Topic: development

SD Times news digest: Python 2.7.18 released, Syncfusion’s Flutter widgets web compatibility, and Mabl’s new automated testing capabilities

Python 2.7.18 has been released as the last Python 2 release to make more room for Python 3.  “Python 2.7 has been under active development since the release of Python 2.6, more than 11 years ago. Over all those years, CPython’s core developers and contributors sedulously applied bug fixes to the 2.7 branch, no small … continue reading

SD Times news digest: WebView DevTools, Intel and Udacity’s developer training for AI at the edge, and DataStax previews build of Kong with Astra support

Google has announced WebView DevTools, a set of on-device debugging tools to diagnose WebView-caused crashes and misbehaving web platform features now available through WebView Beta. “No software is bug-free and loading web content can be challenging, so it’s no surprise WebView crashes are a pain point for apps,” Nate Fischer, software engineer for WebView team … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apache Kafka 2.5, Google Play policy updates, and Microsoft’s C++ Core Guidelines Support Library

Apache Kafka 2.5 was launched with new metrics and security features, among other improvements.  Additionally, some preparatory work was done towards the removal of Apache Zookeeper such as KIP-555: details about the ZooKeeper deprecation process in admin tools, and KIP-543: dynamic configs will not require ZooKeeper access Producer scalability for exactly once semantics has been … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Grid Studio

Grid studio is a web-based spreadsheet application with full integration of the Python programming language that was built to provide an integrated workflow for loading, cleaning, manipulating, and visualizing data. According to the team, the data science platform’s functionality is achieved through a spreadsheet backend written in Go with integration of the Python runtime to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Npm officially joins GitHub, Cloudflare Workers supports COBOL, and CLion 2020.1

Npm, Inc., is being purchased by GitHub. The companies announced the acquisition is officially completed. The public registry will remain public and free. Npm is now focusing on engaging with the community, investing in the registry infrastructure and platform, and improving the core experience with work already being started for the npm v7 CLI as … continue reading

SD Times news digest: C++20 concepts in Visual Studio 2010 version 16.3, Bootstrap to drop IE support, and Zig 0.60 released

C++20 Concepts are now supported for the first time in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.3 Preview 2. This includes both the compiler and standard library support. Concepts are predicates that you use to express a generic algorithm’s expectations on its template arguments, and they allow developers to formally document constraints on templates and have the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: HCL Domino Volt, Google and Apple on COVID-19 technology, and Airbrake raises $11 million

HCL Technologies announced the general availability of HCL Domino Volt, a low-code capability built on the HCL Domino platform.  According to the company, technical developers “can build apps up to 70% faster and efficiently extend them with integrations, customized CSS, JavaScript, and REST APIs.” “With this release, we are empowering the business users closest to … continue reading

IntelliJ IDEA 2020.1 released

The first major update of IntelliJ IDEA is now available. IntelliJ IDEA 2020.1 features Java 14, dataflow analysis assistance in the debugger, LightEdit mode, and more.  The new features for Java include full code insight support for Records and Pattern Matching for the instance of the operator, as well as the ability to download and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Capacitor 2.0, Zend announces two new PHP offerings, and Firefox 75 developer updates

Capacitor 2.0 was released to make it easier to develop web apps that run on iOS, Android, and on the web as Progressive Web Apps powered by a single codebase. Capacitor is a native runtime developed by Ionic.  According to the company, Capacitor allows users to access native mobile features like the camera using the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Syncfusion Essential Studio 2020 Volume 1, Visual Studio Code 1.44, and Nintex Workflow Cloud updates

Syncfusion’s Essential Studio 2020 Volume 1 includes new Kanban, Progress Bar, and Card controls in preview for the Blazor suite and the move of 11 other controls to final release.  Syncfusion also added new features such as trend line support for the Charts control, and Xamarin.Forms now comes with WPF support for the DataGrid control. … continue reading

Docker builds open source community around Compose Specification

Docker announced that it is creating a new open source community to develop the Compose Specification and more flexibly support cloud-native platforms such as Kubernetes and Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) in addition to existing Compose platforms.  The Compose Specification is a developer focused solution for defining cloud and platform agnostic container-baed apps. “Opening … continue reading

SD Times news digest: JetBrains’ free developer resources, WSO2 updates API manager and the erwin WFH Impact Manager

JetBrains announced that JetBrains Academy and Educational IDEs are now available for free.  “The platform allows users to combine an interactive, project-based learning platform with powerful, professional development tools,” JetBrains wrote.  Educational IDEs support Java, Kotlin, Python, Scala, JavaScript, Rust, C/C++, and Go, with more languages to come.  More information on available education resources is … continue reading

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