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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

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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

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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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Linus Torvalds: Linux 4.9 is ‘the biggest release’

Linux creator Linus Torvalds has released Linux 4.9, a bulky release that contains a larger number of commits than usual, two-thirds of its code consisting of drivers. Currently, Linux 4.9 code in the Git repository contains 56,233 files made up of 22,345,566 lines of code, according to gitstats by Michael Larabel, an engineer and writer … continue reading

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A low-power Wi-Fi system for IoT, an open-source e-book for free, and Ruby on Rails updates—SD Times news digest: Dec. 9, 2016

University of Washington computer scientists and electrical engineers created a Passive Wi-Fi system that demonstrates how it’s possible to generate Wi-Fi transmissions using 10,000x less power than other Wi-Fi chipsets, and 1,000x less power than Bluetooth Low Energy and ZigBee. “Passive Wi-Fi transmissions can be decoded on off-the-shelf smartphones and Wi-Fi chipsets over distances of … continue reading

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Udacity launches service for next-generation freelancers and contractors

In order to connect companies with some of the top engineers who are proficient in mobile app development, web development and other specializations, Udacity is launching a new service called Udacity Blitz. With technology rapidly changing, the gig economy continues to grow. Freelancers, contractors and temporary employees are becoming popular in the software development and … continue reading

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SourceClear introduces Build Inspector to monitor open-source code

After discovering malicious users that were using open-source projects to participate in dangerous activities like bitcoin mining, SourceClear created a free project to help the community discover suspicious builds before they become an issue. SourceClear, which is dedicated to helping developers use open-source software safely, has spent the last 18 months trying to dig deep … continue reading

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Ubuntu Core 16 released, UNU AI system makes accurate predictions, and business leaders seek entrepreneurial equality—SD Times news digest: Nov. 4, 2016

Companies are continuing to embrace the Internet of Things and its solutions, which is why Canonical today released Ubuntu Core 16 for IoT devices with security updates, along with an app store for intelligent devices. Ubuntu Core delivers security, management, operations and upgradability in its developer-friendly platform, according to a company release. With its snap … continue reading

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Yext’s location data developer platform, Scala 2.12.0, and ClusterHQ’s FlockerHub and Fli—SD Times news digest: Nov. 3, 2016

Yext, a database for location data, has announced a new developer platform designed to take location data out of spreadsheets and into a more centralized solution. The Yext Location Cloud Platform is designed to give businesses the control and ability to manage their location data across the organization. It features open APIs, a developer console, … continue reading

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GitLab reveals shift in developer work style, holographic emulation available for Unity, and W3C’s recommendation for HTML 5.1—SD Times news digest: Nov. 2, 2016

GitLab’s latest global developer survey revealed a shift in developer work. Major findings from the survey, which addressed responses from 362 startup and enterprise CTOs, developers, and DevOps professionals, found that the latest development tools are a top priority for developers. According to the survey, 80% of developers want to work with the latest tools, … continue reading

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Android 7.1 Developer Preview available, Swift 4.0 road map, and Chaos Monkey 2.0 released—SD Times news digest: Oct. 20, 2016

Android developers can get started with the new release of the developer preview of Android 7.1 Nougat. Developers have access to the SDK and tools right on their devices, and can enroll their devices in the Android Beta Program today. With this preview, developers can test their apps on the new platform or extend it … continue reading

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Veracode’s State of Software Security Report, Symphony Software Foundation’s Open Developer Platform, and DevExpress open-sources TestCafe—SD Times news digest: Oct. 18, 2016

Veracode today released its findings from its annual State of Software Security Report, which revealed that the persistent use of components in software development is creating unmanaged risk. The report also found that companies can benefit if they accelerate their application security programs. Veracode found that a single popular component with a critical vulnerability spread … continue reading

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