Topic: software developers

Top 10 vulnerabilities in mobile applications

My team in the Threat Research Center at WhiteHat Security specializes in mobile application business logic assessments, which is a hands-on penetration test of both mobile client-side apps and the business logic that can be used to circumvent the security built into the program. In a rapid application development environment, it’s a best practice (and … continue reading

Facebook expands fastText library for mobile and IoT

Facebook’s AI Research (FAIR) team is expanding its fastText machine learning capabilities and making it available to more devices in its latest release. The research team announced a new and improved fastText with pre-trained vectors in 294 languages and an enhanced model to reduce memory usage. Facebook first released fastText into open source last summer. … continue reading

CoffeeScript 2 beta supports latest ES2015+ features

CoffeeScript, a language that compiles into JavaScript, released its version 2.0 in beta with support of the latest ES2015+ features. According to the CoffeeScript overview page, this language introduces many features into the JavaScript world, like => and destructuring and classes. The intent of the language, however, was not to be a superset of JavaScript, but … continue reading

Zephyr’s new quality management platform, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.5 and Bitbucket Cloud’s navigation experience — SD Times news digest: April 13, 2017

Zephyr is bringing more control, customization and usability to developers. The company announced a new quality management platform that enables test management and automation, as well as provides a rich set of analytics. The platform is built on a microservices architecture, and is powered by HTML5/Angular JS 2 for a user friendly experience. “Zephyr’s goal … continue reading

Apache Tomcat 8.5.12, and 9.0.0.M18 alpha released

Apache Tomcat is updating its software to provide developers with early access to upcoming technology and support new features. The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) announced Apache Tomcat 8.5.12, and the alpha release of Tomcat 9.0.0.M18. “The Apache Tomcat software is an open source implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java … continue reading

Atlassian adds security layers to Bitbucket Cloud

As the amount of developers working in the cloud increases, Atlassian wants to ensure security doesn’t become a problem. The company announced it is adding IP whitelisting and required two-step verification to its code collaboration and management solution, Bitbucket Cloud. “Security is a complicated [and] evolving problem, and protecting repositories is our top priority. We … continue reading

Report: 111 billion lines of code will have to be secured this year

As new pieces of software are being written every day, the threat of malicious hacking continues to grow. According to a new report, there will be about 111 billion lines of new software code created this year, and with them will come billions of software vulnerabilities. “Applications have become inviting targets for malicious actors, but … continue reading

Codacy breaks down the most important software metrics for developers

Developers use metrics to gain insight into the overall health of their codebase and solutions, but it isn’t always clear what metrics they should use. To help, Codacy, an automated code review and code analytics provider, released a free e-book: “Software Metrics: A Practical Guide for the Curious Developer.” According to Jaime Jorge, CEO and … continue reading

How developers can understand Android 2.2 changes to APK packaging

Android Studio 2.2, which was first previewed at Google I/O 2016 and later released in September, is packed with new developer enhancements and changes under the hood of the Android Gradle plug-in. The Android Developer team released a few tips and details this week to make sure developers fully understand these changes so they can … 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

Report: Citizen developers are more important than ever

Businesses are increasingly turning to citizen development to keep up with today’s market pressures. According to QuickBase’s second annual State of Citizen Development Report, citizen development is becoming more essential to the success of a business. The need for speed and the limited amount of professional developer resources have businesses turning to their employees for … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Yeoman

Google recently released its open-source report card, and one particular project caught our eye, so we’ve decided to feature it as our GitHub project of the week. In today’s online software world, the demands are always changing, making it difficult for software developers to keep up. Yeoman is a set of tools designed to help … continue reading

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