Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK now available

Developers can start preparing their applications for the next update of Windows 10 with the newly available Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK. The SDK features new tools for building mixed reality experiences, modernizing applications for today’s workplace, and building and monetizing games and apps. “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update provides a developer platform that … continue reading

Chef announces new solution for cloud native architectures

Chef is building on top of its application automation solution with the release of a new SaaS-based service. Habitat was first announced last year as a way to give apps the ability to self-organize and self-configure throughout their lifecycle. Today’s announcement of Habitat Builder adds to that technology by enabling modern application development teams to … continue reading

For high-performing engineering teams, disagreement is healthy

You’ve probably heard the conventional wisdom that teams should be aligned around a common goal. But while it’s important to have a shared business objective, the idea that everyone needs to have the same goal is selling your engineering team short. Productive tension is beneficial for organizations. In my engineering group, I have at least … continue reading

Oracle announces developer platform updates at OpenWorld conference

Oracle today revealed updates to its application development tooling as well as its vision for an autonomous database cloud at Oracle OpenWorld 2017 and JavaOne in San Francisco. The company announced three key new pieces to its Oracle Container Native App Dev Platform: a managed Kubernetes service, a new continuous integration and delivery service and … continue reading

SmartBear State of Testing 2017: The future of software testing for developers, QA

SmartBear Software is gearing up to release its flagship testing survey tomorrow, and this year’s results paint the picture of the testing industry from end-to-end. The company shared its findings with SD Times in advance, and we dove into the results to learn how the disruption of software development is impacting testers, developers, and operations … continue reading

The impact of virtual and augmented reality on corporate developers

It was more than 30 years ago that Microsoft Windows was first released.  At the time, it was a radical departure from the text-based interfaces that dominated most screens.  It has been over 25 years since Windows 3.0, the first point that people started really paying attention to Windows.  Suddenly, there was a reason for … continue reading

Perfecto brings automation to voice apps and virtual assistants

Chatbots are one area of innovation that is driving and changing engagement for digital experiences, and a number of customers and others in the software market are adopting and embedding chatbots within their applications. Like other emerging technologies, chatbots add complexity to applications, which is why companies like Perfecto are trying to knock down that … continue reading

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

Have I been Pwned? PyTorch v0.2.0, and new vulnerability data from Netsparker — SD Times news digest: August 7, 2017

Troy Hunt, a Microsoft regional director and security guru, released 320 million freely downloadable “Pwned Passwords” to shed light on how many real-world passwords have been exposed in data breaches. The service was created after NIST released guidance recommending that user-provided passwords be checked against existing data breaches. “My hope is that an easily accessible … continue reading

Stack Overflow sunsets Documentation, AGL UCB 4.0, and Amazon considers new cloud service — SD Times news digest: August 3, 2017

Stack Overflow is retiring Documentation on August 8. While Stack Overflow had high hopes for the new initiative, their research showed new users weren’t coming to Documentation, and they needed a larger team to fix Documentation for developers. According to a Stack Overflow entry: “After August 8, 2017 at 1700 UTC, we’ll disable proposed changes … continue reading

U.S. legislation for IoT vulnerabilities, Realm Academy, and Facebook’s video chat device — SD Times news digest: August 2, 2017

This week, a bipartisan group of U.S. senators announced plans to introduce legislation addressing vulnerabilities in IoT devices, which experts say is a threat to global security, according to a Reuters report. According to the report, the bill would require IoT vendors to provide their internet-connected equipment to the government as a way to make sure products … continue reading

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