Angular 4.0 released

The Angular development team is announcing a major release to its mobile and desktop development framework. Angular 4.0 follows the team’s announcement of semantic versioning adoption, and features major improvements and functionality from the last three months. The team explained in December it would be jumping from Angular 2 to Angular 4 (skipping version 3) … continue reading

Python Fire, Rust’s ergonomics improvements, and Talend’s Apache Beam-powered solution—SD Times news digest: March 6, 2017

Google is giving the open-source community an easier way to generate command-line interfaces from Python code. The company announced the open-sourcing of Python Fire, a library for automatically generating CLIs. Python Fire does not require developers to do any additional work, define arguments, set up information, or write a main function to define how the … continue reading

Docker Enterprise Edition, GitHub Enterprise 2.9, and the Windows Mixed Reality dev kits—SD Times news digest: March 2, 2017

Docker is releasing a new commercial platform for enterprise development and IT teams. Docker Enterprise Edition (EE) is a new platform designed to streamline the Docker experience, and accelerate business critical app deployments. “From the very beginning, Docker has been focused on taking very complicated tooling and software and making it intuitive and easy to … continue reading

Atlassian adds security layers to Bitbucket Cloud

As the amount of developers working in the cloud increases, Atlassian wants to ensure security doesn’t become a problem. The company announced it is adding IP whitelisting and required two-step verification to its code collaboration and management solution, Bitbucket Cloud. “Security is a complicated [and] evolving problem, and protecting repositories is our top priority. We … continue reading

Facebook open-sources Prophet, DoD creates open-source code project, and Redgate launches SQL Clone—SD Times news digest: Feb. 27, 2017

Since data science tasks like forecasting is important to organizations, Facebook decided to open-source Prophet, its forecasting tool available in Python and R. Prophet is for forecasting time series data, and it was open-sourced by Facebook’s Core Data Science team. Prophet is optimized for business forecast tasks that the Facebook team encountered, which typically include … continue reading

TypeScript 2.2 released, half the Internet uses HTTPS, and updates to the Google Play Developer Console—SD Times news digest: Feb. 23, 2017

Microsoft’s TypeScript team presented the latest release of TypeScript 2.2 this week, with new features and quick fixes to improve the TypeScript experience. With TypeScript 2.2 comes more improvements to the editor, including code actions, which can guide developers in fixing up errors. This includes adding missing imports, adding missing properties, and removing unused declarations. … continue reading

Code Poetry challenges the meaning of creativity and visual arts

The saying “opposites attract” is true for programmer Daniel Holden and poet Chris Kerr, the creators of Code Poetry, a collection of 12 code poems that produce a visual representation of a poem when they run. At a glance, Code Poetry (written as ./code –poetry) appears to be a collection of random animations and lines … 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

Veracode releases Greenlight, Lucidworks updates Fusion platform, and Google brings tools to Raspberry Pi—SD Times news digest: Jan. 25, 2016

Veracode wants to help developers spot security defects in seconds, which led it to announce the availability of Greenlight, a product that lets developers easily scan their code while they work. Greenlight is an embedded security solution that lets developers identify and fix security vulnerabilities, and to rescan the code to make sure it has … continue reading

Codacy breaks down the most important software metrics for developers

Developers use metrics to gain insight into the overall health of their codebase and solutions, but it isn’t always clear what metrics they should use. To help, Codacy, an automated code review and code analytics provider, released a free e-book: “Software Metrics: A Practical Guide for the Curious Developer.” According to Jaime Jorge, CEO and … continue reading

Report looks at the importance of code coverage

Code coverage is a popular technique software teams use to measure the quality of their code, but how effective is it? Codacy, an automated code review and code analytics provider, revealed a study on how different companies perform code coverage, and what happens when they don’t. “Code coverage is arguably one of the most useful … continue reading

InVision releases Inspect for Photoshop, JetBrains Gogland IDE, and Mozilla Firefox Hardware Report—SD Times news digest: Dec. 15, 2016

InVision has released Inspect for Photoshop, which will let teams easily sync their work to InVision and generate working code with a single click inside Photoshop. Inspect allows development teams to get information faster, and they can work seamlessly with Craft Sync for Photoshop. Work can be synced from Photoshop to InVision using a single … continue reading

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