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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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