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.
XebiaLabs TestView is a test management and analytics tool, integrating the execution, data analysis and visualization of multiple functional and unit testing tools.
Announced three months ago during the F8 developer conference, Facebook has open sourced the code for their Nuclide IDE. Nuclide is based on Atom, adding a number of packages without changing anything in the core of GitHub’s IDE.
An interview with Rob Howe, host of the MDSE session at the software engineering conference and CEO of Verum, about the state of practice and recent developments in model driven software engineering, the usage of this technology, whether he considers model driven software engineering to be a proven mature technology, and what the future will bring us in model driven software engineering.
Google has announced Android Studio at I/O 2015, some of the most interesting features being: integration with JetBrains CLion, Android Design Support library, services integrations, more annotations and better emulator performance.
Apigee has opened up API Studio, a free online tool for creating, testing and sharing APIs.
Mashape has open sourced their API Layer called Kong.
Doing pair programming when working remote helps to increase interaction between developers and build relationships in teams, it makes knowledge flow and can prevent developers from drifting away. You can experiment with tooling to find a setup that works for you. Empathy and egolessness can emerge organically when doing pairing in a distributed team. Read about experiences with remote pairing.
Facebook has open sourced Stetho, an Android debugging bridge enabling developers to debug their apps using Chrome DevTools.
In February 2015 both Gartner and Software Advice released research and analysis into agile lifecycle management/project management tools. The Gartner Magic Quadrant identifies that the big players have a competitive advantage and the Software Advice study found which aspects of the tools projects managers find most useful.