft’s IE Diagnostics Adapter, and Appcelerator’s new API framework—SD Times news digest: April 3, 2015

As Microsoft starts to bring more products and tools to open source, the company has announced that Windows may be headed in the same direction. According to Wired, Mark Russinovich, an engineer at Microsoft, announced at ChefCon that the company might someday give Windows away for free. “It’s definitely possible,” Russinovich said, according to Wired. … continue reading

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