Visual Studio Code will now ship with Anaconda

Microsoft has announced that Visual Studio Code will ship as part of the popular Python data science platform Anaconda. Microsoft first announced plans to bring Python to Azure Machine Learning, Visual Studio and SQL Server in September of last year.  According to Microsoft, “Visual Studio Code can easily be installed at the same time as Anaconda, … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Aurelia

The Aurelia team has announced big ambitions to add new features and platform capabilities in 2018. Aurelia is an open source, next generation JavaScript client framework for web, mobile and desktop. The team announced plans to add support for server-side rendering, enhance the project’s UX, provide strong compatibility for web components, address sing-file component development … continue reading

SD Times news digest: State of JavaScript 2017, Apache OpenOffice 4.1.5, and LogiGear testing survey

The State of JavaScript 2017 has released its features and opinion survey results. The report was released last month with the promise of adding more results in the coming weeks. The features section looks at what features developers value the most. All features were considered nice to have, but not important. Code splitting, hot module reloading, and … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Crystal

You may often hear programmers claim that once you’ve mastered your first programming language, learning additional languages is easy. Once you have the basic concepts mastered, it’s just a matter of learning different syntaxes. While this may be true, when you are juggling between all these different languages, it can sometimes be difficult to keep … continue reading

HTML 5.2 becomes a W3C Recommendation

The World Web Web Consortium (W3C)’s Web Platform Working Group today announced a new specification to replace the HTML 5.1 Recommendation. The team announced HTML5.2 is ready and now a W3C Recommendation. “The HTML 5.2 specification defines the 5th major version, second minor revision of the core language of the World Wide Web: the Hypertext … continue reading

Report: Citizen developers build apps faster than IT

A newly released report from Kintone found that no-code solutions and citizen developers are becoming more prevalent in the software development industry, with 76 percent of respondents reporting that at least a portion of their apps are developed outside of IT. Twenty percent of executives also reported a majority of their apps are completely developed … continue reading

GitHub open sources new text editor for code collaboration

GitHub wants to make coding together as easy as it is to code alone. The company announced a new text editor for Atom, Teletype. Atom is the company’s hackable text editor. Teletype enables developers to collaborate in real time within Atom. “Writing code with another programmer is a great way to absorb knowledge, challenge yourself … continue reading

Google previews TensorFlow Lite

Google is giving developers a way to add machine learning models to their mobile and embedded devices. The company announced the developer preview of TensorFlow Lite. The new solution is a lightweight version of TensorFlow, the open-source software library for machine intelligence. “TensorFlow has always run on many platforms, from racks of servers to tiny … continue reading

Report: Majority of developers are involved with evaluating and purchasing software tools

Software tools are not a silver bullet for achieving software goals, but they can help programmers deliver safer software faster. That is why organizations often bring developers in on its software purchasing process. According to a new survey from Evans Data Corporation, 43 percent of respondents are often involved in evaluating software while 50 percent … continue reading

Report: New technologies will propel software development in the future

Software development can no longer stand still if it wants to compete in a modern, digital world. Organizations have to be constantly adopting new approaches and developing new technology to keep their customers happy. Over the past couple of years, the software development industry has gone through tremendous changes with agile, DevOps, microservices, and low … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Bottery from Google

This week we’re highlighting a new tool for generative contextual conversations from Google’s Kate Compton, creator of Tracery. Prior to joining Google, Kate “GalaxyKate” Compton developed the open source Tracery, ”a super-simple tool and language to generate text.” She took inspiration from this previous project, as well as from the Cheap Bots, Done Quick! Bot-hosting … continue reading

Report: Interest in the Linux kernel remains strong

The Linux Foundation is releasing its 2017 Linux Kernel Development Report to examine progress that has been made to the Linux kernel as well as who is using and contributing to it. This year’s report details Linux kernel 4.13, with a focus on 4.8 to 4.13. The Linux kernel forms the core of the Linux … continue reading

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