Topic: ruby

Microsoft announces UWP Community Toolkit 1.2, JS++ 0.4.2.2 released, and IBM launches Watson IoT Consulting Solutions—SD Times news digest: Nov. 21, 2016

Microsoft has announced the availability of UWP Community Toolkit 1.2, which focuses on stabilizing features and added the most requested features that were missing. A quick preview of the release: seven new helpers were added to help with everyday tasks. There is a new BackgroundTaskHelper, which helps developers work with background tasks, and there is … continue reading

SourceClear introduces Build Inspector to monitor open-source code

After discovering malicious users that were using open-source projects to participate in dangerous activities like bitcoin mining, SourceClear created a free project to help the community discover suspicious builds before they become an issue. SourceClear, which is dedicated to helping developers use open-source software safely, has spent the last 18 months trying to dig deep … continue reading

Rails 5.0 released with Action Cable, API mode, and more improvements

It was December 2015 when Ruby on Rails announced the first beta release of Rails 5.0, and yesterday, after four betas, two release candidates, and hundreds of contributors, Rails 5.0 is finally done. One of the most important features of this release is Action Cable, a new framework that handles WebSockets in Rails. Action Cable … continue reading

Linux open-source survey released, the AI Games, and iOS 9 supporting IPv6-only networks—SD Times news digest: May 6, 2016

Hiring managers say that open-source hiring will increase over the next six months, according to a 2016 Open Source Jobs Report that was released today. The survey was released by Dice and the Linux Foundation, and it is the fifth year they have released the survey. Since open source is an important part of businesses, … continue reading

GitHub library allows developers to rewrite critical code

Developers can now use a new Ruby library called Scientist, which will help them rewrite critical code. As codebases in applications mature, often developers will need to replace or rewrite part of a system, according to a blog post by GitHub engineer Jesse Toth. As a way to ensure testing correctness for these applications, GitHub … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Learn a new language over the long weekend

Welcome to another long weekend. What better time to learn the very basics of a new language? We’ve got a host of links below to some tutorials, so dive in and learn you some Ruby, Python, COBOL, FORTRAN, Factor, or whatever! Looking for a fun way to learn Ruby? Try Ruby is a great place … continue reading

The FCC’s open-source sign-language platform, Amazon drops Flash, and Google updates Android Wear—SD Times news digest: Aug. 21, 2015

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) wants to make it easier for those who are deaf or hard of hearing to communicate. The organization recently announced it will develop an open-source video platform for users to communicate with businesses and government agencies using American Sign Language. The platform will be available for mobile and desktop operating … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: SIMP

The NSA is getting into open source with the System Integrity Management Platform (SIMP), a cybersecurity tool for the masses. From the National Security Agency, the governmental organization that brought you PRISM and the arsenal of surveillance tools leaked in the Snowden files comes SIMP, a Linux framework designed to provide a combination of security … continue reading

EngineYard acquisition of OpDemand indicates changing focus

Five years ago, EngineYard was at the forefront of cloud-hosted Ruby-on-Rails solutions. Even Salesforce.com got in on the act and bought its biggest competitor, Heroku. Today, however, Ruby on Rails is just another technology, and EngineYard is shifting its focus, thanks to today’s acquisition of OpDemand. OpDemand is the company behind the growing open-source container … continue reading

Developer proposes io.js reconciliation with Node.js, mobile app security issues, gRPC, and Android Pay API—SD Times news digest: Feb. 27, 2015

Mikeal Rogers, a developer on the io.js team and an active member of the Node community, has posted a proposal on GitHub for reconciliation of the io.js fork with Node.js. Rogers posted an open GitHub proposal entitled “Reconciliation Proposal #978,” laying out preliminary plans for the merger, the technical governance structure, proposed working groups, and … continue reading

AWS Ruby SDK 2.0, IBM Big Data training, and OpenJDK 9 warnings resolved—SD Times news digest: Feb. 9, 2015

Amazon has released version 2.0 of its Ruby SDK for Amazon Web Services, reducing coding complexity with new features, resource interfaces and APIs. Amazon detailed the AWS Ruby SDK 2.0 improvements in a blog post. The features include: Resource interfaces for 7 services Client response stubs Waiters Response paging Improved parameter validation Flexible Gem dependencies … continue reading

Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week

Find out all about #1: Streem, the prototype stream-based programming language from the mind of Ruby creator Yukihiro “Matz” Matsumoto here. #2: Evil Icons This plug ‘n play set of SVG icons from Alexander Madyankin and Roman Shamin is designed specifically for Web projects. The icons are available as a Node.js package or a Ruby … continue reading

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