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Oracle Makes Major Cuts to Solaris and SPARC Teams

by Charles Humble Follow 160 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.

Mobile Follow 50 Followers

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 5 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.

JavaScript Follow 114 Followers

Google's Puppeteer Joins Crowd of Headless Chrome Tools

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Aug 18, 2017

Google's new tool, Puppeteer, is a custom-built Node API used to control headless Chrome. It joins a number of existing community tools that solve the very painful problem of working with the Chrome DevTools Protocol. The addition of Google's tool will hopefully result in more options and capabilities for web developers.

DevOps Follow 225 Followers

Book Review Docker on Windows by Elton Stoneman

by Roland Meertens Follow 2 Followers on  Aug 09, 2017

Docker on Windows, written by Elton Stoneman, is a great book for Windows developers who want to learn how to effectively use Docker. It covers many aspects from Docker: images and containers, but also newer features such as multi-stage builds. The book is a perfect fit for engineers, architects, and administrators who are already building and delivering server applications running on Windows.

.NET Follow 101 Followers

Microsoft Previews Bug and Security Risk Detection on Windows and Linux

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jul 22, 2017

Microsoft has made available Project Springfield as an Azure service preview called Microsoft Security Risk Detection (MSRD) for detecting code bugs and security vulnerabilities in Windows and Linux applications.

Mobile Follow 50 Followers

Google Uses Machine Learning to Identify Intrusive Android Apps

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Jul 15, 2017

Google uses a clustering algorithm to automatically analyze Android apps and detect which ones can be considered intrusive, write Google security engineers Martin Pelikan, Giles Hogben, and Ulfar Erlingsson.

Mobile Follow 50 Followers

Apple Open-Sources the Swift Language Migrator

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Jul 11, 2017

Apple has open-sourced the Swift 4 migrator that is included in Xcode 9, recently announced at WWDC 2017.

Culture & Methods Follow 173 Followers

Strategy for Mobile and Web Test Coverage

by Ben Linders Follow 8 Followers 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.

Data Science Follow 265 Followers

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

by Roland Meertens Follow 2 Followers 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.

JavaScript Follow 114 Followers

Google Is to Remove Support for PNaCl

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers 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.

Mobile Follow 50 Followers

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

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  May 27, 2017

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

JavaScript Follow 114 Followers

Updates to Google Chrome DevTools

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers 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.

DevOps Follow 225 Followers

Moby and LinuxKit Open Source from Docker

by Chris Swan Follow 105 Followers 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’.

Mobile Follow 50 Followers

Kotlin Is Now a Supported Android Language

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  May 18, 2017 1

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.

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