Topic: mozilla

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

Mozilla’s WebAssembly Studio enters beta

Mozilla is making good on its promise to improve WebAssembly for developers with the beta release of its WebAssembly Studio. WebAssembly Studio is an online IDE for learning and teaching WebAssembly that Mozilla began working on last December. Since then, the company has been working to make WebAssembly more accessible to the programming community. Last … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Firefox Reality, Google’s Firebase Dynamic Links, and Microsoft Professional Program

Mozilla has announced it is bringing virtual reality and augmented reality to Firefox. The company revealed it is building Firebox Reality, a new browser that will be built from the ground up to work with VR and AR headsets. The platform will be independent and work on a number of different devices, making it the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android P cryptography changes, Mozilla’s code review experiment and Confluent Platform 4.1

Google has announced cryptography changes in Android P. The company plans to deprecate some functionality from the BC provider in order to avoid additional costs and risks. In the later release, it plans to remove the deprecated functionality entirely. “In a previous post, we announced that the Crypto provider was deprecated beginning in Android Nougat. Since … continue reading

Mozilla releases Internet of Things gateway solution

Mozilla is announcing a new solution designed to enable anyone to build their own gateway for the Internet of Things. Things Gateway is a part of the company’s experimental framework Project Things. Project Things is an open framework focused on security, privacy and interoperability for IoT. “Last year, we said that Mozilla is working to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Mozilla survey finds mixed thoughts on connected future, Salesforce’s new AI platform, and Qualcomm entertains a buyout

A recent survey conducted by Mozilla about connectivity worldwide found that the popularity of specific connected devices varied by country among other insights. The survey looked at about 190,000 international respondents’ concerns and optimism about security and the connected world. The more tech-savvy the respondents estimated they were, the more optimistic they felt about concerns … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Teradata Analytics Platform, Mozilla’s new mixed reality initiatives, Mastercard’s blockchain API, and CIP Core

Teradata has announced the availability of the Teradata Analytics Platform. The new platform will allow users to use their preferring tools and programming languages across multiple data types. According to the company, analytics is embedded close to data to eliminate the need to move data around in order to analyze it. The new platform will … continue reading

Mozilla leads project to consolidate web development documentation across browsers

Mozilla is teaming up with Microsoft, Google, W3C, Samsung and other industry leaders as part of a joint effort to “make web development a little easier” by bringing documentation for multiple browsers to their MDN Web Docs educational platform. The project will be led by a newly formed Product Advisory Board for MDN that will … continue reading

Microsoft

Windows Subsystem for Linux, Android O shortcuts, and the Common Voice Project — SD Times news digest: July 31, 2017

When the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ships later this fall, Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) will leave beta. The company announced WSL will be a fully supported Windows feature in the upcoming update. “This will be great news for those who’ve held-back from employing WSL as a mainline toolset: You’ll now be able to … continue reading

Change.org joins the protest to save net neutrality

Companies are coming together today for the Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality to stress the importance of keeping the Internet open, fast and accessible to all. Change.org is one of these organizations joining the coalition and fighting for the principles that will keep the Internet free from censorship. In addition to joining the … continue reading

Rust

The Rust programming language wants to expand its reach

The Mozilla-backed programming language Rust has made great improvements over the last couple of years, but the team wants to take it even further. One of the team’s goals for this year was to reduce the language’s learning curve and expand its community of developers. To do so, Rust is embarking on a new experiment … continue reading

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Amazon to acquire Whole Foods, Atom 1.19 beta release, and Firefox 55 developer changes — SD Times news digest: June 16, 2017

Amazon is getting into the grocery game with its decision to acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, which Bloomberg Technology reports is a “bombshell of a deal” that will send the e-commerce company into physical stores, and fulfills its goal to sell more groceries. According to the report, Whole Foods’ cofounder John Mackey will … continue reading

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