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These languages will help current and new mobile application developers navigate the programming landscape to code apps that are stable, secure, and compatible with modern mobile architectures.

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As I have said previously, I’m no fan of programming or app development. I don’t find myself to be very good at it, but I am truly in awe of what can be accomplished with properly written applications, especially when the applications leverage network and cloud-based technologies to provide enhanced functionality and reporting capability while offering cross-platform support.

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There are colleagues of mine who have always shown this ability to tap into a program’s APIs to create helpful dashboards that can be rolled into mobile apps, allowing them to keep tabs of a number of systems or an entire site—all from their smartphones—including integrated push notifications to alert them of

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Developers who provide the ability to transfer Spotify playlists to Apple Music, or other services, are reportedly being told their access to the Spotify SDK will be revoked.

As it continues to say Apple “threatens our collective freedoms to listen, create, and connect,” Spotify has allegedly begun notifying developers that they can no longer transfer playlists to other services. SongShift reports that it has been told to cease such transfers or risk losing access to the Spotify SDK.

“The Spotify Developer Platform Team reached out and let us know we’d need to remove transferring from their service to a competing music service or have our API access revoked due to TOS [terms of service] violation,” announced SongShift in a blog post.

“While this is not the news we wanted to hear, we respect their decision,” it continued. As of the next release, SongShift v5.1.2, Spotify transfers will end. “This

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Imagine being able to embark on a real-time computer vision project in a few hours, with no code to build a traffic control system, a warehouse monitoring system, or an in-store point of sale optimization system. Like the apps that are built on top of smartphone operating systems, these smart computer vision projects can use a multitude of proprietary and vendor algorithms. Because they are built on top of BrainFrame, an operating system for computer vision that comes with a Smart Vision AI Developers Kit, they take a fraction of the time to build than other computer vision projects.

BrainFrame is one of the core products of Aotu.ai, started by two founders, Stephen Li and Alex Thiel. Stephen applied his experience building out the Android operating system to BrainFrame. In collaboration with leading chipmakers such as Intel, Nvidia, etc., BrainFrame is positioning itself to

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  • House Democrats released a 449-page report on Tuesday based on the results of an investigation into whether Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Apple are engaging in anticompetitive practices.
  • In regards to Apple, much of the report focuses on accusations from developers saying that the tech giant’s App Store policies and rules make it difficult to compete in the marketplace.
  • The report cites conversations with app developers and Apple’s former director of App Store review among other resources.
  • Apple has refuted the accusations and conclusions made in the report, saying it doesn’t hold a monopoly and its rules are designed to enforce safety and trust in the App Store.
  • Still, the report suggests that the long-running issues developers have taken with Apple’s policies are far from being resolved. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

House lawmakers have finally revealed the findings of their lengthy antitrust investigation

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Advanced Development Pack harnesses first-of-its-kind intelligence to help teams improve code quality, minimize breaking changes, and integrate next-gen security

Making Developer’s Lives Easier as We Enter The New Frontier of Dependency Management
Making Developer’s Lives Easier as We Enter The New Frontier of Dependency Management
Making Developer’s Lives Easier as We Enter The New Frontier of Dependency Management

Fulton, Md., Oct. 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sonatype, the company that scales DevOps through open source governance and software supply chain automation, today unveils its breakthrough Advanced Development Pack that fundamentally changes how teams manage code dependencies. Designed after studying development and cybersecurity hygiene practices across 30,000 software teams, this new offering available to Nexus Lifecycle customers, ensures developers select the highest quality OSS components that are used to build 90% of a modern application.

The Advanced Development Pack’s pioneering dependency management enables developers to choose components based on project quality, ease-of-upgrade, and advanced knowledge of abnormal committer behavior, giving them confidence they’ve chosen

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Microsoft has announced general availability of its new Microsoft Edge Tools for VS Code extension, which lets developers embed Edge’s browser developer tools into Microsoft’s popular cross-platform code editor. 

The new extension allows developers to use Edge’s built-in Elements and Network tool from within Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code (VS Code) to fix styling, layout, and CSS issues with a site.   

The idea is to bring Edge’s tools to VS Code so developers don’t need to switch between the editor and browser when moving from development to debugging tasks. 

SEE: 10 ways to prevent developer burnout (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

Microsoft says the new extension simplifies developers’ workflow by changing the way users can launch an instance of Edge to debug. Users can now connect to an existing browser instance, start a new one or a headless browser that lacks a browser window and has no icon in the task bar. 

“Continuously

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Playwright for Python automates end-to-end testing for web apps and works in any browser.

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Writing end-to-end tests in Python just got easier.

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Microsoft has announced Playwright for Python, an API that enables developers to write end-to-end tests for web applications in the
Python programming language.

Playwright for Python is designed to speed up the process of testing new web applications by automating the process from start to finish. Built on the 
GitHub platform,

the Playwright API allows developers to run tests on all modern web browsers, including the new Microsoft Edge browser, Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari.

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Microsoft released Playwright for Java earlier this year. It, along with Python and JavaScript, make up the top three
most popular programming languages

in the world. 

SEE: Linux commands for user management (TechRepublic Premium)

According to the company, the Playwright API delivers automation that is faster and more

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Apple today seeded the second betas of upcoming iOS 14.2 and iPadOS 14.2 updates to developers, two weeks after seeding the first betas and a little over two weeks after releasing the iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 updates.


iOS and iPadOS 14.2 can be downloaded through the Apple Developer Center or over the air after the proper developer profile has been installed.

The iOS 14.2 update brings a new Music Recognition control for the Control Center, which enhances the integration of the Apple-owned Shazam app in the iOS operating system. Music Recognition lets you discover music playing around you and it can recognize music playing in apps even when you’re wearing AirPods.


The Shazam Music Recognition feature can be added to Control Center through the Control Center options in the Settings app. To use the feature, open up Control Center and then tap on the Shazam icon to initiate a

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Software company Haystack wanted to see how it could address burnout amongst its team.

Very few people enjoy meetings, and many will agree that constantly being pulled into huddles and stand-ups just takes valuable time away from actually getting stuff done.

The coronavirus pandemic has added another layer to this issue. While
video-conferencing tools

have created a means for us to stay in touch with our colleagues, organizations are still struggling to find a balance, leading to the rise of a new phenomenon informally dubbed
“Zoom fatigue”

.

SEE: COVID-19 workplace policy (TechRepublic Premium)

Software company Haystack recently found itself experiencing this first-hand. At the beginning of the March, the company appeared to be cruising along smoothly, successfully tackling issues, bugs and launching new features at top speed. However, things began to change quickly in mid-April, when productivity took a nosedive and a pattern of inactivity during the morning hours

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Google is cracking down on app makers who have been evading Android’s app store tax. The company has updated its policy to enforce the 30% cut it requires developers to pay if they want to sell and distribute their apps on the Google Play Store.

This isn’t a new development. But over the years, many companies like Spotify, due to Google’s lax guidelines, have managed to circumvent this tax by offering their own payment systems.

Starting September 30 next year, however, Google will mandate the use of its own in-app billing interface. In addition to the upfront fee premium apps charge, this also applies to just about anything else you’d pay for inside an app such as virtual currencies on games, subscriptions to a fitness or education service, and more.

Google says about 3% of apps on its Play Store sell digital goods and out of that, 97% already take

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