Topic: apple

SD Times news digest: Instana adds deep inspection of GraphQL queries, Applitools adds functional and visual testing capabilities, and CodeSignal launches Certify

Application performance management (APM) provider Instana announced the extension of monitoring and tracing capabilities for microservice applications that use GraphQL. Instana captures the GraphQL HTTP traffic and displays the executing query as plain text and then parses the actual GraphQL queries. “Since application and microservice platform technology continues to evolve, it’s critical for application management … continue reading

Apple announces iOS 13 app requirements

Apple announced that all apps will need to be updated or built to work with iOS 13 by April 2020. In addition, apps will be required to fit the all-screen designs of Apple’s largest mobile devices and iPads.  “Customers around the world will soon experience the incredible new features of iOS 13. Make sure your … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Intel’s Reinforcement Learning Coach 1.0, Amazon’s educational tools for ML, and Apple acquires Intel’s smartphone modem business

The latest release of Intel’s Reinforcement Learning Coach incorporates newer and stronger RL algorithms, and maintains and extends the APIs to improve usability.  “Batch reinforcement learning allows RL to learn from a dataset, while also exercising the dataset for off-policy evaluation of the goodness of the learned policy,” Intel wrote in a post.  The new … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apple’s transparency report on customer data, Sony’s tech startup fund, and GitLab ends support for MySQL

Apple released its latest report showing that most of U.S. requests to access customer data by the government and private parties have to do with stolen device and fraud investigations. The report also outlined similar requests its receives worldwide. The data shows that Germany made the most requests at 12,343 and Apple provided data for … continue reading

SD Times news digest: New guidelines for Apple’s App Store, IOActive and Bugcrowd team up to identify security gaps, and Firefox’s default Enhanced Tracking Protection

Apple is changing its requirements for applications on its App Store to protect user data. Apps in the kids category, VPNs, health or fitness apps will no longer transmit data to third parties and MDM apps, and other apps can only collect data after requesting permission from the user. Additionally, apps in the kids category … continue reading

WWDC: Apple introduces new way to build UIs using Swift

Apple announced its new SwiftUI framework, a UI coding structure that lets developers create UIs with less Swift code using declarative syntax and the new graphical design tools Xcode 11. “SwiftUI is built in Swift for Swift and it’s designed to help you build better apps with way less code,” said Craig Federighi, the senior … continue reading

Apple shows off new security features, iOS 13 and new iPad OS at WWDC

In the midst of immense public outcry against rampant personal data collection by companies, Apple showed off a variety of new security features for its upcoming iOS 13 release at the company’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). The conference comes days after Apple launched a new website trying to highlight its App Store’s accomplishments while … continue reading

Apple seeks to counter lawsuits, complaints

In the midst of antitrust lawsuits and monopoly complaints, Apple is trying to prove its app store promotes innovation and welcomes competition. “We created the App Store with two goals in mind: that it be a safe and trusted place for customers to discover and download apps, and a great business opportunity for all developers,” … continue reading

Apple releases Swift 5 with library and language changes for speed and size

Version 5 of Apple’s Swift runtime officially released yesterday, introducing improvements to application size and performance and a number of language and library changes based on suggestions from the Swift Evolution process. Swift 5 has been pushed to all Apple operating systems, macOS, iOS, tvOS and watchOS. Ted Kremenek, manager of the Languages and Runtimes … continue reading

Swift 5 launches with exclusivity enforcement to improve memory safety

Apple has introduced full exclusivity enforcement enabled at run-time in version 5 of its Swift programming language. The feature improves memory safety by preventing a variable from being accessed by a different name during a modification of its value, explained Andrew Trick, software engineer at Apple, in a developer blog. The feature was previously available … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apple’s record developer earnings, IBM’s new data scientist certifications, and Kite launches Line-of-Code Completion

Apple has announced its highest developer earnings ever. According to the company, developers have earned $120 billion since the app store launched in 2008. Over a quarter of that has been earned just in the past year, Apple explained. “In the past, starting a small business often meant having to invest in overhead, inventory or … continue reading

Report: Developers are not clear on how to get involved in the open-source community

After 20 years, the open-source community is stronger than ever. However, a recent report found developers wish they had more time and know-how to contribute to open-source projects. According the report, respondents don’t quite know where to begin and start to question their skills and time. Additionally, developers say they are either too intimidated to … continue reading

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