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AL: A new declarative language for detecting bugs with Infer | Engineering Blog | Facebook Code

At Facebook, every change made to our mobile code is checked by our static analyzer Infer. Static code analyzers are tools that scan the source code of a program to detect possible bugs. The main advantage of a static analyzer is its ability to detect bugs without running the program and before the software is shipped to the users. One benefit of Infer over other static analyzers is that it performs sophisticated interprocedural/interfile analysis at scale. That is, Infer can…

Why Your Business Needs A Good App

You surely noticed that these days every strong brand out there has a mobile app. But it’s a misconception that apps are reserved only for the big names in the industry. There are a growing number of midsize and small businesses that are grasping the importance of having a mobile app developed, besides the more common mobile-friendly site. The fact that mobile apps have become one of the most important marketing tools should definitely make you think about creating a…

Introducing the new Square Catalog API – Square Corner Blog – Medium

The new Square Catalog API exposes all of our platform improvements while also allowing developers to improve the efficiency of their item library solutions. Exposing APIs which allow our partners to build meaningful and delightful experiences for Square sellers is fundamental to meeting the needs of our diverse community of sellers. For most sellers their item library is critical to their success, so when we first launched our API platform one of the introductory endpoints we exposed was Items. Since…

Open Sourcing Daytona: A Framework For Automated…

By Sapan Panigrahi and Deepesh Mittal Today, we are pleased to offer Daytona, an open-source framework for automated performance testing and analysis, to the community. Daytona is an application-agnostic framework to conduct integrated performance testing and analysis with repeatable test execution, standardized reporting, and built-in profiling support. Daytona gives you the capability to build a customized test harness in a single, unified framework to test and analyze the performance of any application. You’ll get easy repeatability, consistent reporting, and…

Taking Open19 from Concept to Industry Standard

In July 2016, LinkedIn unveiled Open19, a new project with the aim to establish open standards for servers based on a common form factor to change the way future data centers will be built. Since that time, we have received an outpouring of support and interest from the community in both the project and the vision behind it. So, in keeping with our open source values and our desire to continue building on the early interest in Open19, today we…

Eye protection in Cuba lab photos

Posted By Jyllian Kemsley on May 23, 2017 in Featured, Personal Protective Equipment, Safety Culture | Cuban chemistry students, who have limited access to safety gear, work on an educational lab at the University of Havana. Credit: Lisette Poole In a recent cover story about chemistry research in Cuba, C&EN included several photos in which people were not wearing appropriate personal protective equipment–eye protection in particular–in labs. The photos garnered several critical comments, such as: Please, please,…

How far can your shoes run?

“Our goal is to find out how to elicit a better design, to create a product that interacts better with the people who wear it.”. Credit: Deakin University Research data on the durability of running shoes challenges a common assumption. Recreational and elite runners should take note: results of a collaborative study from Deakin University’s School of Engineering and School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences suggest that running shoes don’t degrade as much as we might have thought. Dr…

Sensing insole for footstrike pattern detection in runners

3-D design of the sensing insole (above) and the interface of the smartphone app. Credit: PolyU Researchers at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) have developed a mobile biofeedback device for footstrike pattern modification for injury prevention and rehabilitation in runners. The annual injury risk for regular runners is up to 80%. It is largely related to how runner‘s foot hits the ground. Emerging evidence suggests that heel or forefoot strike may result in injuries such as stress fractures or…

Exploring underground with a colliding drone

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano during the CAVES-X1 expedition in a cave system in. Credit: Italy, May 2017. ESA, Natalino Russo www.natalinorusso.it ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano last weekend helped to explore the caverns under Sicily using a drone that deliberately bumped into its surroundings in order to build a map. ESA has been testing equipment, techniques and working methods for missions with astronauts in inner space for many years. Delving inside Earth and exploring caves often parallels the exploration of outer…

Chinese online retailer developing one-ton delivery drones

In this image taken from a Nov. 9, 2016 video footage by AP Video, a drone takes off to deliver JD.com parcel from Tiantong’an village near Suqian city in eastern China’s Jiangsu province. China’s biggest online retailer, JD.com Inc., announced plans Monday, May 22, 2017 to develop drone aircraft capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries. (AP Video via AP) China’s biggest online retailer, JD.com Inc., announced plans Monday to develop drone aircraft capable of carrying a…