Topic: minecraft

SD Times news digest: Microsoft open sources Minecraft code, Accusoft’s PrizmDoc Editor, and Anaconda Distribution 5.3.0

Microsoft has announced that it will be open sourcing some of the code for the video game Minecraft. The code will be available as libraries, so users will be able to utilize them for things such as improving game modes, creating their own projects, or improving parts of the Minecraft Java engine. Brigadier, the command … continue reading

Deco Software joins Airbnb, code aware search in Bitbucket Cloud, and Apache Kylin 2.0 — SD Times news digest: May 3, 2017

Deco Software is joining Airbnb’s team. Deco Software was started to create solutions that helped bridge the gap between designers and engineers. These solutions included Deco IDE, a React Native IDE. As part of this new journey, Deco Software will no longer support the Deco IDE; however it will remain as a free and open-source … continue reading

Gradle 3.0, Sumo Logic’s Unified Logs and Metrics solution, PNDA comes to Linux—SD Times news digest: Aug. 16, 2016

Gradle 3.0 has been released with fixes in the Gradle Daemon with specific fixes on Windows platforms, as well as the first support for Gradle Script Kotlin (a Kotlin-based build language for Gradle scripts). The support for Gradle Script Kotlin provides deep integration with both Eclipse and IDEA, including things such as auto-completion, refactoring, and navigation … continue reading

Microsoft open-sources its Minecraft AI testing platform

Microsoft is giving developers a new tool to advance artificial intelligence. The company announced it is open-sourcing Project Malmo, a Minecraft solution that has been previously only available to a limited number of computer scientists as a test bed for AI research. The platform is designed to help developers and researchers develop complex AI solutions … continue reading

Microsoft ending support for VS 2005, Go champion beats AI, and Qualcomm’s new VR SDK—SD Times digest: March 14, 2016

Microsoft will no longer provide security updates, technical support or hotfixes for Visual Studio 2005 as of April 12. The company announced it is ending support for all VS 2005 products, components and runtimes included with them. These products include: Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition Visual Studio 2005 Team Suite … continue reading

Microsoft announces Minecraft: Education Edition, Nim 0.13.0 is out, and Google allows developers to create promo codes—SD Times news digest: Jan. 19, 2016

Minecraft is billed as being for exploring and building, but Microsoft wants kids exploring places in the real world, like the Pyramids of Giza or ancient temples. This is why Microsoft announced Minecraft: Education Edition, which is a new version that is customized for schools. The new title will be available as a free trial … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Docker turns to Minecraft for server ops

Software teams for decades have hoped to build platforms in which they can construct software like Legos. Block upon block, infrastructure piece upon infrastructure piece, it is said, the future will enable us to piece together programs from smaller primitives and link them together as easily as clicking blocks into place. This, of course, is … continue reading

A new generation shows up at JavaOne 2015

Despite 20 years of Java history, this was the youngest JavaOne conference yet. That’s due to the high number of teenagers at the show, many of which were there with their high school programming classes. Suri Nair, IT operations manager for the Overhead Door, said, “It’s really exciting. I see a lot of millennial people … continue reading

BlackBerry BBM for Android Wear, the Eye Tribe’s SDK for Android, and KitKat is cramping Lollipop’s uptake—SD Times news digest: Jan. 8, 2015

BlackBerry is jumping into the wearables space. The company just announced BBM support for a wide range of Android Wear wearable devices. “The integration of BBM to support wearable technology is just one way we’re expanding the capabilities of our portfolio and delivering exciting options for customers to easily access BlackBerry’s cross-platform technologies,” said Herman … continue reading

Guest View: With Minecraft, Microsoft gains young developer mindshare

Much of the discussion about Microsoft buying Minecraft publisher Mojang has focused on whether this makes business sense for either Microsoft or Mojang. Some people think the whole acquisition is stupid, while others have argued that it makes strategic sense. Some of these articles argue that Microsoft is trying to reach a younger demographic that … continue reading

Microsoft officially buys Minecraft developer Mojang

After several days of reports and speculation, Microsoft and Minecraft developer Mojang officially confirmed their US$2.5 billion deal. Most of the staff of Mojang, the Stockholm-based developer of the popular gaming franchise, will join the Microsoft Studios team, which includes companies behind games such as Fable and Halo. Microsoft will continue to make Minecraft available … continue reading

SD Times news digest: August 18, 2014—Minecraft makes LearnToMod, XRay tracks the use of online personal data

Minecraft mod teaches kids how to code A new mod from Minecraft looks to teach kids how to code along with teaching them how to mod. Kids can use Blockly, JavaScript or a combination of the two to code. “Blockly is a great way to learn deep computer science concepts like if statements, loops, data … continue reading

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