DIY computer kits, smart refrigerators, and other devices from CES 2017: Day 2

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) continued in Las Vegas today, and while there was a clear interest in self-driving and autonomous cars, there was also still a fair share of drones, virtual reality, IoT and wearable technology to see. (Related: What happened at CES on day 1) Here are some of the most interesting and … continue reading

OutSystems 10 extends platform, MOSS supports four open-source projects, and TIBCO’s open-source IoT solution available—SD Times news digest: Oct. 4, 2016

OutSystems announced the availability of OutSystems 10, a low-code application development platform that allows developers to build secure and scalable apps. OutSystems 10 extends the platform’s application development capabilities for on-premise and cloud-based environments. It also introduces seven new capabilities that accelerate the time it takes to build mobile apps. For instance, developers can drag … continue reading

Report: What’s driving developers crazy

Since developer-friendly mobile app devRant’s launch in March, it’s had more than 15,000 developers post more than 25,000 rants about what really gets them riled up. devRant has collected this data and looked into what specifically ticks off developers, factoring in the occurrence of heated swear words that come up with each rant topic. Developers … continue reading

Software developers still in demand, new UC Berkeley center for AI, and Microsoft Dev Center capabilities—SD Times news digest: Aug. 30, 2016

According to recent findings from the App Association, nearly a quarter-million job openings for software developers remain unfilled in the United States. Additionally, there are more software developer jobs than qualified people to fill them, which poses problems for startups and big companies looking to hire the right talent. Currently, there are 223,054 jobs open … continue reading

LinkedIn open-sources Android testing suite: Test Butler

In order to help mobile app developers with testing apps for the Android ecosystem at scale, LinkedIn announced that Test Butler, a new suite of tools that run large scale UI testing for Android, is now an open-source project. Today, mobile app developers face a few challenges. As mobile platforms grow, developers need to put … continue reading

Artificial intelligence app for developers gets productivity, performance updates

The artificial intelligence app that puts time back into developers’ days has seen some major updates in version 1.2, including features that increase productivity and help developers manage their products and tasks. Trevor AI is a free app that uses artificial intelligence to understand the tasks of the user, and it makes suggestions based on … continue reading

Docker for Mac and Windows now available, QA Symphony test-first survey released, and Aurelia 1.0—SD Times news digest: July 29, 2016

Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows are moving up in the world, and both are now out of beta, stable and ready for production. Among the changes from the beta version is a native development environment using hypervisors built into each operating system, which means no more VirtualBox. Docker tools integration has been improved, … continue reading

Facebook’s new Secret Conversations allows end-to-end encrypted messages

Facebook has rolled out a new communication option called Secret Conversations, which is a new conversation mode in Messenger that allows users to create secret messages that will be encrypted end to end. These messages can only be read on one device with another designated recipient—Facebook excluded. This technology uses Signal Protocol, developed by Open … continue reading

GitLab releases security fixes, Pants 1.0, and Sauce Labs integration for JIRA—SD Times news digest: May 3, 2016

GitLab is strongly recommending users upgrade to any of the newest versions for GitLab 8.2 through 8.7 GitLab Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE) because they contain security fixes. One of the security fixes is for a critical privilege escalation. GitLab said that during an internal code review, it discovered a critical security flaw … continue reading

Microsoft updates Windows App Studio and TouchDevelop language

Microsoft has announced a major update to the beta release of Windows App Studio, its Web-based developer tool for creating mobile apps. The most significant changes and additions to Windows App Studio, detailed in a blog post by Emilio Salvador Prieto of the Windows Phone Developer Experience team, are integration with Microsoft’s TouchDevelop programming language, … continue reading

The Detekt government spyware detection tool, a speech recognition software competition, and Google acquires RelativeWave—SD Times news digest: Nov. 20, 2014

Privacy advocates including Amnesty International, Privacy International, Digitale Gesellschaft and the EFF have teamed up to unveil Detekt, an open-source software tool to detect government spyware. Detekt scans Windows computers for traces of known surveillance spyware used to target and monitor human rights defenders and journalists around the world, according to the Detekt website. The … continue reading

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