Magic wants to compete with Github Copilot and just got funded
Magic raised $23 million from Alphabet's CapitalG and other investors like Elad Gil, Nat Friedman, and Amplify Partners. Magic's CEO and co-founder, Eric Steinberger, is a former AI researcher at Meta. Magic wants to offer a code-generating platform to help software engineers write code.
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GitLab introduces Remote Development for development environments
GitLab recently introduced its Remote Development solution that allows developers to do their work where, when and how they want to work. This should let them work smarter and more productively.
The now-released GitLab Remote Development solution allows developers to move away from having to set... Read more
Flutter unveils performance improvements and toolkit for news apps
Flutter, a framework for mobile app development, announced a series of updates at the Flutter Forward 2023 conference.
Key announcements include performance improvements, the ability to embed Flutter code in apps and support for new architectures such as WebAssembly and RISC-V.
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Google postpones Manifest V2 phaseout
The phaseout of Google’s Manifest V2 Chrome extension framework has been delayed. The framework was supposed to be discontinued in 2023.
The tech giant announced the phaseout of Manifest V2 in 2021. Manifest V2 is a framework for capabilities and permissions that introduced more stringent rule... Read more
Cassandra 4.1 promises dev guardrails and pluggable storage
Cassandra focuses on stability with the latest update.
Apache Cassandra 4.1 will be made available next week. The update comes more than a year after the 4.0 release. Apache Cassandra 4.1 promises pluggable schema management and new guardrails to help ops professionals keep devs in line.
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‘Three in five developers experience unhealthy work-life balance’
A survey by OutSystems suggests that three in five EMEA developers experience an unhealthy work-life balance.
OutSystems develops a low-code platform for application development. The organization recently interviewed more than 800 developers for a work satisfaction survey. Work-life balance prov... Read more
Oracle combines relational databases and JSON in Oracle Database 23c
Oracle unveiled the beta of Oracle Database 23c. Thanks to the introduction of JSON Relational Duality, developers no longer have to choose between JSON and relational database formats.
The database model of an application is key to its performance and development process. Relational database f... Read more
Blis Digital acquires Lithuanian software developer Hiper
Blis Digital, a Netherlands-based software developer, announced the acquisition of Hiper, a Lithuanian development firm. With the acquisition, Blis brings in eight experienced developers to expand its development services.
Though both companies develop custom software, the areas of expertise dif... Read more
BT claims its new platform reduces AI dev time from months to days
BT Group deployed a new machine learning platform in its own environment that reportedly reduces the time required to produce an AI product from six months to only six days.
The platform, AI Accelerator, is in charge of continuously checking on the wellness and effectiveness of the artificial I... Read more
Apple’s Xcode Cloud now available to all developers
Xcode Cloud’s continuous integration and delivery service (CI/CD) is now universally accessible.
In early June 2022, Apple’s Xcode has completed the beta testing phase. First announced in Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference 2021 (WWDC21), the CI/CD service will now be available to all ... Read more