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Android Studio Switched to New D8 Compiler

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Apr 09, 2018

Recently released Android Studio 3.1 switched to a new DEX compiler which promises to provide better and faster compilation, writes Google software engineer Jeffrey van Gogh.

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Google Open Sources Accessibility Test Framework for iOS

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Apr 04, 2018

Google GTXiLib, an accessibility test automation framework for iOS, is now open source under the Apache License. GTXiLib is written in Objective-C and integrate with Xcode unit testing facilities.

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Android Studio 3.1 Aims to Improve App Development Productivity

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 31, 2018

The latest release of Android Studio, version 3.1, focuses on improving app development productivity and includes a new C++ performance profiler, command line support for Kotlin Lint checks, SQL code completion and improved refactoring, and more.

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Google Previews New "Bristlecone" Quantum Processor

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 14, 2018

Google research scientist Julian Kelly presented Google’s new quantum processor, dubbed Bristlecone, able to scale up to 72 qubits.

AI, ML & Data Engineering Follow 753 Followers

Facebook Releases Open Source "Detectron" Deep-Learning Library for Object Detection

by Alexis Perrier Follow 1 Followers on  Mar 13, 2018

Recent releases from Facebook and Google implement the most current deep-learning algorithms to take a crack at the challenging problem of machine object detection.

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Go 2017 Survey Shows Generics and Dependency Management the Most Desired Features

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 09, 2018

The latest Go survey confirms developers see Go lack of generics and dependency management as their two biggest issues with the language. This notwithstanding, this survey marks the first time more respondents use Go professionally than for personal projects.

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Android P DP1: WiFi-RTT, Display Cutout Support, Multiple Cameras, Animated GIFs, NNAPI 1.1

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Mar 08, 2018

Google has made available the first Android P Developer Preview (DP1). Notable new features include: WiFi-RTT, cutout, multiple cameras, animated GIFs, NNAPI 1.1, and more performance for Kotlin code.

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Google’s Cross-Platform Mobile UI Framework Flutter Now in Beta

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Mar 02, 2018

Flutter, now in beta, is Google attempt to create a framework for cross-platform interfaces for both iOS and Android apps that behave and feel like native, although not standard, UIs.

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Google ARCore Hits 1.0, Runs on More Devices

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 28, 2018

Following its preview announcement, Google is now releasing ARCore 1.0, which greatly extends the set of supported devices.

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Dart 2 Revamped for Mobile Development

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 24, 2018

The latest version of Google’s Dart programming language, sporting a strengthened type system, cleaned-up syntax, and an improved toolchain, is being touted by Google as the way to go for Mobile and Web app development, enabling a 2–3x productivity increase.

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Go Language 1.10 Improves Toolchain and Performance

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 20, 2018

Although the latest release of Go does not include any major changes at the language level, it provides a number of improvements to the toolchain, the Go runtime, and the standard library.

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Go Language Now Accepts Patches via GitHub Pull Requests

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Feb 15, 2018

Google has started mirroring GitHub PRs for Go into Gerrit, Go’s upstream Git server, thus making it easier for developers to contribute to Go development.

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Meltdown and Spectre: What They Are and How to Deal with Them

by Abel Avram Follow 7 Followers on  Jan 05, 2018

This article discusses the latest CPU vulnerabilities – Meltdown and Spectre – and the current solutions to fix them.

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Google to Improve Security and Privacy of Google Play Apps

by Sergio De Simone Follow 12 Followers on  Dec 30, 2017

Android developers will have to comply with two new requirements if they want their apps to be available on Google Play in the future. Those include supporting a recent Android version and adding support for 64-bit native code. Additionally, Google will start including some security metadata to improve APK authenticity verification.

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Google Kubernetes Engine Upgrades: Regional Clusters, New Dashboard and Security Recommendations

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 4 Followers on  Dec 22, 2017

Google has enhanced its Kubernetes Engine (GKE) service with a few upgrades. Customers can now use GKE at scale, manage clusters with a web-based dashboard Cloud Console besides the supported kubectl command line interface, and harden the security by applying Google’s best practices for running a Kubernetes cluster.

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