Sir Tim Berners-Lee finds three challenges the web needs to overcome

Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web 28 years ago. Since then, the web has evolved into a massive networking platform where users come to connect, work, and learn. However, Berners-Lee believes there are still areas that must be addressed before the web can truly be a platform that benefits all — notably in … continue reading

TypeScript 2.2 released, half the Internet uses HTTPS, and updates to the Google Play Developer Console—SD Times news digest: Feb. 23, 2017

Microsoft’s TypeScript team presented the latest release of TypeScript 2.2 this week, with new features and quick fixes to improve the TypeScript experience. With TypeScript 2.2 comes more improvements to the editor, including code actions, which can guide developers in fixing up errors. This includes adding missing imports, adding missing properties, and removing unused declarations. … continue reading

Web4GUI takes online applications offline

It may sound scary, but believe it or not, there are still people in the world who don’t have Internet access. For those users, Web4GUI is hoping to bridge the digital divide. On Friday, Stunnix, the company behind Web4GUI, introduced version 8.4 of the tool. Web4GUI allows developers to turn a website into an application. … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Vidyo

Video communications can be a bit finicky because of error-prone networks like Wi-Fi or 4G. This can make customers pretty frustrated, especially if they are trying to using video calls for long distance friendships or business meetings. Vidyo, a video-enabling technology company, spent the last year gearing up for its open developer platform and beta … continue reading

TypeScript is getting attention in the enterprise

JavaScript’s time in the limelight is definitely at hand. The language is moving forward at a good pace, Node and npm have standardized a lot of the busywork, and the web continues to grow every day. As cross-platform languages go, JavaScript is the new Java. That doesn’t mean everything is all right for JavaScript developers … continue reading

InVision releases Inspect for Photoshop, JetBrains Gogland IDE, and Mozilla Firefox Hardware Report—SD Times news digest: Dec. 15, 2016

InVision has released Inspect for Photoshop, which will let teams easily sync their work to InVision and generate working code with a single click inside Photoshop. Inspect allows development teams to get information faster, and they can work seamlessly with Craft Sync for Photoshop. Work can be synced from Photoshop to InVision using a single … continue reading

Sauce Labs acquires TestObject to broaden its automated testing solution for web, mobile applications

Sauce Labs ramped up its efforts in the mobile testing space by acquiring TestObject today, a real device mobile app testing platform. After taking a look at industry trends, Sauce Labs discovered that there was a dramatic uptake in interest surrounding the adoption of automated mobile testing, said vice president of product at Sauce Labs, … continue reading

SecurityScorecard report: Top retailers have major security issues this year

It’s the holiday season, and retailers are watching their online sales climb. Business may be booming for these companies, but shoppers beware: 100% of these retailers have issues with domain security, according to SecurityScorecard’s “2016 Biggest Holiday Retailers Cybersecurity Report.” When it comes to cybersecurity, retailers have a lot to worry about, especially since these … continue reading

Guest View: Web and mobile search engines are still playing catch-up

Almost everyone has been on the mobile app or mobile site of a major brand, entered in a pretty obvious search term, and somehow not had the correct (or even any) results returned. It can be very frustrating, especially in those urgent moments when we really need something, and companies are starting to get serious … continue reading

GE expands deep machine learning capabilities, Red Hat announces new developer tools, and IEEE displays the impact of future technologies—SD Times news digest: Nov. 15, 2016

At GE’s Minds + Machines conference, the company announced new products and acquisitions that aim to transform how companies operate. GE’s advancements in the Predix platform will grow its connected machine and deep machine learning capabilities, as well as provide developers and industrial companies with the tools they need for digital transformations. Some highlights from … continue reading

DeepMind and Blizzard team up, Mozilla introduces FlyWeb, and Samsung set to launch new AI digital assistant—SD Times news digest: Nov. 7, 2016

DeepMind and Blizzard Entertainment are collaborating to open up StarCraft II to artificial intelligence and machine learning researchers globally. According to a DeepMind blog post by research scientist Oriol Vinyais, StarCraft II continues the series’ renowned eSports tradition, as the original StarCraft was played in the late 1990s yet remains popular today. StarCraft is a … continue reading

OutSystems 10 extends platform, MOSS supports four open-source projects, and TIBCO’s open-source IoT solution available—SD Times news digest: Oct. 4, 2016

OutSystems announced the availability of OutSystems 10, a low-code application development platform that allows developers to build secure and scalable apps. OutSystems 10 extends the platform’s application development capabilities for on-premise and cloud-based environments. It also introduces seven new capabilities that accelerate the time it takes to build mobile apps. For instance, developers can drag … continue reading

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