Apple gains app development platform with Buddybuild

Apple has acquired the iOS continuous integration and deployment provider Buddybuild. Buddybuild is a Canadian based application development startup that aims to tie together CI, CD and a feedback solution in one platform.  “We’re excited to share that the buddybuild team has joined the Xcode engineering group at Apple to build amazing developer tools for … continue reading

SD Times news digest: PlatformIO Core 3.5.0, Blockchain Foundry, and Apple apologizes for old iPhones

PlatformIO Core 3.5.0 has been released. PlatformIO is an open source ecosystem of Internet of Things development. New features include a new GUI called PlatformIO Home, integration with Jenkins CI, a new include folder for project’s header files, and the ability to handle missed dependencies and provide a solution based on the PlatformIO Library Registry. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: TIOBE’s 2017 programming language candidates, LG’s autonomous driving partnership and smartphone sales

Kotlin and C are in the running to become TIOBE’s programming language of 2017. The winner will be announced next month. The TIOBE Programming Community index is calculated each month and the ratings are based off of the number of skilled engineers using the language, courses, and third party vendors. According to the index, the … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: Core ML support in TensorFlow Light, Pivotal Cloud Foundry expansion, and Hazelcast joins Eclipse Foundation

Google has announced a collaboration with Apple to support Core ML in TensorFlow Lite. TensorFlow Lite is Google’s lightweight machine learning solution for mobile and embedded devices. Core ML is Apple’s machine learning framework used across Siri, camera, and quick type.  This new support will allow iOS developers to use Core ML to deploy TensorFlow … continue reading

Hour of Code 2017: Where to participate

This year’s Hour of Code, the Code.org-organized campaign that brings together more than 400 partners and over 200,000 educators in providing hour-long introductions to computer science through tutorials and exercises, officially kicks off on Monday, Dec. 4, the start of Code.org’s annual Computer Science Education Week. In line with its express purpose of advocating for … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CircleCI 2.0 for iOS developers, Google Cloud Spanner updates, and Progress OpenEdge PdM integration kit

CircleCI announced that it is now available for building applications on iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. Teams can now access workflows to customize app delivery pipelines; build for Apple, Android, and Linux using just one configuration file, and have control over their Xcode versions, according to the company.  “CircleCI 2.0 is built for teams looking … continue reading

Stack Overflow: Angular and Swift are dramatically rising in popularity

Stack Overflow is taking a look at the most dramatic rises and falls in developer technologies. According to its data, Apple’s programming language for iOS development, Swift, and Google’s web framework Angular are getting a lot of attention from developers today. “Life as a developer (or data scientist, in my case) involves being comfortable with … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Amazon announces Alexa Skills Challenge, Apple reminds developers to update apps for iPhone X, and AT&T and AWS combine forces

Amazon has announced it is starting the Alexa Skills Challenge. Developers will be allowed to publish an Alexa skill – which is something that can be added to Alexa to give it additional capabilities – for kids under the age of 13. The reward for winning the challenge will include cash and other prizes totaling … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Django 2.0 beta 1, Intel and Mobileye’s Responsibility Sensitive Safety model, and Apple and GE’s partnership

Developers can get an inside look at the upcoming Python web framework Django 2.0 with the latest beta release. The Django team announced the release of Django 2.0 beta 1. The framework enables users to build web apps quickly with less code. New features are expected to include: Python compatibility, third-party library support for older … continue reading

SD Times Blog: App Store Review Guidelines causing big problems for SMBs, DIY app builders

Recent App Store Review Guidelines changes from Apple are starting to cause some serious problems for DIY app builders and SMBs. A few months ago at Apple’s Developer Conference, Apple announced changes to the design and standards for approval to the App Store. A big change comes with rule 4.2.6, which states that “apps created from … continue reading

Cloud

Cloud FOMO, iOS deprecates VoIP API, and bitcoin rockets to new record — SD Times news digest: August 14, 2017

Cloud FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is real. According to a recent survey, 81 percent of C-level and other IT leaders are either extremely concerned or very concerned about missing out on cloud advancements. More than 93 percent of respondents say they are moving at least some of their processes to the cloud and a majority are … continue reading

What you want, when you want it. Key trends in modern UX design

The year was 1997. Steve Jobs fidgeted on a stool in front of the World Wide Developer Conference, chatting with the audience: “You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology. You can’t start with the technology and try to figure where you’re going to sell it. I’ve made this … continue reading

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