Topic: developer tools

SD Times news digest: Databricks Delta, SciPy 1.0, and Neo4j’s Native Graph Platform

Databricks has released a new unified data management system that combines the best features from data lakes, data warehouses and streaming systems. The company made the announcement at its annual Spark Summit Europe conference. Databricks Delta takes the scale and cost-efficiency from a data lake; the reliability and performance from a data warehouse, and the … continue reading

IDERA acquires web application development provider Sencha

In order to strengthen its collection of developer tools, IDERA, a provider of database, development and test management tools, will acquire Sencha. Sencha is a web application development platform, and with this acquisition, it will be integrated with Embarcadero, IDERA’s developer tools division. Sencha’s Web Application Development Platform lets companies seamlessly design, develop and test … continue reading

Apollo Client 1.0

Apollo Client 1.0, Tizen .NET Developer Preview, and Siemens acquires Mentor Graphics — SD Times news digest: March 31, 2017

The fully featured, stable and production ready Apollo Client 1.0, codenamed Pink Panther, is available for developers looking to try GraphQL or Apollo. The Apollo Client is a client side library that leverages the power of a GraphQL API to handle data fetching and management for developers, letting them spend less time on “plumbing data” … continue reading

API developers can simulate a back-end with Postman’s Mock Service

API management company Postman has released Mock Service, a tool that enables teams to simulate a back-end server, freeing up developers who were previously restrained by development dependencies. Postman’s service lets front-end developers simulate each endpoint in a Postman Collection and corresponding environment to view the potential responses without having to spin up a back … continue reading

Progress open-sources its UI library, Box updates its developer experiences, and the Docker Datacenter updates—SD Times news digest: Feb. 9, 2017

Progress has open-sourced its Progress Telerik UI for Universal Windows Platform, which is a set of native UI controls for building Windows apps. With this announcement, Progress also revealed it is donating to the .NET Foundation to help it with open development in the .NET ecosystem. “With this donation, we are extending our commitment to … continue reading

BMW’s new self-driving development center, Firebug merges with developer tools, and Flock launches FlockOS—SD Times news digest: December 21, 2016

BMW is ramping up its self-driving efforts with the development of a new autonomous campus in Unterschleissheim, a town in Germany. “The road to fully-automated driving is an opportunity for Germany’s automobile manufacturing base. The decision to develop and road-test these vehicles in the Munich area illustrates how the BMW Group and the whole region … continue reading

GitLab reveals shift in developer work style, holographic emulation available for Unity, and W3C’s recommendation for HTML 5.1—SD Times news digest: Nov. 2, 2016

GitLab’s latest global developer survey revealed a shift in developer work. Major findings from the survey, which addressed responses from 362 startup and enterprise CTOs, developers, and DevOps professionals, found that the latest development tools are a top priority for developers. According to the survey, 80% of developers want to work with the latest tools, … continue reading

F8 Developer Conference highlights include VR, bots, messenger platform

The F8 Developer Conference concluded yesterday, leaving developers with plenty of new and advanced tools. Users of the Facebook platform will also benefit from some of these major announcements, new features and services. Here is a recap of some of the most important announcements made at the conference: A bot platform for Facebook Messenger Facebook … continue reading

Google.org funds projects for people with disabilities, Vulkan developer tools, and a commission to help cybersecurity—SD Times news digest: April 14, 2016

Last spring, Google.org announced Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities, which was a contest for nonprofits building technology for people with disabilities. Today, more than 1,000 organizations in more than 88 countries have shared their ideas, and Google has released the list of winners that will receive US$20 million in grants. The organizations that Google is supporting … 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

Visual Studio 2015’s release date, Google spells the end for Eclipse Android Developer Tools support, and Meteor acquires Percolate Studio—SD Times news digest: June 29, 2015

Microsoft has announced that the final RTMs of Visual Studio 2015, Team Foundation Server 2015 and .NET 4.6 will be available for download on July 20. More details are available in a blog post from S. Somasegar, corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Developer Division. Google sets end of support date for Eclipse ADT Google has … continue reading

Amazon drops $100 million investment on Alexa voice technology

Amazon has announced it will, along with other investing companies, invest up to US$100 million to fund voice-based technology innovation. The Alexa Fund, named after the digital assistant service in the Amazon Echo device, will invest in people and companies developing hardware products that would benefit from Alexa’s voice interface; new features and functionality for … continue reading

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