Google continues AI push with new Gemini tools for developers

Google kicked off its annual I/O developer conference with a clear emphasis on AI, unveiling a suite of new Gemini-powered solutions to empower developers.

At the forefront is an expansion of Google's Gemini language model, including the public preview of 1.5 Flash which is designed for high-frequency tasks. Developers can join a waitlist to preview a groundbreaking two million context window for 1.5 Pro.

"Streamline workflows and optimise AI-powered applications with...

JetBrains launches 2024.1 with local AI code completion

JetBrains has released the 2024.1 updates for its IDEs with several major new features, headlined by full-line code autocompletion powered by local AI models.

The new full-line code completion functionality ensures code suggestions are processed entirely on the user's device, minimising latency and providing a seamless offline experience.

“We’ve developed models that run directly on your device, and the IDE verifies each suggestion,” explained Mikhail Kostyukov,...

Apple will plough $1B annually into AI after being ‘caught off guard’

In response to rapid AI advancements, Apple is set to plough $1 billion annually into the development of competing solutions.

Executives at Apple have reportedly expressed concerns about falling behind competitors, particularly in the wake of innovations driven by AI models like GPT.

CEO Tim Cook confirmed Apple's commitment to generative AI in a recent statement, acknowledging the need to catch up with the evolving market. The company, which was reportedly "caught off...

GitHub opens Copilot Chat to all developers

GitHub has announced that Copilot Chat is now available to all developers, ushering in a new era of AI-powered software development.

Copilot Chat was launched for ‘Business’ users in July. The AI assistant is capable of assisting developers in their preferred natural language and promises to reduce repetitive tasks.

Developers can use the assistant to explore new languages or frameworks, troubleshoot bugs, and/or seek answers to coding questions, all while remaining...

Stack Overflow unveils OverflowAI to support developers with AI/ML solutions

At the WeAreDevelopers World Congress in Berlin, Stack Overflow took the stage to reveal six innovative capabilities and features as part of its OverflowAI offerings.

These AI/ML solutions aim o revolutionise the way developers find solutions within their workflows, catering to both the public platform and Stack Overflow's popular SaaS product, Stack Overflow for Teams.

By integrating AI into its platform, Stack Overflow aims to accelerate the growth of GenAI, bringing...

Apple patent suggests Xcode will use ML to expedite development

Apple has long championed the idea that coding should be accessible to everyone and the company is making significant strides in leveraging machine learning (ML) to expedite app development.

While the focus has largely been on their proprietary ML models rather than adopting existing solutions like ChatGPT, a newly-granted patent suggests that Apple is actively exploring the integration of ML into its software development system, particularly within Xcode.

The patent,...

Apple releases Xcode 14.3 with all the latest SDKs

Apple has released Xcode 14.3 to developers, which includes the latest SDKs for iOS 16.4, iPadOS 16.4, tvOS 16.4, watchOS 9.4, and macOS Ventura 13.3.

Xcode enables developers to create apps for Apple platforms such as iOS, macOS, and watchOS. This update allows developers to create apps that are fully compatible with the latest operating systems from Apple.

Apple recently warned that developers will be required to use Xcode 14.1 or later to build and submit their apps...

Visual Studio Marketplace is the latest supply chain attack vector

Aqua Security researchers have found that hackers are using Visual Studio Marketplace to conduct supply chain attacks.

In a new report, the researchers uncovered that attackers could impersonate popular VS Code extensions to trick developers into downloading malicious versions.

VS Code is the most popular IDE, with around 74.48 percent of developers using it. The vast array of extensions available for VS Code is partly what drives its popularity.

Here are some...

GitHub Copilot will enable developers to code using their voice

A new GitHub Copilot feature will enable developers to code using their voice.

Copilot was introduced last year and uses AI to help speed up mundane coding tasks by suggesting how to complete lines.

Behind the Copilot feature is an AI model developed by OpenAI called Codex. OpenAI claims that Codex has a broad knowledge of how people use code and is “significantly more capable than GPT-3” in generating code.

Microsoft-owned GitHub announced at its annual...

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...