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Strategy for Mobile and Web Test Coverage

by Ben Linders on  Jun 22, 2017

Teams need to match testing with the market usage patterns across geographies of their apps as consumers are expecting smooth apps functionality across all digital channels. Here's a methodology and index for considering device/OS combinations together with other characteristics like aging, screen parameters and other testing related guidelines for data driven test coverage of the mobile market.

Google Released MobileNets: Efficient Pre-Trained Tensorflow Computer Vision Models

by Roland Meertens on  Jun 16, 2017

Google released several pre-trained computer vision models for mobile phones in the Tensorflow Github repository. Developers can choose from several models that differ in amount of parameters, computations for processing one image, and accuracy. Developers can trade accuracy for battery power for their specific application.

Google Is to Remove Support for PNaCl

by Abel Avram on  May 31, 2017

After de-staffing the PNaCL/NaCl team last year and adding default support for WebAssembly in Chrome in March of this year, Google has officially announced the retirement of PNaCl in favor of WebAssembly.

Facebook’s New AL Language Aims to Simplify Static Program Analysis

by Sergio De Simone on  May 27, 2017

AL is a simple, declarative language for reasoning about abstract syntax trees that allows to extend Facebook Infer static analyzer.

Updates to Google Chrome DevTools

by David Iffland on  May 24, 2017

The upcoming version of Chrome DevTools has a number of new features that can help developers build faster web pages and have an easier time debugging complex asynchronous code. At Google I/O 2017, Paul Irish presented a State of the Union showcasing a number of these new features.

Moby and LinuxKit Open Source from Docker

by Chris Swan on  May 19, 2017

At DockerCon in Austin, Docker Inc announced two significant open source projects, Moby and LinuxKit. Moby essentially marks the split of Docker the open source project from Docker Inc the company, with the docker/docker GitHub repo moved to moby/moby. LinuxKit provides a set of tools to build ‘custom Linux subsystems that only include exactly the components the runtime platform requires’.

Kotlin Is Now a Supported Android Language

by Abel Avram on  May 18, 2017

Announced during Google I/O 2017, Android Studio 3.0 adds full support for Kotlin which is to be moved from JetBrains to an independent non-profit organization for future development.

GitHub Rewrites its Desktop Client Using Electron

by Sergio De Simone on  May 16, 2017 6

GitHub moved away from the native implementations of its macOS and Windows clients and replaced them with a complete rewrite based on Electron, announced GitHub’s director of client applications Phil Haack. Along with GitHub Desktop Beta, GitHub has also introduced a new beta of Atom sporting out-of-the-box Git and GitHub Integration. InfoQ has spoken with Haack.

Microsoft Renews Calls for “Digital Geneva Convention” after Widespread Cyber Attacks

by Charles Humble on  May 15, 2017

The major story from last week was that malware, described in leaked NSA documents, crippled Windows computers worldwide. The WannaCry Ransomware virus is believed to have hit 200,000 victims in 150 countries, including UK hospitals, utilities in Spain, and Russia’s interior ministry.

Shoutem Aims to Be the WordPress of React Native Mobile Apps

by Sergio De Simone on  May 12, 2017

Shoutem has recently launched its new React Native-based app builder, which is being presented to developers as the WordPress for mobile apps. InfoQ has spoken with Shoutem's VP of marketing, Robert Sekulić.

Microsoft Build 2017 - Day 2 Early Access

by Jeff Martin on  May 11, 2017

On day 2 of the Build 2017 developer conference, Microsoft turns to focus on Windows 10, new developer tools for supporting non-Windows devices, and new devices in mixed reality.

Linux Foundation EdgeX Foundry to Enable Edge Computing for IoT

by Sergio De Simone on  May 04, 2017

The Linux Foundation has launched the EdgeX Foundry, a new project aimed at building an open framework for IoT computing and an ecosystem of interoperable components. InfoQ has spoken with Philip DesAutels, senior director of IoT at The Linux Foundation.

Google Opens Up its Voice-Based Assistant on Third-Party Devices

by Sergio De Simone on  May 01, 2017

The Google Assistant SDK makes it possible to integrate Google Assistant voice-capabilities into custom devices running on Raspberry Pi 3 and also on Linux, writes Google assistant product manager Chris Ramsdale. Licensing terms for commercial use are not yet clear, however.

Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference 2017: Day One Recap

by Michael Redlich on  Apr 24, 2017

Day One of the 12th annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference was held on Tuesday, April 18 in Philadelphia, PA. This two-day event included keynotes by Blair MacIntyre (augmented reality pioneer) and Scott Hanselman (podcaster), and featured speakers Monica Beckwith (JVM consultant at Oracle), Yehuda Katz (co-creator of Ember.js), and Jessica Kerr (lead engineer at Atomist).

Amazon Lex Now Generally Available to Enable Conversational Interfaces

by Sergio De Simone on  Apr 24, 2017

Amazon Lex, the platform behind Amazon Alexa, is now generally available to create voice-powered chatbots and mobile, web, and desktop apps.

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