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Bugdojo launches QA testing tool, Baidu’s Project Apollo, and Facebook’s ‘silent speech’ technology — SD Times news digest: April 20, 2017

Software testing is often overlooked, especially in startups and mid-sized development teams that might not have the right resources or QA team available. Bugdojo, a new bot-powered continuous QA tool, is giving developers access to professional testers who can review the quality of their code without adding expensive teams to their company. “Instead of hiring … continue reading

Deis joins Microsoft, TypeScript 2.3 RC, Slack’s new message menus — SD Times news digest: April 11, 2017

Microsoft is getting deeper into containers with the acquisition of Deis, a Kubernetes company. Deis provides an open-source software solution designed to make Kubernetes easier to use. As part of the acquisition, Deis will continue its mission to make container technology simpler and continue to contribute to Workflow, Helm and Steward in order to maintain … continue reading

Unit testing for C/C++ is on the rise

Typemock: Unit testing for C/C++ is on the rise

Typemock’s Isolator++ solution is bringing unit testing to C/C++ programming languages. Isolator++ is one of the company’s unit testing solutions designed to enable developers to find and fix bugs. According to the company, over the past year interest in C++ unit testing has more than doubled with a substantial rise in Isolator++ users. “There was … continue reading

ISO C++ committee completes C++17 standard

The next version of the general-purpose programming language C++ is underway. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) C++ committee has announced the C++17 standard is complete, and there should not be any more major changes before the final specification is published. “C++17 is now technically finished and being sent out for its final ISO balloting. … continue reading

Bitbucket Server won’t support Mercurial, Swift 3.1, NativeScript Angular 4 support — SD Times news digest: March 28, 2017

Atlassian has revealed it will not be adding Mercurial support to Bitbucket Server, its code collaboration tool teams can host themselves. Mercurial is a source code management tool. According to Roger Barnes, principal product manager at Atlassian, the costs of engineering and maintaining Mercurial support does not make sense for Bitbucket server. “While it is … continue reading

Intel announces new AI effort, CoreOS extends CoreOS Tectonic, and OpenSSL launches new site — SD Times news digest: March 24, 2017

Intel is beginning to square in on AI with the announcement of a single cross-Intel organization: The Artificial Intelligence Products Group (AIPG). According to the company, AIPG strengthens its focus on AI, and will include engineering, labs, software and resources as it continues to work on its AI portfolio: The Intel Nervana platform. In addition, … continue reading

CodePen Projects

CodePen Projects, Mozilla’s Obsidian API proposal, ActiveGo Beta, HashiCorp Vault Enterprise 0.7 — SD Times news digest: March 22, 2017

A new platform wants to give developers a playground for developing front end web solutions. CodePen Projects is a place where developers can build websites right in their browser. According to the team, it is very similar to an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). It features a sidebar for viewing files; the ability to create, delete, … continue reading

Swift reaches TIOBE’s top 10, BlackBerry Dynamics Communication APIs, and 97 Things Programmers Need to Know — SD Times news digest: March 20, 2017

Swift has made it into the TIOBE Index’s top 10 programming languages for the first time. Swift is a programming language Apple created about three years ago to replace its other application development language Objective-C. “The expectations were high right from the start, but adoption took off slowly. That is for good reasons by the … continue reading

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

Report: Go programming language is attracting more attention

Developers are beginning to program in Go both at work and outside of work. Go is an open-source programming language Google created in 2007. The programming language’s team has released its 2016 survey results, which revealed 89% of respondents are using Go. Of that 89%, 36% use Go both at home and at work, 27% … continue reading

C# 7.0 comes with new features

Visual Studio 2017 was released earlier this week with new programming language features for C# 7.0. C# is a type-safe, object-oriented programming language designed for building applications that run on the .NET framework. The Visual Studio team has been working on C# 7.0 for over a year. “C# 7.0 adds a number of new features … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Pandas

Pandas aren’t only cute cute bears; they’re also a data analysis/manipulation library for Python. Pandas is designed to make it easier to work with relational and labeled data. “It aims to be the fundamental high-level building block for doing practical, real-world data analysis in Python. Additionally, it has the broader goal of becoming the most … continue reading

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