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Amazon to acquire Whole Foods, Atom 1.19 beta release, and Firefox 55 developer changes — SD Times news digest: June 16, 2017

Amazon is getting into the grocery game with its decision to acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, which Bloomberg Technology reports is a “bombshell of a deal” that will send the e-commerce company into physical stores, and fulfills its goal to sell more groceries. According to the report, Whole Foods’ cofounder John Mackey will … continue reading

Angular 4.2, Talend Summer ’17 release, and TypeScript 2.4 RC — SD Times news digest: June 13, 2017

A minor release to Angular has been announced. The 4.2 release contains no breaking changes and is designed to be a drop-in replacement for 4.x.x. Features include: validators in Angular Forms, ability to bootstrap a component, improved i18n tooling, and a new compiler flag. Angular’s animation features were also update with new capabilities. In addition, … continue reading

Why SCM is crucial to a developer’s workflow

The best way to understand version control is to imagine it as saving changes in a Microsoft document or a document in Google Docs. Think of the code as a text file, and then imagine going into the document and looking at the revision history to see all of the different changes, when people made … continue reading

Git’er done: SCM system keeps developers and projects on track

With software configuration management (SCM), gone are the days when developers would email their code changes back and forth, waiting patiently for review. SCM has certainly changed the process for code review, feedback and collaboration, but it is the rise of distributed version control systems like Git that allow software teams to work faster than … continue reading

Microsoft’s Git Virtual File System, Twilio Proxy, and MariaDB TX 2.0 — SD Times news digest: May 25, 2017

Microsoft is providing an update on its Git Virtual File System (GVFS), the company’s effort to scale Git to large projects and teams. According to Brian Harry, a technical fellow at Microsoft, the company has created the largest Git repository available. Over the last three months, Microsoft has largely completed the roll out of GVFS … continue reading

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Perforce releases Helix4Git for Git at scale

Companies looking to better manage their Git environments can utilize Perforce’s new Helix4Git solution, which allows large-scale Git environments to speed up their build processes. Perforce also announced it is updating its Helix Core and Helix Swarm solutions to include improved file transfer features and user efficiency. According to Perforce, Helix4Git increases scale and visibility … continue reading

GitHub announces new developer experiences for desktop and Atom

GitHub is turning to web technologies in its latest announcement of the GitHub Desktop Beta. The release offers a complete redesign of the company’s desktop client built on Electron, a cross-platform development solution for desktop applications. GitHub’s previous desktop solution provided two clients: GitHub for Mac and GitHub for Windows. The solutions had similar feature … continue reading

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Git 2.13, MobileTogether 3.2, GDPicture.NET SDK version 14 and Apple’s acquisition of Beddit — SD Times news digest: May 10, 2017

The open-source distributed version control system Git has reached version 2.13. The latest release includes features and bug fixes, as well as a brief security announcement. According to the Git team, version 2.13 fixes a git shell program vulnerability for those running their own Git hosting server. The release also includes SHA-1 collision detection to … continue reading

Atlassian announces SourceTree for Windows 2.0

Interacting with Git and Mercurial repositories just got easier for Windows developers. After reviewing developer feedback, Atlassian announced SourceTree for Windows 2.0 this week. It comes with a new UI, improved design, faster performance, and Microsoft Git Virtual File System support. One major change developers will see in SourceTree is its new design. Atlassian changed … continue reading

Zephyr’s new quality management platform, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.5 and Bitbucket Cloud’s navigation experience — SD Times news digest: April 13, 2017

Zephyr is bringing more control, customization and usability to developers. The company announced a new quality management platform that enables test management and automation, as well as provides a rich set of analytics. The platform is built on a microservices architecture, and is powered by HTML5/Angular JS 2 for a user friendly experience. “Zephyr’s goal … continue reading

The Battery Open-Source Software Index, Acquia Cloud CD, and Skytap Container Management — SD Times news digest: April 10, 2017

Battery Ventures released a new index to rank open-source projects according to their user activity, popularity, ability to create jobs, and traction among developers. The Battery Open-Source Software (BOSS) Index can also be used to offer insights into key open-source software trends. According to Battery Ventures, there are some well-known names on the list, like … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Netlify CMS

When it comes to content management systems (CMS), developers and writers have plenty of options to chose from. With Netlify CMS, its creators hope to “carve a different niche,” and build a CMS that is open-source, fully-featured, production-ready, and easy for developers and content editors to use. Netlify, the platform for automating web projects, created … continue reading

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