Topic: software developers

Node-RED moves to the JS Foundation, making STEM great again, and Blockly for iOS developer preview—SD Times news digest: Oct. 17, 2016

The Linux Foundation announced this morning the JS Foundation, a new Linux Foundation project to foster the JavaScript community. As part of the JS Foundation, IBM is contributing Node-RED as one of the core projects. Node-RED is a homegrown IBM project designed to be a visual tool for the Internet of Things (IoT). Coming to … continue reading

Stack Overflow’s Developer Story puts developers’ work front and center

Software developers are programmers, designers and makers, but when looking for a job, they are forced to figure out how to translate their work into words. Stack Overflow wants to change that with the newly announced technical résumé: Developer Story. “Stack Overflow’s internal mission is really all about helping developers learn, share their knowledge, and … continue reading

RethinkDB is shutting down, Qt Quick Controls, and Sensory gives developers Alexa voice control—SD Times news digest: Oct. 6, 2016

RethinkDB, an open-source database for real-time web functionality, is shutting down despite all efforts to turn it into a database technology business. Slava Akhmechet, founder of RethinkDB, wrote that the members of the RethinkDB community are developing a continuity plan for RethinkDB and Horizon. Both projects will still be available and distributed under open-source licenses. … continue reading

Tableau shifts focus to developers, introduces new APIs and developer portal

Tableau wants to help developers find new ways to understand data. On the heels of its latest release of Tableau 10, the data visualization company has made new APIs available that allow developers to connect and integrate Tableau into their applications. While the company is traditionally centered on business users, Tableau recently decided to ramp … continue reading

TypeScript 2.0 released

Microsoft is one step closer to developing a programming language that goes beyond JavaScript. The company has announced the availability of TypeScript 2.0, its typed superset of JavaScript. “TypeScript 1.0 had successfully shown developers the potential of JavaScript when combined with static types. Compile-time error checking saved countless hours of bug hunting, and TypeScript’s editor … continue reading

SAP HANA releases developer-ready version, Metalogix Awards finalists announced, and Vertafore launches API developer portal—SD Times news digest: Sept. 19, 2016

SAP announced its SAP HANA express edition, a downloadable version of its in-memory platform for development of applications. It allows developers to have access to the platform and build applications free of charge and on a laptop, desktop or in the cloud. With SAP HANA, developers have access to a downloadable version of SAP’s platform, … continue reading

GitLab’s master plan, Sentinet 4.8 released, and MySQL 8.0—SD Times news digest: Sept. 13, 2016

Today, GitLab announced a US$20 million Series B funding from investors August Capital, Khosla Ventures, and Y Combinator. This follows its previous round of funding from last September. With the funding, GitLab is bringing issues, wikis, code review, Continuous Integration and Deployment into one single user interface. Its latest release of Issue Boards and merge … continue reading

Twilio’s new Twilio Enterprise Plan, Sencha’s new data visualization enhancements, and Dell closes EMC merger—SD Times news digest: Sept. 8, 2016

Today Twilio announced the availability of Twilio Enterprise. With it, the company hopes to help large enterprises build and customize cloud communication solutions at scale, which will help enterprise developers who face challenges when building applications. The new capabilities are designed to support the security, access-management and administration requirements of enterprises building cloud communication solutions. … continue reading

Kontena and Packet partner to make containers easy for developers

Kontena is partnering with Packet to work together to make running containers easier and developer-friendly. Kontena, an open-source software company, recently received funding and other support from Lifeline Ventures to allow the company to enter the market and scale out its business and platform. This platform provides a developer-friendly container and microservice platform that works … continue reading

TestPlant and Undo team up on Continuous Integration testing

TestPlant and Undo want to help bridge the gap between development and testing. The companies announced a strategic technology partnership to combine TestPlant’s eggPlant Functional solution with Undo’s record, rewind and replay technology. According to the companies, this integration will help improve teams’ ability to find and respond to software failures. “Testing is vital to … continue reading

Lessons in code recycling from Pokémon Go

Good programmers write good code, but great programmers DO steal. And reuse. And recycle. And this can often include recycling the bad along with the good. Bad example: Let’s look at some (in)famous virus examples. We all know that Stuxnet, DuQu, Flame, and Gauss were related in core code elements. All four have been described … continue reading

Microsoft brings C++ support to its Developer Assistant for Visual Studio

C++ developers can now start taking advantage of Microsoft’s Developer Assistant for Visual Studio. The company announced support for the programming language in three major components of the solution: code samples, project search and Bing powered-contextual search. “Developer Assistant now offers contextually aware web-powered solutions for C++,” wrote Anuj Jain, program manager for Bing tech … continue reading

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