Topic: developers

Docker stacks up a $40 million round

Docker has taken the software development field by storm. Since launching as an open-source project in March 2013, it has been downloaded more than 21 million times and is used by thousands of organizations. And now the company has announced that it has just closed a US$40 million series C round of funding, just eight … continue reading

SD Times news digest: September 3, 2014—Project Kulla’s Java REPL tool, and coding boot camp for military vets

Project Kulla may add REPL to Java Changes big and small are on the way in Java 9, and a new OpenJDK project aims to add a Read Evaluate Print Loop to the list. Project Kulla, named after the ancient Mesopotamian and Babylonian god of building and architecture, is designed to create a REPL tool … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sept. 2, 2014—Common Apple app rejections, Compuware sold for $2.5 billion, and upcoming Android Wear features

The most common issues that cause apps to get rejected by Apple For developers wondering why their application was rejected from the Apple App Store, the company has published the most common reason apps get rejected. “Before you develop your app, it’s important to become familiar with the technical, content and design criteria that we … continue reading

The EFF wants developers to help defend online security

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has developed numerous technology projects that aim to defend online freedom, privacy and security, and now it wants the help of developers. The EFF has announced Coding with EFF, an initiative to get developers to assist on their open-source projects. “We at EFF are always excited to unveil new ways for … continue reading

Wyvern language works with platforms interchangeably

Web and mobile applications would be a lot more secure if it weren’t for a common coding practice that leaves behind vulnerabilities. Different programming languages solve different problems, so developers are left to use different languages for different functions in an application. The problem is if the technique is not implemented correctly, it leaves applications … continue reading

SD Times news digest: August 12, 2014—Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1, new White House digital service, and Zend PHP for AWS

Microsoft announces Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 RC Microsoft has announced the release candidate for version 2.1 of Python Tools for Visual Studio. The open-source plug-in, which enables features such as CPython/IPython editing, IntelliSense and interactive/cross-platform debugging in Visual Studio, adds support for more Web frameworks, free Express SKUs, and improved syntax highlighting in … continue reading

If programmers were cats…

“Herding cats” is often used to describe leading a group of software developers; it is an expression that refers to attempting to control those that are uncontrollable. In fact, there was even a book published in 2002 called “Herding Cats: A Primer for Programmers Who Lead Programmers.” Why are software developers sometimes depicted as cats? … continue reading

Google provides major update to Web Designer

Almost a year after Google launched its Web Designer, the free HTML5 authoring tool is finally getting a major update. “Today’s launch provides more granular control and creative flexibility to creative developers and designers, and allows them to easily build more interactive and animated HTML5 content and get it published quickly,” wrote Sean Kranzberg and … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Majority of programming boot camp graduates finding full-time jobs, says survey

There are plenty of programming boot camps that are trying to feed the need for software developers, but the risk often pushes the interested away. Boot camps are expensive, and there is no guarantee of a job at the end. But one survey might bring some good news for those of you who are on … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 30, 2014—The Nokia Z Android Launcher, Windows Phone 8.1 update, Password protector, and Google’s Startup Launch

Nokia enters post-device future with Nokia Z Android Launcher The Nokia Z Android Launcher, a home screen replacement for Android phones that learns and evolves based on usage patterns, has released its first major update and opened its pre-beta to download and test the launcher. Developed by the Nokia Technologies Group, a separate entity from … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 29, 2014—BitcoinJS 1.0, the Sharks Cove development board, Google Play API updates, and CMake for Windows

Microsoft releases Sharks Cove development board for pre-order The Sharks Cove development board, a Windows-compatible hardware development board designed to facilitate software and driver development for mobile devices, is now available for pre-order. First introduced at the Build developer conference this past April, Sharks Cove is intended to create mobile software that runs Windows Phone … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 24, 2014—IBM Watson to help military community, Hortonworks and HP’s Big Data partnership

IBM’s Watson to help military community IBM and USAA, a financial services provider for the military community, have announced that the cognitive capabilities of IBM’s Watson supercomputer will now be available to military men and women as they transition to civilian life. USAA will be offering members IBM’s Watson Engagement Advisor in a pilot that … continue reading

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