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LogiGear acquires True North Service, AI driving business growth, and Lux currently in beta—SD Times news digest: Jan. 17, 2017

LogiGear completed its acquisition of True North Service (TNS), a provider of contract staffing and software testing services to technology companies. TNS will allow LogiGear to expand its customer base, adding new companies like Amazon, Cisco, DocuSign and T-Mobile. LogiGear will also be able to expand its presence in the Pacific Northwest, and continue to … continue reading

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StackShare’s top developer tools of 2016

2016 came to a close with JavaScript as the No. 1 development tool. StackShare, a company with a mission to help developers find the best tools, has released its data on the top tools of 2016 that developers should put on their radar for 2017. “It took a bit of time to comb through the … continue reading

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Inferno 1.0, AOL opens Kanvas to developer community, and Algolia community gets Yarn package search—SD Times news digest: Jan. 6, 2017

There’s a new lightweight, fast and mobile-friendly JavaScript library called Inferno, which developers can play around with as version 1.0 launched this week. Inferno is derived from React, so its architecture and life cycles will feel and look similar. But the difference is the computational engines render in a different way, according to Luke Sheard, … continue reading

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Polymer 2.0 update, Apple’s App Transport Security support, and Node.js 7.3.0—SD Times news digest: Dec. 22, 2016

The Polymer team took the end of the year to update users on its progress toward 2.0. According to the team. Polymer 2.0 is almost ready to be released, and it will feature a simpler way to build high-quality and performant web apps with high-quality and performant web components. Polymer provides a library that extends … 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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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Jest

Jest, a JavaScript testing framework, was created to run thousands of tests at Facebook, but since this painless JavaScript test runner is open source, any developer can get started by installing it themselves. Jest allows Facebook to virtualize JavaScript environments, utilizing Jasmine assertions by default. Jest is also modular, extendible and configurable, providing browser mocks … continue reading

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Tech companies form Global Virtual Reality Association, Bluetooth 5 now available, and 2016 IoT Hackathon winners announced—SD Times news digest: Dec. 8, 2016

Some top technology companies are teaming up in order to expand virtual reality’s reach. Acer/Starbreeze, Facebook Google, HTC, Samsung and Sony have formed the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA). Together, they will work on developing and sharing best practices for the industry. “The GVRA is a necessary first step toward ensuring great VR experiences for … continue reading

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Notes from Node.js Interactive: Node.js VM-neutrality, the Node.js security project, and NodeSource NSolid 2.0

The Node.js Foundation is continuing its mission to make Node.js VM-neutral. The foundation announced major milestones toward allowing the solution to work in a wide variety of VMs at the Linux Foundation’s Node.js Interactive conference this week. According to the foundation, VM-neutrality will allow Node.js to expand its ecosystem to more devices and workloads, such … continue reading

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GrapeCity enters the JavaScript market with SpreadJS

GrapeCity is giving JavaScript developers a new way to present and interact with their data in the latest release of its enterprise spreadsheet tool. Spread Studio 10 comes with SpreadJS, a JavaScript spreadsheet and data presentation solution. Spread traditionally has been a .NET solution. With the release of SpreadJS, GrapeCity is making its way into … continue reading

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Report looks into Android device customization, Kony Mobility Platform, and Google makes exploring AI easy—SD Times news digest: Nov. 16, 2016

The Application Developers Alliance has conducted a story on Android device customization and consumer choices, and they found that apps tend not to be exclusively used, and almost all Android users customize their phone and their home screen. The report also found that most Android users prefer their new devices to come with apps “ready … continue reading

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TypeScript 2.1 RC, Kotlin 1.0.5, and Cloud Native Computing Foundation Kubernetes certification—SD Times news digest: Nov. 9, 2016

Microsoft announced that the release candidate of TypeScript 2.1 is now available. TypeScript is a programming language designed to scale JavaScript. The 2.1 RC features better inference and async functions. According to the TypeScript team, with smarter inference developers can more easily model scenarios that incrementally initialize variables. The release also includes support for down-level … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Minoca OS

There is a new general-purpose operating system looking to win over developers’ hearts. Minoca OS is built for connected devices that just went open source. “We’re excited to build a community of users and developers around this new operating system, and we need help,” wrote Evan Green, CEO and cofounder of Minoca OS, in a … continue reading

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