Topic: os x

jQuery 3.0 beta released, Yahoo’s machine-learning dataset, and Obama’s budget proposal for self-driving cars—SD Times news digest: Jan. 15, 2016

jQuery is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and to commemorate that it is announcing the beta release of jQuery 3.0. Version 3.0 is the first major release from jQuery in years. In July, the jQuery team announced the alpha version with jQuery Compat 3.0, but due to Microsoft dropping support for IE8, IE9 and IE10, it … continue reading

New IBM Bluemix services, Parse open-sources SDKs, and Google Play services 7.8—SD Times News digest: Aug. 14, 2015

IBM is launching new Bluemix services for developers. The new tools are designed to give developers an easy way to integrate data analytics and visualization into their cloud-based applications. IBM Streaming Analytics, now in open beta, provides a way for developers to visualize data. IBM dashDB, now generally available, enables information-management, analytics and business intelligence … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: GitHub Desktop

GitHub is making the jump from Web-based platform to desktop collaboration. This week’s GitHub Project of the Week is not a project at all, but the next natural extension of GitHub’s open-source platform itself. The repository-hosting service has become the social collaboration hub for open-source development, and with the announcement of GitHub Desktop, it looks … continue reading

WWDC: Swift 2, watchOS 2, iOS 9 and El Capitan

Comedian Bill Hader kicked off today’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in an opening video of him preparing for the conference. While he wasn’t able to give us the musical number, dancing apps or high-flying trapeze acts he planned for, he did leave with one note: “Whoever walks out there better have something pretty incredible … continue reading

Apple’s Swift gets major release

Apple is unveiling a new update to its programming language, Swift, alongside the release of Xcode 6.3 beta. According to the company, Xcode 6.3 comes with improvements to the Swift compiler and new features for the programming language. Swift has been gaining momentum in the developer community since Apple launched it in June 2014. According … continue reading

Google’s self-driving car, Microsoft Azure Media Services live streaming, and Apple’s first automatic security update—SD Times news digest: Dec. 23, 2014

Google has unveiled the first prototype of its self-driving vehicle. The vehicle was first revealed in May, but the car Google presented was just a mockup without headlights. “Since then, we’ve been working on different prototypes-of-prototypes, each designed to test different systems of a self-driving car—for example, the typical ‘car’ parts like steering and braking, … continue reading

The Detekt government spyware detection tool, a speech recognition software competition, and Google acquires RelativeWave—SD Times news digest: Nov. 20, 2014

Privacy advocates including Amnesty International, Privacy International, Digitale Gesellschaft and the EFF have teamed up to unveil Detekt, an open-source software tool to detect government spyware. Detekt scans Windows computers for traces of known surveillance spyware used to target and monitor human rights defenders and journalists around the world, according to the Detekt website. The … continue reading

SD Times news digest: September 10, 2014—Swift language hits 1.0, and Apple’s WatchKit developer kit for Apple Watch

Apple releases WatchKit for Apple Watch Apple launched its first new product line since 2010 yesterday: the Apple Watch line of smart watch wearable devices. For developers this means an entirely new platform, in the form of a new set of tools called WatchKit. WatchKit, a development platform specifically for Apple Watch, enables third-party application … continue reading

Top 5 projects trending on GitHub

#1: Readings in Databases Curated and maintained by Reynold Xin, Readings in Databases is “a list of papers dedicated to understanding databases and building new data systems.” The collections span basics and algorithms, system design, computation, various types of databases, and trends such as cloud computing. #2: Chartist.js This “simple responsive charting library” provides a … continue reading

Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week

#1: Awesome Go   Following in the footsteps of Awesome PHP and Awesome Sysadmin, feature in a previous GitHub Top 5 , is a list, curated by Thiago Avelino of awesome Go frameworks, libraries and software. From databases, machine learning and testing to third-party APIs, web frameworks and tools, Awesome Go has something for all your Go programming needs. #2: Awesome Python … continue reading

WWDC: Apple debuts iOS 8 and OS X ‘Yosemite’

New desktop and mobile OSes will come equipped with Continuity sync features … continue reading

Apple announces Swift programming language, new SDK and developer features at WWDC

Developer conference also brings previews of iOS and OS X updates … continue reading

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