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Codacy breaks down the most important software metrics for developers

Developers use metrics to gain insight into the overall health of their codebase and solutions, but it isn’t always clear what metrics they should use. To help, Codacy, an automated code review and code analytics provider, released a free e-book: “Software Metrics: A Practical Guide for the Curious Developer.” According to Jaime Jorge, CEO and … continue reading

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NuoDB 2.6 released with more elastic SQL scale-out capabilities

NuoDB wants to help developers elastically scale out their cloud applications with the latest release of its SQL database. NuoDB 2.6 is designed to lower costs, improve availability, and support active-active database deployments and distributed storage. “The demand for cloud applications has never been higher as organizations rapidly modernize their infrastructure to keep pace with … 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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Report: Agile and DevOps provide more benefits together than alone

DevOps and agile are two of the most popular ways businesses try to stay ahead of the market, but put them together and they provide even more benefits. A new report, Accelerating Velocity and Customer Value with Agile and DevOps, from CA Technologies revealed businesses experienced greater customer satisfaction and brand loyalty when integrating agile … continue reading

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StackShare’s top developer tools of 2016

2016 came to a close with JavaScript as the No. 1 development tool. StackShare, a company with a mission to help developers find the best tools, has released its data on the top tools of 2016 that developers should put on their radar for 2017. “It took a bit of time to comb through the … continue reading

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Swift announces new project lead, Embarcadero updates RAD Studio, and Spare5 relaunches as Mighty AI—SD Times news digest: Jan. 11, 2017

Swift is welcoming Ted Kremenek as the new project lead for the Swift project—a change that will not impact day-to-day operations, according to Chris Lattner, Swift and Xcode head, in an announcement. Lattner added that he is still completely committed to Swift, but will move from Apple to Tesla to become the company’s vice president … continue reading

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Report looks at the importance of code coverage

Code coverage is a popular technique software teams use to measure the quality of their code, but how effective is it? Codacy, an automated code review and code analytics provider, revealed a study on how different companies perform code coverage, and what happens when they don’t. “Code coverage is arguably one of the most useful … 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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Qualcomm and Verizon introduce a new IoT initiative

Qualcomm and Verizon are starting 2017 off with a new focus and initiative for the Internet of Things. The companies announced the ThingSpace-ready modules from Quectel and Teli using Qualcomm’s MDM9206 category M1 LTE modem. (ThingSpace is Verizon’s IoT platform for developing connected apps.) Qualcomm’s modem will be pre-integrated and tested in ThingSpace and enable … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Android Architecture Blueprints

When it comes to Android development, there are a lot of interesting and unique ways to create an application. To help developers navigate their way through the ever-increasing Android Landscape, Google has put together the Android Architecture Blueprints. “The Android framework offers a lot of flexibility when it comes to defining how to organize and … continue reading

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Industry Watch: 2017: The future starts now

Toys that understand a child’s language and interact with him or her on a level he or she can understand. Personal assistants that learn your routines and vocalize reminders to complete tasks, or to exercise. Software quality systems that can learn what is a bug and what is not, or what areas are vulnerable to … continue reading

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How to keep your users engaged after your app goes live

Developers put so much time and effort into their applications during development, it seems once the application goes live they no longer give it that extra attention. Instead, developers have become accustomed to just releasing bug fixes to their applications when necessary, adding functionality at a much slower pace. This, however, is a huge problem … continue reading

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