Topic: development

Facebook to open an office for Oculus virtual reality research

Pittsburgh is a city that is home to many technology researchers, so it makes sense that Facebook is setting up an office in the Steel City. This new office will focus on Oculus virtual reality research, according to reports. A report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette showed that Facebook was leasing a 20,000-square-foot space in the … continue reading

Code Watch: Using deep neural networks as programming assistants

How can programmers benefit from the “the year of Neural Nets”? Statistical machine learning techniques have been surging in popularity in academic settings for years, but 2015 was a watershed in terms of industry awareness and deployment. It was not long ago when the term “Deep Neural Networks” seemed about as dubious an explanation as … continue reading

Microsoft introduces PowerApps

While most of the world has gone mobile, Microsoft thinks there are still roadblocks keeping businesses from following suit. As a result, the company has announced PowerApps, a new enterprise software service designed to create, deliver and share business apps. “The way we work is changing. We are more mobile than ever before,” said Omar … continue reading

Guest View: How to create a successful NoOps team

It’s often easier to talk about what NoOps isn’t than what it is. It doesn’t mean you fire your Operations team. It doesn’t mean the end of Operations, or that Operations is dead. So just what is it? To explain NoOps, we must first explain DevOps. A DevOps primer DevOps is a software development model … continue reading

Adobe is working on a fix for Flash, Arduino 101 is announced, and Nintendo begins distributing SDKs for the NX—SD Times news digest: Oct. 16, 2015

Adobe has put out a security advisory for its Flash Player. According to the company, there is a critical vulnerability in the plug-in affecting Adobe Flash Player 19.0.0.207 and earlier for Linux, Macintosh and Windows. The vulnerability has the ability to cause a crash and let a hacker take control of the system. The vulnerability … continue reading

Guest View: Why developers shouldn’t perform software testing

It may sound counter-intuitive to say that developers shouldn’t perform testing on the products they produce. After all, who knows a site or app better than those who created it? Aren’t developers exactly the people who should be testing software, given that they put it together and know how it’s supposed to work? It’s this … continue reading

Alpha Software releases Apple Watch JavaScript development app

Alpha Software has announced the release of Alpha WatchBench, an Apple Watch app that enables developers to code iOS apps for the wearable device in JavaScript. Alpha WatchBench is designed for developers to create working prototype apps on an iPhone coded in JavaScript rather than Objective-C or Swift. The app comes with developer APIs and … continue reading

IBM opens Bluemix to developers for NASA International Space Apps Challenge

IBM and NASA are collaborating on a global code-a-thon, challenging developers to build applications to power the next generation of space exploration, robotics and human life on earth. As part of NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge, IBM announced it would offer its Bluemix cloud platform to developers competing in the three-day coding competition. The online … continue reading

The modern Visual Studio tool belt

Developing in Visual Studio is more complicated than it used to be. As Visual Studio 2015 approaches, Apache Cordova tools and open-source efforts around the .NET ecosystem open an array of new cross-platform and cross-OS possibilities for Windows developers looking to branch out across devices and onto Linux and Mac. As Microsoft’s flagship IDE grows … continue reading

Guest View: Endless opportunities for developers breaking out on their own

There is a trend in the technical industry for experienced programmers to leave the security of the nest of employment and move into independence. This trend is healthy and promising, and an indication of the strength of the tech sector and related economies. This strength allows for unparalleled freedom in how coders can work on … continue reading

SD Times news digest: July 11, 2014 – Kids programming robots, Amazon wants to test drones in US & new AWS web tools

Kids programming robots to learn new skills With just a smart tablet and Angry Birds, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are making it possible for kids to program robots. The researchers have paired an Android tablet paired with a small humanoid robot, and kids are teaching it how to play Angry Birds just by dragging … continue reading

Hello Newman… er, SharePoint

Don’t be deterred by SharePoint haters, there’s a lot the technology has to offer for developers … continue reading

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