Dev-Oops: Why DevOps efforts fail

The main goal of DevOps is quite simple: ship software updates frequently, reliably, and with better quality. This goal is somewhat “motherhood and apple pie,” since almost every organization will agree that they want to get there. Many will tell you they’ve already embarked on the DevOps journey by following some commonly followed frameworks, such … continue reading

Lawsuit claims Disney illegally tracked children via mobile apps

This is no fairy tale: The Walt Disney Company, Disney Electronic Content, and others are being sued by a San Francisco mother who claims her child was illegally tracked while using a Disney mobile application. According to a report, Amanda Rushing, on behalf of her child, identified in the lawsuit only as “L.L.,” is suing … continue reading

The rise of automation: Why coding is becoming a job for everyone

In today’s IT community, automation is quite a buzzword. We hear about it a lot — from marketing and sales force automation to workload management automation and the automation of software related to business processes. But why is it so important? Essentially, automation is about taking the traditional computing resources of the business to the next level. … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Ghost 1.0

Ghost, a once tiny prototype idea for blogging, has turned into a fully functional open source blogging platform. The platform today announced its 100th release of Ghost, along with Ghost 1.0, which contains refactors, improvements, and fixes to the entire codebase. The big feature in Ghost 1.0 is a new editor that comes with a … continue reading

JetBrains updates CLion and IntelliJ IDEA

JetBrains released version 2017.2 for its cross-platform C/C++ IDE CLion this week. In addition to C++ correctness and performance improvements, JetBrains also updated its IntelliJ IDEA product with new features and bug fixes. In CLion 2017.2, developers will see better code quality with new Clang-Tidy integration. CLion has more than 30 built-in code inspections to … continue reading

Dev Bootcamp to shut down

Coding bootcamps are said to be on the rise, but this bootcamp is nearing its end of life this year. In a Facebook post, Dev Bootcamp announced after five years it will be shutting its doors. The last Dev BootCamp classes will start next week, and end in December. “We are fully committed to providing … continue reading

Free software programming education app wins Facebook’s Global App of the Year

Facebook is releasing the results from its FbStart Apps of the Year competition. Apps of the Year is an annual competition designed to recognize and showcase the most immersive apps from its global startup program. “Winners were chosen based on their current and projected growth, the customer experience, the app’s design, and the way the … continue reading

CircleCI 2.0, Red Hat OpenShift Online, and a free Kubernetes course — SD Times news digest: July 11, 2017

CircleCI 2.0 is officially out of beta and available for developers and teams to push code faster, with more flexibility and control. CircleCI 2.0 comes with the ability to run CI/CD without limits, use workflows to run build-test-deploy stages as individual jobs, and it comes with a redesigned build engine. “Over 5+ years and 65M+ … continue reading

GitHub introduces code owners for code review

Determining who should review files for code review is not always clear, which is why GitHub is introducing code owners, a new feature that automatically requests reviews from the code owners when a pull request changes any owned files. This feature lets repository maintainers define the exact people and teams who need to review projects, … 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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Codefights Interview Practice, GitLab 9.3, Android WebView security, Windows 10 Insider Preview — SD Times news digest: June 23, 2017

CodeFights is updating its Interview Practice tool to help developers better prepare for their next job opportunity. With CodeFights, developers can practice their programming skills, learn new languages, and prepare for interviews in a community of more than 500,000 developers. The latest version of Interview Practice allows developers to join a study plan with a … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Bit

We all loved Lego’s growing up as kids, and for some of us adults, our love for Lego’s never went away. A new open-source project named Bit wants to bring that Lego-like mentality to software development. Bit is a new project that enables developers to use code components as Lego bricks to build applications. “It … continue reading

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