The web app model becomes progressive

If you listen to the pundits, Progressive Web Apps (or PWAs) have come to represent all that is good about application delivery via the web, and are sure to rule the web today, tomorrow and forever more. While that may be a grandiose claim — or at the very least some very wishful thinking — … continue reading

Microsoft’s Git Virtual File System, Twilio Proxy, and MariaDB TX 2.0 — SD Times news digest: May 25, 2017

Microsoft is providing an update on its Git Virtual File System (GVFS), the company’s effort to scale Git to large projects and teams. According to Brian Harry, a technical fellow at Microsoft, the company has created the largest Git repository available. Over the last three months, Microsoft has largely completed the roll out of GVFS … continue reading

Stack Overflow launches official mobile application for developers

Stack Overflow wants developers to be able to check their coding projects quickly and on the go, so the online programming community launched a new mobile application for both iOS and Android, allowing developers to view, answer, post and vote on Stack Overflow questions. Both operating system versions are available; however, the Android app is … continue reading

Top 10 vulnerabilities in mobile applications

My team in the Threat Research Center at WhiteHat Security specializes in mobile application business logic assessments, which is a hands-on penetration test of both mobile client-side apps and the business logic that can be used to circumvent the security built into the program. In a rapid application development environment, it’s a best practice (and … continue reading

Facebook expands fastText library for mobile and IoT

Facebook’s AI Research (FAIR) team is expanding its fastText machine learning capabilities and making it available to more devices in its latest release. The research team announced a new and improved fastText with pre-trained vectors in 294 languages and an enhanced model to reduce memory usage. Facebook first released fastText into open source last summer. … continue reading

IBM expands Bluemix OpenWhisk, Red Hat JBoss AMQ 7, and Sauce Labs’ Real Device Cloud — SD Times news digest: April 27, 2017

IBM is expanding Bluemix OpenWhisk, its open serverless computing platform, so developers can quickly connect data to serverless apps. Expanding OpenWhisk lets developers expose serverless actions as secure and controlled APIs on the cloud, according to IBM. OpenWhisk’s expanded user experience will track and analyze usage data for each serverless action to let developers and … continue reading

GrapeCity Builds on Mobile Leadership

Developers need to extend their mobile and .NET toolbox to build more competitive solutions for their customers.  GrapeCity strives to empower its customers to achieve more with its popular ComponentOne .NET controls, ActiveReports reporting solution, Spread spreadsheets solution, Xuni Xamarin native mobile controls and Wijmo JavaScript controls. “We develop the highest-quality, fastest, lightweight and most … continue reading

Crossover acquires Engine Yard, Twistlock announces new funding, and Cisco Jasper Control Center for Mobile Enterprise — SD Times news digest: April 25, 2017

The cloud-based Ruby development team management provider Crossover is planning to develop a full-stack Ruby on Rails platform with the help of Engine Yard. Crossover announced it is acquiring the Ruby on Rails cloud platform and support provider. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Engine Yard has a decade of deep Ruby experience at … continue reading

Red Hat Mobile releases new application assessment tool

Deciding to create a mobile application is more difficult than it sounds. Red Hat Mobile today is releasing a new Mobile App Assessment Tool to give businesses an overview of the complexities and resource requirements involved in a mobile application strategy. According to Clare Grant, general manager of Red Hat Mobile, the purpose of the … continue reading

Guest View: How to monetize apps, according to neuroscience

Where do you stand on the in-app purchases versus ads debate? Ads are an important monetization tool for many of you, while others turn their noses up because they might threaten the user experience. We decided to take the debate to the next level to prove who’s right using neuroscience — and it turns out … continue reading

New secure real-time recognition technology from ABBYY completely transforms user experience

ABBYY, a leading global provider of technologies and solutions that help businesses to action information, is launching a new Real-Time Recognition SDK – a secure mobile technology for iOS and Android that lets developers add offline recognition of 63 natural languages in live video stream to their enterprise and consumer applications. On-screen images are processed in real … continue reading

Guest View: Bringing electronics engineers into the agile development era

Agile development has been the norm across web and backend development for the last few years. No web developer could withstand the idea of deploy and forget, and no user would withstand a stale website. The benefits of agile development are well understood, faster iterations mean better quality of service for end users, security, and … continue reading

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