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Windows Subsystem for Linux, Android O shortcuts, and the Common Voice Project — SD Times news digest: July 31, 2017

When the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ships later this fall, Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) will leave beta. The company announced WSL will be a fully supported Windows feature in the upcoming update. “This will be great news for those who’ve held-back from employing WSL as a mainline toolset: You’ll now be able to … continue reading

Android Testing Support Library 1.0, Node-ChakraCore, and MapR and Talend’s GDPR data lake solution — SD Times news digest: July 28, 2017

Google announced the Android Testing Support Library 1.0. The library is an extensive framework for testing Android apps. According to the company, the latest version is a major update to existing testing APIs and features new capabilities, enhances performance stability, and addresses bugs. Features include: Espresso improvements, ProviderTestRule, Grant Permission Rule, Android Test Orchestrator, and … continue reading

Apollo Server 1.0, GitHub’s Internet Bug Bounty donation, and the Google Cloud Platform — SD Times news digest: July 21, 2017

A new GraphQL server is now available for all Node.js frameworks. Apollo Server is a open-source GraphQL server that is community-maintained and works across: Express, Connect, Hapi, Joa, AWS Lambda, Restify and Micro. The Apollo team announced version 1.0 of the server this week. It is built for the community, for simplicity and for performance. … continue reading

Microsoft’s SQL Server 2017 RC1 now available

Microsoft is gearing up for the release of SQL Server 2017 with its first release candidate. SQL Server 2017 RC1 indicates the development work for the upcoming version is complete and almost ready to come to market. The latest version of the relational database management system will bring SQL Server performance and security to Windows, … continue reading

Google Research open sources Facets, Lambda@Edge, and Revulytics Usage Intelligence 5 — SD Times news digest: July 18, 2017

Google Research wants to help researchers get the most out of their machine learning models and data. With the PAIR initiative, the company is releasing Facets, an open source visualization tool to aid researchers in understanding and analyzing machine learning datasets. In addition to the open source code, Google Research created a Facets demo website … continue reading

.NET Core 2.0 Preview 2 now available

The latest preview of Microsoft’s .NET Core 2.0 and SDK 2.0 release are now available for download and testing. .NET Core is Microsoft’s modular platform for web apps and services, and it supports Windows, Linux and Mac. “Today, we are announcing .NET Core 2.0 Preview 2. We have made improvements that we want to share … continue reading

Adaptiva: Unexpected acceleration of Windows 10 adoption in the enterprise

Despite lengthy planning cycles, enterprises may have reached a tipping point in their migration to Windows 10. This comes from Adaptiva’s latest survey on Windows 10 enterprise impact, which also revealed a significant number of IT leaders expect to leverage automation tools to migrate all systems to Windows 10. This year’s survey found that 99 … continue reading

Qoppa Software releases PDF Studio version 12

Qoppa Software announced version 12 of PDF Studio, the company’s PDF editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. With this new version, users have access to new features like PDF Imposition, Scanning Configuration, Excel to PDF conversion, page resize, and 4K display support. According to the company, professionals in the prepress and print industry can use … continue reading

Angular 4.2, Talend Summer ’17 release, and TypeScript 2.4 RC — SD Times news digest: June 13, 2017

A minor release to Angular has been announced. The 4.2 release contains no breaking changes and is designed to be a drop-in replacement for 4.x.x. Features include: validators in Angular Forms, ability to bootstrap a component, improved i18n tooling, and a new compiler flag. Angular’s animation features were also update with new capabilities. In addition, … continue reading

Microsoft’s Git Virtual File System, Twilio Proxy, and MariaDB TX 2.0 — SD Times news digest: May 25, 2017

Microsoft is providing an update on its Git Virtual File System (GVFS), the company’s effort to scale Git to large projects and teams. According to Brian Harry, a technical fellow at Microsoft, the company has created the largest Git repository available. Over the last three months, Microsoft has largely completed the roll out of GVFS … continue reading

What is the WannaCry ransomware, and why should organizations be concerned?

There’s a new ransomware attack that has affected several organizations globally, and although it’s slow-moving, security experts are urging companies to keep their antivirus programs up-to-date, as well as their software. The ransomware — dubbed WannaCry (WanaCrypt0r 2.0/WCry) — has hit Britain’s National Health Service, some of Spain’s big companies, and has spread across Russia, … continue reading

Microsoft announces Xamarin, Windows features at Build developer conference

From the cloud to mobile, Microsoft on day 2 of its Build developers conference announced important new additions to the Xamarin cross-platform development tools. The company today released a preview of the Xamarin Live Player coding environment, which makes development and debugging of applications faster. It allows developers to create applications for Android and iOS … continue reading

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