Report: Android developers are switching from Java to Kotlin

Google surprised Android developers back in May when it announced for the first time it was adding a new programming language to the operating system. Since then, Kotlin language adoption has exploded among developers so much that it is set to overtake Java in the next couple of years, according to a new report. Realm, … 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

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Daytona

Yahoo is releasing a new automated performance testing and analysis framework into open source this week. The company announced Daytona, an application-agnostic framework that enables developers to build customized test, analyze performance, and capture trends. “With Daytona, we are now able to integrate all our load testing tools under a single framework and aggregate test … continue reading

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Google announces security updates for developers, Kotlin/Native v0.2, and Sencha Ext JS 6.5 and Cmd 6.5 — SD Times news digest: May 12, 2017

In an effort to better protect their users, Google is giving developers new updates when it comes to publishing web applications. The company is updating the app publishing process, risk assessment systems, and user-facing consent page to detect any abnormalities and protect against spoofing or misleading application identities. In addition, the company’s risk assessment process … continue reading

Kotlin/Native, Infragistics Ultimate UI for Xamarin, ActivePython 2.7.13 and 3.5.3, and Progress OpenEdge 11.7 — SD Times news digest: April 4, 2017

JetBrains is giving developers a first look at its Kotlin/Native compiler. The compiler is designed to compile Kotlin into machine code, and deliver executables without virtual machines. “Kotlin/Native is another step toward making Kotlin usable throughout a modern application. Eventually, it will be possible to use Kotlin to write every component, from the server back-end … continue reading

DBmaestro’s DevSecOps feature, JetBrains’ Kotlin 1.1, and Tableau 10.2—SD Times news digest: March 1, 2017

DBmaestro is adding a DevSecOps comment to its DevOps solution. DevSecOps is a new philosophy that integrates security into the life cycle. According to the company, this maximizes risk management, threat prevention, flexibility, speed, and time to market. The Policy Control Manager is designed to eliminate risks, and reduce downtime and loss of data. “DBmaestro … continue reading

Google introduces A.I. Duets, ReactOS 4.4 comes with improvements; and Kotlin 1.1 RC released—SD Times news digest: Feb. 17, 2017

Google wants to show developers what Project Magenta can do with its new interactive experiment A.I. Duet. The company launched Magenta into the open-source community last year as a way for developers to explore music with neural nets. A.I. Duet is designed to let users play a duet with their computers. “Just play some notes, … continue reading

MIT Labs year in review, Kotlin 1.0.6, and Ford debuts new self-driving vehicle—SD Times news digest: December 28, 2016

MIT Labs has had a transformative year. It’s community has developed more than 450 projects spanning different areas of scientific research. According to Joi Ita, director of MIT Media Labs, the top projects of 2016 includes: Data USA: A free and open-source data visualization tool project for public data in the United States. Ethics of Autonomous Vehicles: … continue reading

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

Gradle 3.0, Sumo Logic’s Unified Logs and Metrics solution, PNDA comes to Linux—SD Times news digest: Aug. 16, 2016

Gradle 3.0 has been released with fixes in the Gradle Daemon with specific fixes on Windows platforms, as well as the first support for Gradle Script Kotlin (a Kotlin-based build language for Gradle scripts). The support for Gradle Script Kotlin provides deep integration with both Eclipse and IDEA, including things such as auto-completion, refactoring, and navigation … continue reading

Gradle embraces Kotlin language

Gradle Inc., the company behind the Gradle build automation system, announced today that it will be bringing the Kotlin language, developed at JetBrains, onto its platform. Originally unveiled in 2011, Kotlin is a statically typed language that runs on the JVM. While Kotlin is not syntax-compatible with Java, it is able to interoperate with Java, … continue reading

Vulkan 1.0 specification announced, Kotlin 1.0, and Rackspace unveils Data Connectors—SD Times news digest: Feb. 16, 2016

The Khronos Group has announced the immediate availability of Vulkan 1.0, a royalty-free open standard API specification. Vulkan has been in the making for 18 months, and is designed to provide high-efficiency, cross-platform access to graphics and compute on modern GPUs used in a wide variety of devices such as PCs, consoles, mobile phones and … continue reading

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