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

SD Times news digest: Dynamsoft Camera SDK for iOS, ZeroStack cloud program, and Loom’s AIOps platform

Dynamsoft announced an new SDK for iOS app developers to rapidly add document scanning capabilities. Built-in capabilities include automatic document border detection and artifact reductions. The SDK will allow users to take photos with an iPhone and capture the documents at desktop-scanner quality. “There’s no end to the possibilities of leveraging the iPhone as a … continue reading

Apple gains app development platform with Buddybuild

Apple has acquired the iOS continuous integration and deployment provider Buddybuild. Buddybuild is a Canadian based application development startup that aims to tie together CI, CD and a feedback solution in one platform.  “We’re excited to share that the buddybuild team has joined the Xcode engineering group at Apple to build amazing developer tools for … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: CircleCI 2.0 for iOS developers, Google Cloud Spanner updates, and Progress OpenEdge PdM integration kit

CircleCI announced that it is now available for building applications on iOS, macOS, tvOS, and watchOS. Teams can now access workflows to customize app delivery pipelines; build for Apple, Android, and Linux using just one configuration file, and have control over their Xcode versions, according to the company.  “CircleCI 2.0 is built for teams looking … continue reading

Stack Overflow: Angular and Swift are dramatically rising in popularity

Stack Overflow is taking a look at the most dramatic rises and falls in developer technologies. According to its data, Apple’s programming language for iOS development, Swift, and Google’s web framework Angular are getting a lot of attention from developers today. “Life as a developer (or data scientist, in my case) involves being comfortable with … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Red Hat Ceph Storage 3, Android Architecture Components 1.0 stable, and Resonance Audio SDK

Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 was announced at the OpenStack Summit in Sydney yesterday. This new release is a major upgrade to the existing object storage platform, according to the company. It includes support for block storage via iSCSI and file storage via CephFS. Other highlights are that it will enable more of a variety … continue reading

SD Times news digest: PostgreSQL 10 released, Red Hat Container-Native Storage 3.6, and ReactOS moves to GitHub

The open source database PostgreSQL has announced the release of their latest version, PostgreSQL 10. It includes the ability to distribute data across many nodes, also known as a divide and conquer strategy. Other features include logical replication, declarative table partitioning, improved query parallelism, quorum commit for synchronous replication, and SCRAM-SHA-256 authentication. Logical replication will enable … continue reading


Cloud FOMO, iOS deprecates VoIP API, and bitcoin rockets to new record — SD Times news digest: August 14, 2017

Cloud FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is real. According to a recent survey, 81 percent of C-level and other IT leaders are either extremely concerned or very concerned about missing out on cloud advancements. More than 93 percent of respondents say they are moving at least some of their processes to the cloud and a majority are … continue reading

JIRA Cloud for iPad, Chromium’s WebAssembly plans, GitHub’s temporary interaction limits, and Qt 5.9 — SD Times news digest: May 31, 2017

Atlassian launched JIRA Cloud for iPhone a year ago, and today, it announced that the wait is over for JIRA Cloud for iPad. JIRA Cloud for iPad is available now, and it comes with mobile functionality, more spacious and contextual boards, a redesigned and split screen backlog view, and the ability to filter by team … continue reading

Google kicks off Google I/O 2017 with Android Go, Kotlin, and Cloud TPU announcements

Google is already harnessing the power of artificial intelligence with its multi-touch, location, identity and payment features, but according to Google CEO Sundar Pichai, developing for an AI-first world means rethinking many of Google’s products. At today’s kick-off of Google I/O 2017, Google announced several ways it is embracing this shift in computing. The company … continue reading

Stack Overflow launches official mobile application for developers

Stack Overflow wants developers to be able to check their coding projects quickly and on the go, so the online programming community launched a new mobile application for both iOS and Android, allowing developers to view, answer, post and vote on Stack Overflow questions. Both operating system versions are available; however, the Android app is … continue reading


Google Assistant SDK, TypeScript 2.3, Rust 1.17, JetBrains’ Rider EAP 21 — SD Times news digest: April 28, 2017

Google is giving developers the ability to build their own prototypes that use Google Assistant with the introduction of its latest SDK. The Google Assistant SDK is being released as a developer preview right now, and it’s designed to enable voice control and natural language understanding in devices. Currently in development are features like hotword … continue reading

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