Topic: app development

Progress announces NativeScript Sidekick and NativeScript Marketplace

Progress is updating its open source framework NativeScript with new tools and capabilities for cross-platform mobile development. The update includes NativeScript Sidekick, augmented reality support for iOS 11 and Android Oreo, the NativeScript Marketplace, verified plugins, and the release of free NativeScript UI widgets. “As the popularity of NativeScript has skyrocketed, with more than one … continue reading

OWASP releases the Top 10 2017 security risks

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) officially released its Top 10 most critical web application security risks. This is the first time the organization has updated the Top 10 since 2013. “Change has accelerated over the last four years, and the OWASP Top 10 needed to change. We’ve completely refactored the OWASP Top 10, … continue reading

Serverless and mobile development: Ready for primetime?

Have you ever tried to read a complicated article with music on? Or turned your coffee machine on and completely failed to return to it when it was finished dripping? You might be confronting our most human of frailties: the fact that our brains just can’t keep track of a whole lot of information at … continue reading

Metavine releases blockchain developer stack

Cloud company Metavine says it is preparing for the next evolution of blockchain with the release of Crowd Machine. a full blockchain developer stack designed to decentralize application development. “The growth of the production blockchain ecosystem is slow because traditional development approaches don’t enable applications to be built at a pace that meets market demand,” … continue reading

Testing for iOS 11 is more of a challenge for developers

As customers get their hands on the latest and greatest technologies, developers face pressure to keep their solutions up to date with constantly evolving form factors and devices. Earlier this month, Apple released the latest version of its iPhone, iPhone X, and now developers need to support the new phone and operating system as well … continue reading

KotlinConf kicks off with Kotlin 1.2 RC

The Kotlin programming language is getting a number of new updates and improvements as part of the inaugural KotlinConf taking place in San Francisco this week. Kotlin is a statically typed programming language for modern multiplatform applications developed by JetBrains. The big announcement from the conference’s keynote was the release of Kotlin 1.2 Release Candidate. … continue reading

Linux Foundation introduces new artificial intelligence project, Acumos

The Linux Foundation introduced the Acumos Project today as part of their effort to help democratize the building, sharing and deploying of AI apps as the technology advances. The new project will work to provide a common framework and platform as well as a marketplace for businesses. “An open and connected AI platform will promote … continue reading

Google releases new Neural Networks API in Android 8.1 Developer Preview

Google is bringing machine learning to Android with a newly added Neural Networks API. The NNAPI is part of the latest developer preview of Android 8.1, Oreo. According to the company, the new API will enable developers to run computationally intensive machine learning operations on mobile devices. In addition, it provides a base layer for … continue reading

Why your app still doesn’t work offline

Engineers have been shuddering at the words “how hard could it be?” for hundreds and hundreds of years. After all, for every great engineering triumph, there are a thousand small failures along the way. The same is true for mobile development, where you’ll often hear this variation of the same question: “How hard could it … continue reading

Report: Majority of Java apps are susceptible to hack attacks

Java developers should be more aware of the open source software components they put in their applications if they want to avoid a security breach. A new report release by Veracode, a CA Technologies company, revealed 88% of Java apps include at least one vulnerable component, and about 53.3% of Java apps rely on a … continue reading

Industry Watch: It’s a ‘Cognitive First’ world

Forget ‘mobile first’ and ‘cloud first.’ Modern applications being built today need to be ‘cognitive first.’ That’s according to Progress CEO Yogesh Gupta, who said intelligent applications need the capabilities to predict and to anticipate, and thereby help businesses become more successful. And he’s not the only one. I would say a solid six of … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Citizen developers are a necessity

Software development team roles are changing as the pace of business continues to accelerate.  Agile development, continuous integration and continuous delivery continue to become more important.  At the same time, there are more low-code and no-code platforms that enable less technical “citizen developers” to build, update and enhance line of business applications. “We need citizen … continue reading

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