SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: React Native UI Kitten

As the JavaScript library for building user interfaces React increases in popularity, one open-source project wants to help developers build their components. React Native UI Kitten is a mobile framework that provides a customizable and reusable React Native component kit. According to the team, there are no frameworks that give developers access to commonly used … continue reading

Deco Software joins Airbnb, code aware search in Bitbucket Cloud, and Apache Kylin 2.0 — SD Times news digest: May 3, 2017

Deco Software is joining Airbnb’s team. Deco Software was started to create solutions that helped bridge the gap between designers and engineers. These solutions included Deco IDE, a React Native IDE. As part of this new journey, Deco Software will no longer support the Deco IDE; however it will remain as a free and open-source … continue reading

Weak biometric security systems, Microsoft’s ReactXP, and the Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) program — SD Times news digest: April 14, 2017

The fingerprint or biometric security system on your smartphone is not as secure as you think. Researchers from NYU and Michigan State University have discovered a way to fool biometric security systems into giving them access to smartphones. According to the researchers, fingerprint-based authentication systems use small sensors that only capture partial fingerprints. The researchers … continue reading

OpenAI unsupervised learning system

OpenAI’s unsupervised system, VersionOne’s annual agile report, and DeepMind open sources Sonnet — SD Times news digest: April 7, 2017

OpenAI announced it has developed an unsupervised sentiment neuron. According to an OpenAI blog post, it “learns an excellent representation sentiment, despite being trained only to predict the next character in the text of Amazon reviews.” The representation contains a distinct sentiment neuron that contains almost all of the sentiment signal, according to OpenAI. The team explained its … 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

Udacity-Didi self-driving car challenge, Collabnet releases TeamForge 17.1, and Bugsnag supports Code Push for React Native—SD Times news digest: March 9, 2017

Self-driving car enthusiasts can join the Udacity-Didi self-driving car challenge, which focuses on a core feature of self-driving cars: the Automated Safety and Awareness Processing Stack (ASAPS). ASAPS identifies stationary and moving objects from a moving car, and it uses data that includes radar objects, camera images and frames, and Velodyne’s point cloud, according to … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Lottie

Airbnb wants to make it easier for developers to add animation to their native applications. The company is open-sourcing Lottie, a mobile library designed to render animations in real time. Lottie is available for iOS, Android and React Native. “In the past, building complex animations for Android, iOS, and React Native apps was a difficult … continue reading

Meteor’s 2017 focus, React Navigation, and Ship 2.0—SD Times news digest: Jan. 27, 2017

The open-source web, mobile and desktop platform is gearing up for the new year. According to Meteor, the team made significant improvements to project rebuild times, transitioned to Node 4, and kept backward compatibility last year. The team plans to follow up on a strong 2016 by focusing on the most requested features from production … continue reading

Report: Amazon acquires Harvest.ai, new release cadence from React Native, and 451 Research expects application container market to grow—SD Times news digest: Jan. 10, 2017

Amazon has acquired Harvest.ai, a San Diego startup, for US$20 million, according to Business Insider. Harvest.ai has developed technologies that can help find and stop targeted attacks on data, according to Business Insider. With the help of machine learning, the company can learn and detect when an unauthorized person is attempting to gain access to … continue reading

Open-source blueprint Pepperoni released for mobile development

There’s a new open-source blueprint that aims to give developers a place to kick-start their mobile product development for Android and iOS, all built with React Native and Redux. Named Pepperoni, the development team behind this open-source project has been working for more than 10 months trying to build apps and learning the best ways … continue reading

React Native comes to UWP, Visual Studio Code 1.0 released

Developers can now build native apps using React Native for Windows PC, Windows Phone and Xbox. Microsoft announced it is adding support for the open-source framework to its Universal Windows Platform (UWP) at Facebook’s developer conference, F8 2016, yesterday. “As opposed to a ‘write once, run everywhere’ kind of framework, React Native expects each platform … continue reading

React v15.0 released, AWS Lambda functions using Node.js 4.3.2 runtime, and Microsoft to give users control of Flash—SD Times digest: April 8, 2016

The React team has released a stable version of React v15.0, which follows the previous 0.14 version. With this release, React no longer actively supports Internet Explorer 8, among other new features and bug fixes. As part of this release, the React team would like to start welcoming community contributions. As a way of receiving … continue reading

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