Google to Android developers: Cut the crappy apps, or else

Google to Android developers: Cut the crappy apps, or else

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Google to Android developers: Cut the crappy apps, or else

Google to Android developers: Cut the crappy apps, or else

Nov 17, 2017Apps that are crash-prone or battery hogs are now demoted in Google Play search results so you'll be burdened with fewer one-star duds.

Whats new in TypeScript 2.6

Whats new in TypeScript 2.6

Nov 17, 2017Version 2. 6 of Microsofts TypeScript language has moved to the release candidate stage. The new release of the typed superset of JavaScript features improvements such as increased strictness to help developers better find mistakes. The new features in TypeScript 2. 6TypeScript 2. 6 introduces a strict mode flag, which is identified as --strictFunctionTypes. In strict mode, any function type that does not originate from a method has its parameters compared contravariantly, said Microsofts Daniel Rosenwasser, program manager for TypeScript. To read this article in full, please click here.

Samsung plays up Galaxy Note 7's iris scanner

Samsung plays up Galaxy Note 7\'s iris scanner

Nov 17, 2017The company's mobile chief touts iris recognition as the "safest security technology. ".

Apache PredictionIO: Easier machine learning with Spark

Apache PredictionIO: Easier machine learning with Spark

Nov 17, 2017The Apache Foundation has added a new machine learning project to its roster, Apache PredictionIO, an open-sourced version of a project originally devised by a subsidiary of Salesforce. What PredictionIO does for machine learning and SparkApache PredictionIO is built atop Spark and Hadoop, and serves Spark-powered predictions from data using customizable templates for common tasks. Apps send data to PredictionIOs event server to train a model, then query the engine for predictions based on the model. To read this article in full, please click here.

Whats new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Whats new in Microsoft Visual Studio Code

Nov 17, 2017Microsofts open source development tool is an important piece of the developers toolkit.  Built using GitHubs cross-platform Electron framework, Visual Studio Code is a full-featured development editor that supports a wide selection of languages and platforms, from the familiar C and C# to modern environments and languages like Go and Node. js, with parity between Windows, MacOS, and Linux releases. Microsoft regularly updates Visual Studio Code. Keep track of the updates key features in this changelog. [ Get started with Visual Studio Code, Microsofts lightweight editor for Windows, MacOS, and Linux.  Discover Microsofts feature roadmap for Visual Studio Code. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorlds App Dev Report newsletter. ]Where to download Visual Studio CodeTo download the editor for Windows, MacOS, and Linux, go to Microsofts Visual Code Studio website.  To read this article in full, please click here.

Android Oreo is here and you can get it soon

Android Oreo is here and you can get it soon

Nov 17, 2017Google announces the name of its latest version of Android with the unveiling of a statue in Manhattan that took place while the moon was eclipsing the sun.

Whats new in Node.js 8 and Node.js 9

Whats new in Node.js 8 and Node.js 9

Nov 17, 2017Node. js 8 is graduating to Long Term Support (LTS) release status, which is intended to signify a level of stability for use in enterprise deployments. Accompanying this new designation for Node. js 8 is the debut of Node. js 9, with asynchronous resource tracking, as the current release line. Node. js 8 featuresWith an LTS release of the popular server-side JavaScript runtime, the focus is on security and stability. The LTS release is actively maintained for 18 months. First introduced by the Node. js Foundation in late-May, the Node. js 8. x line features:To read this article in full, please click here.

Save on G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM780R MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Cherry MX Blue and more

Save on G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM780R MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Cherry MX Blue and more

Nov 17, 2017Save on G. SKILL RIPJAWS KM780R MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Cherry MX Blue and more.

Scripting languages slip in popularity

Scripting languages slip in popularity

Nov 17, 2017Prominent scripting languages, once viewed as the future of programming by offering ease of use, have slipped in the monthly Tiobe index of language popularity. Only Python and JavaScript still have some momentum. Languages that have seen their fortunes decline include Perl, PHP, and Ruby. Software quality services company Tiobes suspected cause is a desire among developers for higher quality than is afforded in scripting languages: Because quality demands are getting higher and higher, hardly anybody dares to write a critical and large software system in a scripting language nowadays. [ What is TypeScript? Industrial-strength JavaScript.  Keep up with TypeScripts frequent updates with InfoWorlds TypeScript version feature tracker. | What is Python? Everything you need to know. Tutorial: How to get started with Python. 6 essential libraries for every Python developer. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorlds App Dev Report newsletter. ]With scripting languages, most errors show up in runtime. And this is a problem, Tiobe says. Developers can write unit tests to compensate for this but it still is quite dangerous because these errors can happen while the application is in production. Statically typed languages, meanwhile, have responded to the threat of scripting languages by reducing type verbosity. To read this article in full, please click here.

Whats new in Angular 5: easier progressive web apps

Whats new in Angular 5: easier progressive web apps

Nov 17, 2017Angular, Googles popular JavaScript framework for building mobile and desktop applications, has had a whirlwind year, with two major upgrades in the past 14 months. It reached the next milestone with Angular 5. 0. 0s arrival on November 1, 2017. However, planned support for Google-driven progressive web apps and Material Design capabilities are not expected to ship until late November 2017. The Angular 5. 0. 0 upgrade itself centers on making the framework faster, smaller, and easier to use. Despite the 5 designation, the AngularJS upgrade is just the fourth release for the framework, which was initially called AngularJS and debuted in 2012. Angular 5s release took longer than expected, missing previous release targets of September 18 and October 23, 2017. To read this article in full, please click here.

Mobvoi TicHome Mini review

Mobvoi TicHome Mini review

Nov 17, 2017This battery-powered Google Assistant speaker has a lot going for it, but it lacks polish.

Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-inch) review

Microsoft Surface Book 2 (15-inch) review

Nov 17, 2017Microsoft's Surface Book 2 adds new CPUs, gamer-ready graphics and a bigger 15-inch screen option.