Topic: software developers

Cisco puts PNDA on GitHub, Android Nougat changes for CAs, and Rust 1.10 released—SD Times news digest: July 8, 2016

Cisco’s open-source platform for network data analytics for Big Data called PNDA is now available on GitHub. Developers can find the source-code repositories and sub-projects for it. PNDA aggregates data like logs, metrics and network telemetry, and the goal of this platform is to remove the complexity of combining technologies into an end-to-end solution. The … continue reading

Microsoft looks into extending the C programming language

Microsoft wants to help developers create better and more reliable C programs. The company is currently conducting research into how it can extend the C programming language and help developers build more secure solutions. According to the company, most system software such as operating systems, browsers, database and programming language interpreters are written using C … continue reading

OSVR’s $5 million developer fund, Android N Security, and SmartDeviceLink for developers—SD Times news digest: June 13, 2016

Organizers of Open-Source Virtual Reality (OSVR) have announced a US$5 million developer fund to encourage developers to support the OSVR ecosystem. OSVR was designed to promote an open-source ecosystem that allows VR to work across all VR hardware. The developer fund will be led by gaming hardware and software provider Razer. “We understand content developers … continue reading

Why developers should care about the drone industry

The drone industry is emerging in every sector of the economy. Drones are being used to help agriculture, videography, journalism, building inspections, and search-and-rescue missions. But it isn’t just this new piece of technology and hardware that is bringing new opportunities to these industries—it’s software. “The drones are not interesting by themselves; what is interesting … continue reading

IBM wants a piece of the drone development industry

IBM sees a huge opportunity in the drone industry, and it wants to be a part of it. While the company and its software development services aren’t specifically targeted at drones, IBM believes developers can use its tools in their drone application development efforts. “We want to make developers aware of the things we can … continue reading

Cigital unveils the Agile Security Manifesto

In an effort to make security more of a priority in an agile development environment, software security provider Cigital announced it is releasing an Agile Security Manifesto. The security manifesto builds on the original Agile Manifesto for software development, but adds four principles designed to promote security. According to the company, integrating security into an … continue reading

Survey finds roadblocks keep developers from fully adopting containers

In a survey of more than 300 software developers, Shippable reported that a majority are increasing their use of containers for their applications, but a few challenges are still in the way of widespread container adoption. Shippable worked with research firm Survata to conduct the survey, which found that one third of developers think release … continue reading

Bing aims to improve programming search results

Developers have a world of knowledge at their fingertips, but with all the information available on the Web, it isn’t always easy finding the right answer. Microsoft and HackerRank, a platform designed to help engineers advance their skills, want to change that. The companies have teamed up on a new Bing solution designed to make … continue reading

Code search in Atlassian Bitbucket, Ubuntu Xenial Xerus, and Apple’s app developer TV show—SD Times news digest: March 25, 2016

Developers will soon be able to search for code in Atlassian’s Bitbucket Server. The company is inviting users to take a first look at its new code search feature through its early access program. With code search, developers can use the search bar to look for code, set up filters to restrict their search results, … continue reading

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