IN THIS ISSUE: Android Studio 4 Released; Building an App for Truckers; Ethics Matter when Tracing Contacts; Value Stream Management is Top-of-Mind; StackOverflow Survey Shows Python Fell to TypeScript, Rust Holds its Own; Open Source Libraries Are Vulnerable

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Android Studio 4 Released to Stable Channel

The latest version of Google's IDE for Chrome OS, Linux, macOS and Windows features a new Motion Editor to help with animation, a Build Analyzer to help find bottlenecks and support for Java 8 APIs. The tool is available for download now

Uber for Trucking App Development: 3 Important Solutions Need to ...

Building an App for Truckers with Expo and Firebase

This article offers a step-by-step guide for creating an app with GPS and navigation capabilities leveraging the Firebase Firestore service and push notifications and other features of the Expo open-source, cross-platform environment for React.

Ethics Matter When Building, Using Contact Tracing Apps

In a world where public health is, perceivably at least, closely tied to human-to-human contact and apps are being used to track it, the ethics governing the use of that data becomes most critical to the privacy protections that people have come to expect in a free society.   

Value Stream Management Top-of-Mind for Agile Teams

As agile developmemt practices continue to expand throughout enterprises, companies are beginning to focus more on the value stream, a term often associated with lean manufacturing. The 14th annual State of Agile Report explores the phenomenon.  

Stack Overflow Survey: Python Fell to TypeScript, Rust Holds its Own

This year's annual survey of the millions of users of the Stack Overflow developer help site found that Python popularity is waning and engineers focused on DevOps and site availability remain the highest paid in the industry. The report represents 65,000 respondents, 90 percent of whom indicated that the Stack Overflow site was a go-to for problem solving.   


The Insecurity of Things

Report: 70 Percent of Apps Have Holes Caused by Open Source Libraries  

A report released last month by security software developer Veracode found that as many as 70 percent of apps contain security flaws caused by their use of libraries developed as open source. The study, The State of Software: Open Source Edition, looked at more than 350,000 open-source libraries.