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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Atlassian introduces Bitbucket Deployments in Bitbucket Cloud

Atlassian has announced the release of Bitbucket Deployments in Bitbucket Cloud, a new deployment solution that manages and tracks code through development to code review, build, test and deployment. According to the company, when you push out code at such a rapid pace, it can be complicated and complex to keep up with all the … continue reading

Study finds auto-fix tools help programmers better protect their code

Could the recent Equifax data breach been prevented if the credit agency had the right programming tools in place? That’s the question researchers from North Carolina State University set out to answer in their recent study: Can Automated Pull Requests Encourage Software Developers to Upgrade Out-of-Date Dependencies? According to the researchers, a majority of software … continue reading

GitHub Universe outlines plans for the future of software development

About ten years ago, GitHub embarked on a journey to create a platform that brought together the world’s largest developer community. Now that the company believes it has reached its initial goals, it is looking to the future with plans to expand the ecosystem and transform the way developers code through new tools and data. … continue reading

Test Driven Development is alive and well

Despite what you might have heard around the industry and on the Internet, Test Driven Development (TDD) is not dead. The practice is still alive and well, especially in this new modern agile world. TDD is a developer-focused practice where developers, not testers, write the test before they write their code, and then they keep … continue reading

DeepMind’s AI behavior research, Windows 10 Insider Preview for PC, and the Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality — SD Times news digest: July 10, 2017

The DeepMind team is releasing three new papers demonstrating how they plan on bringing flexible and natural behaviors to artificial intelligence. The team aims to make these capabilities reusable and adaptable. The papers includes locomotion behaviors, the ability to learn human behaviors from motion capture, and imitation of diverse behaviors. “True motor intelligence requires learning … continue reading

Angular Material beta 8 announced with data-table component

The Angular team has announced Angular Material beta 8. Angular Material is a project designed to help developers build apps with Angular, and reuse code and abilities for web, mobile, native mobile and native desktop apps. “Our goal is to build a set of high-quality UI components built with Angular and TypeScript, following the Material … continue reading

GitHub introduces code owners for code review

Determining who should review files for code review is not always clear, which is why GitHub is introducing code owners, a new feature that automatically requests reviews from the code owners when a pull request changes any owned files. This feature lets repository maintainers define the exact people and teams who need to review projects, … continue reading

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Codeanywhere acquires Codebender, CA’s microservices update, Android Market and Syncfusion’s new offering — SD Times news digest: June 21, 2017

Codeanywhere, a toolset provider for web development, announced its first acquisition this week. The company is acquiring Codebender, the Arduino playground. According to Codeanywhere, the acquisition will help accelerate its roadmap to introduce more developer tools that allow developers to develop anywhere, anytime and with anyone. “Giving Codebender a home in Codeanywhere was a no-brainer … continue reading

10 strategies for beating “programmer’s block”

“Writer’s Block” is a real thing, but “Programmer’s Block?” According to computer science professor at Oregon State University, Heather Knight, programmers are just as subject to getting blocked as writers, but programmers do not have a host of self-help resources with insights applicable to programming. However, she discovered that many of the writing books for … continue reading

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