Developer Tech

GitHub: Kotlin is now the fastest growing language

Repository giant GitHub has revealed Kotlin for Android is now the fastest growing programming language in the world. As the world’s largest Git repository host, GitHub has a fairly unique ability to discover notable changes in the developer landscape. Last year, Google made Kotlin a ‘first-class’ language for Android in addition to existing support for…

App Store bundles can now include Mac and subscription apps

Apple has announced developers can now include Mac and free apps with subscriptions in their App Store bundles. With the new functionality, developers can offer a bundle of up to 10 of their apps. This increases visibility while allowing users potentially discounted access. In its announcement, Apple wrote: “App bundles make it easy for customers…

Microsoft open sources its Infer.NET machine learning framework

Microsoft appears to be in a benevolent mood after deciding to make its cross-platform machine learning framework open source. The company’s Infer.NET framework is used for model-based machine learning. It was first born at Microsoft Research in Cambridge, UK in 2004 and later released for academic use in 2008. Hundreds of papers have since been…

Vulnerability in GitLab’s API exposed confidential data

Popular web-based repository manager GitLab has fixed a bug with its API which may have exposed confidential data about projects. An insecure direct object reference within the GitLab Events API made information such as private notes, merge requests, and issues available. In a post, GitLab Director of Security Kathy Wang wrote: “We discovered that this…