Topic: debugging

GitHub introduces reactions, LinkedIn’s programming puzzle, and Microsoft’s experimental .NET Core debugging experience—SD Times news digest: March 11, 2016

GitHub is giving users the ability to express their feelings in pull requests, issues and comments. The company announced new reactions to conversations in order for users to get their feelings across more simply and effectively. “While people have been able to include emoji in responses for a long time, using them as reactions resulted … continue reading

Google Cloud Debugger, Go 1.6, and Ansible updates—SD Times news digest: Feb. 18, 2016

Google Cloud Debugger lets developers inspect the state of an application at any code location without stopping or slowing it down. It now has an enhanced UI, expanded language support, and debugging from more places, according to the Google Cloud Platform blog. This can be viewed in the application state without adding logging statements, and … continue reading

QCon highlights microservices, troubleshooting

Now that we all live in this cloudy, serverless world, what in the heck do we do when something goes wrong? This was a major topic of discussion at QCon San Francisco’s second day. Today’s talks and gatherings focused heavily on engineering reliability at scale, and on how to build services that can fail gracefully. … continue reading

Google’s Eddystone BLE beacons, Salesforce Shield and Glimpse joins Microsoft—SD Times news digest: July 15, 2015

Google has announced Eddystone, an open-source Bluetooth LE beacon format for developers to integrate into cross-platform applications. Eddystone defines a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) message format for proximity beacon messages, supporting multiple frame types for various application use cases on Android, iOS or other mobile platforms. Google is launching two new APIs along with Eddystone—the … continue reading

Littlecodr: A Kickstarted card game to teach kids programming

Of all the creative methods out there to introduce programming concepts to young children and students—everything from interactive robots and online games to visual code editor programs and hands-on kits—no one has ever thought of leveraging a medium as analog as a card game. Littlecodr, a new Kickstarter campaign from tech entrepreneur Nathan Slee and … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Vorlon.js

This week’s featured GitHub project, Vorlon.js, is an extensible, platform-agnostic tool for remote JavaScript debugging and testing. Developed by the Microsoft DirectX team, Vorlon.js is powered by Node.js and the Socket.io real-time event-based communication engine. John Shewchuk, a Microsoft technical fellow and CTO of the Microsoft Developer Platform, introduced Vorlon last week at Build and … continue reading

IBM’s new mobile, cloud services, Mozilla’s JavaScript Internationalization API, and Python 3.4.3—SD Times news digest: Feb. 25, 2015

At the IBM InterConnect conference in Las Vegas this week, IBM announced modular mobile solutions, a new hybrid cloud initiative, enterprise and developer cloud services, and IBM Enterprise Containers. IBM laid out plans to develop half a dozen native, HTML5 or hybrid-optimized apps on the IBM MobileFirst platform to build and deploy mobile apps, or … continue reading

Google’s self-driving car, Microsoft Azure Media Services live streaming, and Apple’s first automatic security update—SD Times news digest: Dec. 23, 2014

Google has unveiled the first prototype of its self-driving vehicle. The vehicle was first revealed in May, but the car Google presented was just a mockup without headlights. “Since then, we’ve been working on different prototypes-of-prototypes, each designed to test different systems of a self-driving car—for example, the typical ‘car’ parts like steering and braking, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: November 3, 2014—Mozilla’s developer browser, Windows 8 market share climbs, and the APItools Middleware Contest

Mozilla is creating a developer-dedicated browser. In a vague announcement on The Mozilla Blog, the company teased how it has unleashed the developer tools team on the entire browser to “rethink how Firefox can debug the whole Web.” “We’ve redesigned the browser by looking at it through a completely new filter to put developers’ interests … continue reading

The Trouble with Gerrold: Self-validating code

As certain technical glitches and errors fade into the past, are we introducing newer mistakes that slip past our notice? … continue reading

Integration Watch: Gimme better tools, please

Integration tools are technically better than they were decades ago, but they still lack some basically critical things … continue reading

DebugLive enables remote code fixes

Company lets disparate coders debug projects together via HTTPS, and is not limited to client-side work … continue reading

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