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Kotlin Use for Android Apps is Growing, Getting More Google Support

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Nov 04, 2017

In the six months since Google announced official support for Kotlin as a first-class language for Android development, Kotlin usage has more than doubled, writes Google product manager James Lau, and more than 17% of Android Studio 3.0 projects now use Kotlin.

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Secure Microkernel seL4 Reaches Version 7

by Kevin Neaton Follow 1 Followers on  Oct 31, 2017

Version 7.0.0 of the seL4 high-assurance microkernel has been released, bringing with it an alternate CMake-based build system with support for out-of-tree builds and interactive configuration.

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Android Studio 3.0 and Oreo 8.1

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 30, 2017

Google has released the stable version of Android Studio 3.0 and a Developer Preview of Android Oreo 8.1.

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How to Choose a Linux Container Image

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 5 Followers on  Oct 20, 2017

A comparison of Linux container images talks about the best practices in choosing an image. Architecture, security and performance are among the factors, while commercial users would also look for support options.

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Google Releases Android Instant Apps SDK 1.1

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 14, 2017

A few months after its introduction at Google I/O 2017, the Android Instant Apps SDK reaches version 1.1, bringing configuration APKs for binary size optimization and a new API to keep user context when transitioning to an installed app from an instant app.

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Apple Open-Sourced the iOS Kernel for ARM CPUs

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Oct 04, 2017

Apple has quietly made available arm and arm64-specific files on its GitHub XNU-darwin repository. While this may not be interesting to all developers, it still enables interesting possibilities for security researchers and others.

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Google Announces Firestore, a Document Database

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 04, 2017

Google has announced Cloud Firestore, a document database for mobile, web and server applications.

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Apple Details Face ID Security

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 29, 2017

Apple has described how Face ID works and how it guarantees security in a new white paper.

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RedHat Announces Support for Azure, .Net Core 2.0 and SQL Server 2017

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 2 Followers on  Sep 27, 2017 1

Microsoft and RedHat recently announced support for Windows Containers in Red Hat OpenShift. The main scenario this announcement targets is to make Linux and Windows containers work in the same cluster. This enables enterprises with mixed environments to migrate towards a container based infrastructure without needing separate clusters for Windows and Linux.

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Swift 4 is Officially Available: What's New

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 20, 2017

Swift’s latest major release contains many changes and updates to the language and the standard library, most notably new String features, extended collections, archival and serialization, and more.

Cloud Follow 108 Followers

Microsoft Announces General Availability of Azure App Service on Linux and Web App for Containers

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  Sep 17, 2017

Microsoft recently announced the availability of Azure App Service running on Linux and support for Web App for Containers. When provisioning web apps, developers now have the ability to choose an underlying Operating System of Windows or Linux. They also have the ability to ingest containerized applications from popular container repositories.

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ARCore is Google’s Second Take on Augmented Reality

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Sep 05, 2017

After launching Project Tango a few years ago, Google has announced a new augmented reality (AR) initiative, ARCore, which aims to bring AR to millions of Android devices.

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Oracle Makes Major Cuts to Solaris and SPARC Teams

by Charles Humble Follow 362 Followers on  Sep 05, 2017

Whilst Oracle has committed to support Solaris until the 2030s, the firm appears to have made substantial cuts to the Solaris and SPARC teams this weekend, potentially signalling a silent end-of-life for both products.

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Android 8.0 Oreo Is Here. Developers Are Recommended to Test Their Apps

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 22, 2017

Google has released the final version of Android 8.0 Oreo. The source code was published to AOSP and system images were made available for supported Nexus and Pixel devices. Android 8.0 comes with several changes that can affect how existing applications function.

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Swift 5 Sets its Goals, Defines New Evolution Process

by Sergio De Simone Follow 6 Followers on  Aug 20, 2017

Expected to be released in late 2018, Swift 5 will bring ABI stability and further work on API resilience and memory ownership. A new evolution process will help ensure Swift 5 development keeps its focus on its planned goals.

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