Topic: software

SD Times news digest: Experimental Mobile Blazor bindings announced, The bipartisan Modernization Centers of Excellence Program Act, Google discontinues support for JSON-RPC and Global HTTP Batch Endpoints

The first experimental release of Mobile Blazor Bindings was released with a new BoxView, CheckBox, ImageButton, ProgressBar, and Slider components.  Xamarin.Essentials were included, and several properties, events, and other APIs were added to existing components.  The release also makes it easier to get from a Blazor component reference to the Xamarin.Forms control. The full details … continue reading

Esper announces new funding for its Android IoT DevOps platform

Android device and deployment application management company Esper announced a $7.6 million Series A funding round. According to the company, the funding will help it provide a full stack development and management platform for Android edge devices.  Esper explained that the overall edge market is growing 26% annually with more than 7 million developers worldwide … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Magic Leap developer access program, WhiteSource extends its open-source security tool, and OutSystems app dev research

Magic Leap announced Access Hardware, a new program to get Magic Leap devices into the hands of developers, and the two-day LEAP Developer Days dedicated to developers.  “Access is the staple of our programs as a whole – it’s how we help empower developers with resources they need, no matter where they are in their … continue reading

Synopsys helps developers analyze open-source and proprietary code simultaneously

Synopsys announced that it will release a major update to the Polaris Software Integrity Platform to extend its static application security testing (SAST) and software composition analysis (SCA) capabilities through the native integration of the Code Sight plugin. The new update will allow developers to find and fix security weaknesses in both proprietary code and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Swift Playgrounds comes to Mac, Microsoft dual-screen experiences, and DevTool improvements in Firefox 73

Swift Playgrounds is an app for Mac and iPad that uses interactive puzzles and challenges to help users learn the basics of coding. Users will use Swift, the programming language created by Apple that is used to build many of today’s most popular apps, according to Apple. “Swift Playgrounds requires no coding knowledge, so it’s … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Applause’s Accessibility Tool, Instana’s continuous production profiler for Java apps, and Apache Groovy 3.0

Applause has released a new tool to find and fix key issues in development. The Applause Accessibility Tool automatically detects and addresses accessibility issues earlier in the SDLC.  The tool integrates into the web development process and provides automated fixes or recommendations to resolve each issue. While the tool can help identify and fix common … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Visual Studio Code CMake Tools extension, Snowflakes’ $479 million funding, and KDevelop 5.5

Visual Studio Code CMake Tools extension is now available with the release of the February 2020 update. The CMake Tools Extension release includes top feature requests such as file-based API support and multi-root workspaces. With multi-root workspaces, users can have two or more folders containing a root CMakeLists.txt open side-by-side in Visual Studio Code. File-based … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: TypeScript 3.8 RC, .NET Interactive and new developer features from Postman

Microsoft announced the release client for TypeScript 3.8, which brings new features including new or upcoming ECMAScript standards features, and new syntax for importing/exporting only types.  New syntax for type-only imports and exports was added to give users more fine-grained control over how things were getting imported/elided.  The new release also introduced ECMAScript Private Fields, … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Mint

Mint is a programming language for the front-end web that aims to solve the common issues of Single Page Applications (SPAs) at a language level.  It is a compiler and a framework combined to provide great developer experience while allowing users to write safe, readable and maintainable code, according to the developers behind the project. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CheerpJ 2.0, Splice Machine partners with Heirloom Computing on modern mainframe apps, and Aiven’s open-source cloud platform

CheerpJ 2.0 was released this week with WebAssembly support, extended file system support to read, write and delete, and a new read-only filesystem. CheerpJ is a Java complier for the Web. It is designed to automatically convertsJava applications into HTML5 leveraging WebAssembly and JavaScript. It covers all of the Java 8 language, including reflection and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Xamarin goes dual screen, GNU C library version 2.31 now available, Xbox bug bounty program

Xamarin goes dual screen Microsoft announced the public preview of the SDK for Surface Duo, which provides recommended patterns for building apps along with many customizable features.  All the features that support dual-screen experiences for the Surface Duo are cross-platform and require no changes to Xamarin.Forms itself.  For the initial launch, Microsoft created a custom … continue reading

NASA is pushing virtual reality software to aid scientific discovery

A planetarium in your living room might not be as far away as you think. NASA built a VR simulation that animated the speed and direction of 4 million stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, and has many other VR projects underway. The work is being done through NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The virtual … continue reading

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