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

Facebook’s Create React Native App, Google’s Android fraud botnet Chamois, and Intel Clear Containers updates to v2.1.1—SD Times news digest: March 14, 2017

Facebook announced the Create React Native App for React Native. Create React is a new tool that makes it easier to get started with a React Native project. It’s inspired by the design of the Create React App, and is the result of a collaboration between Facebook and Expo. With this tool, developers can develop … continue reading

Raspberry Pi Zero W, Mozilla acquires Pocket, and Ansible Tower 3.1—SD Times news digest: Feb. 28, 2017

Raspberry Pi is celebrating its fifth birthday with a new variant of Raspberry Pi Zero. The organization announced the Raspberry Pi Zero W with wireless LAN and Bluetooth. Zero W aims to fix problems in the last variant by integrating more functionality into its core. It features the Cypress CYW43438 wireless chip for 802.11n wireless … continue reading

Motus’ three keys to enterprise application success

With all of the new techniques, tooling, operating systems and devices that keep updating at a rapid pace, developers need to stay on their toes if they want to keep up with the competition and pace of agile. In order to help developers create the next wave of mobile apps, Motus, a cloud-based mobile enterprise … continue reading

InVision launches iOS mobile app, KDE releases Plasma 5.9, and CodeMeter Embedded 2.0—SD Times news digest: Feb. 2, 2017

InVision has announced a new iOS mobile app for project control on the go. This release introduces the Conversations tab in the menu bar to make it easy to keep projects moving forward. Conversations was in beta for several months, and now it is finalized, bringing with it a more user-centric experience and more collaboration … continue reading

ArcTouch finds enterprise mobile apps are ‘functional but unfriendly’

Enterprise mobile applications are living up to users’ expectations when it comes to functionality, but ArcTouch, a mobile app design and development company, found applications are missing the mark when it comes to design and other factors that make for a solid user experience. According to Adam Fingerman, CEO and cofounder of ArcTouch, only 12% … continue reading

Analyst View: Motorola’s strategy for a slowing smartphone market

Perhaps it is because Motorola is owned by Lenovo, or perhaps it is simply because there is some cross-pollination between PC and smartphone companies now, but of the smartphone vendors, Motorola is the only one aggressively applying a strategy out of the PC space. When the PC segment hit a wall, the experienced companies moved … continue reading

Guest View: App developers: Time to cut the cord

It’s a familiar experience: You’re on the subway using an app on your phone or tablet, when suddenly you lose network coverage. Without warning, the app becomes completely unusable. Applications are all too often designed on the assumption that connectivity is ubiquitous. But we all know that even in the most connected metropolis, loss of … continue reading

Slack introduces Threads, Realm Mobile Platform reaches v1.0, and CA Technologies officially acquires Automic—SD Times news digest: Jan. 19, 2017

Slack has introduced a much-sought-after feature today called Threads, which lets users reply to messages, organize discussions and manage their conversations. According to Paul Rosania, a member of the core product team at Slack, the company was trying to implement a feature that would group conversations in a channel to make it clear which message … continue reading

Inferno 1.0, AOL opens Kanvas to developer community, and Algolia community gets Yarn package search—SD Times news digest: Jan. 6, 2017

There’s a new lightweight, fast and mobile-friendly JavaScript library called Inferno, which developers can play around with as version 1.0 launched this week. Inferno is derived from React, so its architecture and life cycles will feel and look similar. But the difference is the computational engines render in a different way, according to Luke Sheard, … continue reading

The Software Testing World Cup Chronicles, Part III: Testing our limits to Germany and back

It’s been a couple weeks since the grueling Software Testing World Cup Finals, and the team has finally had some time to catch our collective breath, reflect on the experience as a whole, and garner some lessons learned. First and foremost, the entire competition was a rewarding experience for me and the rest of the … continue reading

Oculus reveals Carmel developer preview, Google’s plans for HTML5, and Segment teams up with BigQuery—SD Times news digest: Dec. 12, 2016

Oculus wants to bring web content and technologies to mainstream VR devices. The company announced a developer preview of Carmel, a new solution to build for the VR web without a VR-supported browser. “Starting today, you can build experiences for all of these users, and also test them in VR using Carmel. As new devices … continue reading

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