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IFTTT Maker Channel
Jun 29 | Harry Fairhead
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The online service for connecting online services and automating tasks has opened a channel whereby DIYers, Makers and hardware hackers can add its facilities to their projects.

Amazon Uses Machine Leaning For Fraud Detection
Jun 29 | Sue Gee
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In an attempt to improve the quality of reviews on its US site, Amazon has introduced a new machine-learning platform that has been developed in-house.

Google Drops Support For Eclipse - It's All Android Studio Now
Jun 29 | Mike James
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It can't come as a surprise - Google announced long ago that it was stopping work on the Eclipse Android Developer Tools - but now it has ended support as well. It is well beyond time to move over to Android Studio.

Detecting Nudity With AI And OpenCV
Jun 28 | Lucy Black
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Algorithmia, the site that acts as a marketplace for algorithms, now has available a convincingly  successful method for detecting nudity in color photographs.

June Week 3
Jun 27 | Editor
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Feeling overwhelmed by too much news? If you need to know what's important for the developer, you can rely on  I Programmer to sift through all the news, uncover the most relevant stories and deliver the highlights each week.

JavaScript Added To Oxford English Dictionary
Jun 27 | Sue Gee
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The latest update to the OED, which records the meaning of over 600,000 words that make up the English language, has one notable addition that developers have taken for granted for a long time - JavaScript.

Eclipse Mars Released
Jun 26 | Kay Ewbank
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The Mars release (v4.5) of Eclipse with additions for Java and improved Maven support is available for download.

Cheerp C++ To JavaScript
Jun 26 | Ian Elliot
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You may know of emscripten as being the goto C++ to JavaScript compiler, but there are others. Cheerp, for example, does the job in a slightly different way and its latest version 1.1 is faster.

Amazon Opens Up Alexa To Developers and Third Parties
Jun 25 | Lucy Black
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Amazon's Alexa provides a cloud-driven way to add voice technology to services and devices and there's a role, and the potential for seed funding, for both developers and hardware manufacturers. 

Update To Windows 10 SDKs On The Way
Jun 25 | Mike James
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Microsoft has been making some amazing progress on the Windows 10 front, although not enough to make a July launch seem sensible. On the other hand, the Windows 10 SDK has been previewed and then nothing. Now Microsoft seems to have woken up to how important this component of Windows 10 is. 

Stanford Engineers Build A Water Droplet Based Computer
Jun 24 | Harry Fairhead
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It is well known to every computer scientist that you can implement a computer in many different ways - but drops of water? Yes of course you can and the result is really fun to watch. 

Flowering Success
Jun 24 | Sue Gee
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Flower Checker is a rare species among apps - it earns more money than its team of developers ever expected while at the same time providing them what they really want - raw data.

Microsoft Z3 Theorem Prover Wins Award
Jun 24 | Kay Ewbank
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Microsoft Research’s Z3 theorem prover has been awarded the 2015 ACM SIGPLAN Programming Languages Software Award.

New Android Bug Bounty Scheme
Jun 23 | Alex Armstrong
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Google has initiated Android Security Rewards covering vulnerabilities discovered in the latest available Android versions for Nexus phones and tablets currently available for sale in the Google Store in the U.S.

Racket 6.2 Released
Jun 23 | Kay Ewbank
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Racket 6.2 has been released, having been reorganized into a small core repo with other features separated into a number of packet repos.

Unicode 8 Released
Jun 22 | Kay Ewbank
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A new version of the Unicode standard has been released with new emoji characters and scripts.

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