Topic: web apps

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Hadouken

Developers can build web apps with all of the hooks and functionality of native by exploring Hadouken, a new open-source project based on OpenFin’s core technology. OpenFin technology is a common layer that allows applications to be deployed and updated instantly, securely, and in a way that applications can work together. As of yesterday, OpenFin … continue reading

Freeter frees developers from switching between tasks, projects

As a freelance web developer, Alex Kaul is constantly switching back and forth among code, mockups, browser tabs, and terminals, which is multiplied by the many projects he is working on at a given time. In order to simplify his workflow, he created an organizer app called Freeter (officially out of beta), letting other developers … continue reading

The Software Testing World Cup Chronicles, Part I: Yes, that’s a thing

I had the good fortune of being part of a team that recently had the chance to compete in the first stages of the Software Testing World Cup (STWC). Not many people may be aware of its existence, but it’s a unique competition designed to find the best quality assurance engineers on the planet. The … continue reading

Veracode’s State of Software Security Report, Symphony Software Foundation’s Open Developer Platform, and DevExpress open-sources TestCafe—SD Times news digest: Oct. 18, 2016

Veracode today released its findings from its annual State of Software Security Report, which revealed that the persistent use of components in software development is creating unmanaged risk. The report also found that companies can benefit if they accelerate their application security programs. Veracode found that a single popular component with a critical vulnerability spread … continue reading

Microsoft HoloLens ships next round of devices, Mozilla Science Lab, and IBM to acquire EZSource—SD Times news digest: June 1, 2016

Developers have been busy adding to Microsoft HoloLens with new apps and other virtual reality experiences. This week, more developers will get to join in because Microsoft announced that it has begun to ship devices to developers from its second wave of applicants. Some highlights from the new devices include a multi-tasking update, which allows … continue reading

What’s your mobile development strategy?

Mobile apps unleash a world of capabilities. Commonly used to bond with family and friends through social media and picture-sharing, as well as to pass time with games, they also provide businesses and organizations the ability to work and collaborate on-the-go with a variety of productivity tools, such as Microsoft Office Mobile. They allow us … continue reading

Microsoft’s open-source iOS bridge for Windows 10, a Firefox exploit, and WebGLStudio.js—SD Times news digest: Aug. 7, 2015

Microsoft has released an early look at its open-source Windows 10 Bridge for iOS. Previously known as “Project Islandwood,” the bridge allows iOS developers to build and run apps on Windows. The version currently available to the open-source community is a work in progress, and Microsoft is encouraging feedback and code contributions before the final … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Material Design Lite

Google is bringing its popular Material Design UI introduced in Android Lollipop to static websites. Material Design Lite (MDL), this week’s featured GitHub project, lets Web developers add a Material Design look and feel to static content websites. The Material Design implementation includes components of vanilla CSS, HTML and JavaScript, but doesn’t rely on any … continue reading

Guest View: Why your next app build doesn’t need to be iOS or Android

The Internet of Things (IoT) is delivering new screens and new showcases for quality apps beyond the traditional mobile ecosystem, opening the door to new app development revenue streams. This evolution has brought with it a burgeoning app economy that expands beyond the OS duopoly the mobile world is accustomed to. But what is the … continue reading

Should developers opt to code for Web or native apps?

Ever since Apple created the iOS ecosystem, countless developers moved to focus their energies on the mobile world. As a result, more and more content is being consumed and more apps are being used as routine parts of people’s daily lives. It seems mobile is dominant in every way. However, according to Web analytics company … continue reading

Pair of reports paint 2013 as a bad year for cybersecurity

Akamai’s State of the Internet report and Verizon’s 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report depicts security trends in 2013 … continue reading

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