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Progress open-sources its UI library, Box updates its developer experiences, and the Docker Datacenter updates—SD Times news digest: Feb. 9, 2017

Progress has open-sourced its Progress Telerik UI for Universal Windows Platform, which is a set of native UI controls for building Windows apps. With this announcement, Progress also revealed it is donating to the .NET Foundation to help it with open development in the .NET ecosystem. “With this donation, we are extending our commitment to … continue reading

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Rust 1.15 is stable, Node.js 7.5.0 released, and Microsoft announces TypeScript 2.2 release candidate—SD Times news digest: Feb. 3, 2017

The Rust team announced the latest version of Rust 1.15.0, a system programming language focused on safety, speed and concurrency. “Custom derive” is now stable in this release. The build system for Rust has been rewritten using Cargo, so it is now the default. Compiler performance improvements have been made in this release, and the … continue reading

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StackShare’s top developer tools of 2016

2016 came to a close with JavaScript as the No. 1 development tool. StackShare, a company with a mission to help developers find the best tools, has released its data on the top tools of 2016 that developers should put on their radar for 2017. “It took a bit of time to comb through the … continue reading

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Notes from Node.js Interactive: Node.js VM-neutrality, the Node.js security project, and NodeSource NSolid 2.0

The Node.js Foundation is continuing its mission to make Node.js VM-neutral. The foundation announced major milestones toward allowing the solution to work in a wide variety of VMs at the Linux Foundation’s Node.js Interactive conference this week. According to the foundation, VM-neutrality will allow Node.js to expand its ecosystem to more devices and workloads, such … continue reading

Microsoft researchers from the Speech & Dialog Research Group (from left): Wayne Xiong, Xuedong Huang, Geoffrey Zweig, Dong Yu, Frank Seide, Mike Seltzer, Jasha Droppo and Andreas Stolcke. Photo by Dan DeLong.

Microsoft’s milestone in speech recognition, Node.js v6.9.0 released, and Google open-sources Nomulus—SD Times news digest: Oct. 19, 2016

Microsoft is making waves with its artificial intelligence research by developing a piece of technology that recognizes words as well as humans do. According to a team of researchers from the company’s AI and Research division, the company’s speech recognition system has a word error rate of 5.9%, which is about equivalent to a human. … continue reading

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The Linux Foundation takes on the JavaScript community with the JS Foundation

The Linux Foundation is giving JavaScript projects a new home. The company announced the JS Foundation is now a Linux Foundation Project. The JS Foundation was designed to foster JavaScript applications and server-side projects by providing best practices and policies. “The Linux Foundation’s primary mission is to create the world’s largest shared technology investment,” said … continue reading

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The White House lays out AI plans, Red Hat Mobile Application Platform, and Ubuntu 16.10—SD Times news digest: Oct. 13, 2016

President Barack Obama will host the White House Frontiers Conference in Pittsburgh today to address the future of science and technology and what America can do to advance the frontier of artificial intelligence. To prepare the U.S. for the future of AI, the White House is releasing a report that surveys the current state of … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Electrode

Walmart isn’t only known for slashing prices. It’s also known for its tech division, WalmartLabs, which has developed several open-source projects, including this week’s GitHub project of the week: Electrode. Walmart serves nearly 260 million customers who visit its 11,504 stores. Knowing that technology and software is always changing, Walmart has been ramping up its … continue reading

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The New Visual Studio: Prepping for a future beyond Windows

Microsoft Visual Studio is the most popular integrated development environment in the world, but the target keeps moving for IDEs. As device, language, platform and application diversity expand ever more rapidly, Redmond is working overtime to make its already powerful developer tools irresistible—to both the faithful and the uninitiated. The technologies and experiences that are … continue reading

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Node community struggles to meet enterprises

NodeSummit in San Francisco kicked off today, with talks covering both the technical aspects of the platform to those dealing only with human beings. Among the topics discussed were the Node Foundation and its implications, the popularity of the React platform, and the need for enterprise controls around NPM. Dan Shaw, CTO of NodeSource, said … continue reading

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NodeSource introduces Node.js platform for enterprises

Node.js got an enterprise boost today, as NodeSource released a beta version of its NSolid platform. The new platform is based on Linux containers, and Kubernetes. Developers can use NSolid as their deployment platform for Node.js applications within a Kubernetes cluster. The benefit of using the NSolid platform is that it can be plugged into … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Hackathon Starter

Hackathons are great for developers who want to collaborate on their software projects, but getting a good project up and running can take some time. Getting everything from picking a programming language down to creating a repository or website for the code and project itself is a lot for one person to handle. Sahat Yalkabov, … continue reading

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