Topic: firefox

SD Times news digest: Developing Android apps for larger screens, TypeScript 3.7 RC, and Firefox 70 released

Google is working to drive higher engagement on larger screens, such as for Google Pixelbook Go and foldable devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Fold.  With Chrome OS’s upcoming M80 release, users will be able to deploy Android apps directly to their Chromebook. Google also enabled GPU support to reduce latency and to deliver a … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Ionic React, Firefox DevTools team announced a new WebSocket inspection feature, and .NET Core 3.1 Preview 1

Ionic React — a native React version of Ionic Framework that simplifies the building of apps for iOS, Android, Desktop, and the web as a Progressive Web App — is now generally available.  “After talking with a lot of fellow React developers at conferences like React Rally, it was clear that there was a gap … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Nim 1.0 released, Appery.io adds no-code features, Firefox moves to a 4-week release cycle, and Safari 13

The Nim team announced that the first long-term stable release of Nim 1.0, a compiled statically typed programming language is now available.  According to the team, the compiler still implements experimental features that are documented in the “experimental manual.” This includes features such as concepts, the do notation and a few others. The 1.0.x branch … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Firefox 66, Automation Anywhere’s IQ Bot 6.5, and Kofax’s new RPA features

Firefox 66 has been released. According to Mozilla, it includes new features such as screen sharing, scroll anchoring, autoplay blocking for audible media, and support for the Touch Bar on macOS. Mozilla also updated the browser’s security warnings to encourage more safe browsing practices. A full list of features can be found here. Automation Anywhere … continue reading

Firefox 65’s DevTools provide new features to help developers to master CSS layouts

Mozilla recently released Firefox 65, and with it came several new features in DevTools. The release last week introduced better ways to master CSS layouts with its new Flexbox Inspector. “We want you to go from ‘trying things until they work’ to really understanding how your browser lays out a page,” Mozilla wrote in a … continue reading

Microsoft brings Chromium to Edge to reduce web development fragmentation

Microsoft has announced plans to adopt Chromium into Microsoft Edge on desktop. Chromium is an open-source web browser project created by Google. According to Microsoft, this move will provide better web compatibility for customers and less web fragmentation for web developers. In addition, Microsoft will start to contribute to the Chromium project. “Ultimately, we want … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Atomist SDM 1.0.0-M.1, Visual Studio Editor productivity updates and Atlassian and InVision’s partnership

Software delivery automation company Atomist announced version 1.0.0-M.1 of its open-source Software Delivery Machine project. This new release provides fully local mode, which will make software available to developers everywhere, the company explained. According to the company, with local mode developers can leverage the software delivery machine on their laptop, automate locally, create projects for … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google’s new Tensorflow-based framework, Toyota’s investment in Uber, and Mozilla’s Firefox user data

Google is releasing a new research framework for prototyping reinforcement learning algorithms. Dopamine is a Tensorflow-based framework designed with ease-of-use, reproducibility, and benchmarking in mind. Along with the framework, the company will provide a set of colabs for using the framework. For ease-of-use, Google will provide code that is compact and well-documented. For reproducibility, the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: WearOS developer preview, Synopsys’ Coverity updates, and Apple App Store prohibits cryptocurrency mining

Google has announced new changes to the WearOS by Google developer preview. According to the company, battery life has been a major focus area. After reviewing developer feedback, the company found users were unhappy with the disabling of alarms and jobs for background apps. As a result, Google is reversing the change and will be … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Carnegie Mellon’s AI degree, Firefox for enterprises, and Rust 1.26

Carnegie Mellon University has announced this fall it will begin offering an undergraduate degree in artificial intelligence as part of its School of Computer Science. Carnegie Mellon is the first university in the United States to offer such a degree. The degree will focus on how complex inputs are used to make decisions or enhance … continue reading

Mozilla launches Containers for Test Pilot, Google adjusts search engine inputs, and why GitLab isn’t leaving the cloud—SD Times news digest: March 3, 2017

Mozilla has launched a Containers experiment in Firefox Test Pilot as a way to expose more people to this feature, iterate on the UI, and further explore user experience. According to a Mozilla post, “Firefox Test Pilot is a platform that lets [Mozilla] test potential new Firefox features while getting quantitative and qualitative feedback from … continue reading

New features for ECMAScript 2016+ in Firefox

The ECMAScript Language Specification continues to gain new features that aim to help developers build web applications. With the latest stable edition of the ECMAScript specification come two new features as well as various minor changes. One of the new features is available in Firefox 52, which is now in beta and will ship in … continue reading

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