Microsoft HoloJS allows JavaScript developers to build HoloLens apps

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Many see Microsoft HoloLens as a pair of mixed reality smartglasses, but they may not be aware that the HoloLens is an underlying application development platform called Windows Holographic – an application programming interface (API) which is a part of the Windows 10 API.

Developers use the Windows Holographic platform to design augmented reality applications for the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). Microsoft has added another designing instrument to their kit that enables them to...

By Developer Tech, 21 December 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Java.

Android is driving a 12 million-strong population of mobile developers

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The number of mobile application developers has now reached over 12 million according to figures by Evans Data, and it's being driven by the Android platform.

With mobile development skills becoming more invaluable than ever the number of developers has increased five-fold since Evans Data first began recording data back in 2006. In the first report, just two million developers focused on...

By Ryan Daws, 10 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Android, HTML5, Java, Platforms.

Opinion: Don’t bother with native code

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There’s always been something of a philosophical discussion over the efficiency of developing native apps. The argument follows that native apps give you access to a platform’s full functionality helping you to manipulate built-in capabilities to create sophisticated applications. Conversely, there is a popular conception...

By Burke Holland, 18 February 2016, 1 comment. Categories: Android, Industry, iOS, Java, Languages, Mobile.

Microsoft will open source its 'Chakra' JavaScript engine

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Microsoft has announced its decision to release its powerful 'Chakra' engine - used for JavaScript in the company's Edge browser – to the open source community. Although not the most surprising open source news in the past week, that award goes to Apple, it's a momentous step in helping to advance the engine.

With the intention to publish the ChakraCore repository to GitHub in...

By Ryan Daws, 07 December 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Git, Java, Languages, Windows.

Oracle's new API deals with Java EE security problems

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Oracle's staff are fully-aware that security in Java EE hasn't been taken as seriously as it should have, but are working to fix these problems in the new Java EE security API (JSR 375) which is a proposal for baking better security into the environment. 

Java's development environment is notorious when it comes to security problems, at...

By Ryan Daws, 06 November 2015, 0 comments. Categories: API, Java, Security.

Google's software build tool Bazel heads into beta

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Bazel, a tool used internally at Google to build software quickly, was made open-source back in March to advance its development. Google has now released Bazel under beta to allow engineers to build server and client software for Android and iOS whilst avoiding some of the usual issues. 

One large caveat, however, is that Bazel is only available for Linux and OS X for the time being – with a Windows version being made "a priority" and due to make the cut...

By Ryan Daws, 10 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Development Tools, iOS, Java.

Javosize offers Java developers free access to new platform for three months

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Technology startup Javosize, which claims to consist of “frustrated Java developers”, is offering devs free access to its Application Performance Management (APM) platform for 90 days.

The platform, slated for launch in October 2015, will cost $9.99 per month after the trial period as the company is looking to offer a low-cost product. Each beta tester will also be able to utilize three application servers at no cost.

Javosize chief magical officer Michael Carducci –...

By Developer Tech, 08 September 2015, 0 comments. Categories: Java, Languages, Platforms.

Research: Stack Overflow reveals the most-loved languages and platforms for 2015

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In the latest research conducted by Stack Overflow, the Q&A resource site for developers, programmers have revealed their most-loved languages and platforms of 2015. Their findings are based on the responses of 26,086 people from 157 countries and consist of full-stack developers, mobile developers, and front-end...

By Ryan Daws, 14 April 2015, 1 comment. Categories: Android, C#, Development Tools, Industry, iOS, Java, Languages, Platforms.

Google's new "Jack and Jill" Android compilers

With a brand-new Android release, it's only natural we'll see some updates to the development tools as well. As found by Saikoa, the latest Android SDK contains two new build tools called 'Jack' and 'Jill' after the nursery rhyme characters. The twosome aim to replace the less-catchy existing 'javac' and 'dex' compilers...

Google's decision for creating two new compilers could be due to the ongoing dispute with Oracle over the use of...

By Ryan Daws, 01 December 2014, 2 comments. Categories: Android, Java, Languages, Platforms.

Think you can crack this code? Woto may have a job for you

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Social media publishing firm Woto has put up a job advert for digital design graduates – but written entirely in JavaScript, designed to “separate the wheat from the chaff.”

DeveloperTech normally sniffs out cheap PR stunts a mile off – but this one is actually quite interesting. The job, a paid internship, is located at the Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH) advertising agency.

Naturally...

By James Bourne, 25 September 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Careers, Development Tools, Java, Languages.

Java accounts for 91% of attacks, U.S Cloud providers distribute 44% of Malware

When you think about it, most vulnerabilities within the public eye appears to come down to Java in some respect – but it’s not just you – Cisco’s 2014 Annual Security Report points the blame at Oracle's Java for being a leading cause of security woes.

In fact, the report suggest as much as 91 percent of all attacks can be pointed at Java’s insecurities being the culprit.

The data comes via the Vulnerability...

By Ryan Daws, 20 January 2014, 0 comments. Categories: Cloud, Java, Platforms, Security.

Jon Skeet on C#, the present and the future

There’s a trend in programming languages which will certainly please Redmond. According to latest TIOBE figures, only six of the top 20 languages are gaining popularity - and three of them are defined by Microsoft.

Whilst Visual Basic.NET gained four places to position 11, and Transact-SQL leapt to position 9 in the November rankings, neither could perforate the fairly rigid top eight, with C and Java comfortably at the summit.

The only language which...

By James Bourne, 05 December 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Java, Languages.

Google launches Dart 1.0, positions as alternative to JavaScript

Google has unveiled version 1.0 of its Web programming language Dart at the Devoxx conference in Belgium – and has JavaScript firmly in its sights.

The Dart project, which has been in the works for over two years, now comprises the language, an SDK, as well as Dartium, a Chrome browser to run Dart programs, and utility support which converts Dart into JavaScript for browsers unable to support the language, called dart2js.

By James Bourne, 14 November 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Development Tools, Java, Platforms, Testing.

Veteran dev Mike Riley on the future of the software developer

Mike Riley has been a software developer in some capacity or other for decades. Currently the Director of Technology at Quarasan, an educational publishing company in Chicago, he’s grateful that he gets to do what he does for a living.

His job responsibilities include network engineering, software engineering, system administration, security management and desktop management – the whole nine yards.

Riley, who didn’t pursue a traditional path to become a software developer, is largely self-taught and is driven by a love for new...

By InfoSec Institute, 09 August 2013, 0 comments. Categories: Design, Development Tools, Java, Languages.

PYPL crowns C# 2012’s “language of the year”

The PopularitY of Programming Language (PYPL) index has released its 2012 results and, while Java remains the most widely used programming language by a distance, PYPL has proclaimed Microsoft’s C# as its language of the year.

This is because of C#’s significant increase in usage, up 2.3% from this time last year, according to PYPL. Java had a 28.3% developer share in 2012, even though its usage went down 0.3%. PHP,...

By James Bourne, 03 January 2013, 1 comment. Categories: Development Tools, Java, Languages.

Splunk introduces new SDKs for Java and Python

A frankly excellent 2012 for San Francisco’s big data intelligence darling Splunk is ending the year with the launch of two new SDKs for Java and Python.

Splunk has seen impressive growth since its inception in 2003, largely off the back of the increasing big data analysis needs of websites, apps, servers, networks and mobile devices that power much of the business world.

Its recent $229.5m Wall Street IPO put the relatively young company firmly on the map in the minds of a far wider audience than the...

By Matt Henkes, 18 December 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Java, Languages.

KnockoutJS: An MVVM framework for jQuery developers

KnockoutJS: An MVVM Framework for jQuery Developers

At the end of this article, the reader will understand what MVVM is, why it is useful, and how open source JavaScript frameworks like Knockout can help deliver MVVM applications.

 

Topics covered in this article:

• What is MVVM

• Benefits of MVVM

• How to implement data binding in a jQuery application using...

By Jason Beres, 13 December 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Design, Development Tools, Java, Languages.

Are you on board with JavaScript test-driven development?

By Tom Barker, co-author of Foundation Website Creation with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript (Apress, 2012) and author of soon to be released JavaScript Performance: Monitoring and Visualization (Apress, 2012)).

If you program exclusively in JavaScript, you haven’t been able to incorporate test-driven development (TDD) into your process until about a year ago. That’s when unit-testing frameworks – my favourite is Jasmine, developed by Pivotal Labs – became available. Is it worth...

By Apress, 25 September 2012, 0 comments. Categories: Development Tools, Java, Languages.