Topic: developers

HP Mobile Center prepares apps for prime time

PALO ALTO, Calif. — HP announced HP Mobile Center, a new on-premise software solution for testing mobile application functionality and performance across real-world network conditions on real-devices. The solution allows customers to deliver high-quality mobile applications and ensure a consistent, positive user experience under any circumstance. Mobile applications are increasingly becoming the “front door” for a … continue reading

Business use cases come to forefront at Google Glass conference

The usefulness of wearable devices in the business world was the focus of today’s keynote at GGDevCon, the Google Glass developer conference. The event detailed numerous business use cases for the device, and laid out the ways in which many enterprises are experimenting with Glass in the field. Steve Willinger, business development manager at Google, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: October 22, 2014—CodinGame’s Platinum Rift coding challenge and IBM & Microsoft’s enterprise cloud partnership

Platinum Rift: CodinGame’s newest challenge CodinGame, a gamification coding platform provider, has announced a new challenge for programmers, giving them the opportunity to have their coding talents noticed by high-profile technology companies. Platinum Rift is a three-week multiplayer artificial intelligence challenge aiming to reveal programming skills through hands-on programming in languages such as Java, C, … continue reading

DevOps Enterprise Summit bashes silos

The DevOps Enterprise Summit, taking place this week in San Francisco, hosted talks from a variety of large businesses describing their trials and tribulations with merging their development and operations teams. The conference, which is sponsored by Electric Cloud, hosted talks from companies like Disney, GE, and Ticketmaster. Steve Brodie, CEO of Electric Cloud, said … continue reading

Intel goes INDE

Intel yesterday announced the availability of its new INDE suite of cross-platform development tools. INDE stands for the Integrated Native Development Experience, and the suite includes tools for working in C++ and Java. INDE is available in three flavors, which range from free up to $799. Jeff McVeigh, general manager of performance client and visual … continue reading

Microsoft partners with Docker on container technology

Docker is teaming up with Microsoft to bring its open container technology to the next release of Windows Server. The move enables Docker applications to move beyond Linux, opening the platform to new enterprise and cloud capabilities with Windows Server and Microsoft Azure integration. Microsoft Open Technologies has made a simplified setup of the original … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Oct. 10, 2014—Nadella apologies raise comment, Internet.org’s Innovation Challenge in India, and Rust 0.12

Microsoft’s Nadella backtracks comment about women’s pay raises Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has gotten a lot of grief over comments he made at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference yesterday. When asked what advice he would give to women who are uncomfortable asking for a raise, he stated: “It’s not really about … continue reading

SD Times news digest: October 8, 2014—GitHub’s Student Developer Pack, IBM releases Watson APIs, Facebook’s open-source Chef tools

The GitHub Student Developer Pack GitHub has partnered with a host of commercial and open-source platforms to release the GitHub Student Developer Pack. The developer pack provides students with free access to developer tools. “There’s no substitute for hands-on experience, but for most students, real world tools can be cost prohibitive,” John Britton, education liaison … continue reading

SD Times news digest: October 2, 2014—Ericsson open-sources OpenWebRTC and Bowser for iOS; Intel releases IoT developer kit

Ericsson open-sources OpenWebRTC and Bowser for iOS Ericsson announced it is releasing OpenWebRTC—its implementation of the HTML5 in-browser audio and video technology—and its WebRTC-enabled Bowser iOS browser as open source. Ericsson Research manager of media application and protocols Stefan Ålund made the announcement in a blog post, saying that Ericsson has already submitted Bowser to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sept. 26, 2014—Detecting Shellshock, and Google’s developer survey

Have you been Shellshocked? A new website has launched for users to test if their systems have been affected by the Bash vulnerability known as Shellshock. Shellshock is said to pose a bigger threat than OpenSSL’s Heartbleed bug, according to security researchers. “If your system has not updated bash in the last 24 hours, you’re … continue reading

Open source is on top of the ‘TODO’ list

Open-source software comes in many different shapes and sizes, and some are better maintained than others. Because of this, organizations need to spend time, money and resources to ensure the quality of source code, and not every company has the ability to do so. A new project aims to change this. Dubbed TODO (which stands … continue reading

Databricks launches Apache Spark training program

Developers can now become Apache Spark certified. Databricks, the company that founded the open-source Big Data processing engine, and O’Reilly Media are teaming up to launch the Apache Spark Developer Certification Program. Spark made strides earlier this year when the Apache Software Foundation moved it from Apache Incubator to a top-level project. “The adoption of … continue reading

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