Amazon’s Alexa Skills Developer Console gets its biggest redesign since launch

Amazon today is rolling out the biggest makeover for its Alexa Skills Kit Developer Console – the console where voice app developers create their skills – since its debut back in 2015. Th

Algorithmia now helps businesses manage and deploy their machine learning models

Algorithmia started out as an online marketplace for — can you guess it? — algorithms. Many of these algorithms that developers offered on the service focused on machine learning (think fa

Foursquare revamps its developer site as API usage soars

It’s no secret that developers are the key to Foursquare’s continued success, and as part of supporting that mission the company just launched a revamped developer site, its first major re

Bash on Windows 10 goes beyond Ubuntu and gets support for Fedora and SuSE, too

One of the biggest surprises at Microsoft’s Build developer conference last year was that the company was building support for the Bash shell on top of an Ubuntu-based Linux subsystem right int

Microsoft now lets iOS developers deploy, run and test their apps directly from Windows

If you’re an iOS developer, then Microsoft’s Xamarin already allowed you to develop your iOS applications in C# with the help of tools like Xamarin.iOS for Visual Studio. Until now, though

Facebook’s Parse developer platform is shutting down today

One year ago Facebook made the surprising announcement that it was shuttering Parse, the development platform that it purchased in 2013. While the company said they would keep the service online for a

AirAsia is hosting its first hackthon

Budget airline AirAsia is the latest corporate to get into hackathons. The company just revealed plans to host its first-ever hack event on March 18 at its headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Google open sources the code that powers its domain registry

Google today released Nomulus, the Java-based registry platform that powers Google’s own .google and .foo top level domains (TLDs). Google says it started working on the technology behind Nomu

Apple launches CareKit to create health apps

Apple announced on Monday the launch of CareKit, a new developer tool that will make it easier to build healthcare apps for iOS devices. The open-source platform will be available in April and should

Twitter Gives Developers A Way To Track Their Fabric Apps On Mobile Devices

Twitter is launching a new mobile application for developers that use Fabric, its development platform, that enables them to track the health of their apps. Tracking the health of an app can be partic

Google Updates BigQuery With Better Cost Controls, Audit Logs And Improved Streaming API

BigQuery, Google’s SQL-based big data analytics service, is getting an update today that, among other things, will make it easier for users to avoid runaway query costs and to stream large amou

At GitHub You Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Office, But There Is A Nice One If You Do

If you want to work for GitHub, the software development collaboration hub built on the open source Git project, you have to be independent and able to work outside the confines of what most organizat

Microsoft Updates Visual Studio With Deeper Git And Azure Integrations, Performance And Diagnostic Tools

There used to be a time when Microsoft would release new versions of its Visual Studio development environment every two years or so, with maybe a service pack in the middle. Since the release of Visu

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want to Miss This Week (7/25)

It was earnings week at TechCrunch, so most of the coverage was dominated by reports about Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Netflix, and Pandora. Fortunately there were a ton of other great stories

Apple Streams WWDC Platform State Of The Union, Design Awards To Developers For The First Time

iOS developer Patrick McCarron spotted something interesting in the original press release for Apple’s WWDC event next week from back in April – for the first time, the company will be streami

YC-Backed Framed Data Helps Developers Understand The People Behind Their User Numbers

With more marketing tools like Facebook's ad platform around, getting smartphone users to install your app is increasingly straightforward. A study recently found that the average American user has 25