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

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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

SD Times news digest: Dynamsoft SDK, Quick Base Automations, and OutSystems’ new funding

Dynamsoft has announced a new SDK for Android app developers that will enable them to build mobile apps with enterprise-level document scanning capabilities. According to the company, it is ideal for capturing and processing mission-critical documents such as contracts, forms, ID cards, driver’s licenses, passports, receipts, and presentations. The solution features built-in editing, automatic border … continue reading

NativeScript 4.0 released

Progress announced the latest version of its open-source framework for cross-platform, native iOS and Android app development at its annual conference ProgressNEXT in Boston this week. NativeScript 4.0 is designed to ease mobile development with a new streamlined development workflow, support for advanced navigation scenarios and deeper integration with Vue.js. According to the company, 70 … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Progress DataRPM, Apache Flink 1.5, and Apache NetBeans 9.0 RC1

Progress is introducing a new solution for IIoT self-service anomaly detection and prediction. The company announced the availability of its DataRPM self-service anomaly detection and prediction for the IIoT market. The solution will provide research and development groups with better decision-making capabilities for IIoT proof-of-concept and pilot execution. It is hosted on AWS, allowing organizations to … continue reading

How Google is using machine learning to discover and address potentially harmful apps

Google is devoting more resources in 2018 to developing and maintaining the machine learning algorithms it uses to power its suite of mobile threat protection, Google Play Protect. Google Play Protect was initially announced at Google I/O 2017 and the suite is built into over two billion Android devices. While Google Play Protect protects devices … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Flurry Push, Google releases .app, and Adobe’s XD CC Starter Plan

Flurry has announced the availability of Flurry Push. It is a new tool for mobile developers that enables them to send targeted messages to re-engage and retain users across Android and iOS. According to the company, this allows users to leverage the power of push notifications in order to drive revenue. The three types include … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Perforce’s Helix Core, Google’s Project Treble, and GitHub’s Checks API

Perforce Software has announced that its version control software, Helix Core, now supports multi-factor authentication. This new feature will enable teams to have more options to control access to customers’ digital assets. The company noted that according to the 2017 Verizon Data Breach Investigative Report, 81 percent of data breaches were the result of weak … continue reading

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