Topic: api

Android will release Android Fingerprint API, Google turns over search queries to AI, MapR to provide free Apache Spark training—SD Times news digest, Oct. 27, 2015

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is publicly available to users, and Android’s developers have been adding new features for developers along the way. This week, they are releasing Asymmetric Fingerprint Dialog, a new sample demonstrating how to securely integrate with compatible fingerprint readers in a client/server environment, according to its blog. The Android Fingerprint API protects users’ … continue reading

‘Silicon Valley’ Season 2, Episode 9: Intellectual property value

Only on “Silicon Valley” would an intellectual property case hinge on lawyers figuring out that when Richard is talking about his “girlfriend” in e-mails, he’s referring to his laptop. In a conveniently timed twist, Richard—who’s always maintained he never worked on Pied Piper at Hooli—realizes that for a three-day period while his “girlfriend” was in … continue reading

White House sides with Oracle in API copyright case

Last year’s appeals court ruling that could—in the opinion of groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation—break software is now supported by the White House. Earlier this year the Supreme Court requested the Obama administration weigh in on the 2014 appeals court decision finding that Google infringed on Oracle copyrights in the use of Java APIs … continue reading

Microsoft Ignite: Rounding up the developer news

Microsoft announced a slew of product news at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Chicago, but in a conference of more than 23,000 attendees, the active expo floor offered arguably more news on software development tools and releases for developers in the Microsoft space. Below is a rundown of some of the interesting companies and developer … continue reading

Apple buys FoundationDB, SmartBear takes over Swagger API, and Google open-sources Bazel—SD Times news digest: March 25, 2015

Apple has reportedly acquired NoSQL database startup FoundationDB, according to TechCrunch. FoundationDB has posted a notice informing its community it will no longer offer downloads. The company has a scalable NoSQL database with ACID-compliant transactions, and has raised US$22.7 million in two funding rounds during its five-year startup run. Neither company has officially commented on … continue reading

Google’s empty Android Lollipop encryption promise, IBM Mobile Accessibility Checker, and Khronos Vulkan—SD Times news digest: March 3, 2015

Google’s pledge last September to require standard full-disk encryption on all Android Lollipop devices has turned out to simply be a “very strong recommendation.” According to a report from Ars Technica, while the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 devices do offer full-disk encryption, newer devices running Lollipop such as the second-generation Moto E and the … continue reading

Developer proposes io.js reconciliation with Node.js, mobile app security issues, gRPC, and Android Pay API—SD Times news digest: Feb. 27, 2015

Mikeal Rogers, a developer on the io.js team and an active member of the Node community, has posted a proposal on GitHub for reconciliation of the io.js fork with Node.js. Rogers posted an open GitHub proposal entitled “Reconciliation Proposal #978,” laying out preliminary plans for the merger, the technical governance structure, proposed working groups, and … continue reading

IBM’s new mobile, cloud services, Mozilla’s JavaScript Internationalization API, and Python 3.4.3—SD Times news digest: Feb. 25, 2015

At the IBM InterConnect conference in Las Vegas this week, IBM announced modular mobile solutions, a new hybrid cloud initiative, enterprise and developer cloud services, and IBM Enterprise Containers. IBM laid out plans to develop half a dozen native, HTML5 or hybrid-optimized apps on the IBM MobileFirst platform to build and deploy mobile apps, or … continue reading

Facebook buys Wit.ai, developers launch an Android developer petition, and Autodesk 3D printing software is announced—SD Times news digest: Jan. 6, 2015

Facebook announced it has acquired Wit.ai, a voice-recognition and natural-language processing startup with technology akin to Apple’s Siri. The Wit.ai platform and natural-language processing API, which has a community of more than 6,000 developers, will remain free and open source, according to a Wit.ai blog post The acquisition could help draw more developers to Facebook, … continue reading

IBM Design Language, Netflix’s Atlas, and the Codealike extension—SD Times news digest: Dec. 15, 2014

IBM has released the IBM Design Language, a shared vocabulary, framework and collection of resources for software design. The IBM Design Language website is a set of living guidelines for IBM’s software product design. The framework encompasses experience, visual, interaction and front-end sections, and the site includes resources such as a type scale calculator, icon … continue reading

Microsoft offers new APIs for Office 365

Microsoft today has made available new APIs for Office 365 that will enable developers to integrate mail, files, calendars and contacts into their applications. “We’re seeing millions of people using Office 365 every day, and they’re not all on Windows devices,” said Arpan Shah, senior director of Office 365. “Office 365 is [Microsoft’s] most strategic … continue reading

CAST Makes Software Measurement Easier and More Customizable for IT Organizations

October 16, 2014—New York—CAST, a leader in software analysis and measurement, today announced an update to its Application Intelligence Platform (AIP). AIP 7.3 makes measuring software quality across an organization’s application portfolio more automated, informative, and customizable. In AIP 7.3, CAST introduces several ease of use enhancements to its Application Analytics Dashboard (AAD) that allow … continue reading

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