SD Times news digest: Rookout’s debugging solution for Electron, Embarcadero’s free community editions and the VirtualLink specification

Debugging company Rookout has announced it is bringing its remote live debugging solution to Electron. Electron is an open-source framework for building web solutions with JavaScript, HTML and CSS. Rookout’s debugging solution will enable developers to gain insights into the data and code from a live Electron app, rather than having to gain the insights … continue reading

GitHub Enterprise 2.14 is now available

GitHub has announced the 2.14 release of its enterprise solution. GitHub Enterprise 2.14 adds several new developer tools and improvements to administration, and is designed to connect teams to “the power of the open source community.” According to the company, the release adds unified search, which allows developers to search for public content and collaborate … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Splice Machine data platform now available on Azure, Mozilla’s mobile test pilot and Xen Project Hypervisor 4.11

Splice Machine has announced its data platform for intelligent apps is now available on Microsoft Azure. According to the company, this will give users an option to use the platform to deploy on premise, on AWS and now on Azure. The data platform is designed to help developers easily build and deploy predictive apps without … continue reading

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CodeFights rebrands to CodeSignal with new coding score for developers

CodeFights is restructuring its focus under the new branding CodeSignal. The company said CodeSignal better reflects its efforts to hone in on technical skills and provide unbiased skills data to developers and recruiters. “Our goal is to ensure that we can provide a completely objective way of signaling your level of skill to those that … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CI/CD for Arm developers, Cloudability’s Jira Rightsizing integration, and Microsoft’s ML.NET 0.3

Shippable has announced it is collaborating with Arm and Packet to bring a continuous integration and delivery solution to Arm developers. Through the new partnership, Shippable will host the CI/CD solution and will leverage on-demand Arm-based machines from Packet’s cloud. According to Shippable, as adoption and interest in Armv8-A architecture continues to grow, developers need … continue reading

Google responds to Gmail privacy concerns

Outside developers may be able to access the contents of your Gmail accounts, but Google says it is nothing to worry about. The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that Google allows hundreds of developers to “scan the inboxes of millions of Gmail users” with no supervision. According to the report, Gmail users who … continue reading

IBM continues to bet on Java with WebSphere Liberty

IBM has announced the latest release of WebSphere Liberty, its Java application server solution. The company says WebSphere Liberty 18.0.0.2 is the most significant functional release in years, and comes with the first compliant Java Enterprise Edition (EE) 8 runtime. “Over the past 22 years, Java has remained a top programming language, and it continues … continue reading

Niantic to open up its AR platform to third-party developers

Niantic made headlines two years ago when it launched Pokémon GO and changed everything. It became one of the most popular mobile apps in history, and set the landscape for augmented reality developers. Today, the company is providing a preview of its Niantic Real World Platform for the first time publicly, and giving developers the … continue reading

IBM announces starter platform for blockchain developers

IBM is continuing its effort to democratize blockchain technology for developers. The company announced the availability of the IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan designed to give developers, startups and enterprises the tools for building blockchain proofs-of-concept and an end-to-end developer experience. “What do you get when you offer easy access to an enterprise blockchain test … continue reading

Atlassian integrates feature flagging into Jira

Atlassian is bringing new feature flagging integration into Jira Software. The company announced integration for LaunchDarkly and Rollout. “We believe bringing additional context about flags into Jira will help improve team coordination and collaboration around product releases and generally make the practice of feature flagging more effective for both developers and the rest of the team,” … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Linux Foundation releases open-source jobs report, Android Studio 3.2 beta and Rust 1.27

The Linux Foundation in collaboration with Dice.com has revealed the 2018 Open Source Jobs Report. The report is designed to examine trends in open-source careers as well as find out which skills are the most in demand. Key findings included 83 percent of hiring managers believes hiring open source talet is a priority and Linux … continue reading

SD Times news digest: V8 6.8, Google Play developer features, and Oracle’s donation to Apache NetBeans

V8 version 6.8 is now available. V8 is an open-source JavaScript engine developed by Google and used in Google’s open-source browser Chrome. The latest release focuses on memory, performance, WebAssembly and APIs. To avoid memory leaks, the latest version lets the context point to a ScopeInfo in order to break down dependencies. According to the … continue reading

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