Developer

  • Google Gives Android Developers New Beta-Testing Options

    Google Gives Android Developers New Beta-Testing Options

    Google has long given Android developers the option to manage closed beta tests from the Google Play Developer Console. To join these betas, users had to become part of a Google+ community or Google Group, however. That was obviously not the most intuitive way of joining a beta program, but at the time, this idea fit in well with Google’s obsession with all things Google+. Starting… Read More

  • A Silly Look Inside The Mario Maker Level Hackathon At Facebook HQ

    The latest perk of working at Facebook: getting to play the new Nintendo game Super Mario Maker a month before it comes out. Yesterday, Facebook hosted a hackathon where 100 employees built their own levels using Mario Maker. The game lets you make your own obstacle courses for the plumber using elements from Mario 1, 3, and Super Mario World. Teams competed for whose level was best. We… Read More

  • GitHub Raises $250M Series B Round To Take Risks

    GitHub Raises $250M Series B Round To Take Risks

    GitHub, the software development collaboration and version control service based on the popular open source Git tool, today announced that it has raised a $250 million funding round led by Sequoia Capital. Andreessen Horowitz, Thrive Capital and Institutional Venture Partners also participated in this round. Read More

  • Vector Plans Developer Platform For Its ‘Affordable Luxury’ Smartwatch

    Vector Plans Developer Platform For Its ‘Affordable Luxury’ Smartwatch

    Back in March the Vector — a smartwatch with an e-ink LCD screen — made its debut in a number of reviews in the tech press. Of note was the unusual 30-day battery life and a smartphone control app which worked across iOS, Android and Windows phones. What wasn’t elucidated in detail at the time was that the startup not only planned to release an API to developers, allowing them… Read More

  • The Windows 10 Era Is Now

    The Windows 10 Era Is Now

    At some point inside the next 24 hours, Window 10 will “launch” in New Zealand, before spreading out across the globe. To a certain extent. Of course, for the more than 5 million folks currently testing the software, its “launch” is almost a non-event. For the following cycles of individuals and businesses that will get the code over the coming weeks and months, the… Read More

  • Cloud-Based IDE Nitrous Names New CEO As It Starts Going After Professional Developers

    Cloud-Based IDE Nitrous Names New CEO As It Starts Going After Professional Developers

    Nitrous, the cloud-based code editor and integrated development environment that recently raised a $6.65 million funding round, today announced that it has brought on CoreOS and GitHub alum Alex Malinovich as its CEO. Nitrous’ current CEO and co-founder Andrew Solimine is now the company’s VP of product. Read More

  • Servers.com Brings Its Bare-Metal Servers To The US

    Servers.com Brings Its Bare-Metal Servers To The US

    Servers.com, a hosting company with a focus on dedicated bare-metal servers that launched in Europe in 2005, today announced the opening of its first U.S. data center location. The new Dallas data center currently only offers dedicated servers, but it will soon also play host to Servers.com’s shared cloud hosting servers. Read More

  • Google Now Lets Developers Bring Their Own Security Keys To Compute Engine

    Google Now Lets Developers Bring Their Own Security Keys To Compute Engine

    Starting today, developers who use Google’s Compute Engine infrastructure as a service platform will be able to bring their own security keys to the service. Google argues that using these customer-supplied encryption keys, which are now in public beta, give its users more control over their data security. By default, Google encrypts all of the data on its service with an AES-256… Read More

  • How App Design Can Hurt App Development Crunch Network

    How App Design Can Hurt App Development

    Mobile apps have become so ubiquitous that it’s easy for most people in tech to assume that creating them is a simple, straightforward process. Look behind the curtain of their development, however, and you’ll often find a painful history of cost-overruns, code and asset bloat and development delays. Read More

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. ...