Blueprint releases Storyteller for JIRABlueprint is releasing a JIRA add-on to its agile solution Storyteller. Storyteller is designed to automatically generate user stories for agile teams. According to Blueprint, Storyteller for JIRA can help small and mid-sized businesses transition to agile.The add-on aims to help organizations save time and money, improve user stories, and enhance collaboration.“Transitioning from waterfall to agile can cause many issues for organizations. A critical issue here is that business stakeholders and analysts don’t know how to write good user stories,” said Ruth Zive, vice president of marketing for Blueprint. “Storyteller for JIRA solves this issue by creating a visual process that doesn’t rely on lengthy training or a wall full of sticky notes.”NVIDIA reveals newest mobile processorNVIDIA revealed its latest mobile processor that will be used in a new generation of autonomous vehicles. The processor was revealed at the Hot Chips conference in Cupertino, Calif.The processor is called Parker, and it delivers performance features that will benefit the automotive market. Parker will deliver deep learning, hardware-level virtualization, a hardware-based safety engine, and other features for automotive integration.Parker delivers 50% to 100% higher multicore CPU performance compared to other mobile processors, said NVIDIA. With this speed and performance boost, Parker can deliver what is needed to run advanced deep learning inference algorithms for self-driving capabilities, said the company. According to NVIDIA, more details will be available on Parker’s architecture and capabilities in the near future. Kontena introduced a developer-friendly container and microservices platform today to tackle some of the challenges in software development distribution. Specifically, the Kontena platform will help those in this space install, use and maintain their containers.The platform runs in the cloud, on-premises, or hybrid. The platform is scalable, so it will work for small container workloads or when containers need to be scaled up. Kontena is also open source and integrates with other open-source software, which eliminates vendor-lock in, the company said.Kontena’s platform requires no additional maintenance, and it includes automatic updates, the company said. Kontena also received funding from Lifeline Ventures, which will be used to enter the market and scale up the business, according to the company.Google to modernize OAuth requestsIn an effort to improve the security and usability of native apps, Google announced plans to no longer accept OAuth requests in embedded browsers known as “web-views.” The company will begin the process in the next couple of months.“Using the device browser for OAuth requests instead of an embedded web-view can improve the usability of your apps significantly: Users only need to sign in to Google once per device, improving conversion rates of sign-in and authorization flows in your app,” wrote William Denniss, product manager for identity and authentication at Google, in a blog post.In order to help developers migrate, Google will be providing libraries, samples and best practices.
Is Google Glass really still a thing? Apparently, it is. Google reportedly has not given up on the wearable device. Cody Toombs, software engineer and writer for Android Police, revealed his MyGlass app, the companion app to the Google Glass, recently received an update after years of silence. MyGlass is used to help users set up, manage and add features to their Glass devices. This is the first time since 2014 the application is getting some love, and the first time in a while the wearable device is even making headlines. SD Times last reported about the device at the end of 2015. At the time, it was reported that Google was moving from a consumer focus to an enterprise focus of the device. In April of 2016, Google Glass startup Augmedix secured $17 million in funding to bring the glass to health systems. Since then, there has been little to no news on the technology. “Nobody could be faulted for assuming Google Glass had been thoroughly abandoned; there were even a few public statements to that effect. That’s why it came as such a surprise when a ‘minor’ update to the MyGlass companion app began rolling out today to a limited number of users. The previous release came out almost three years ago, at the end of 2014, likely making this the longest gap between app updates in Google’s history with Android,” Toombs wrote. According to Toombs, updates include improvements to notification sync, battery optimizations, performance enhancements, and bug fixes.The full story is available here.