Topic: code

National Coding Week kicks off today

There are hundreds if not thousands of efforts going on every year to get more people into the world of computer science. For instance, every year Computer Science Education Week kicks off with its Hour of Code to get students to dedicate one hour to coding. This week the National Coding Week kicks off, and … continue reading

premium Why writing clean code matters

Clean code — a term first coined by Robert C. Martin in his book ‘Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile craftmanship’ — is very relevant in today’s fast-paced, highly complex software development and lifecycle management environments. It makes it easier to evolve or maintain a finished product. Compare it, if you will, to the work … continue reading

5 ways static code analysis can save you

If you’re not doing static code analysis (aka static analysis), now is the time to start. Delivering code faster has dubious value if the quality degrades as development cycles shrink. On the other hand, if you’re not doing static code analysis, you’re not alone. Despite the mature age of the tool category, not a lot … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google’s new Tensorflow-based framework, Toyota’s investment in Uber, and Mozilla’s Firefox user data

Google is releasing a new research framework for prototyping reinforcement learning algorithms. Dopamine is a Tensorflow-based framework designed with ease-of-use, reproducibility, and benchmarking in mind. Along with the framework, the company will provide a set of colabs for using the framework. For ease-of-use, Google will provide code that is compact and well-documented. For reproducibility, the … continue reading

Guest View: In praise of open source

When you think of little social movements that bring about big societal shifts, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t open source. But maybe it should be. The technological revolution that is steadily digitizing every nook and cranny of human activity obviously relies on code, and open-source code underpins much of the recent … continue reading

QbitLogic releases AI-powered security solution, CodeAI

QbitLogic is leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to better protect software systems. The company announced the release of CodeAI, a next generational SaaS platform designed to repair security defects before releasing solutions to the public. The company is known for its work with DARPA to build an “unhackable” drone utilizing artificial intelligence. “Bug repairs … continue reading

SD Times news digest: NativeScript 4.0, Mozilla introduces wasm-pack, and Google launches coding app for beginners

The open-source framework for developing native apps with Angular, TypeScript and JavaScript is getting a major released. NativeScript 4.0 features changes to its application root view, flexible frame composition that can be useful for implementing secondary navigation with frames, modal view changes, updated templates, and multiple independent UI components. According to the team, this is … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: C++ Core Guidelines

As the Standard C++ Foundation works to improve the C++ programming language, two C++ experts want to ensure the success of the language among developers. The C++ Core Guidelines was introduced two years ago by C++ creator Bjarne Stroustrup and C++ expert Herb Sutter. It is an open source project aimed at building modern authoritative … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Fission

Built by Platform 9 and other contributors in the Kubernetes community last year, Fission is a open-source Function as a Service (FaaS) serverless framework focused on developer productivity and high performance. The framework enables developers to write short-lived functions in any language and map them to triggers such as message queues, timers, HTTP requests, or … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: ESLint

ESLint wants to help clean up your JavaScript code. ESLint is a pluggable linting solution for JavaScript and JSX. Code linting is a type of static analysis designed to identify and report on problematic problems. “JavaScript, being a dynamic and loosely-typed language, is especially prone to developer error. Without the benefit of a compilation process, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Intel’s security pledge, VS Code Java tools, and new Skype encryption

In the aftermath of Google Project Zero’s security exploits, Intel has announced that the company will work closely with their partners with a shared goal of restoring confidence in the security of the customers’ data as quickly as possible. Last week, it was revealed one of the vulnerabilties, Meltdown, was found on Intel processors, and … continue reading

IBM announces new code patterns and bot solution for developers

IBM is announcing new tools for building artificial intelligence, blockchain, data and cloud solutions. The company announced the release of more than 120 code patterns designed to help developers better search for open source code. “These patterns do the dirty work for the developer – they are curated packages of code, one-click GitHub repos, documentation … continue reading

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