Topic: kotlin

SD Times news digest: Travis CI acquired, Apache Hadoop 3.2, and Kotlin 1.3.2

Travis CI has been acquired by software productivity tools provider Idera. According to Travis CI, it will continue to offer its services to hosted and on-prem users, with the acquisition enabling it to invest in product improvements. It will also continue to be open-source and will keep building features for members of the open-source community. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Ruby 2.6.0, Log4j Kotlin API 1.0.0, and TeamCity 2018.2.1

Ruby 2.6.0 is now available. The latest release introduces a new JIT (Just-In-Time) compiler, which will improve the performance of Ruby programs. The JIT compiler writes C code to disk and creates a C compiler to generate code. It also adds a new module, RubyVM::AbstractSyntaxTree. The module features a parse method which parses a Ruby … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Iguazio’s Nuclio release, Kotlin 1.3, and reCAPTCHA v3

Continuous data platform Iguazio has announced a new version of Nuclio, an integrated multi-cloud, on-premise, and edge serverless platform. The latest release features improvements to security, persistent functions, stream processing, developer velocity and CI/CD, data science and AI, enterprise ops, edge, and IoT. It also now natively integrates with Iguazio’s data platform services, enabling real-time … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CircleCI authorized by FedRamp, KotlinConf announcements, and Google extends PyTorch support

CircleCI has been authorized by FedRAMP, the federal government’s program for assessing technology vendors. According to the company, it is the first CI/CD tool that has met the program’s standards. This authorization will provide government developers with the same competitive advantage available to the private sector, while still ensuring the security and privacy controls needed … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android 9 security, Javalin 2.0, and the Amazon Alexa Fellowship

Google has announced updates on the state of security updates in Android 9. It is recommending monthly security updates as a best practice. According to the company, it delivers monthly Android source code patches to manufacturers in order to incorporate those patches into firmware updates. It also introduced the Android Enterprise Recommended program earlier this … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android Pie SDK, Contrast Security’s free DevSecOps solution, and Status partners with Nim

Following this week’s announcement of Android 9 Pie, Google is releasing a new Android SDK that offers more Kotlin features. According to the company, Android developers often run into problems with the Java programming language when accessing a null reference. Kotlin addresses this problem by providing nullable and non-nullable types in the type system, the … continue reading

Android 9 now available

After over a year of being in development, Android 9 Pie is finally here. Yesterday, Google pushed the source code to Android Open Source Project and began rolling it out to Pixel devices. The new version adds performance improvements via the Android runtime (ART) by expanding its use of execution profiles for optimizing apps and … continue reading

Kotlin gains ground in Android, but no current threat to Java, experts say

Kotlin continues to gain momentum among Android developers. In case you’re not familiar with Kotlin, it’s a statically typed, JVM-based language that’s interoperable with Java.  It was developed by IntelliJ IDE provider JetBrains, which introduced the language in 2011. Version 1.0, the first officially stable release was introduced in February 2016. However, Kotlin’s status was … continue reading

SD Times news digest: plotly.py 3.0.0, Keyoti’s Conveyor tool, and Kotlin growth

The Python graph library, plotly.py has reached version 3.0.0, which the team describes as its largest release so far. Plotly.py 3.0.0 adds a new Jupyter widget class that is made specifically for Jupyter Notebook and JupyterLab environments. This release also adds a set of imperative methods that can be used to manipulate and explore figures … continue reading

Report: Can Kotlin compete with Java?

Java continues to dominate the programming language space for developers, but a new report reveals that Kotlin may soon knock it out of the top spot for mobile development. Packt released the results of its 2018 Skills Up report designed to look at the trends and tools software developers are using today. The 2018 Skills … continue reading

Report: The top three programming languages of 2018 are Java, JavaScript and Python

Java remains the most popular primary programming language, but JavaScript is the most used programming language overall. That is according to a recently released report from JetBrains on the State of the Developer Ecosystem in 2018. The report surveyed more than 6,000 developers from 17 countries to reveal the trends driving the world of coding … continue reading

SD Times news digest Tricentis and Perfecto’s partnership, Qt 5.11, and Kotlin Bootcamp on Udacity

Tricentis and Perfecto have announced a new partnership designed to accelerate the development process. Tricentis users will be able to perform automated tests using Perfecto’s Continuous Quality Lab. Other benefits include easy transition automation from local devices to cloud-based devices, complete digital platform coverage and same-day support for new platforms and operating systems, easy integration … continue reading

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