Jewelbots coding for friendship, NodeSource releases Certified Modules, and CoreOS to donate to CNCF—SD Times news digest: March 16, 2017

Jewelbots, the first programmable friendship bracelet, which aims to get more girls into coding, announced some highly-requested updates to the technology, including the ability to code with friends. The friendship code is fully documented here. Users will have to add a new board to the Arduino IDE in order to get started. Another requested feature from … continue reading

Freeter frees developers from switching between tasks, projects

As a freelance web developer, Alex Kaul is constantly switching back and forth among code, mockups, browser tabs, and terminals, which is multiplied by the many projects he is working on at a given time. In order to simplify his workflow, he created an organizer app called Freeter (officially out of beta), letting other developers … continue reading

Android Auto access from smartphones, Sencha announces web application platform updates, and XebiaLabs DevOps solution hits version 6.0—SD Times news digest: Nov. 8, 2016

Google has announced that Android Auto is now available in every car as a way to give drivers an easy way to access information they need. According to a blog post by Gerhard Schobbe, product manager at Android Auto, 200 car models from more than 50 brands support Android Auto. Since older vehicle models are … continue reading

GitLab reveals shift in developer work style, holographic emulation available for Unity, and W3C’s recommendation for HTML 5.1—SD Times news digest: Nov. 2, 2016

GitLab’s latest global developer survey revealed a shift in developer work. Major findings from the survey, which addressed responses from 362 startup and enterprise CTOs, developers, and DevOps professionals, found that the latest development tools are a top priority for developers. According to the survey, 80% of developers want to work with the latest tools, … continue reading

SD Times Blog: ZeroMQ founder Pieter Hintjens dies

Pieter Hintjens, Belgian software developer and past president of the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII), gave much of his time and effort to the open-source community. He did so even up until the day he planned for his own death, which was today. Hintjens, who chose euthanasia today after dealing with terminal cancer, … continue reading

Automic Software introduces DevOps product portfolio to drive operational agility

Instead of approaching DevOps from the developer side, Automic Software is coming at digital transformations from the operations side. The company released its unified suite of business automation products today, Automic V12, and it wants to help enterprises increase operational agility without having to “rip and replace” its core business applications into the cloud. With … continue reading

Yahoo’s security, CommitStrip’s developer comic book, and Citus MX in private beta—SD Times news digest: Sept. 23, 2016

After a recent investigation surfaced regarding Yahoo’s network hack that resulted in at least 500 million user accounts being stolen, Yahoo released a statement on its Tumblr to discuss what actions it’s taking to protect its users. To start, Bob Lord, chief information security officer of Yahoo, wrote in an e-mail that the company is … continue reading

Report: What’s driving developers crazy

Since developer-friendly mobile app devRant’s launch in March, it’s had more than 15,000 developers post more than 25,000 rants about what really gets them riled up. devRant has collected this data and looked into what specifically ticks off developers, factoring in the occurrence of heated swear words that come up with each rant topic. Developers … continue reading

Federal Source Code policy, Oracle’s data breach, Wolfram Language 11, Alibaba Cloud and HTC, and a new Android bug—SD Times news digest: August 9, 2016

The White House and the federal government is keeping the commitment to open-source software it made earlier this year. The White House has announced the Federal Source Code policy. The policy is designed to help make custom-developed source code created for the federal government easily accessible to all federal agencies. In addition to the policy, … continue reading

Docker for Mac and Windows now available, QA Symphony test-first survey released, and Aurelia 1.0—SD Times news digest: July 29, 2016

Docker for Mac and Docker for Windows are moving up in the world, and both are now out of beta, stable and ready for production. Among the changes from the beta version is a native development environment using hypervisors built into each operating system, which means no more VirtualBox. Docker tools integration has been improved, … continue reading

Winning hackathon team develops sensors to save the bees

Bee colonies have been on the decline for some time due to environmental pressures, and it’s become a global issue that researchers, farmers, environmentalists, even average citizens are trying to solve. One software development team has joined the fight, and their small device with simple and inexpensive hardware might be one way to bring the … continue reading

Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation, Jibo SDK, and Twilio updates developer console—SD Times news digest: May 24, 2016

Two Big Ears, a company recently acquired by Facebook, is offering its pipeline for cinematic virtual reality and 360 video (including its authoring tools, encoder and rendering engine) for free. Called the Facebook 360 Spatial Workstation, this suite is designed to allow creators to implement VR audio across all devices and platforms. Authoring tools require … continue reading

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