SD Times news digest: NativeScript 4.0, Mozilla introduces wasm-pack, and Google launches coding app for beginners

The open-source framework for developing native apps with Angular, TypeScript and JavaScript is getting a major released. NativeScript 4.0 features changes to its application root view, flexible frame composition that can be useful for implementing secondary navigation with frames, modal view changes, updated templates, and multiple independent UI components. According to the team, this is … continue reading

npm acquires ^Lift Security for its Node Security Platform

Npm, Inc. has announced it is acquiring ^Lift Security and its Node Security Platform. ^Lift Security is an application security and penetration testing solution provider. The acquisition is meant to add to npm’s initiatives of improving the security of open-source software, as well as creating products that enable companies to securely develop JavaScript. According to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: TensorFlow 1.7 and TensorRT, TypeScript 2.8, and IntelliJ IDEA 2018.1

Google has announced that NVIDIA TensorRT, a library for optimizing deep learning models, is now being integrated with TensorFlow. TensorRT will bring a variety of FP16 and INT8 optimizations to TensorFlow. According to Google, TensorRT will automatically select “platform specific kernels to maximize throughput and minimizes latency during inference on GPUs.” In tests, the company … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: Perfecto’s new continuous testing capabilities, GitHub’s Bug Bounty program and improving WebAssembly

Perfecto has announced new capabilities for mobile app developers to improve their continuous testing strategy. The new capabilities include enhancements to the company’s Continuous Quality Lab and DigitalZoom reporting solution.  The Continuous Quality Lab allows DevOps teams to evaluate the app quality along with parallel execution on virtually any device being used by their customers, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: RedMonk’s programming rankings, VS Code 1.21 and Apache Cordova Windows 6.0

Red Monk has released its Q1 programming language rankings. The top ten programming languages are JavaScript, Java, Python, PHP, C#, C++, CSS, Ruby, C, and Swift. “The relatively static nature of the top ten languages is interesting, certainly, in a technology landscape that is best characterized not by the high level of change but the … continue reading

International Women’s Day highlights software’s shrinking gender gap

Gender diversity has long been a problem in the technology space, but a newly released report finds the industry is finally making strides to address this. HackerRank’s Women in Tech report found that women make up 53 percent of the graduates and junior developers entering the workforce. This is the highest number to date, according … continue reading

Userware releases CSHTML5 for web apps using C# and XAML

A new Visual Studio extension has been released by the software company Userware. CSHTML5 is designed for cross-platform HTML5, and targeted at .NET developers. The solution enables developers to build webs using C# and XAML and compile the files to HTML5 and JavaScript. According to the company, because the solution compiles the code itself, developers … continue reading

Angular will focus on productivity in 2018

Last year was a great year for the Angular team in terms of community. The Angular community reached a million developers at the end of 2017, and is growing five times faster than AngularJS did, the company recently revealed. To keep up the momentum, the team has released its 2018 roadmap with a major focus … continue reading

WebAssembly Working Group publishes three First Public Working Drafts

In order to build high-performance apps on the web, developers can look to WebAssembly, which is code that can run in the browser and offers languages a compilation target so they can run apps on the web. It offers fast, safe, and portable semantics, as well as efficient and portable representation. Today, the World Wide … continue reading

Serverless technology is bringing CMS out of the past, says Scrivito

The world is shifting to the cloud, but web content management systems (CMS) are still stuck in the past. Even the easy WYSIWG editors are limited in features. Developers are forced to constantly fill out form fields, preview their work, and regularly patch CMS installations. In an age where organizations are trying to innovate to … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: ESLint

ESLint wants to help clean up your JavaScript code. ESLint is a pluggable linting solution for JavaScript and JSX. Code linting is a type of static analysis designed to identify and report on problematic problems. “JavaScript, being a dynamic and loosely-typed language, is especially prone to developer error. Without the benefit of a compilation process, … continue reading

AngularJS to get one more major release

The JavaScript-based front-end app framework AngularJS is expected to get one more significant release this year. AngularJS has recently been pushed aside in favor of its successor, Angular, however, the Angular team realizes many developers still rely on AngularJS and does not plan to abandon the framework. “We understand that many developers are still using … continue reading

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