Android P Beta 3 Released

It contains all the APIs that will be available in Android P, so that third-party software developers can test their applications right now
05 July 2018   330

The developers announced the release of the Android P Beta 3 OS for Pixel devices through the Android Beta Program. It has caught the latest bugs, added July security updates, and optimized to improve performance.

The version for devices of other manufacturers Google has promised to release in a few weeks.

What's new in Android P Beta 3?

The third beta is the closest to the official release, due in summer 2018. It contains all the APIs that will be available in Android P, so that third-party software developers can test their applications right now.

In addition, Android P Beta 3 changed system icons, including the status bar, the settings panel and notifications.

Android P Beta 3
Android P Beta 3

The preview version of the new system was released in March 2018, the first test - two months later. The developers promised a deep integration of neural networks into the OS, as well as an updated interface with gesture support.

Sonatype to Create Vulnerability Checker Tool

New tool is called DepShield and available in the "Security" section of the GitHub Marketplace
16 August 2018   111

Sonatype has introduced a tool for developers called DepShield, which checks the code on GitHub for vulnerabilities.

The free version of the service is looking for vulnerabilities in the OSS Index database and gives recommendations on how to fix them. In the commercial version, you can configure automatic fixing of problems. Also in DepShield there are:

  • work with the Apache Maven framework;
  • View a list of known vulnerabilities in GitHub's Issue Tracker;
  • determine the range of versions for each vulnerability.

DepShield
DepShield

DepShield is available in the "Security" section of the GitHub Marketplace.

GitHub has introduced two new features that will help improve security and simplify the recovery of accounts. For this, the company recommends setting a strong password and two-factor authentication.