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Google files its opening Supreme Court brief in the Oracle Java lawsuit

Oracle sued Google back in 2010 for copyright infringement and the ongoing court case has seen triumphs for both sides. Most recently, Google filed its opening Supreme Court brief in the case.  Oracle filed the copyright infringement lawsuit seeking at least $8 billion, and accusing Google of using their software code in their own Android … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Facebook fined again for Cambridge Analytica scandal, Google’s privacy commitment and Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.4 preview 4

Brazil fined Facebook $1.6 million for their role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal. The country’s justice ministry said that the fines are tied to unlawful sharing of data from its users in Brazil. “It’s evident that the data of about 443,000 users of the platform were made available by the developers of the app ‘thisisyourdigitallife’ … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Hour of Code milestones, Test Automation University in 2019, and an open-source version of Apple HomeKit

Code.org announced several new milestones for this year: 50 U.S. states have adopted computer science policies, over 100,000 new CS teachers were prepared by Code.org, and students on Code.org have created 60 million projects. “We want to emphasize that an important part of computer science is understanding how it can help with world challenges. As … continue reading

SD Times news digest: V8 version 8.0, Dotscience MLOps partnerships, and Eclipse IDE 2019-12

The open-source JavaScript and WebAssembly engine has reached version 8.0. According to the team, V8 version 8 focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements.  Some of the key improvements include: pointer compression, optimizations for higher-order builtins, optional chaining, nullish coalescing, and updates to the V8 API.  The full list of improvements is available here.  Dotscience … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Public code search tool for AOSP, DataRobot acquires Paxata, and Visual Studio Code 1.41

Google introduced a code search feature with cross references for the Android Open Source Project. With the new feature, users are able to view the source code, navigate cross references across the entire code base and switch between Android’s open source branches. The Android repository is made up of a collection of git repositories which … continue reading

Dart 2.7 released to be safer and more expressive

The Dart 2.7 SDK has been released. Dart is a client-optimized programming language designed by Google. The latest release is meant to be “a safer, more expressive” version of Dart. Version 2.7 comes with added support for extension methods, a new package for handling strings with special characters, an update on null safety and a … continue reading

Google’s Flutter to focus on ambient computing

Google is preparing for an ambient computing future with its UI toolkit Flutter. The company announced new updates and strategies at its Flutter conference Flutter Interact this week. “We live in a world where internet-connected devices are pervading every area of our lives. Many of us transition throughout the day between multiple devices: phones, watches … continue reading

Google’s Larry Page and Sergey Brin step back from Alphabet

Google’s co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are stepping down from their positions at its parent company Alphabet, which was founded in 2015. Until recently, Page has been serving as Alphabet’s CEO while Brin was the president. Google’s current CEO Sundar Pichai will be taking over as Alphabet’s CEO.  “With Alphabet now well-established, and Google … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google announces Mendel Linux 4.0, KiCad joins Linux Foundation, and Syncfusion releases Essential Studio for Flutter

Google announced Mendel Linux 4.0 for the Coral Dev Board and SoM, which offers updates to improve performance and stability.  The Mendel Linux 4.0 release is based on Debian 10 Buster and includes upgraded GStreamer pipelines and support for Python 3.7, OpenCV, and OpenCL. In addition, users can use the Dev Board’s GPU to convert … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Kotlin 1.3.60 released, the Apple Developer App, and Google’s Advanced Android in Kotlin free online course

Kotlin 1.3.6 has been released, adding quality improvements, optimizing the comparison of ‘inline’ classes, tooling improvements and support for the Kotlin/MPP IDE experience.  According to the developers behind the language, an incremental release doesn’t bring any language changes other than minor improvements (like changing confusing error messages) or updates for experimental features (like inline classes).  … continue reading

SD Times blog: Google vs. Oracle heads to the Supreme Court

The fight between Google and Oracle is beginning to heat up again. Recent reports have revealed the case is moving to the U.S. Supreme Court.  Google and Oracle have been fighting for what feels like forever now. The two companies have been caught up in a legal dispute since 2010. Oracle maintains its position that … continue reading

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

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