Topic: macos

Visual Studio 2019 now available for Windows and Mac with improved code and project management

Visual Studio 2019 is now generally available for Windows and Mac. Microsoft says that updates to the IDE improve on source control, starting up new projects, code navigation, debugging and AI-assisted code completion. “These capabilities work with both your existing project and new projects – from cross-platform C++ applications, to .NET mobile apps for Android … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: SubEthaEdit 5

Version 5 of TheCodingMonkeys’ SubEthaEdit text editor is now available. With this release, the project will become free and open-source. Dominik Wagner, former CEO of TheCodingMonkeys, who helped start the project in 2002, wrote in a blog post that while surpassed by other editors, mainly Apple’s own XCode, there are some holdouts that still hold … continue reading

Apple’s WWDC features iOS 12, augmented reality and Shortcuts

Apple’s upcoming operating system will focus on performance. The company announced iOS 12 at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose today. According to Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering for Apple, the company is “doubling down on performance” in iOS 12 and working to make the operating system faster and more … continue reading

Microsoft’s C++ library manager now available for Linux and macOS

Microsoft has announced developers can now access its C++ libraries on two new platforms. Vcpkg is now available for Linux and macOS, joining its existing support for Windows and UWP. “At Microsoft, the core of our vision is ‘Any Developer, Any App, Any Platform’ and we are committed to bringing you the most productive development … continue reading

Apple wants developers to start transitioning to 64-bit apps

Apple developers should start transitioning their applications to support 64-bit. With the release of macOS High Sierra 10.13.4, Apple will start warning users if they launch an app that doesn’t have 64-bit support. According to the company, if a user sees this alert, it means that the application is not optimized for their system. All … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Firebase Crashlytics leaves beta, BlackBerry partners with Microsoft, and Windows 10 Insider preview

Google has announced that it is graduating Firebase Crashlytics out of beta. Firebase Crashlytics is a mobile app that assists users in tracking, prioritizing, and fixing stability issues in real-time. Google first acquired Crashlytics in January of last year. The company also announced new feature integration with Analytics events, crash insights, ability to pin important … continue reading

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

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 GitHub project of the week: My MacOS

This week’s GitHub project comes from university student and developer Nikita Voloboev, who’s amassed a huge repository of Alfred workflows and tools that he uses to make his macOS experience “even more amazing.” It’s a great resource for any Apple-centric developer, and includes productivity software, more feature-rich alternatives to stock macOS software and tips for … continue reading

WWDC: Apple App Store, iOS 11, macOS High Sierra, ARKit and machine learning capabilities

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) kicked off today with new and improved features for developers. The conference opened up with a video of what would happen if suddenly all our applications disappeared and developers stopped developing them. The result lead to confusion, mayhem and disorder. “Keep making apps,” the video ended. “The world depends on … continue reading

Meteor’s 2017 focus, React Navigation, and Ship 2.0—SD Times news digest: Jan. 27, 2017

The open-source web, mobile and desktop platform is gearing up for the new year. According to Meteor, the team made significant improvements to project rebuild times, transitioned to Node 4, and kept backward compatibility last year. The team plans to follow up on a strong 2016 by focusing on the most requested features from production … continue reading

Apple’s PDFKit changes, Tor Project/Firefox collaboration continues, and Linux 4.10 rc2: SD Times news digest—Jan. 4, 2017

According to a report confirmed by Apple Insider, Apple has rewritten the PDFKit framework in macOS 10.12 Sierra, with an implementation of a common core with iOS and macOS, ultimately causing numerous issues for software that relies on PDFKit. In Apple Insider’s report, third-party developers have voiced their complaints, including Jon Ashwell, developer of the … continue reading

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