Android Studio 2.0 comes with several new features and improvements: Instant Run, integration with a Google service for testing on real devices, faster emulator, faster builds, GPU profiler and debugger, support for deep linking and others.
A year behind the schedule, JetBrains has made generally available the DBA tool DataGrip 1.0. Formerly known as 0xDBE, DataGrip is a tool for SQL database administrators and developers.
Microsoft has turned the Live Writer source code to the .NET Foundation inviting the community to contribute to the project now that it is in their hands.
Android Studio 2.0 has hit the canary channel, and the focus of the improvements in this release is to make the development as streamlined as possible, including hot code swapping, faster builds, faster emulator, GPU Profiler and Debugger, and running multiple types of tests in the same time.
ThoughtWorks has published their radar for the end of 2015, covering technologies in four areas: Languages & Frameworks, Platforms, Techniques, and Tools.
An interview with Laurent Py about why decided to transition to agile and DevOps and the benefits that they are getting from that, the "testing swing", how you can measure behavior change to find out if a feature is valuable, on the strategy and approach for test automation and what he expects that the future will bring us in testing.
As previously announced, JetBrains has launched the Toolbox, a collection of their desktop tools –IDEs, utilities and extensions – using the new subscription model which basically means paying monthly or yearly instead of one upfront payment.
Ceylon, Node.js and Atom have all seen stable upgrades this week, and we have decided to write a common post covering most notable features and enhancements that come with these new versions.
Atomic is a user interface designer that runs in the browser. Without writing any code, application designers can use it to show how the interface of an application should look like and behave when certain commands are executed.
Google has released Android Studio 1.4 with support for vector graphics, a theme editor, templates for the Design Support Library, and easier connection to a Firebase account.
ZenHub is a collaboration and project management tool integrated with GitHub. Their latest version is integrated with GitHub Enterprise.
QASymphony has released qMap, a visual mapping solution for agile testers of cloud, mobile, big data and IoT apps. InfoQ did an interview with Kyle Cochran about why qMap was developed, how testers can use qMap to get insight into their testing results and manage testing and can use information from qMap improve the quality of their product, and how QMap can be deployed within agile and DevOps.
This article contains advice written for web developers by two engineers, one recommending useful tools and techniques while the other providing suggestions on addressing some of the challenges faced writing for the browser.
Google has announced the end of all Eclipse-based tooling for Android development by the end of the year.