SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Gatsby

Web pages and blogs are pretty common, but they’re still a bit tedious to make even if you know how to make them. Fortunately a GitHub project seeks to make the process much quicker and smoother. Created by Kyle Mathews, cofounder of RelateRocket, Gatsby can take plain text and convert it into a website or … continue reading

Microsoft releases Tools for Apache Cordova

Microsoft today announced the first official release of Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO). Version 1.0 completes the work Microsoft started for providing utilities for Mac and Windows developers using Apache Cordova. According to Subhag Oak, senior program manager for Microsoft’s Visual Studio Client Platform Tools Team, the TACO command-line interface is completely compatible with Cordova’s. … continue reading

Microsoft covers containers, IoT in newest product announcements

Microsoft announced several new products that cover containers, security and Internet of Things. Those products, announced at AzureCon, will be applicable to Microsoft’s Azure product line. “We live in a connected world, and the intelligent cloud is powering it all,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise Division. “As data and … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: PyNES

Nintendo emulation has not been a new thing for more than a decade. But there’s a benefit to being that old: The techniques for making NES games from scratch can be understood. This is where PyNES comes in. Created by Guto Maia, PyNES basically does what its name implies: use Python to create NES assembly … continue reading

SD Times Blog: A tale of two code camps for girls

A lot of the news out of Dreamforce was on new products and services, but things also got a little real when Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, and Jessica Alba, actress, had a “fireside chat” on getting women into tech. As reported by Tess Townsend, among other topics, the two “also spoke about how they … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: iOS 9 Sampler

iOS 9 was released a few days ago, and developers are still working out what it can do. One such developer, Shuichi Tsutsumi, has come up with a handy list of code examples for the new mobile OS. All in all, there are more than a dozen examples, ranging from simple new fonts to complex … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: StarCraft

We’ve seen Flash versions of Super Mario Bros., Tetris and more. We’ve even heard of DOOM on an Intellivision. Now there’s another big step in porting games: StarCraft for HTML5. Created by Ryuta, StarCraft is exactly what it looks like, though it’s not complete just yet. Each component of the game, from menus to sound … continue reading

SD Times’ GitHub Project of the Week: Shipit

For this week’s GitHub project spotlight, we’re highlighting Shipit, a universal automation engine and deployment tool written in JavaScript. Capitalizing on the popularity of Node.js and previous GitHub Project of the Week io.js, Shipit adds another layer of streamlined simplicity to the JavaScript automation process. Built as an alternative to the Capistrano open-source script deployment … continue reading

Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week

#1: MetricsGraphics MetricsGraphics is a creation from the minds of the mad Web scientists at Mozilla. The JavaScript library is optimized for visualizing and laying out time-series data, providing a simple way to produce common types of graphics such as line charts, scatterplots and histograms in a consistent and responsive way. #2: Flow was featured … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 28, 2014—Samsung Z Tizen phone delays, HiVE encryption, a wearable programming toy, and EMMS 4.0

Samsung indefinitely postpones launch of Tizen-powered Samsung Z It’ll be a bit longer before we see a Samsung phone running Tizen OS. Samsung announced it is delaying sales of the Samsung Z smartphone, the company’s first device running Tizen, the rival mobile platform to Android and iOS. Samsung canceled a developer conference in Russia where … continue reading

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