Cross-platform development will dominate open-source this year, GitHub says

GitHub is identifying key open-source project trends to be on the lookout this year based on its contributor, visitor and star activity data. The company took the top 100 projects with the largest increase in contributors, identified the top 100 projects with the most visitors, and took into account the top 100 projects with the … continue reading

Guest View: In the future, developers will be judged on mindset over skillset

“The future of coding is no coding at all.” It was a bold proclamation for Chris Wanstrath, CEO of GitHub, to make at the company’s recent Universe Conference considering he heads one of the most important companies for developers. But I can’t help but think Chris is on to something — technology is transforming development … continue reading

StackShare’s top application and data tools of 2017

2017 has come to a close with React taking the lead as the top application and data tool. This comes from StackShare’s recent release of its top 50 developer tools of 2017. After appearing on StackShare’s list at number 10 last year, React kicked JavaScript out of the number one spot for the first time … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Sourcegraph

Sourcegraph is starting off 2018 with a new release of Sourcegraph Server. The self-hosted code server that combines with your code host and supports multi-repository, regexp, and diff searches, has announced the new and upgraded Sourcegraph Server 2.4 and it is now available. “We’re excited to announce the release of Sourcegraph Server 2.4, which brings … continue reading

GitHub open sources new text editor for code collaboration

GitHub wants to make coding together as easy as it is to code alone. The company announced a new text editor for Atom, Teletype. Atom is the company’s hackable text editor. Teletype enables developers to collaborate in real time within Atom. “Writing code with another programmer is a great way to absorb knowledge, challenge yourself … continue reading

Microsoft lays out plans for VS Code in 2018

Microsoft is already planning for Visual Studio Code’s future with a new roadmap and focus areas for 2018. The company plans to tackle VS Code from three perspectives next year: happy coding; Node, JavaScript and TypeScript; and a rich extension ecosystem. For “happy coding,” the team wants to make the code editor more pleasant to … continue reading

Dev-Oops: Why DevOps efforts fail

The main goal of DevOps is quite simple: ship software updates frequently, reliably, and with better quality. This goal is somewhat “motherhood and apple pie,” since almost every organization will agree that they want to get there. Many will tell you they’ve already embarked on the DevOps journey by following some commonly followed frameworks, such … continue reading

Lawsuit claims Disney illegally tracked children via mobile apps

This is no fairy tale: The Walt Disney Company, Disney Electronic Content, and others are being sued by a San Francisco mother who claims her child was illegally tracked while using a Disney mobile application. According to a report, Amanda Rushing, on behalf of her child, identified in the lawsuit only as “L.L.,” is suing … continue reading

The rise of automation: Why coding is becoming a job for everyone

In today’s IT community, automation is quite a buzzword. We hear about it a lot — from marketing and sales force automation to workload management automation and the automation of software related to business processes. But why is it so important? Essentially, automation is about taking the traditional computing resources of the business to the next level. … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Ghost 1.0

Ghost, a once tiny prototype idea for blogging, has turned into a fully functional open source blogging platform. The platform today announced its 100th release of Ghost, along with Ghost 1.0, which contains refactors, improvements, and fixes to the entire codebase. The big feature in Ghost 1.0 is a new editor that comes with a … continue reading

JetBrains updates CLion and IntelliJ IDEA

JetBrains released version 2017.2 for its cross-platform C/C++ IDE CLion this week. In addition to C++ correctness and performance improvements, JetBrains also updated its IntelliJ IDEA product with new features and bug fixes. In CLion 2017.2, developers will see better code quality with new Clang-Tidy integration. CLion has more than 30 built-in code inspections to … continue reading

Dev Bootcamp to shut down

Coding bootcamps are said to be on the rise, but this bootcamp is nearing its end of life this year. In a Facebook post, Dev Bootcamp announced after five years it will be shutting its doors. The last Dev BootCamp classes will start next week, and end in December. “We are fully committed to providing … continue reading

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