SD Times news digest: GVFS for Mac, EU to filter uploaded content, and Android security review

Microsoft has announced progress with the prototype design for Git Virtual File System (GVFS) for Mac. GVFS is the company’s project to bring Git to enterprise scale. Microsoft plans to publish all of the code for GVFS for Mac in their public repo. With GVFS for Windows, it contains patches to Git, a file system … continue reading

Google open sources spatial audio SDK for realistic VR and AR experiences

Google is looking to improve virtual reality experiences with new experiments and SDKs. The company announced that it is open sourcing Resonance Audio, its spatial audio SDK released last year. Google is also providing new insights into its experiments with light fields, which are a set of algorithms for advanced capture, stitching, and rendering. “To … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.7 preview 1, Flowfinity Wireless and Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+

Microsoft has released the first preview of Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.7. The key new features and enhancements of this update include productivity enhancements, better diagnostics, C++ development improvements, better management of Android and iOS environments, updated tooling for Universal Windows Platform and .NET Core projects, and a better update experience. Flowfinity Wireless releases new … continue reading

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SD Times new digest: Syncfusion’s Essential Studio 2018 Volume 1, Google introduces Agones and Supernova Cloud

Syncfusion has announced the release of Essential Studio 2018 Volume 1. The highlights of the release include Angular and React for JS 2, new components based on our JS 2 library for ASP.NET Core and MVC, new schedule and maps control for Essential JS 2 suite and new controls for Xamarin platforms and Window Forms. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android P cryptography changes, Mozilla’s code review experiment and Confluent Platform 4.1

Google has announced cryptography changes in Android P. The company plans to deprecate some functionality from the BC provider in order to avoid additional costs and risks. In the later release, it plans to remove the deprecated functionality entirely. “In a previous post, we announced that the Crypto provider was deprecated beginning in Android Nougat. Since … continue reading

First developer preview of Android P released

Google has announced the first developer preview of its upcoming operating system Android P. The release of Android P is just a baseline build for developers. The company says it will have a lot more features to announce at its developer conference Google I/O in May. The preview features indoor positioning with Wi-Fi RTT, display … continue reading

Google releases Android Things Developer Preview 7

Google has announced the latest developer preview for Android Things, its platform for creating Internet of Things solutions. While primarily used for IoT, Google says the platform now also supports video and audio processing applications and on-board machine learning using TensorFlow. The Developer Preview 7 is based on Android 8.1 and supports version 11.8.0 of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apache MXNet 1.1.0, Google’s Machine Learning Crash Course, and the DanKu protocol

Apache MXNet 1.1.0 has been released. Apache MXNet is a deep learning framework for training and prediction and can be used with APIs for multiple programming languages, such as Python, R, Scala, and C++. For example, the Python or R API can be used to train neural network models and then MXNet can be used … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Nim 0.18.0, IntelliJ IDEA 2018.1, and Learn with Google AI

The Nim Team has announced the latest release of Nim, version 0.18.0. Nim is a systems programming language that focuses on performance, portability, and expressiveness. New features of the release include formatted string literals, testable documentation examples, mapLiterals and new memory manager algorithm. “We have mentioned multiple times that this will be a major release. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apache Spark 2.3, Google Hangouts Chat developer platform and API, and NodeSource’s NCM 1.1

Databricks has announced the release of Apache Spark 2.3.0 as part of the Databricks Runtime 4.0 beta. According to the company, this release focuses on usability, stability and refinement. A major milestone of the release is that it introduces Structured Streaming. According to the team, this enables low-latency continuous processing and stream-to-stream joins. Other features … continue reading

Google announces beta release of mobile UI framework Flutter

Google has announced the first beta release of its mobile UI framework Flutter at Mobile World Congress. Flutter is designed to help developers build high-quality native interfaces for iOS and Android. “Flutter targets the sweet spot of mobile development: performance and platform integrations of native mobile, with high-velocity development and multi-platform reach of portable UI … continue reading

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