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Google introduces A.I. Duets, ReactOS 4.4 comes with improvements; and Kotlin 1.1 RC released—SD Times news digest: Feb. 17, 2017

Google wants to show developers what Project Magenta can do with its new interactive experiment A.I. Duet. The company launched Magenta into the open-source community last year as a way for developers to explore music with neural nets. A.I. Duet is designed to let users play a duet with their computers. “Just play some notes, … continue reading

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Code Poetry challenges the meaning of creativity and visual arts

The saying “opposites attract” is true for programmer Daniel Holden and poet Chris Kerr, the creators of Code Poetry, a collection of 12 code poems that produce a visual representation of a poem when they run. At a glance, Code Poetry (written as ./code –poetry) appears to be a collection of random animations and lines … continue reading

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Android Things Developer Preview 2, ResNeXt, Nokia WING, Rust 1.15.1—SD Times news digest: Feb. 10, 2017

Google has announced the second developer preview of Android Things, the company’s Internet of Things solution for building connected devices with Android. The latest preview includes new features and bug fixes. “Now any Android developer can quickly build a smart device using Android APIs and Google services, while staying highly secure with updates direct from … continue reading

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Stack Overflow analyzes languages used on weekends, WebKit talks future of 3D graphics, and CoreOS moving to Kubernetes—SD Times news digest: Feb. 8, 2017

Stack Overflow wanted to see what languages tend to be used on the weekends by developers, so the organization used its public StackLite dataset on Kaggle to explore that question. According to Stack Overflow, it saw low-level technologies were popular on the weekends, like C++, C, pointers and assembly languages, and it saw tags like … continue reading

Security in software needs to be Job One

It’s a scenario right out of a Bond movie. James is charging down a hallway, parkouring over bad guys, shooting everyone he sees in a mad dash to get to the glowing computer screen in a dark basement under the villain’s hideout. Inside that computer: stolen information. Maybe it’s a list of other agents. Maybe … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Exercism

It’s hard to keep up with the vast array of programming languages available today, especially when new programming languages are popping up almost every week. Exercism wants to help. Exercism is an open-source project designed to help new and experienced programmers get up to speed with programming languages quickly. The project allows developers to experiment … continue reading

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ActiveState updates ActivePython with TDD

ActiveState is expanding its support for test-driven development (TDD) in its latest release of ActivePython. The company announced ActivePython 2.7.12 and ActivePython 3.5.2. According to the company, TDD provides lower maintenance costs and enables faster development. ActivePython now features testing packages Pyflakes in order to look for well-known errors in Python programs; unit testing framework … continue reading

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Atlassian acquires Trello, Google Go in 2016, and the Nokia 6—SD Times news digest: Jan. 9, 2017

Atlassian has acquired the project-management software provider Trello. According to Atlassian, over the past five years Trello has helped more than 19 million registered users capture and add structure to their workflows. Atlassian hopes the acquisition will help transform the way teams work. “Atlassian’s mission is to unleash the potential in every team. That’s a … continue reading

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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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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Eve

There are always programming languages coming out that claim to be better than the last. However, one programming language is taking a new approach to programming. Eve is a new kind of language and IDE that is designed with the human in mind, not the machine. “We’ve made tremendous advancements since the early days of … continue reading

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TypeScript 2.1 RC, Kotlin 1.0.5, and Cloud Native Computing Foundation Kubernetes certification—SD Times news digest: Nov. 9, 2016

Microsoft announced that the release candidate of TypeScript 2.1 is now available. TypeScript is a programming language designed to scale JavaScript. The 2.1 RC features better inference and async functions. According to the TypeScript team, with smarter inference developers can more easily model scenarios that incrementally initialize variables. The release also includes support for down-level … continue reading

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Google bolsters Dart, Node.js v7, and .NET Core 1.1 Preview 1—SD Times news digest: Oct. 26, 2016

Google is starting to put more energy into its programming language, Dart. The company has announced it the release of AngularDart 2.0, a framework designed for Dart and used in Google Web apps. It features API improvements, bug fixes and enhanced performance. Google also announced the developer preview of AngularDart components, such as material design … continue reading

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