Topic: android

SD Times news digest: Android 12 Developer Preview 3, ComponentOne 2021 v1, and WhiteSource acquires Diffend

Google has announced the third developer preview of its upcoming 12.0 release. The latest preview includes a new app launch experience, new video and camera capabilities and new permissions for exact alarms that help users save battery. Developers can use new splash screen APIs and resources to manage the splash screen window’s background color, replace … continue reading

Android Open Source Project now supports Rust

In an effort to ensure Android is secure and stable, Google has announced the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) will support Rust for developing the operating system. According to the company, memory safety bugs continue to plague code and memory-safe programming languages like Kotlin, Java and Rust help prevent these bugs from happening in the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: IBM’s DevOps hybrid cloud capabilities, Sentry announces new performance monitoring support, and Harness updates its open-source module

IBM announced two new capabilities to help developers deliver intelligent application analysis throughout the DevOps pipeline. The first one is IBM Application Discovery and Delivery Intelligence (ADDI) for IBM Z V, which allows developers to accelerate application development by enabling them to gain insight into their business-critical application estate after which they can immediately get … continue reading

Android 12 Developer Preview 2 focuses on trust and safety

The Android team has released Android 12 Developer Preview 2 today, which focuses on trust and safety, better user experience tools, and app compatibility. Features that will improve trust and safety in the upcoming Android version include the ability to control whether app overlays are still shown when that app is open, extended security for … continue reading

SD Times news digest: DeepSee.ai Knowledge Process Automation Platform, Progress Telerik Test Studio update, and Jetpack Tiles library in alpha

DeepSee.ai announced it has received $22.6 million in series A funding to accelerate product development and to expand the platform beyond the capital markets and insurance verticals. The DeepSee.ai’s Knowledge Process Automation Platform offers a cloud-agnostic approach to deliver improvements and is also designed to integrate with existing systems and tools.  “We founded DeepSee to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitHub’s first chief security officer, VS 2019 remote debug support, and Android Sleep API released

GitHub hired Michael Hanley as its first chief security officer to focus on developer-first security.  “Good security and the speed of the business are not opposing concepts when met with thoughtful design and a customer-centric approach. I believe that security done well allows us to go further, faster, and more confidently than ever before,” Hanley … continue reading

Android 12 first preview includes new tools for improving user experience

The Android Development team has announced the release of the first preview for Android 12. Android 12 will introduce new tools for building improved user experiences, such as compatible media transcoding, along with privacy and performance optimizations.  “With each version, we’re working to make the OS smarter, easier to use, and better performing, with privacy … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: TypeScript 4.2 RC, Android App Quality, and Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence 5.1

Microsoft has announced the release candidate for TypeScript 4.2 New features coming in the next release of the programming language include:  Leading/middle rest elements in tuple types Smarter type alias preservation Stricter checks for the in operator Abstract construct signatures Understanding project structure with –explainFiles Improved uncalled function checks in logical expressions Relaxed rules between … continue reading

Google releases alpha version of the Kotlin Symbol Processing

Google wants to help make building lightweight compiler plugins in Kotlin easier as well as address some of the challenges developers face with the programming language. For instance, developers have struggled with the language’s lack of a native annotation processing system. To address these issues, the company has announced the alpha version of Kotlin Symbol … continue reading

SD Times news digest: BluBracket community edition, Kong raises $100 million for cloud connectivity, and Yugabyte DB 2.4 released

BluBracket announced the release of its free code security tool Community Edition, which uses an ML-based method that assigns secrets and repo risks scores. Users can connect to the tool through GitHub, scan up to 10 repositories and share reports in real time for more than 50 secret types in any language, according to the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sentry now supports Google Web Vitals, Google plans to shut down Android Things console, and GitHub removes non-essential cookies

The Google Web Vitals services are now included in the Sentry application monitoring solution. It includes agentless frontend performance monitoring for serverless, PHP, Node, and Ruby-based applications.  “Customer issues happen at the application level, and that is where developers have the most control,” said Milin Desai, the CEO of Sentry. “That’s why we’re excited to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android Enterprise Essentials, PhpStorm 2020.3, and gRPC support for Kong’s Insomnia 2020.5

Android Enterprise Essentials is a secure, mobile management service built by the Android team to protect business devices and data.  It requires a lock screen and encryption on devices to prevent unauthorized access to company data, enforces mandatory malware protection by ensuring that Google Play Protect is always on and employees can’t download apps outside … continue reading

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