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SD Times news digest: Apple releases new marketing tools for App Store, Android to expand permissions auto-reset, Swift 5.5 released

Apple announced that users can now easily create custom marketing assets such as banners and images to promote their apps on social media and more. One just needs to select their app, choose a template, customize their design, and add preset messages in multiple languages. The new App Store marketing tools can also be used to create short links or embeddable code that lead to their App Store product page and display an app icon, a QR code, or an App Store badge. Android to expand permissions aut

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The road to fully autonomous testing

Im often asked if and when fully autonomous testing could become a reality. Thats a topic I love to discuss. But, before delving into that, lets take a closer look at the two words that make up that term. Autonomous , meaning without human intervention, is pretty simple. Testing is more difficult because the investigative, inquisitive nature of testing does not lend itself to automation. What I am about to describe is best categorized as autonomous checking. With that in mind, lets continue. Wit

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Wind River acquires Particle Design

Wind River has announced that it completed the acquisition of the UI/UX design company Particle Design which brings UI/UX capabilities to the new Wind River Studio offering. Particle Design offers end-to-end UX research services that employ a range of methodologies from ethnographic research to user evaluations and usability testing; its design services include prototyping, interaction design, and wireframing. The new Wind River Studio is a cloud-native platform for the development, deployment,

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SD Times news digest: Azure SDK September release, Puppet shares future plans for its developer kit, and F5 acquires Threat Stack

Microsoft announced the September release of its new Azure SDKs including one for C++, Go, and the Python Conda version, as well as Resource Management Libraries for .NET, JavaScript, and Go. Also, CloudNative Cloud Events for .NET version 1.0 has released a new stable version. Additional details on all of the highlights, stable releases, and preview releases are available here . Puppet shares future plans for its developer kit Moving forward, the DevX strategy for Puppet is to build a new PDK w

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What to consider when getting started with mobile app testing

As organizations have shifted to a mobile-first approach, theyve found that testing for the sheer number of devices and operating systems out there has become a real challenge. The most important thing in getting started with mobile app testing is ensuring quality by defining a profile of the end users to select the required mobile devices for testing, according to Nadya Knysh, the managing director at a1qa , North America in a recent What the Dev? podcast episode. A1qa is a company that provide

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SD Times news digest: Package Source Mapping in Visual Studio Code, Ruby on Rails 7.0 alpha 1, and Matillion Series E

Microsoft announced the first preview release of Package Source Mapping with Visual Studio 2022 preview 4. Package Source Mapping gives users fine-grained control of where their packages come from by mapping every package in their solution to target a package source. Package Source Mappings will apply to all project types including .NET Framework as long as compatible tooling is used for build and restore. Additional details are available here . Ruby on Rails 7.0 alpha 1 Rails 7.0 alpha 1 offers

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SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Design Principles

Design Principles help teams with decision-making with a few simple principles or constructive questions that can help teams make appropriate decisions. Among the selection of principles are Principles of Design by Tim Berners-Lee, The Ten Principles of Inclusive Web Design, Principles of Calm Technology, and 192 other examples. The project is managed by Ben Brignel, who is an independent product designer from London. The aim of the site is to help us analyse what good Design Principles are. How

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Postman updates its API platform

Postman API announced that its redefining the API Management category with the launch of a new version of the platform. The new and improved features include deeper integration with version control systems, all-new private API networks which provides a central directory of all internal APIs in an organization, and simplified API documentation and onboarding. The new version of the platform also includes a new enterprise governance feature in which team members with the Community Manager role can

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CodeSignal announces new IDE for the hiring process

CodeSignal, a technical recruiting company, announced today new advanced hiring assessment capabilities. The release features the new IDE designed to test candidates technical skills with real-world assessments. According to CodeSignal, the new IDE works as a flight simulation of the coding environment. This allows for employers to fully assess a candidate's skill set while also providing said candidate the opportunity to showcase their abilities and prove why they are the right person for the j

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Microsoft consumers can now completely remove passwords from their accounts

Microsoft today announced that users of Outlook, OneDrive, Family Safety, and more can now opt out of using passwords and choose alternative authentication methods, predicting that the future is passwordless. This comes after the company announced that ??passwordlesssign-in wasgenerally available for commercial users, bringing the feature to enterprise organizations around the world. Some of the main reasons why the company thinks that going passwordless is the next step is because passwords can

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SD Times news digest: Microsoft announces .NET 6 Release Candidate 1, Aerospike 5.7, and Kobiton funding

Microsoft announced the release of .NET 6 Release Candidate 1, the first of two go live releases that are supported in production. It can be downloaded for Linux, macOS, and Windows and it focuses on quality improvements aimed to resolve functional or performance issues. .NET 6 Release Candidate 1 has been tested and is supported with Visual Studio 2022 Preview 4. Usage in Visual Studio 2022 will allow for development in .NET MAUI, Hot Reload for C# apps, new Web Live Preview for Webforms and ot

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Report: Enterprise Java is having a renaissance

Enterprise Java is currently experiencing a renaissance, ever since the change in name from Java EE to Jakarta EE and the transfer of the project from Oracle to the Eclipse Foundation. This is according to Mike Milinkovich, executive director of The Eclipse Foundation, in response to the results of the foundations 2021 Jakarta EE Developer Survey . According to the report, Jakarta EE was the second most used cloud native framework, with 47% of users having adopted it. The most popular framework

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