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SD Times news digest: Google open sources Cardboard, the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework, and Code42’s threat detection capabilities

Google open sourced its Cardboard project that lets developers create VR experiences across Android and iOS devices.  “We think that an open source model—with additional contributions from us—is the best way for developers to continue to build experiences for Cardboard,” Google wrote in a blog post. “We’ve already seen success with this approach with our … continue reading

Dart 2.6 released with dart2native

Google has announced the latest release of its programming language Dart. Version 2.6 comes with dart2native, an extension of its existing compiler with the ability to compile Dart programs to self-contained executables containing ahead-of-time compiled machine code. According to the company, this will enable developers to create tools for the command line on macOS, Windows … continue reading

SD Times news digest: WebXR Device API, Microsoft Q&A, and SnapLogic to support Delta Lake

Google wants to bring virtual reality to the web with the release of WebXR Device API in Chrome. According to the company, the new API will allow developers to create immersive experiences for mobile devices and head-mounted displays. FIrefox Reality, Oculus Browser, Edge, and Magic Leap’s Helio browser also plans to support the specs in … continue reading

Google brings TensorFlow to the enterprise

Google is bringing its open-source platform for machine learning to the enterprise. According to the company, enterprises that want to use TensorFlow struggle because of the higher demands and expectations they have for running ML workloads.  TensorFlow Enterprise will feature enterprise-grade support, cloud scale performance and managed services. “Together, these services and products can accelerate … continue reading

quantum computing

SD Times news digest: Google hits quantum computing milestone, Red Hat launches Digital Transformation Office, GraphQL Foundation adds seven new members

Google researchers announced that they have achieved quantum supremacy by using a quantum computer to solve a problem that would take an average computer an impractically long amount of time to solve. Their quantum computer correctly performed a computation in 200 seconds that would have taken the most powerful supercomputer thousands of years to accomplish, … continue reading

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

Google focuses on modern Android development tools at Dev Summit

The Android team announced a number of new and improved releases at this year’s Android Dev Summit intended to foster “modern android development.” The announcements included optimizations for the Kotlin language, a Jetpack Compose developer preview, and the Android Studio 4.0 Canary IDE.  “We call our recommendation ‘modern Android development.’ Opinionated and powerful, for fast, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Web based-Qt design viewer now available, Xamarin.Forms 4.3 released with CollectionView, and Google’s dynamic modes and toggles

Qt created a QML viewer that runs on web browsers, and the company said that the actual performance of the application is indistinguishable from the desktop version.  The Qt Design Viewer runs on Android and iOS providing users a simple way to test your their designs on those platforms.  Users can also generate a resource … continue reading

Kotlin’s emergence: Common coding mistakes to watch for

In May 2019, Kotlin, a programming language for modern multi-platform applications, became Google’s preferred language for Android app development. As a result, many developers have shifted from using Java, the original language for building Android apps, to embracing Kotlin. According to a recent survey, 62% of developers are now using Kotlin to build mobile apps, … continue reading

Android NDK r21 moves to beta

Android announced that NDK r21 is now in beta. Android NDK is a toolset for implementing parts of an app in native code. The release — which is the first long term support release —  includes improved defaults for better security and performance. One of the key features in the release is an update to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google announces tools for continuous testing, Compuware updates Topaz, and Unqork gains $80 million in Series B funding for no-code

Google announced new capabilities for its Android Emulator tool to help developers quickly test changes before they are being committed.  To improve deployability the tool includes the Android Emulator Download Script, which provides current up-to-date emulator images and Android Emulator Docker image generator, which creates the complete environment in which the Android Emulator runs.  Meanwhile, … continue reading

TensorFlow 2.0 Diagram

Google expands machine learning capabilities with TensorFlow 2.0 and updates to its Vision AI portfolio

Google is making a number of advances in the area of machine learning this week, from the release of TensorFlow 2.0 to updates to its Vision AI portfolio.  TensorFlow is Google’s open-source machine learning library. Version 2.0 provides an ecosystem of tools for developers and researchers looking to push the boundaries of machine learning and … continue reading

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