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GitHub Enterprise 2.14 Now Available

GitHub has released GitHub Enterprise version 2.14 which includes a number of new tools for developers. Among the new tools are unified search, Checks API, and multiple issue templates.

Unified search lets users connect GitHub Business Cloud with their GitHub Enterprise instance securely so that they can find public content and collaborate with others in the GitHub community. When a organization is connected with a GitHub Enterprise instance, a record is created and stored about the connection. Information stored about the connection includes the public key portion and a hash of the organization’s GitHub Enterprise license, the hostname and version of the GitHub Enterprise instance, and the authentication token used by the GitHub Enterprise instance to make requests to

The Checks API, which allows integrators to build tools for continuous integration, linting, and acceptance testing, has entered public beta. It adds new issue templates and the ability to ignore whitespace in diff views.

GitHub Enterprise version 2.14 includes multiple issue templates which make it easier for project maintainers to organize the contributions from many project collaborators.

This release also includes several tools for easier Administration such as automated support tickets, anonymous git access, and an increase in the default dormancy threshold configuration from 30 to 90 days.

You can find out more about the GitHub Enterprise 2.14 release in the announcement blog.

Author: Kiran Kumar

Android P Beta 3 is now available

The third Android P beta (fourth developer preview) is now available on Pixel smartphones, Google announced on Monday.

“Beta 3 now takes us very close to what you’ll see in the final version of Android P,” writes Dave Burke, vice-president of engineering at Google and Android chief, over at the Android Developers Blog.

Included in the new beta are a variety of bug fixes, the latest Android security updates and “optimizations for stability and polish”. Additionally, Google has packaged the latest update to the Android Studio build tools inside Beta 3.

At the moment, the update is only available on Pixel devices. Other devices included in Android P beta, such as the Essential Phone and OnePlus 6, should get the update “over the coming weeks”.

Beta 3 is the second-to-last beta Google has planned for Android P. The company plans to release to one more beta before it pushes out the final release of Android P sometime later this summer.

Author: Kiran Kumar

Eclipse Photon IDE now available

The Eclipse Foundation, the platform for open collaboration and innovation, today announced the Photon release of the Eclipse IDE. This marks the thirteenth annual simultaneous release of Eclipse projects. There are 85 projects in the Eclipse Photon simultaneous release, consisting of over 73 million lines of code, with contribution by 620 developers, 246 of whom are Eclipse committers. As one of the world’s most popular desktop development environments, the Eclipse IDE is downloaded over 2 million times per month, and is the critical development environment for more than 4 million active users.

The simultaneous release delivers native Eclipse IDE experiences for Rust and C# through Language Server based plugins. The Language Server Protocol (LSP) ecosystem delivers editing support for popular and emerging programming languages. Combined with the move to a quarterly rolling release cadence, the LSP focus demonstrates a commitment to keeping pace with evolving developer and commercial needs.

“With new language adoption happening at a faster rate, LSP based plugins will take the Eclipse IDE’s proven extensibility to the next level,” said Mike Milinkovich, Executive Director of the Eclipse Foundation. “Congratulations to all of the committers, projects, and Foundation staff that made the Eclipse Photon simultaneous release possible.”

Key Highlights of the Eclipse Photon Release:

  • Support for building, debugging, running and packaging Rust applications with full Eclipse IDE user experience.
  • C# editing and debug capabilities, including syntax coloring, autocomplete suggestions, code diagnostics, and code navigation tools.
  • Support for building Java™ 10 and Java EE™ 8 based applications out of the box.
  • Dark theme improvements in text colors, background color, popup dialogs, mark occurrences, and more.

For more information on the release’s features and projects, explore the Eclipse IDE, Photon Edition New and Noteworthy summary.

More information and downloads are available at


Sencha Releases Ext JS 6.6 with npm Packaging and Open Tooling Support

Latest enhancements help developers rapidly generate, build and update Ext JS applications

HOUSTON – June 26, 2018 – Sencha (a division of Idera, Inc.), a provider of cross-platform application developer productivity tools, today announced the release of Sencha Ext JS 6.6 with support for npm packaging and open tooling. The latest version of Ext JS includes several major updates to the framework and components, including localization support, advanced routing enhancements, dynamic styling and the addition of new modern components.

Tooling in the JavaScript community is evolving to create web apps on faster timelines with improved quality and maintainability. The npm package registry hosts more than 730,000 JavaScript packages that simplify the development process and help facilitate this trend. With Ext JS 6.6, components and themes are now available as npm packages hosted at, providing exceptionally easy workflows that are familiar to every JavaScript developer.

“Adding support for npm packages and open tooling creates new opportunities for developers to generate, build and update Ext JS applications faster than ever,” said Robert Warmack, director at Sencha. “From code generation to build integration to workspace management, this latest release provides a modern, flexible toolkit for today’s application developers.”

New Ext JS 6.6 features include:

  • Ext JS npm packages – Standard and premium components, themes and framework hosted on the Sencha npm repository
  • ExtGen – Open tool that lets users generate new Ext JS apps by asking a series of questions and providing a number of new app templates
  • ExtBuild – Open tooling to build and transpile apps
  • New modern components – New time field and time panel components that provide an analog time view based on material design specification
  • New accessible Graphite theme – High-contrast theme designed to make applications that are easier to see for visually impaired users
  • Localization – Local language support for German, Italian, French, Spanish and Portuguese
  • Routing enhancements – Advanced app routing allows users to track the application state through the browser history stack
  • Dynamic application styling – Ext JS material theme enables users to update applications in real-time without the need for an external server or Sencha Cmd

To learn more, visit:, or attend Sencha’s upcoming webinar on Tuesday, July 10 at 12pm CDT:

About Sencha

Sencha (a division of Idera, Inc.) provides tools that accelerate development and solve application developer productivity problems. More than 60 percent of the Fortune 100 use Sencha products to design, develop and test cross-platform, data-intensive web applications for desktops, tablets and smartphones. Sencha is a division of Idera, Inc. To learn more, visit


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GridGain® Announces Beta Release of GridGain Cloud

In-Memory Cache-as-a-Service with SQL, Key-Value, and REST APIs

FOSTER CITY, Calif. – June 14, 2018 – GridGain Systems, pprovider of enterprise-grade in-memory computing solutions based on Apache® Ignite™, today announced the beta release of GridGain Cloud. GridGain Cloud is the only in-memory cache-as-a-service that allows users to rapidly deploy a distributed in-memory cache and access it using ANSI-99 SQL, key-value or REST APIs. The result is in-memory computing performance in the cloud, which can be massively scaled out and can be deployed in minutes for caching applications. A free trial of the GridGain Cloud beta is available by visiting

Built on GridGain In-Memory Computing Platform

GridGain Cloud leverages key elements of the market-leading GridGain In-Memory Computing Platform to address cloud-based data caching use cases where performance and ease of deployment and management are of primary importance.

GridGain Cloud for Caching

GridGain Cloud, currently in beta, provides in-memory data caching capabilities that support GridGain Web Console (interactive SQL), REST APIs, JDBC, ODBC, and GridGain or Apache Ignite thin clients. With GridGain Cloud, any developer or analyst with a knowledge of SQL can launch a cluster with just a few mouse clicks. Users can then load data and monitor and manage the cluster from a central console. GridGain Systems will continue to add more capabilities during the beta over the coming months.

The beta of GridGain Cloud is free to try. Visit

According to 451 Research, by 2019, 60 percent of workloads will be deployed in cloud environments, including on-premises private clouds, hosted private clouds, IaaS and SaaS. The implication is that hybrid cloud environments will dominate for years to come. As a result, organizations developing digital transformation or omnichannel customer experience initiatives will need to ensure their applications scale across the hybrid infrastructure. They will also need to ensure real-time visibility into their data no matter where it resides to support their operational, transactional, regulatory and analytical requirements.

GridGain Quote

“GridGain Cloud represents an expansion of our in-memory computing solutions to support data-caching for cloud-native applications. For customers that do not require the broader functionality of our flagship GridGain In-Memory Computing Platform, GridGain Cloud offers the same in-memory performance and distributed scale for simpler use cases, coupled with the instant deployment and fully automated management that users expect from cloud-based services,” said Abe Kleinfeld, president and CEO of GridGain Systems.

About GridGain® Systems

GridGain Systems is revolutionizing real-time data access and processing by offering an in-memory computing platform built on Apache® Ignite™. GridGain solutions are used by global enterprises in financial, software, e-commerce, retail, online business services, healthcare, telecom and other major sectors, with a client list that includes Barclays, ING, Sberbank, Finastra, IHS Markit, Workday, and Huawei. The GridGain in-memory computing platform delivers unprecedented speed and massive scalability to both legacy and greenfield applications. Deployed on a distributed cluster of commodity servers, GridGain software can reside between the application and data layers (RDBMS, NoSQL and Apache® Hadoop®), requiring no rip-and-replace of the existing databases, or it can be deployed as an in-memory transactional SQL database. GridGain is the most comprehensive in-memory computing platform for high-volume ACID transactions, real-time analytics, web-scale applications, artificial intelligence, and continuous learning and HTAP. The GridGain Cloud is a hosted in-memory computing solution for use cases that require powerful yet very easy-to-deploy solutions with SQL support. For more information, visit

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NativeScript 4.0 Eases Mobile Development With New Out-Of-The-Box Capabilities And Day-One Support For Angular 6 And Vue.Js

Angular-based enhancements, streamlined workflows, advanced navigation scenarios, integration with Vue.js and out-of-the-box assets generation—some of the latest capabilities available in NativeScript

BEDFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 30, 2018– Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS), the leading provider of application development and deployment technologies, today announced the release of NativeScript® 4.0, the leading open-source framework for delivering cross-platform, native iOS and Android apps. With a streamlined development workflow, support for advanced navigation scenarios and deeper integration with Vue.js, NativeScript 4.0 empowers developers to quickly and easily create high-performance cross-platform mobile apps fast.

With nearly 70% of the developer population (approx. 21 million worldwide) selecting JavaScript as the development language of choice1, NativeScript empowers developers to create cross-platform, native iOS and Android apps using their existing skillsets with the technologies they prefer—Angular, Vue.js, TypeScript or JavaScript. The latest release of NativeScript features new core framework enhancements and plugins as well as tooling updates designed to help developers boost productivity throughout the development lifecycle. Capabilities include:

Angular Schematics Support/Streamlined Development Workflow
With NativeScript 4.0, Angular developers benefit from a reduced barrier to entry as NativeScript now provides official support for processes and tooling for building web and mobile apps with the Angular CLI, all from a single code base. This enables developers to add native mobile projects to existing Angular and web projects by reusing an existing code base. This also includes support for Angular Schematics, the workflow tool focused on ease of use and development, extensibility and reusability, atomicity and asynchronicity.

“NativeScript empowers web developers to use their existing skill sets to build great iOS and Android experiences,” said Stephen Fluin, Developer Advocate for Angular at Google. “The growing NativeScript community, plugin marketplace, and the support Progress provides to the developer community makes it easy for developers to take their expertise and code further.”

NativeScript also supports many commonly used advanced navigation scenarios to build truly native mobile workflows. Developers can use any view as the root of their applications. Previously, the root of the app was a frame which could be navigated using pages. Now developers have the flexibility to put a TabView or a RadSideDrawer as the root of the app.

LiveSync with Webpack
NativeScript developers can now enable LiveSync with Webpack simultaneously. This allows for better development experience as developers can Webpack an application as part of the development process. This will make identifying and addressing issues earlier in the development lifecycle, prior to going into release mode, easier.

Asset Generation/Updated Templates
While asset generation was previously a common problem for developers, the latest release of NativeScript is now able to generate icons and splash screens based on a single high-resolution image, as chosen by the developer. This saves time by eliminating the need for image editing.

In addition, as part of its integration with Progress® Kinvey™ BaaS, NativeScript now provides a new template that makes authentication with different single sign-on providers easy. The best way to take advantage of the new template is through NativeScript Sidekick. Sidekick takes care of setting up the Kinvey BaaS configuration and provides a nice login view out-of-the-box. This and other NativeScript app templates are available now in the NativeScript Marketplace.

Vue.js Integration
NativeScript has expanded functionality for Vue.js developers, empowering code sharing capabilities. This further enables developers to leverage their existing Vue.js skillset to create cross-platform applications.

“It is no secret that building high-quality mobile apps requires native capabilities. NativeScript puts those capabilities into the hands of a large population of developers who want to use their skills in JavaScript, Angular, TypeScript or Vue.js to build the next wave of modern mobile apps,” said Dmitri Tcherevik, Chief Technology Officer, Progress. “The latest release of NativeScript continues our mission to empower those developers to create high-impact and high-performing iOS and Android apps faster and easier than ever before.”

Designed to provide significant code reuse between web and mobile tiers, NativeScript is an open-source framework that dramatically reduces development efforts by allowing developers to use their existing skills. Developed and supported by Progress, NativeScript has been downloaded more than two million times. For more information about all the new capabilities now available in NativeScript 4.0, please go to

Additional Resources

About Progress
Progress (NASDAQ: PRGS) offers the leading platform for developing and deploying strategic business applications. We enable customers and partners to deliver modern, high-impact digital experiences with a fraction of the effort, time and cost. Progress offers powerful tools for easily building adaptive user experiences across any type of device or touchpoint, award-winning machine learning that enables cognitive capabilities to be a part of any application, the flexibility of a serverless cloud to deploy modern apps, business rules, web content management, plus leading data connectivity technology. Over 1,700 independent software vendors, 100,000 enterprise customers, and two million developers rely on Progress to power their applications. Learn about Progress at or +1-800-477-6473.

Progress, Kinvey, and NativeScript are trademarks or registered trademarks of Progress Software Corporation and/or one of its subsidiaries or affiliates in the US and other countries. Any other trademarks contained herein are the property of their respective owners.

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