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

Google

Google Assistant SDK, TypeScript 2.3, Rust 1.17, JetBrains’ Rider EAP 21 — SD Times news digest: April 28, 2017

Google is giving developers the ability to build their own prototypes that use Google Assistant with the introduction of its latest SDK. The Google Assistant SDK is being released as a developer preview right now, and it’s designed to enable voice control and natural language understanding in devices. Currently in development are features like hotword … continue reading

DockerCon: Microsoft’s Hyper-V isolation technology, Bitbucket Pipelines, Twistlock 2.0, Rancher Labs

Docker is getting more attention and exposure from companies who are integrating the container platform into their solutions. The company’s community and container industry conference, DockerCon, wrapped up today with a number of new announcements and partnerships. For instance, Microsoft announced plans to extend its Hyper-V isolation technology in order to power Linux containers on … continue reading

Microsoft announces new solutions for creating intelligent, data-driven apps

Microsoft is empowering customers with its new data-driven intelligence solutions. Microsoft today made several product announcements at its Microsoft Data Amp event, including updates to SQL Server, R Server 9.1, and other solutions aimed at helping businesses create intelligent applications. Starting today, developers can download the SQL Server CTP 2.0, which is available on Windows, … continue reading

Microsoft updates PowerApps and Flow

Microsoft is bringing new improvements and functionality to its business, low-code solutions Flow and PowerApps. Flow is an automated workflow solution while PowerApps is the company’s enterprise software service. In the Q1 update of Microsoft Flow, the company is bringing new updates to improve team productivity, extend partner services support and modernize business approvals. The … continue reading

Weak biometric security systems, Microsoft’s ReactXP, and the Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) program — SD Times news digest: April 14, 2017

The fingerprint or biometric security system on your smartphone is not as secure as you think. Researchers from NYU and Michigan State University have discovered a way to fool biometric security systems into giving them access to smartphones. According to the researchers, fingerprint-based authentication systems use small sensors that only capture partial fingerprints. The researchers … continue reading

Microsoft makes it easier to migrate to Azure

Microsoft is giving enterprises new tools to take on hybrid cloud initiatives. The company announced new Azure migration resources and tools to make it easier to tap into the hybrid cloud. “Most customers we talk with are using a hybrid cloud approach to take advantage of the cloud and their existing applications and infrastructure. Whether … continue reading

Deis joins Microsoft, TypeScript 2.3 RC, Slack’s new message menus — SD Times news digest: April 11, 2017

Microsoft is getting deeper into containers with the acquisition of Deis, a Kubernetes company. Deis provides an open-source software solution designed to make Kubernetes easier to use. As part of the acquisition, Deis will continue its mission to make container technology simpler and continue to contribute to Workflow, Helm and Steward in order to maintain … continue reading

Microsoft previews Azure PaaS services

Microsoft is announcing new preview releases of its Azure PaaS services for Azure Stack as well as a “refresh” to its Azure extension, Azure Stack. The third technical preview of Azure Stack was released early last month with hybrid application capabilities and a new pay-as-you-use pricing model. Since then, Microsoft has updated the Azure Stack … continue reading

Visual Studio Code

Microsoft releases Visual Studio Code update and the .NET Framework 4.7

Microsoft is providing new updates to its open-source code editor and software development framework. The company announced the March 2017 update of Visual Studio Code as well as the .NET Framework 4.7. The latest update of Visual Studio Code was released to address a number of issues such as losing editor contents when upgrading, and … continue reading

CodePlex

Microsoft’s CodePlex to shut down

Microsoft cannot compete with GitHub. The company announced it will be closing the doors on CodePlex, its open-source project hosting site. CodePlex was designed to give developers a place to share, collaborate, and download open-source software. “Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of amazing options come and go but at this point, GitHub is … continue reading

Kube2Go Platform 9

Platform9’s Kube2Go, Progress acquires DataRPM, IBM Decision Composer, Windows 10 Creators Update — SD Times news digest: March 30, 2017

Platform9 announced an easy way to run Kubernetes clusters on any major public cloud. Their solution is Kube2Go, and it’s an open source platform that allows developers to easily use Kubernetes at scale, regardless if they are a Platform9 customer or not. Kube2Go aims to address two major pain points in the Kubernetes community: Managing … continue reading

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