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Google Assistant SDK, TypeScript 2.3, Rust 1.17, JetBrains’ Rider EAP 21 — SD Times news digest: April 28, 2017

Google is giving developers the ability to build their own prototypes that use Google Assistant with the introduction of its latest SDK. The Google Assistant SDK is being released as a developer preview right now, and it’s designed to enable voice control and natural language understanding in devices. Currently in development are features like hotword … 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

Python Fire, Rust’s ergonomics improvements, and Talend’s Apache Beam-powered solution—SD Times news digest: March 6, 2017

Google is giving the open-source community an easier way to generate command-line interfaces from Python code. The company announced the open-sourcing of Python Fire, a library for automatically generating CLIs. Python Fire does not require developers to do any additional work, define arguments, set up information, or write a main function to define how the … continue reading

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

Rust in 2017, Sumo Logic’s security solution, and the MapR Converged Data Platform for Docker—SD Times news digest: Feb. 7, 2017

It is a new year, which means new goals and focuses for the Rust programming language team. Starting this year, Rust will start on an open road-map process designed to ensure its goals are aligned with its users’ needs. According to the team, this year the programming language will focus more on productivity and making … continue reading

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

GitHub Enterprise 2.8 available, CA Technologies study finds data-management practices inadequate, and Mozilla announces Rust 1.13—SD Times news digest: Nov. 11, 2016

GitHub Enterprise 2.8 is available with code review, project-management tools, and Jupyter notebook rendering, so developers and product teams can make their workflows more powerful and versatile. To help researchers with producing and sharing data on GitHub, GitHub Enterprise 2.8 adds Jupyter Notebook rendering to make it easy to capture data-driven workflows and let project-management … continue reading

VersionOne’s Fall Release, Django REST framework 3.5, and Rust 1.12.1—SD Times news digest: Oct. 21, 2016

VersionOne wants to give users full visibility from strategy to development to delivery. The company announced its Fall Release with new and improved DevOps features, as well as support for agile methodologies. “As large-scale agile adoption continues to grow, we’re seeing an increasingly critical demand for end-to-end visibility,” said Robert Holler, CEO and cofounder of … continue reading

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

Amazon’s AI challenge, beta 10 of C#/XAML for HTML5, and Rust 1.12 released—SD Times news digest: Sept. 30, 2016

Amazon is hosting its annual competition for university students who are passionate about accelerating the field of artificial intelligence. The challenge this year is focused on developing a social bot, which Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant can use to communicate with humans on popular topics or events. For this challenge, teams will have to work in … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Back to (programming) school

Your little ones and delayed little ones are likely on their way to class right now as you read this. If not, those days are just around the corner. So that everyone can be on the same page, and so that learning can continue throughout your lives, we present a comprehensive list of links to … continue reading

Rust 1.11 released, new Google startup space, and Facebook and Unity gaming platform—SD Times news digest: Aug. 19, 2016

The Rust team has announced the latest version of Rust. Rust 1.11 includes work to compiler internals that are not yet stable, and other user-facing changes. The Rust team also announced features like MIR becoming the default and the beginnings of incremental compilation, which Rust 1.11 has laid the groundwork for. According to Rust: “The … continue reading

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