Visual Studio 2017 Update Preview, Rust 1.16, Kinetise’s rapid development platform and WebGL 2.0–SD Times news digest: March 17, 2017

Microsoft released Visual Studio 2017 last week, and already the company is working on the Visual Studio 2017 Update Preview. The preview is meant to improve UWP tools so they support the upcoming Creators Update SDK, and add Python tools.  Once the Creators Update SDK is released, the company will allow developers to enable side-by-side … continue reading

It’s a mobile-first world when it comes to apps

Like DevOps and agile practices, “mobile-first” development is changing the way developers approach building applications. Of course, the industry doesn’t need another buzzword, but this one accurately describes the way teams are thinking about user engagement and developing quality digital experiences. Plenty of digital organizations are shifting their efforts and making mobile development more than … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Machine Learning for Software Engineers

Get into a conversation with a developer, and you might find out that he or she is self-taught. Some developers started off as hobbyists with no computer science degree. Others watched videos and took courses online to add skills to their résumé. Like other passionate developers that take studying and learning the ins and outs … continue reading

Udacity launches service for next-generation freelancers and contractors

In order to connect companies with some of the top engineers who are proficient in mobile app development, web development and other specializations, Udacity is launching a new service called Udacity Blitz. With technology rapidly changing, the gig economy continues to grow. Freelancers, contractors and temporary employees are becoming popular in the software development and … continue reading

IBM’s Project Intu, Google Slides API, and Altova MobileTogether 3.0—SD Times news digest: Nov. 10, 2016

IBM is giving developers the ability to embed Watson’s cognitive functions in their end-user device solutions. The company announced the experimental release of Project Intu, a new platform that aims to help build the next generation of cognitive experiences. Developers can use Project Intu to develop for form factors such as wearables, avatars, robots and … continue reading

Skippbox brings Kubernetes management to iOS

Kubernetes is going mobile, thanks to Cabin. Kubernetes-focused company Skippbox announced that it would debut its Cabin management tool tomorrow at the Kubernetes meetup in San Francisco. Cabin is a mobile application that allows users to manage and configure Kubernetes from an iOS device. Sebastien Goasguen, founder of Skippbox, said, “With its key primitives for … continue reading

Vision Mobile’s state of the developer nation report, Android SDK and Lyft Button, and Apple announces App Store changes—SD Times news digest: Sept. 2, 2016

Developers’ interest in Android is increasing, according to a new developer report from Vision Mobile. The report, “Developer Economics: The State of the Developer Nation Q3 2016,” found that 47% of developers are prioritizing Android in their development efforts, which is up 7% from the last six months. As a result, the number of 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

New Google Play developer features, Toyota Research invests in AI, FreeBSD vulnerabilities, and Swordphish’s public beta—SD Times news digest: August 11, 2016

Google is giving Android developers new ways to stay informed about their apps. The company is updating the Google Play Developer Console app with new features for reviews and experiments. “With over one million apps published through the Google Play Developer Console, we know how important it is to publish with confidence, acquire users, learn … continue reading

Tableau 10 will bring with it redone analytics visualizations

Tableau is gearing up for version 10. The general availability of version 10 of its analytics platform will come sometime in the next few weeks, and today the company detailed the expected improvements and changes to it. For those generating reports with charts and graphs, Tableau has redone a lot of the basic visualization foundations. … continue reading

Ensuring Pokémon Go is a mobile success

Pokémon Go is quickly becoming one of the most popular games in mobile application history, and its success goes beyond just children and adults catching strange fictional creatures. Creating a successful mobile application that is used by millions is not easy to do. At the surface, it takes the ability to scale, the ability to … continue reading

BlackBerry to ditch its Classic smartphone

BlackBerry has finally decided to part ways with the BlackBerry Classic, the company’s iconic keyboard device. According to the company, while the smartphone has been part of the BlackBerry portfolio for many years, it has run its course and can no longer keep up with today’s market. The company will now focus its efforts on … continue reading

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