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Culture & Methods Follow 226 Followers

Adopting Agile and DevOps at Wyndham Vacation Rentals UK

by Ben Linders Follow 12 Followers on  Aug 17, 2017

Embedding agile and DevOps had a positive impact on the role of QA at Wyndham; focusing effort in the earlier lifecycle stages has led to smoother releases with fewer bugs and post-production issues. Business colleagues and customers are more involved throughout the delivery cycle, making testing a shared responsibility .

Mobile Follow 65 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 65 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.

Mobile Follow 65 Followers

Developing Skills for Amazon Echo Show

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Jul 02, 2017

The recently introduced Amazon Echo Show provides developers new opportunities to develop skills that integrate voice control, visual feedback, and tactile input. David Isbitski, Amazon chief evangelist for Alexa, summarized the key points of developing Alexa skills for the Echo Show.

Culture & Methods Follow 226 Followers

Strategy for Mobile and Web Test Coverage

by Ben Linders Follow 12 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 331 Followers

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

by Roland Meertens Follow 3 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.

Mobile Follow 65 Followers

ARKit Sets the Foundations for Augmented Reality on Apple’s Platform

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers on  Jun 07, 2017

At WWDC 2017, Apple unveiled ARKit, a framework to build augmented reality (AR) apps for iOS. ARKit aims to allow for accurate and realistic immersion of virtual content on top of real-world scenes.

Mobile Follow 65 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.

Mobile Follow 65 Followers

New Cryptocurrency Closer to Building Machine-to-Machine Economy

by Ignacio Aguerrevere Follow 1 Followers on  May 26, 2017

The IOTA team is advancing their cryptocurrency protocol to create an economy for IoT devices. The goal is for billions of internet driven devices to be able to exchange currency as well as data.

Mobile Follow 65 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.

Cloud Follow 81 Followers

Microsoft Invests in Hybrid Connectivity, Releases On-Premises Data Gateway

by Kent Weare Follow 7 Followers on  May 14, 2017

In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced the On-premises data gateway has reached General Availability (GA). This gateway allows for remote connectivity from many Microsoft PaaS and SaaS services to data sources residing behind a corporate firewall.

Mobile Follow 65 Followers

Shoutem Aims to Be the WordPress of React Native Mobile Apps

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers 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.

.NET Follow 126 Followers

Microsoft Build 2017 - Day 2 Early Access

by Jeff Martin Follow 6 Followers 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.

Mobile Follow 65 Followers

Linux Foundation EdgeX Foundry to Enable Edge Computing for IoT

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers 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.

Mobile Follow 65 Followers

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

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 Followers 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.

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