GitLab 9.5, Xcode 9, IEEE standard for quantum computing, and Chrome Enterprise — SD Times news digest: August 23, 2017

GitLab 9.5, the last 9.x release before GitLab 10.0, is available with improvements to navigation, new project templates with pre-configured CI, and new automation features for CI and performance. The new navigation streamlines UI and reduces the number of clicks it takes to move through a GitLab instance. It also comes with newly added icons … continue reading

CodePush comes to Microsoft’s Visual Studio Mobile Center

The Visual Studio Mobile Center is bringing mobile developers a new service for their applications. Microsoft announced that CodePush is now a part of the Visual Studio Mobile Center family. The Visual Studio Mobile Center is a mission control solution for mobile applications. It is designed to provide developers with faster release cycles, better quality … continue reading

Swift reaches TIOBE’s top 10, BlackBerry Dynamics Communication APIs, and 97 Things Programmers Need to Know — SD Times news digest: March 20, 2017

Swift has made it into the TIOBE Index’s top 10 programming languages for the first time. Swift is a programming language Apple created about three years ago to replace its other application development language Objective-C. “The expectations were high right from the start, but adoption took off slowly. That is for good reasons by the … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Gravity

Picture a new programming language that’s like Swift, JavaScript and Smalltalk packed into a tiny virtual machine. It can be written once, and it can run on any operating system. This is Gravity, a Swift-like programming language, in a nutshell. This powerful, dynamically typed, lightweight and embeddable programming language is written in C, but it … continue reading

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

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

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Perfect

When you are developing client-side and server-side applications, they need to be perfect. That is why PerfectlySoft developed Perfect, a web server and toolkit for developers. The solution is designed specifically for Apple’s open-source programming language Swift, allowing developers to build applications using only Swift. “It’s the ideal backbone for cloud and mobile technologies,” the … continue reading

Swift 3.0, Service Fabric on Linux, and the Project Zero Prize—SD Times news digest: Sept. 14, 2016

Apple’s programming language Swift is getting its first major update since it went open source. Swift 3.0 is available now with significant improvements and refinements. Key features include improved translation of Objective-C APIs in Swift; API guidelines that have been applied to the standard library; package manager C language target support; modernized Playground literals; an … continue reading

GitLab’s master plan, Sentinet 4.8 released, and MySQL 8.0—SD Times news digest: Sept. 13, 2016

Today, GitLab announced a US$20 million Series B funding from investors August Capital, Khosla Ventures, and Y Combinator. This follows its previous round of funding from last September. With the funding, GitLab is bringing issues, wikis, code review, Continuous Integration and Deployment into one single user interface. Its latest release of Issue Boards and merge … continue reading

WSO2 updates Microservices Framework for Java

WSO2 updated its Microservices Framework for Java to version 2.0 today. The new version adds support for technologies both inside and outside of the enterprise, such as Spring and Swagger, said Afkham Azeez, director of architecture at WSO2. Microservices Framework for Java 2.0 (MSF4J) utilizes the standard configuration annotations used in Spring, easing the path … continue reading

Cisco puts PNDA on GitHub, Android Nougat changes for CAs, and Rust 1.10 released—SD Times news digest: July 8, 2016

Cisco’s open-source platform for network data analytics for Big Data called PNDA is now available on GitHub. Developers can find the source-code repositories and sub-projects for it. PNDA aggregates data like logs, metrics and network telemetry, and the goal of this platform is to remove the complexity of combining technologies into an end-to-end solution. The … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Apple’s free coding classes are a sales engagement

Apple’s gotten into the game of teaching kids how to program. Last week at WWDC, the company announced Swift Playgrounds, along with the intention to teach programming classes at its Apple retail stores for free. And I’m here to tell you this is a terrible approach, a bad idea, and generally little more than a … continue reading

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