Topic: macos

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Fig

The open-source project of this week is Fig, which adds VSCode-style autocomplete to one’s existing terminal.  The project pops up subcommands, options, and contextually relevant arguments and works with iTerm, the native MacOS Terminal app; Hyper; and the integrated terminal in VSCode. Completion specs are defined in a declarative schema that specifies ‘subcommands,’ ‘options’ and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Stable Jetpack Wear OS libraries, Domo Sandbox, and new Sentry capabilities

Android recently announced the delivery of the first five stable Jetpack Wear OS libraries. These include: wear, wear-input, wear-ongoing, wear-phone-interactions, and wear-remote-interactions. The wear library allows users to lay out elements in an arch and write curved text in order to support the curvature of round watches. In addition, wear-input identifies and interacts with hardware … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Uno Platform

The Uno Platform is an open-source UI platform released under the Apache 2.0 license for single-codebase applications for Windows, WebAssembly, iOS, macOS, Android, and Linux. Developers can maintain pixel-perfect control over where pixels go while having a choice of developing a platform-specific or custom look and feel of your application. For example, a button will … continue reading

SD Times news digest: New Relic for Startups available on AWS Activate, Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Private Preview, Xojo 2021 release 2

As part of AWS Activate and New Relic for Startups, startup founders and engineering teams get exclusive discounts, free credits, and support for New Relic’s cloud-based observability platform. “While you might have a great product market fit, a prototype, and a pitch deck, an idea is often only as good as the infrastructure you have … continue reading

SD Times news digest: WhiteSource announces Merge Confidence, Yellowbrick Data 5 released with new price/performance capabilities, Mac BigSur now available

Merge Confidence is a new automated solution that helps developers safely update and remediate their open source dependencies by using a badge to show how likely an open source component can be updated without breaking the build. “Open source components are updated at such a staggering rate, it is impossible to manage this process manually. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Instana adds deep inspection of GraphQL queries, Applitools adds functional and visual testing capabilities, and CodeSignal launches Certify

Application performance management (APM) provider Instana announced the extension of monitoring and tracing capabilities for microservice applications that use GraphQL. Instana captures the GraphQL HTTP traffic and displays the executing query as plain text and then parses the actual GraphQL queries. “Since application and microservice platform technology continues to evolve, it’s critical for application management … continue reading

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

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