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Google Gives Developers New Chrome App Audit Tool

Google announced the release of a new version of its Chrome Apps & Extensions Developer Tool, which will let users audit apps or extensions to see what actions they’re performing. The tool was first launched last year without this functionality. It gives developers tools for debugging apps and extensions. “Extensions are a great way to enhance the browsing experience. However, …

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Salesforce Takes Wearable Computing To Enterprise With Salesforce Wear

Salesforce announced the launch of a new Salesforce Wear developer pack as it aims to bring enterprise services to wearable computing devices. The pack will help developers get companies connected to their customers through apps for wearables. The company has already partnered with ARM, Fitbit, Pebble, Philips, Samsung, and others to get started. Its building support for Android Wear, ARM, …

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Google Compute Engine Gets New Usage Export Feature

Google has launched a new Compute Engine feature called Compute Engine Usage Export, which lets users export detailed reports about their usage data and get mroe granular insight into their Compute Engine usage at a resource level. “For example, you can monitor exactly how long a virtual machine has been running or how much storage space a persistent disk uses …

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Twitter’s Crashlytics Launches Beta Testing Tool

Twitter’s Crashlytics announced a new beta distribution tool aimed at helping developers simplify the process of sharing apps with testers. They’re releasing it to iOS and Android developers after keeping it as a Crashlytics Labs project. Now, it’s fully supported by the company’s engineers, designers, user experience staff, and support team. It includes a rapid release cycle, the company says. …

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Google Expands App Indexing Into More Languages

Google launched app indexing globally in English a couple months back after testing it since November. Now, they’re expanding it into more languages. The feature enables Google to deliver in-app content in search results on mobile devices (specifically Android devices for now). For example, if you search for “Dee Barnes,” you might get a result from Wikipedia. With app indexing, …

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Apple’s WWDC Keynote Will Be Live Streamed Next Week

Apple has just announced that its annual Worldwide Developers Conference will be available to stream online this year (or at least the keynote address). Apple has a history of streaming some major events and leaving us in the dark of others, so this is good news for those who want to see what Apple has in store for the next …

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Heroku Now Supports New PHP, Draws On Innovation From Facebook

Heroku recently announced full support for the new PHP. It did so during Facebook’s f8 conference, drawing on Facebook’s PHP innovation. As Heroku notes, the new PHP is built on new runtimes and frameworks, while utilizing familiar aspects of the lagnauge and best practices of other modern frameworks. Heroku made available native HipHop support, packaging and first class frameworks, and …

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Percona XtraDB Cluster, Toolkit For MySQL and XtraBackup Included In Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Percona recently announced that Percona XtraDB Cluster, Percona Toolkit for MySQL, and Percona XtraBackup are now included in the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Long Term Support) release of Linux. Percona XtraDB Cluster is also now certified for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform (RHEL OSP). “Ubuntu and Red Hat are two of the most widely used Linux distributions, and the …

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Here’s What’s In ASP.NET vNext, The Next ASP.NET

At the TechEd event in Houston earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled ASP.NET vNext, once known as Project K. It’s the next version of ASP.NET, which has been redesigned from the ground up. Microsoft says the goal is to create a “lean and composable” .NET stack for building modern cloud-based apps. Here’s the presentation: Microsoft’s Scott Hanselman talks more about ASP.NET …

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Feabhas Offers New Embedded Software Testing Course

Feabhas has a new C++ course for embedded software testing. It’s a four-day course covering software verification and validation in an embedded environment. It’s a mixture of lectures and practical exercises. Here’s the main description: Verification and validation are vital parts of the software quality process. This is especially true in a real-time embedded environment, where the system may be …

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Oracle Linux And Oracle VM Get OpenStack Support

Oracle announced OpenStack support for Oracle Linux and Oracle VM. The company introduced a preview of an OpenStack distribution that allows users of either to work with the open source cloud software. Oracle says it provides customers with more choices and interoperability while taking advantage of “efficiency, performance, scalability, and security” of its offerings. At no extra cost, the distribution …

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Facebook Opens FbStart Startup Help Program To Everyone

At f8 a couple weeks ago, Facebook announced FbStart, a new program to help mobile startups grow. Upon announcement, only f8-attending developers were able to apply, but the company announced on Wednesday that registration is now open to all. “Any developer worldwide with a public iOS or Android app is eligible, and their app does not need to be integrated …

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