SD Times news digest: Android Pie SDK, Contrast Security’s free DevSecOps solution, and Status partners with Nim

Following this week’s announcement of Android 9 Pie, Google is releasing a new Android SDK that offers more Kotlin features. According to the company, Android developers often run into problems with the Java programming language when accessing a null reference. Kotlin addresses this problem by providing nullable and non-nullable types in the type system, the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CI/CD for Arm developers, Cloudability’s Jira Rightsizing integration, and Microsoft’s ML.NET 0.3

Shippable has announced it is collaborating with Arm and Packet to bring a continuous integration and delivery solution to Arm developers. Through the new partnership, Shippable will host the CI/CD solution and will leverage on-demand Arm-based machines from Packet’s cloud. According to Shippable, as adoption and interest in Armv8-A architecture continues to grow, developers need … continue reading

Android P Beta 3 is now available

The Android Development Team has begun rolling out the third Android P beta. According to the company, this beta release is very close to what the final version of the upcoming operating system will look like. Android P Beta 3 features the latest bug fixes and optimizations for stability and polish. The preview released yesterday … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: Linux Foundation releases open-source jobs report, Android Studio 3.2 beta and Rust 1.27

The Linux Foundation in collaboration with Dice.com has revealed the 2018 Open Source Jobs Report. The report is designed to examine trends in open-source careers as well as find out which skills are the most in demand. Key findings included 83 percent of hiring managers believes hiring open source talet is a priority and Linux … continue reading

Google introduces new biometric authentication API for Android P

Google is looking to improve biometrics in its upcoming operating system Android P. The company announced developers can start using the BiometricPrompt API to integrate biometric authentication into their apps. According to Google, biometrics are an important part to keeping users safe. Apps and devices typically utilize knowledge factors, possession factors and biometrics factors for … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android APKs, GitHub Education, and NGINX funding

Google has added a small amount of security metadata on APKs in order to verify which APKs were distributed by Google Play. This comes after it announced last year that it would be making updates to app security to verify authenticity. The company will be able to determine authenticity when a device is offline, add … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Office 365 updates, Samsung NEXT Q Fund, and Google’s policy changes in Android P

Microsoft wants to provide users with a better experience. The company announced it is redesigning Office 365.   According to the company, the changes were inspired by changes to work culture and are designed to provide a balance between power and simplicity. To guide the updates, Microsoft created a set of “The Three Cs,” which stand … continue reading

SD Times news digest: BrowserStack’s open-source program, Tableau acquires AI startup, and TigerGraph’s free graph database

Web and mobile app testing platform provider BrowserStack has announced a new open-source program to provide free open-source software testing on the BrowserStack Real Device Cloud. According to the company, the goal is to provide open-source developers with tools and infrastructure for speed, accuracy and scale. “BrowserStack is committed to strengthening our ties with the … continue reading

Facebook open sources Sonar

Facebook has announced it will be open sourcing its extensible debugging tool: Sonar. Sonar was originally created to help Facebook engineers manage the complexity of working with multiple different modules. According to the company, Sonar provides a framework where experts and developers can convey important information to users. It also provides engineers with an intuitive … continue reading

Report: The top three programming languages of 2018 are Java, JavaScript and Python

Java remains the most popular primary programming language, but JavaScript is the most used programming language overall. That is according to a recently released report from JetBrains on the State of the Developer Ecosystem in 2018. The report surveyed more than 6,000 developers from 17 countries to reveal the trends driving the world of coding … continue reading

Android P beta 2 is now available

Google has announced the second beta release of its upcoming operating system Android P. This update includes the final Android P APIs, the latest system images, and updated developer tools to prepare for the consumer release. This beta release utilizes machine learning in many of its new features, according to the company. In collaboration with … continue reading

Google releases Project Capillary for end-to-end encryption of push messages

Google is trying to make it easier to implement end-to-end (E2E) encryption with the release of Project Capillary. The open-source library is designed to simplify the implementation of E2E-encryption for push messages between developer servers and users’ Android devices. “Developers already use HTTPS to communicate with Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM). The channel between FCM server … continue reading

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