User experience remains front and center for web application developers

In baseball, it’s three strikes and you’re out. In this age of app fatigue and digital transformations, the rules of America’s favorite pastime don’t apply to web application development. For most brands and enterprises, they have seconds to delight a user or they are skipping out of the ball park and onto the next competitor. … continue reading

Synopsys calls for removal, replacement of OWASP Top 10-A7

This year, the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) released its Top 10 2017 project for public review. There were two vulnerability updates to this year’s 14th release of OWASP, and although they were added to raise awareness on security risks in applications, one company is calling a movement for removal and replacement of one … continue reading

Infinit is joining Docker, Google open-sources Embedding Projector, and Windows 10 Creators Update released—SD Times news digest: Dec. 7, 2016

Infinit and Docker are joining forces in the container space to tackle some of the challenges of container technologies. According to a blog post written by the Infinit team, “With stateful applications being the next natural step in this [container] evolution, Infinit comes into play by providing the Docker community with a storage platform that … continue reading

Android Auto access from smartphones, Sencha announces web application platform updates, and XebiaLabs DevOps solution hits version 6.0—SD Times news digest: Nov. 8, 2016

Google has announced that Android Auto is now available in every car as a way to give drivers an easy way to access information they need. According to a blog post by Gerhard Schobbe, product manager at Android Auto, 200 car models from more than 50 brands support Android Auto. Since older vehicle models are … 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

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Hackathon Starter

Hackathons are great for developers who want to collaborate on their software projects, but getting a good project up and running can take some time. Getting everything from picking a programming language down to creating a repository or website for the code and project itself is a lot for one person to handle. Sahat Yalkabov, … continue reading

Kony updates Kony Visualizer, high school girls win Meteor scholarship, and Google adds new section to transparency report—SD Times news digest: March 16, 2016

Kony, a mobile development company, today announced an update to Kony Visualizer, the visual application design and development part of Kony’s Mobility Platform. The new release of the cloud-based Kony Visualizer 7.0 includes updates to simplify and accelerate the mobile app development process, allowing users to build connected, omnichannel apps for phone, tablet, Web or … continue reading

Sencha GXT 4 now covers Java developers building Web apps

For developers who use tools to build desktop applications, there’s Sencha’s announcement of the availability of Sencha GXT 4, which now allows them to extend their desktop applications to tablet devices with little to no modification to the existing application codebase. Sencha GXT 4 is a comprehensive Java framework for building feature-rich applications, which Java … continue reading

Long Island Tech Day highlighted up-and-coming tech startups

From drones to 3D printing, Web applications to design-based apps, there was a lot to see at the second Long Island Tech Day, held at the Mitchel Athletic Complex in Garden City, N.Y. Here’s a brief rundown of the more interesting projects these startups are working on. App that helps employees grow, one question at … continue reading

What the Dynatrace/Keynote merger means for APM

Dynatrace’s chief marketing officer Nicolas Robbe described walking through the company’s Boston office into an open, rounded room with bright screens lining the walls all displaying cloud infrastructure and applications. As DevOps and business stakeholders have grown more aware of and reliant upon the detailed data afforded organizations through application performance-management tools, this “cockpit,” as … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Vorlon.js

This week’s featured GitHub project, Vorlon.js, is an extensible, platform-agnostic tool for remote JavaScript debugging and testing. Developed by the Microsoft DirectX team, Vorlon.js is powered by Node.js and the Socket.io real-time event-based communication engine. John Shewchuk, a Microsoft technical fellow and CTO of the Microsoft Developer Platform, introduced Vorlon last week at Build and … continue reading

Microsoft debuts Application Insights SDK for Java

Microsoft has announced a new Application Insights SDK for Java in advance of EclipseCon this week. The new SDK extends the company’s existing Application Insights service for Visual Studio Online to Java, joining plans to introduce additional Application Insights SDKs for Android and iOS integrating crash-lytics features from its recent HockeyApp acquisition. The SDK is … continue reading

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