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

Why your app still doesn’t work offline

Engineers have been shuddering at the words “how hard could it be?” for hundreds and hundreds of years. After all, for every great engineering triumph, there are a thousand small failures along the way. The same is true for mobile development, where you’ll often hear this variation of the same question: “How hard could it … continue reading

Study finds auto-fix tools help programmers better protect their code

Could the recent Equifax data breach been prevented if the credit agency had the right programming tools in place? That’s the question researchers from North Carolina State University set out to answer in their recent study: Can Automated Pull Requests Encourage Software Developers to Upgrade Out-of-Date Dependencies? According to the researchers, a majority of software … continue reading

GitHub Universe outlines plans for the future of software development

About ten years ago, GitHub embarked on a journey to create a platform that brought together the world’s largest developer community. Now that the company believes it has reached its initial goals, it is looking to the future with plans to expand the ecosystem and transform the way developers code through new tools and data. … continue reading

Guest View: The essential playbook for software-driven companies

As Marc Andreessen so aptly predicted, software is eating the world. A growing number of companies that developed physical products are adding software capabilities to their offerings. This means a growing need for companies to add software development expertise, software product engineering, embedded software engineering, ecosystem platform engineering, and new software-based application programming interfaces. The … continue reading

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