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Google renews web apps push with ‘Squoosh’ and Writable Files API

Google renews its web apps push with a tool for reducing image sizes alongside a new API increasing native apps interoperability. Starting with Google’s image-shrinking tool, ‘Squoosh’ is meant to “launch almost instantly, and then [perform] a smooth UI even when it’s doing heavy work, including using Web Assembly to do more with codecs the…

Google provides two new ways for developers to push app updates

Google has introduced two new ways for developers to push their app updates during the Android Developer Summit this week. The ‘In-App Updates’ API provides features that Android coders have been requesting for some time, according to Google Senior Director of Android Product Management and Developer Relations Stephanie Saad. Developers can now prompt users to…

AI software development line Engineer.ai raises over £29 million

A UK-based startup using AI in tandem with a network of human developers to build software has raised over £29 million in funding. Engineer.ai launched around two and a half years ago promising to combine AI with crowdsourced developer and designers to build products. According to the company, their ‘Builder’ solution enables bespoke products to…

Torvalds is already more empathetic in Linux code reviews

Following a promise to address his unempathetic approach towards kernel developers, Torvalds already seems to be more considerate in code reviews. Linux creator Linus Torvalds recently acknowledged his problems in an email to kernel developers in September. In his email, Torvalds wrote: “I am not an emotionally empathetic kind of person and that probably doesn't…