First public draft of Artificial Intelligence and Games textbook now available

Artificial intelligence research has seen a lot progress over the years, moving from simply understanding images and speech to actually detecting emotions, driving cars, searching the web, and playing games. Because of these advancements, two AI experts decided to write an Artificial Intelligence and Games book, which will serve as the first comprehensive textbook on … continue reading

Report: Test automation is increasing

In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing software world, manual tests are no longer cutting it. A new study revealed that more businesses are moving toward test automation to keep pace with their competitors. According to information technology, consulting and service provider Wipro Limited’s State of Quality 2016 study, there was an 85% jump in test automation over … continue reading

Swift announces new project lead, Embarcadero updates RAD Studio, and Spare5 relaunches as Mighty AI—SD Times news digest: Jan. 11, 2017

Swift is welcoming Ted Kremenek as the new project lead for the Swift project—a change that will not impact day-to-day operations, according to Chris Lattner, Swift and Xcode head, in an announcement. Lattner added that he is still completely committed to Swift, but will move from Apple to Tesla to become the company’s vice president … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Kickstarter Android and iOS

The popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter has announced it is bringing its Android and iOS apps to open source. According to the Kickstarter engineering team, while building and maintaining features for their apps they have adopted functional programming techniques and written well-tested code. They decided to open-source the apps to share their experience and benefits with … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Vizceral

Netflix’s traffic intuition tool that gives teams an understanding of traffic as it flows through their system was originally called Flux, but as of this week it has been renamed Vizceral, and Netflix has open-sourced four of its repositories on GitHub, making it this week’s GitHub project of the week. Netflix said that when it … continue reading

Bringing lessons learned at Facebook to stocks startup

As the new CTO at the tech startup Stockpile, Namrata Ganatra plans to take on the challenge of making stock investment accessible to everyone, while also building a strong, open and collaborative team that fosters innovation. Ganatra didn’t move to the United States just to stay at the bottom of the ladder. Ever since she … continue reading

Solving product integration testing challenges as fast as Netflix

With top-rated shows like “Orange is the New Black” or “House of Cards,” Netflix needs to have a well-versed integration test team to make sure each of its 80 million users are getting a great experience. With such a fast-paced environment, challenges are sure to come to the surface. Netflix’s product engineering integration test team … continue reading

SD Times Blog: National Women in Engineering Day highlights importance of female leaders, role models

Today marks another year for the National Women in Engineering Day, an awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus on all the opportunities that are available for women or girls in the industry. The theme of this year’s day of recognition is #RaisingProfiles, and it celebrates some of the top … continue reading

Analyst View: IoT Software: Confluence or chaos?

Manufacturers in a wide range of product sectors are exploring and exploiting the opportunities of the Internet of Things (IoT). The software for IoT comes in two distinct flavors, each created and maintained by its own tribe of software engineers. First, the engineering tribe looks after the software embedded inside the product. This controls the … continue reading

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