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SD Times news digest: Red Hat releases CRI-O 1.0, IBM announces new blockchain solution, and Samsung Vice Chairman resigns

Red Hat has announced the launch of its Container Runtime Interface 1.0 (CRI-O). This will allow containers to be run directly from Kubernetes without any unnecessary coding or tooling. Some of their goals for the project were to have stability for Kubernetes, the ability to share technologies with other projects, to be lighter weight than …

Collaboration in software development: Do people or tools run the show?

The success of a software development project depends on individual skills of the dedicated specialists, as well as on how effectively they complement each other and collaborate. At the same time, collaboration itself often rolls within collaboration tools. The latter not only determine how collaboration flows but also can turn it into a flexible business …

Mashape rebrands as Kong to move away from monolithic applications

Mashape is making a bold statement by declaring the end of the monolithic application era and going all in with microservices. The company has decided to rebrand itself as a microservices API company under the name of Kong, Inc with a mission to broker information through APIs.   “Microservices are becoming the most important aspect …

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Grafeas, new open-source API for the software supply chain, released

Google is teaming up with top technology providers on a new way for auditing and governing the modern software supply chain. Grafeas, which means “scribe” in Greek, is an open-source initiative for tracking and enforcing policies across software teams and pipelines. It was developed in collaboration with Google, JFrog, Red Hat, IBM, Black Duck, Twistlock, …

Android Instant Apps SDK 1.1 now available

Google has announced the release of Android Instant Apps SDK 1.1. Android Instant Apps is the company’s way to run Android apps without any installation. The latest release features include improved NDK support, configuration APKs, and a new API to maintain user context when switching from an instant app to an installed one. According to …

SD Times New Digest: CockroachDB 1.1, Grow with Google initiative, and new pi-top is released

The SQL database for building global cloud services announced the release of CockroachDB 1.1. The release focuses on three main areas: “seamless migration from legacy databases, simplified cluster management, and improved performance in real-world environments,” according to the team in a post. The new version will have improvements on migrating data and apps to CockroachDB …

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Every Programmer Should Know

Though he writes that it’s “highly opinionated” and “not backed by science,” GitHub user and developer on Microsoft’s Tasks to-do app, Alexey “mr-mig” Migutsky is confident that every programmer would be doing themselves a favor by familiarizing themselves with his project entitled “Every Programmer Should Know.” Migutsky has amassed a large repository of links and …

Microsoft and Amazon announce deep learning library Gluon

Microsoft has announced a new partnership with Amazon to create a open-source deep learning library called Gluon. The idea behind Gluon is to make artificial intelligence more accessible and valuable. According to Microsoft, the library simplifies the process of making deep learning models and will enable developers to run multiple deep learning libraries. This announcement …

SD Times new digest: Oculus Connect announcements, Box Skills, and Microsoft previews support for ONNX

Oculus announced several new virtual reality tools and solutions at the Oculus Connect conference this week. The company announced the launch of the Oculus Go, a new virtual reality wireless headset that does not need to be connected to a PC or phone. They also announced updates to Project Santa Cruz, which is a positionally …

Sysdig announces release of Sysdig Secure

Sysdig has announced the release of Sysdig Secure, which is part of the Sysdig Container Intelligence Platform. It will enable enterprises to implement run-time security and forensics for containers and microservices in production, according to the company. They have also announced the completion of a $25 million Series C funding, which they plan to use …

Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK now available

Developers can start preparing their applications for the next update of Windows 10 with the newly available Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK. The SDK features new tools for building mixed reality experiences, modernizing applications for today’s workplace, and building and monetizing games and apps. “Windows 10 Fall Creators Update provides a developer platform that …

The five most common mobile testing myths

Mobile has dramatically transformed the way consumers live and work. As mobile technology has become more sophisticated, the expectations that consumers have for their experiences have risen greatly. In this new high-stakes world, producing a mobile application that delights customers is more important than ever. But when it comes to determining what constitutes a great …

GitHub Universe outlines plans for the future of software development

About ten years ago, GitHub embarked on a journey to create a platform that brought together the world’s largest developer community. Now that the company believes it has reached its initial goals, it is looking to the future with plans to expand the ecosystem and transform the way developers code through new tools and data. …

SD Times news digest: Google renames API.AI to Dialogflow, the Cloud Foundry Container Runtime, and Microsoft’s UWP support for .NET Standard 2.0

Google has a new name for its API.AI solution: Dialogflow. API.AI first started out as an API that could add natural language processing capabilities to applications, services, and devices. According to the company, over the past year it has grown into more than just an API with new features such as its analytics tool and 33 …

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