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Black Duck’s Hub Detect, NVIDIA’s Quadro vDWS, and Bitcoin hits new record — SD Times news digest: August 18, 2017

The amount of package managers and CI tools has grown over the years, and as a result, there is an additional need for DevOps automation. With Black Duck’s new release of Hub Detect, the company wants to simplify and streamline open source management for DevSecOps, and simplify integration into a DevOps toolchain. Hub Detect ensures the …

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SD Times GitHub project of the week: Faraday Motion’s PACER

Compact electric vehicles can be a great alternative for urban commuters concerned with crowded roads and carbon emissions. With Pacer, Faraday Motion wants to provide a set of standard, modular components paired with open-source software for developers and makers to create affordable and simple electric vehicles. The “brain” behind the Berlin-based startup’s modular hardware is …

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Oracle opens up Java EE

Oracle continues to make progress Java EE 8, the enterprise edition for the Java platform, and moving forward it would like to advance Java EE within a more open and collaborative community. Specifications are nearly complete and the Java team expects to deliver the Java EE 8 reference implementation this summer. As the delivery of …

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Game engine-based simulation set to outshine real-world testing for self-driving

The race is officially on to market seamless autonomous driving technology within the shortest possible timeframe. One of the biggest challenges, however, lies in preparing autonomous vehicles to navigate the many unforeseen and unexpected obstacles that face drivers on any given journey. Real-world testing, while ideal, of course, falls short of producing enough quality, representative, …

Postman adds multi-region API monitoring

An update to the Postman API development released today brings multi-region support for monitoring API performance, and to measure network latency between regions. To many, API performance has been a black-box situation. Developers rely on APIs to provide services and data to their applications, yet often don’t know the state of those APIs when they …

Debian turns 24

Debian turns 24, Google acquires AIMatter, and Code.org’s computer science toolkit — SD Times news digest: August 17, 2017

Debian, an operating system and distribution of Free Software, celebrated its 24th birthday this week. One of the biggest announcements of Debian this year was the release of Debian 9, codenamed Stretch, which adds corrections for security issues, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security support for the old Debian 8 release is …

SD Times Blog: App Store Review Guidelines causing big problems for SMBs, DIY app builders

Recent App Store Review Guidelines changes from Apple are starting to cause some serious problems for DIY app builders and SMBs. A few months ago at Apple’s Developer Conference, Apple announced changes to the design and standards for approval to the App Store. A big change comes with rule 4.2.6, which states that “apps created from …

MongoDB IPO, Docker Enterprise Edition, and Uber settles FTC allegations — SD Times news digest: August 16, 2017

The $1.6 billion company MongoDB has confidentially filed to go public, according to reports today. MongoDB is a database startup company, and going public will set up competition with Oracle, MongoDB’s biggest target. Earlier in the year, MongoDB’s CEO Dev Ittycheria told Crain’s New York that Oracle is “incredibly vulnerable because they’ve lost the developer’s heart …

The technical debt you’re overlooking: Big Data debt

When you’re building a new application, you’re going to make lots of hard decisions. Every engineering project involves trade-offs. Most of the time it is smart to ship a feature quickly, assess market fit, then go back to build it “right” in a subsequent release. We commonly call this “technical debt,” and it’s an obligation …

Red Hat updates Red Hat Development Suite

Red Hat has updated their Red Hat Development Suite to version 2.0, including updates to Red Hat JBoss Development Suite and Red Hat Container Development Kit. “The general theme of this release is expanded usability, product integration, expanded support for Middleware products in Development Suite,” senior product manager of Developer Tools at Red Hat, Bob …

Puppet releases Puppet Development Kit

Puppet, an Infrastructure as Code company, has released the Puppet Development Kit on GitHub to streamline the process of writing, testing and implementing Puppet modules. “Tools like puppet-lint and rspec-puppet have been around for a long time to help you catch issues in your code,” Lindsey Smith, a senior project manager with Puppet, wrote in …

Chris Lattner joins Google Brain, Amazon Macie, and OpenText adds AI search — SD Times news digest: August 15, 2017

Chris Lattner, who lead the development of Apple’s Swift programming language, has left his most recent position as vice president of Autopilot Software at Tesla, where he lead development of the auto manufacturer’s AI software. Lattner announced his new position with the Google Brain project on Twitter yesterday, where he’ll be serving as director of …

Oracle Open Source Library now available to C and C++ developers

The production release of the Oracle Database Programming Interface for C (ODPI-C), which gives more streamlined access to C and C++ developers to Oracle Database, has been launched on GitHub. The open-source wrapper is aimed primarily at language interface developers, allowing users to quickly call more common features of the Oracle Call Interface (OCI), the …

Ethics, addiction and dark patterns

We’ve all fallen prey to them at one time or another: Design techniques such as the bait-and-switch, disguised ads, faraway billing, friend spam and sneaking items into the checkout cart. These “dark patterns” are interfaces are “carefully crafted to trick users into doing things, such as buying insurance with their purchase or signing up for …

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    Beyond Bug Tracking with JIRA

    Atlassian’s JIRA is a fine tool for managing issues and lightweight projects, but in a complex product development process, JIRA becomes less efficient. Communication issues between development and other stakeholders increase — along with risk. This paper examines the options JIRA users have when bug tracking alone isn’t enough. The discussion includes expanding JIRA’s functionality …

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    VisionMobile – State of the Developer Nation Q1 2017

    Software dominates the world. But how well does the world know the people who develop it? For example, did you know that 51% of developers have less than 6 years of experience? And, yet, the kind of complex software most organizations are building requires about 15 years of experience. When you know this kind of …

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