Topic: slack

Ten project tools that every development team could use

Every year, new tools, frameworks and languages arrive, and every year developers must sit down and see if they’ll actually save any time by diverting current projects (or planning new ones) with them. We’ve gone through the maternity ward of tooling and picked out the brightest prospects for the coming months and years. Among this … continue reading

Microsoft announces updates to its Teams Developer Preview

Microsoft is giving developers new tools to improve its chat and messaging service. The company announced it made enhancements to its Microsoft Teams Developer Preview. Microsoft Teams is the company’s chat-based solution designed to take on the popular messaging service Slack. The preview allows developers create new integrations for the solution. (Related: Microsoft updates its ‘customer … continue reading

Slack introduces Threads, Realm Mobile Platform reaches v1.0, and CA Technologies officially acquires Automic—SD Times news digest: Jan. 19, 2017

Slack has introduced a much-sought-after feature today called Threads, which lets users reply to messages, organize discussions and manage their conversations. According to Paul Rosania, a member of the core product team at Slack, the company was trying to implement a feature that would group conversations in a channel to make it clear which message … continue reading

Apple’s new MacBook Pro, Datadog reveals machine learning feature, and IBM and Slack bring Watson to developers—SD Times news digest: Oct. 28, 2016

Apple’s launch event introduced the company’s new MacBook Pro, which comes with a new Touch Bar (a multi-touch glass strip built into the keyboard for instant access of tools). For the first time, Touch ID is available on the Mac. The new model includes high-performance processors, better storage, and better graphics. Speakers have been redesigned … continue reading

Slack’s hiccup highlights the importance of API visibility

When chat apps or other websites critical to getting a day’s work done experience an outage, panic sets in. Today, some teams were feeling the stress when Slack briefly had connectivity issues, and its API requests were responding with errors, making it behave slowly. Ironically, some users were not even able to access Slack’s status … continue reading

ChatOps is taking over enterprises

There sure is a lot of chatter about chat lately. While the technologically-savvy have been using tools like IRC since the early 1990s, chat has largely eluded the modern enterprise in favor of instant messaging. But today, while you read this, more than 2 million people are using Slack, the current frontrunner in the race … continue reading

Forecast 2016: Predictions from around the industry

To paraphrase that great thinker, Ferris Bueller: “Technology moves pretty fast. It you don’t look around once in a while, you could miss it.” So, to get 2016  rolling, we’ve asked luminaries and thought leaders in the software development space to look around and tell us what they expect from the field this year. Kelly … continue reading

Google to bring Chrome OS to Android, Slack’s new User Groups, and Microsoft looking for open-source developers—SD Times news digest: Oct. 30, 2015

Google is planning to bring its personal computer operating system, Chrome OS, to its mobile operating system, Android. According to the Wall Street Journal, the new operating system will be unveiled in 2017, but users can expect a preview of the early version by next year. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, recently told analysts that … continue reading

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