Xamarin offers update on Roslyn/Mono integration efforts

Xamarin and the Mono Project community are still working to integrate Microsoft’s open-source Roslyn compiler into Mono. In a post on his personal blog, Xamarin CTO Miguel de Icaza detailed the Xamarin and Mono efforts on two fronts: using Roslyn as Mono’s default compiler, and as its IDE engine powering code completion and refactoring. Over … continue reading

Apple, Microsoft report earnings

Apple and Microsoft both have reported earnings from their latest financial quarters. Apple posted quarterly revenue of US$49.6 billion, with a profit of $10.7 billion, growing its revenue by 33% year-over-year. Microsoft reported revenue of $22.2 billion, but with a net loss of $3.2 billion due to the $7.5 billion accounting charge stemming from the … continue reading

Blue Frog Robotics announces BUDDY SDK and developer program

Blue Frog Robotics, the French company crowdfunding the “BUDDY” open-source companion robot on Indiegogo, has announced the first details of its SDK and developer program. (Related: French robot company raising money for open-source companion robot “BUDDY”) The BUDDY Developer Edition includes enrollment in the developer program, which provides access to BUDDY’s open-source community, technical support … continue reading

Lucidworks releases Fusion 2.0 with Apache Spark

Lucidworks has released version 2.0 of Fusion, its enterprise Big Data search product built on Apache Solr storage architecture, with Apache Spark integration and a revamped SiLK dashboard. Fusion 2.0’s Spark integration within its data-processing layer enables real-time analytics within the enterprise search platform, adding Spark to the Solr architecture to accelerate data retrieval and … continue reading

Google points to human driver errors in self-driving car accidents

To explain the higher rates of minor collisions befalling its fleet of self-driving cars, Google is going with the most tried-and-true explanation for automotive accidents: bad drivers. In the second part of his Medium series, “The View from the Front Seat of the Google Self-Driving Car,” Google’s Self-Driving Car program’s principal engineer Chris Urmson explained … continue reading

Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2015

Visual Studio 2015 has arrived. Microsoft has announced the release to manufacturing of the latest version of its flagship IDE, along with the release of .NET 4.6. Joining Microsoft’s family of Visual Studio products including Visual Studio Community, Visual Studio Enterprise, Visual Studio Online and Visual Studio Code, VS 2015 is geared toward more robust … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: SIMP

The NSA is getting into open source with the System Integrity Management Platform (SIMP), a cybersecurity tool for the masses. From the National Security Agency, the governmental organization that brought you PRISM and the arsenal of surveillance tools leaked in the Snowden files comes SIMP, a Linux framework designed to provide a combination of security … continue reading

Moovweb’s Optimize MEO platform, Verizon launches enterprise cybersecurity service, and Microsoft releases Band Web Tiles, Health Cloud APIs—SD Times news digest: July 16, 2015

Responsive design company Moovweb has coined a new mobile development term—Mobile Experience Optimization (MEO)—and has rolled out a platform to go with it. Moovweb Optimize is an MEO platform allowing developers and organizations to customize code usability and user flow within a mobile app experience for contextual use, while using edge caching, post load and … continue reading

PHP 7.0.0 feature-complete beta released

A beta version of PHP 7.0.0 has been released with a complete feature set, including 64-bit support, a new version of the Zend Engine and performance improvements, according to the PHP development team. (Related: An “API-first” PHP framework) The PHP development team stressed that this is a development preview not yet meant for production use. … continue reading

jQuery 3.0 is released

jQuery has announced the first alpha releases of jQuery 3.0 and jQuery Compat 3.0, the JavaScript library’s first major release in more than two years. jQuery 3.0 supports modern browsers and environments from IE9 forward. The 3.0 release is not a major rework of the jQuery codebase, but it supports the library’s shift to semantic … continue reading

Google’s Eddystone BLE beacons, Salesforce Shield and Glimpse joins Microsoft—SD Times news digest: July 15, 2015

Google has announced Eddystone, an open-source Bluetooth LE beacon format for developers to integrate into cross-platform applications. Eddystone defines a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) message format for proximity beacon messages, supporting multiple frame types for various application use cases on Android, iOS or other mobile platforms. Google is launching two new APIs along with Eddystone—the … continue reading

MariaDB adds Chef, DevOps, Docker support in Enterprise Summer 2015 release

MariaDB has announced the Summer 2015 release of MariaDB Enterprise, adding support for Docker containers and new DevOps tooling capabilities centered around optimized MariaDB Enterprise server binaries, as well as a cookbook of recipes for Chef, the open-source IT automation and configuration-management framework. The latest enterprise product release of MariaDB’s open-source MySQL database fork offers … continue reading

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