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

Crisis mode: What developers should do when they discover an error

What’s the first thing emergency personnel ask a group of people to do in the midst of a crisis? Remain calm. For developers that discover an issue or exploit in their applications, staying calm and assessing the situation is definitely a good place to start, but determining the level of severity will really determine what … continue reading

FORMAC developer Jean Sammet passes away

Jean E. Sammet, a computer scientist widely known for developing the programming language Formula Manipulation Compiler (FORMAC), passed away late last month. Sammet was 89 years old. Throughout her life, Sammet developed FORMAC, served as the first Association for Computing Machinery (AMC) female president, helped design the COBOL programming language, and received a number of … continue reading

CA/Veracode

CA acquires Veracode, CLoin 2017.1, and Python Interactive Coding Challenges — SD Times news digest: April 3, 2017

CA has officially completed its acquisition of the software provider Veracode. The company announced an intent to acquire Veracode for $614 million in March of 2017. According to CA, this acquisition will position the company as a leader in Secure DevOps. As part of the acquisition, Veracode’s former CEO Bob Brennan will become the general … 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

GitLab scoops up developer communication and collaboration platform Gitter

GitLab has announced it is acquiring Gitter, the communication platform for developer communities and teams on GitHub. Gitter is a chat and networking platform designed to bring developers together to collaborate and grow. “Community is core to GitLab’s principles. Our mission is to ensure that everyone can contribute, and over a thousand developers have contributed … continue reading

Built.io sparks innovation with new Community platform and Internet of APIs Awards

Built.io aims to boost innovation and foster a creative developer culture with its new Built.io Community, which consists of technical and semi-technical users with an understanding of automation and integration. Built.io, a digital automation platform, is known for its integration tool Built.io Flow, which lets developers and non-developers connect with an API builder. Built.io Flow … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Udacity Self-Driving Car Simulator

Udacity created a self-driving simulator for its self-driving car nanodegree so students could learn how to train cars to navigate road courses using deep learning. This project isn’t limited to the students of Udacity anymore; since Udacity open-sourced the simulator, anyone can use it. The simulator lets any developer or hobbyist mess with Unity, the … continue reading

CNCF saves RethinkDB by purchasing code and contributing it to the Linux Foundation

RethinkDB shut down last October. Yet, there is hope for its community and the companies that invested in the database system, as the Cloud Native Computing Foundation today announced it has purchased the source code, relicensed it under the Apache License, and contributed it to the Linux Foundation. CNCF paid US$25,000 to purchase the RethinkDB … continue reading

Anki-like Code Cards website helps programmers retain knowledge

Developers looking to retain their programming knowledge with minimal effort can use a new project called Code Cards, which uses spaced repetition. Programmers can memorize information or learn something new with Code Cards’ flashcard-like learning site. They can take something new that they learned and turn it into a minimal example. Then they can “add … continue reading

Developers can now upload their Android Wear apps to the Play Store

Android has released the fifth and final developer preview for Android Wear 2.0 today, so those who have compiled their applications for this preview can finally publish their apps. This developer preview comes with added iOS support and a number of bug fixes and enhancements. Now, developers can distribute their apps to iPhone-paired watches. Developers … continue reading

Developer trains artificial neural network to play Mario Kart 64

Holiday breaks are a good time to catch up on relaxing, reading, or maybe indulging in some video gaming. Kevin Hughes did just that over his winter break, only it wasn’t he who was playing the games: It was an artificial neural network he trained using TensorFlow. Hughes is a senior developer at Shopify, and … continue reading

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