Day: June 25, 2020

France’s raises $5.5M to make it easier for developers to add video features – TechCrunch, a “developer-first” video platform that makes it easier for websites and apps to video features, has raised $5.5 million, in a seed round led by London venture capital firm Blossom Capital. Also participating is Kima Ventures and a number of angel investors.

Previous backers include Octave Klaba (founder of OVH), Eduardo Ronzano (founder of KelDoc), Thibaud Elzière (founder of Fotolia), Nicolas Steegmann (founder of Stupeflix), Julien Romanetto & Frédéric Montagnon (co-founders of Teads) Florian Douetteau (founder of Dataiku) and Michaël Benabou and Dominique Romano (Veepee).

Founded in 2019 by Cédric Montet, the former founder and CEO of Libcast’s live streaming and on-demand SaaS video platform, aims to do a lot of the heavy lifting required to incorporate modern video functionality into websites and mobile apps, and in turn help grow the market for what it calls “transactional video communications”.

“This could include video reviews filmed by

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Salesforce announces developer productivity tools built for coders working remotely

A new set of developer productivity tools from Salesforce is designed to help coders working remotely build applications more quickly and at scale.

On Tuesday, June 23, Salesforce announced a new suite of developer productivity tools designed particularly for coders who are working remotely — Code Builder, Salesforce Functions and DevOps Center. In the run up to the company’s TrailheaDX 2020 virtual event, I had a chance to speak with Ryan Schellack, Product Marketing Manager at Salesforce, about the new tools, how they can help developers streamline the app building process and when they will be available. The following is an edited transcript of the interview. You can listed to the interview on TechRepublic’s Dynamic Developer podcast.

Bill Detwiler: Ryan, thanks for joining us.

Ryan Schellack: Hey, Bill, thanks for joining. Thank you.

Bill Detwiler: All right. Thanks. Let’s start with the rundown of what the new tools are.

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Apple’s product engineering is unprecedented, says this former Windows exec

Commentary: Steven Sinofsky knows what it’s like to ship code at scale, which is why he’s perfect to call out Apple for “some of the most remarkable product engineering…in history.”

For most of us, we’ll just be grateful Adobe Lightroom works well on our new ARM-based Macs. But for Steven Sinofsky, who once ran Microsoft’s Windows business, the most impressive thing about Apple has nothing to do with anything that consumers will experience with the company’s products. Rather, it’s “some of the most remarkable product engineering…in history” that has gone into Apple’s steady drumbeat of delivering product updates, as he recently gushed.

If “gushed” seems derogatory, it’s not meant to be. Because Sinofsky, who knows a thing or two about shipping product, waxed eloquent in a long series of tweets on the topic. It’s worth reading his views on how unprecedented Apple’s execution has been.

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