Apple opens registrations for next App Store Sessions

Apple developers wanting to optimise their listing and marketing strategies can now register for the next round of App Store Sessions.

The sessions connect developers with Apple’s experts to learn more about all things App Store, including:

Improving your listing pagesAttracting customersTesting marketing strategiesImplementing subscriptionsSuccessfully using TestFlight for beta tests

App Store Sessions were first introduced in February to significant interest. They...

Snyk launches the ‘first developer-centric cloud security solution

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Snyk, a specialist in developer security, has unveiled Snyk Cloud, announcing the launch of the industry's first comprehensive Cloud Security Solution designed by and for developers.

This latest development was made possible by the acquisition of Fugue earlier this year. Thoughtfully designed with global DevSecOps teams in mind, Snyk’s Cloud Security solution unites and extends existing products Snyk Infrastructure as Code and Snyk Container with Fugue’s leading cloud security...

Game developer criticises NFTs at event sponsored by blockchain firms

A game developer surprised attendees of an event sponsored by blockchain firms by criticising NFTs.

NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens) have become one of the blockchain industry’s darling use cases. The technology is primarily associated with art projects; with purchasers able to prove their ownership thanks to immutable records on blockchains.

Arguably, the most infamous NFT project is Bored Ape Yacht Club—which even recently featured in a music video by Eminem and Snoop...

ShiftLeft: Just 3% of app vulnerabilities are attackable

ShiftLeft, an innovator in automated application security testing, has released its second annual AppSec Progress Report documenting critical trends in application security and how organizations are shifting security left to deal with the ever-rising volume of attacks and disclosed vulnerabilities.

The report covers year-over-year trends and general findings analyzed from millions of scans last year using the ShiftLeft CORE platform across applications running numerous programming...

SmartBear launches all-in-one web browser and mobile app testing

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SmartBear, a provider of software development and quality tools, has made web testing on BitBar available.

The company has added web browser testing capabilities into its next-gen mobile app testing platform, BitBar, for the most reliable and streamlined cloud-based testing available with instant access to all the latest browsers and devices to support a consistent digital customer experience.

“To meet both software release speed and high-quality requirements,...

Snowflake boosts native python support and data access

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Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, has unveiled new enhancements that improve programmability for data scientists, data engineers, and application developers

The company announced the update this week at its annual user conference, Snowflake Summit 2022, in Las Vegas.

Snowflake’s latest innovations bring Python to the forefront, with the launch of Snowpark for Python, now in public preview, and a native integration with Streamlit for rapid application development and...

Xcode Cloud is now available to all developers

Apple has announced that Xcode Cloud is now available to all developers.

Xcode Cloud was first announced during WWDC 2021. Over the past year, it’s gradually been rolling out in beta to lucky developers.

A year (and a WWDC) later, Xcode Cloud is leaving beta.

Xcode Cloud is a continuous integration and delivery service that’s built into Xcode. The solution accelerates the development and delivery of apps by bringing together cloud-based tools that help...

Ethereum core developer encourages ‘The Merge’ testing

Tim Beiko, an Ethereum core developer, has taken to Twitter to encourage both developers and users to help test “The Merge” prior to the anticipated event.

The Merge is when Ethereum’s proof-of-stake testnet will merge with the platform’s mainnet—a highly complex endeavour that has been many years in the making. Short of any delays, it’s expected to take place in August.

Ethereum has $70.55 billion “locked” in its thriving decentralised finance ecosystem....

Apple begins notifying developers invited to WWDC22

Apple is sending out RSVPs to developers invited to attend its first in-person WWDC since the COVID-19 pandemic.

With Google I/O now behind us, Apple’s conference will be the next big event in many developers’ diaries. The annual event is normally packed to the rafters but over the pandemic had been relegated to online-only affairs.

This year’s event is returning to having a physical presence and the company has invited a limited number of developers to...

Google’s new Play Store section forces developers to explain their data collection

Google is rolling out a new section in Play Store listings that forces developers to explain what data they’re collecting and how it’s being used.

The new section is titled ‘Data safety’ and will appear alongside the usual sections like ‘About this app’ and ‘Ratings and reviews’:

Apple released a similar feature as part of numerous privacy-enhancing features in last year’s iOS 14. Google showed off its version last year but is only beginning to roll...