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Swift 4 is Officially Available: What's New

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 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.

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Apple’s iPhone X Has Custom Neural Engine Processor Built In

by Charles Humble Follow 295 Followers on  Sep 13, 2017

Speaking in the Steve Jobs Theatre at Apple Park yesterday Philip Schiller, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Apple, described some of the technology behind the facial recognition system in the newly announced iPhone X including a dedicated neural engine built into the A11 chip.

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Amazon Alexa Skill CLI and Management API to Streamline Development

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

Amazon has announced a new API and command-line tool to make it possible to create, update, test, and submit Alexa skills.

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ARCore is Google’s Second Take on Augmented Reality

by Sergio De Simone Follow 5 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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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.

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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 .

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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