Topic: scala

SD Times news digest: Scala 3.0 plans, Amazon Skill Blueprints, and Oculus updates privacy for GDPR

The Scala programming language team has announced plans for its 3.0 release. Currently the team is working on Scala 2.13, which is expected to be released in a couple of months, but says it is time to look towards future releases. Scala 3.0 is expected to be released shortly after version 2.14, which at the … continue reading

premium 10 books every web developer should read to increase their software IQ

When wannabe developers ask what books they should read, I usually respond “First off, just read.” A large part of the software development process is reading other people’s’ code. That said, the best thing you can do to improve as a developer is to read anything that will sharpen your speed and comprehension skills.  The … continue reading

Report: Java developers are most excited to work with Kotlin

RebelLabs wants to get inside the mind of a programmer with its 2017 Developer Productivity Report. The report focuses on why developers use certain tools over others and how satisfied they are in their selection of those tools, architecture, and other aspects of development. The report is based off of more than 2,000 from Java developers … continue reading

Microsoft acquires AltspaceVR, Veracode adds support for Python Boto3 and Scala, and more – SD Times news digest: October 4, 2017

Microsoft has acquired the virtual reality company AltspaceVR. AltspaceVR provides a social community in VR, which Microsoft hopes to expand on. AltspaceVR had originally closed down in July, but connected with Alex Kipman at Microsoft “and found a natural overlap between his goals for mixed reality and their hopes for the future of AltspaceVR,” the … continue reading

Stack Overflow survey finds Go, Scala best paying languages for developers

Growth in popularity of Go and Scala has made them the highest-paying programming languages in the United States, according to Stack Overflow’s 2017 developer survey. The results of the survey of 64,000 respondents, showed that Stack Overflow’s record of trending programming languages aligned with demand and salary for developers with these skills. The growth of … continue reading

IBM and Lightbend to advance AI and cognitive development

IBM is tackling artificial intelligence in its latest endeavor. The company announced a partnership with the reactive application development provider Lightbend to advance the development of artificial intelligence and cognitive solutions. Together, the companies will work to create a new solution for building and deploying AI and cognitive apps on premises and in the cloud. … continue reading

Microsoft’s Cognitive Toolkit 2.0, Apple’s developer earnings, and Dotty 0.1.2-RC1 — SD Times news digest: June 2, 2017

Microsoft is continuing to make advancements in artificial intelligence. This week, the company announced the new version of its Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit (previously known as CNTK), which is used in production-grade enterprise deep learning workloads. The toolkit includes new features since its beta release in October 2016. With the new release, Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit gets … continue reading

Rollout.io’s Apple App Store proposal, DeepMind’s continual learning AI, and Java 8 support in Android–SD Times news digest: March 15, 2017

In an open letter, Rollout.io is proposing a secure JavaScript Injection approval process to Apple in order to address App Store concerns. Rollout.io recently came under fire for its framework that allows developers to deploy updates directly to their live iOS apps. According to Apple, developers should not be able to change their applications after … continue reading

Scala static analysis comes to Checkmarx

Checkmarx has expanded support for Scala into its static code-analysis tool. Checkmarx now supports 20 programming languages in its security-scanning product. Scala joins a host of other popular languages, such as C#, Java, PHP, Python, and even Perl. Checkmarx Static Code Analysis, as of today, can be run against a Scala codebase to find common … continue reading

Yext’s location data developer platform, Scala 2.12.0, and ClusterHQ’s FlockerHub and Fli—SD Times news digest: Nov. 3, 2016

Yext, a database for location data, has announced a new developer platform designed to take location data out of spreadsheets and into a more centralized solution. The Yext Location Cloud Platform is designed to give businesses the control and ability to manage their location data across the organization. It features open APIs, a developer console, … continue reading

H2O.ai releases Sparkling Water 2.0, GitHub provides access to open-source data, and EMEA developers concerned with cyber terrorism—SD Times news digest: July 1, 2016

Today, H2O.ai announced the availability of Sparkling Water 2.0, an API for Apache Spark with new features and functionality. Sparkling Water now includes the ability to interface with Apache Spark, MLlib and Scala to give Spark user’s more visual capabilities. Sparkling Water 2.0 builds off of Sparkling Water, which was designed to give its users … continue reading

JNBridge helps developers build Java apps using the Play Framework

JNBridge wants to tackle interoperability problems between Java and .NET in its latest R&D Lab. JNBridge’s R&D Labs are designed to give developers a way to explore, experiment and expand on new frameworks and technologies. The company has announced a Play Framework lab that aims to help developers avoid interoperability pitfalls and build Web apps … continue reading

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