Topic: tools

SD Times news digest: Flutter Dart DevTools, AWS Porting Assistant for .NET, and Google’s Smart Home Analytics

Flutter announced a new version of Dart DevTools, a suite of tools for debugging and performance analysis for dart and Flutter code.  The new release adds updates to the performance and memory pages, and a completely new network page. “One major benefit of choosing Flutter is that selecting a distribution model is something we can … continue reading

Amazon releases its own managed software artifact repository service

Amazon announced a new managed software artifact repository service called AWS CodeArtifact. It enables downloading and referencing pre-built libraries of software with a package manager.  CodeArtifact can be used with popular build tools and package managers such as Maven and Gradle (for Java), npm and yarn (for Javascript), and pip and twine (for Python), with … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Netlify Build Plugins, Docker extends collaboration with Microsoft, and Eggplant deep learning capabilities

Netlify announced Netlify Build Plugins, a set of tools that allows developers to easily customize and automate CI/CD workflows for Jamstack websites and web applications. Previously, developers had to set up changes or integrations to the build process by configuring every command to run at build, downloading and validating every dependency, and writing the code … continue reading

JetBrains joins the big data space with new tools for DataGrip and PyCharm

JetBrains announced that Big Data Tools is now available as EAP for DataGrip and PyCharm Professional. The news aims to address problems that involve both code and data.  The company first announced plans to support more big data tools last year when it announced a preview of the IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate plugin with Apache Zeppelin … continue reading

Open Cybersecurity Alliance announces new language for connecting cybersecurity tools

The Open Cybersecurity Alliance (OCA) announced the availability of OpenDXL Ontology, its open-source language for connecting cybersecurity tools through a common messaging framework.  “With open source code freely available to the security community, OpenDXL Ontology enables any tool to automatically gain the ability to communicate and interoperate with all other technologies using this language,” the … continue reading

VR problems now just regular problems

In years past at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, VR has been the thing of secret behind-closed-doors demos, and long lines for the peons. It was enough to have the hardware and a single demo to show it off, and you’d have lines around the booth. But this year, VR is just another … continue reading

Mapt’s six new Skill Plans for developers, Capriza launches suite of micro apps, and FOSSA raises funds for open-source initiatives—SD Times news digest: Feb. 24, 2017

In order to advance the careers of developers, Mapt created new Skill Plans, which aim to help specific developers looking to fill knowledge gaps in subjects like Java, IoT, Big Data, and R. Skill Plans offer developers learning assessment tools and resources, and the new plans target Java, JavaScript, Unreal Engine, R, IoT, and Big … continue reading

CSAIL creates algorithm that can make predictions in videos, RDM available for Firefox Developer Tools, and Technavio report maps out VRD market growth—SD Times news digest: Nov. 28, 2016

Humans are able to understand their surroundings without much thought, but teaching machines to predict future actions can be challenging for researchers. MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have made advancements recently to tackle this. CSAIL researchers have developed a deep learning algorithm that can create a brief video that simulates the future … continue reading

Guest View: Five steps to evaluating and selecting software tools

Earlier in my career, when I was a software quality engineer, I led the evaluation, purchase and implementation of software tools. As a tool admin, I helped colleagues analyze a variety of tools and better identify best of breed stacks. The process that I followed lends itself well to evaluating a range of technical solutions … continue reading

Chef unifies product line

At ChefConf in Austin, Chef today unveiled its newest product, which unifies its tools into a single platform containing workflow, automation and compliance capabilities. Chef Automate tops the Chef product line now, as it includes the company’s compliance tool InSpec, application automation tool Habitat, and Chef for provisioning automation. Chef Automate includes an analytics dashboard … continue reading

Apache Allura releases v1.4.0 with new customization improvements

It was a productive week for the Apache Software Foundation and its projects, including Apache Allura, which released version 1.4.0 this week with new features for customization. Apache Allura is a completely self-hosted website that manages source-code repositories, bug reports, discussions, wiki pages, and also blogs for other individual projects. It’s an open-source implementation of … continue reading

Altova supports JSON, .NET API in latest software release

The Altova MissionKit 2016 R2 developer tools and software introduces some new features for developers who are data-oriented and working with XML data. On the XML side, Altova has incorporated an XQuery debugger. According to product manager David McGahey, it has been difficult to write complex XQuery queries and debug them. It has also been … continue reading

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