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GitHub Marketplace launches four new apps

GitHub announced the launch of four new developer apps on the GitHub Marketplace this week, designed for code security, monitoring and review. The first of these new releases is AccessLint, which reviews changes to your codebase for accessibility issues and comments on them. The detection is guided by WCAG 2.0, which helps determine compliance with …

Report: The top 8 emerging technology domains, and their threats

With great technology comes great risks. As new technology continues to emerge in this digital day and age, Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is taking a deeper look on the impact they will have. The institute has released its 2017 Emerging Technology Domains Risk report detailing future threats and vulnerabilities. “To support the …

SD Times news digest: Cisco to acquire Perspica, Google’s Data Loss Prevention API, and Google Play Console updates

Cisco has announced their intent to acquire Perspica in an effort to support and accelerate their AppDynamics vision, which Cisco purchased earlier this year. The company hopes that the addition of Perspica will allow customers to take advantage of more machine learning capabilities in order to analyze large amounts of data. “With the addition of …

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Infer’s RacerD

Facebook has announced the open source release of their RacerD unsynchronized memory access — or data race — detector for Java applications following its successful implementation internally. RaceD is based off of the company’s open source static analysis tool, Infer. According to Facebook, this newest publicly available piece of Infer’s static analysis platform has caught more …

Mozilla leads project to consolidate web development documentation across browsers

Mozilla is teaming up with Microsoft, Google, W3C, Samsung and other industry leaders as part of a joint effort to “make web development a little easier” by bringing documentation for multiple browsers to their MDN Web Docs educational platform. The project will be led by a newly formed Product Advisory Board for MDN that will …

MongoDB announces pricing for IPO at $24 per share

MongoDB has announced the pricing for their initial public offering (IPO) of 8,000,000 shares of its Class A common stock. The shares are priced at $24 per share and began trading today on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol “MDB.” “It certainly is an exciting day. We’re very proud to be a public company, …

Samsung looks towards a more connected world at SDC 2017

Samsung wants to make things smarter and the world more connected with new strategies, software and services announced at its Samsung Developer Conference this week. The company announced SmartThings Cloud, Bixby 2.0, new ARTIK secure IoT modules, and a new vision for an open and connected IoT experience. “At Samsung, we’re constantly innovating to deliver …

SD Times news digest: AlphaGo Zero, GitHub’s 2017 State of the Octoverse, and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.1

DeepMind is introducing the latest version of its computer program AlphaGo. AlphaGo was the first artificial intelligence to defeat a world champion Go player, and the latest version, AlphaGo Zero, is a more powerful version of that, according to the team.  While AlphaGo learned by training on thousands of human games to learn to play Go, …

New survey highlights the benefits and challenges of a DevOps adoption

A new report has revealed successful DevOps implementations are reliant on whether or not companies have a well thought out plan and a clear understanding of available financial and human resources, as well as potential constraints. The study, conducted by KMS Technology, found that IT professionals are extremely satisfied by their decision to switch to …

Transforming the experience of QA work

As an avid tester, Kristel Kruustük found that many crowdsourcing test platforms didn’t incentivize testers to dig deep into products for the real issues. What’s worse is there was no teamwork or collaboration between other testers. Testers didn’t care about the products, it was all a competition, and they weren’t producing quality results. That’s why …

Industry Spotlight: Delivering a flawless application

Creating a flawless application that pleases all customers is much more complicated than traditional software, said Antoine Aymer, a mobile technologist at HPE. This is because the concept of user experience (UX) goes beyond a clean user interface and design. Organizations need to address expectations of the user, like how usable is the application and …

Report: Majority of Java apps are susceptible to hack attacks

Java developers should be more aware of the open source software components they put in their applications if they want to avoid a security breach. A new report release by Veracode, a CA Technologies company, revealed 88% of Java apps include at least one vulnerable component, and about 53.3% of Java apps rely on a …

Industry Spotlight: Enterprise agile coming of age

Businesses are struggling to stay relevant as the pace of business continues to accelerate and disruptive innovation becomes norm. To compete more effectively, leading companies are pushing Agile practices out from development teams to IT and the organization at large. They’re also integrating internal systems in unprecedented ways to better leverage their software and information …

Industry Spotlight: Follow the path to microservices

Many of today’s organizations jump into microservices without considering what success will require. Rather than assessing where they are, where they want to go and how best to get there, they’re hoping to make giant leaps directly from waterfall or Agile to microservices. If you’re one of the hopefuls who wants to teach elephants how …

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    State of Software Composition 2017

    An increasingly large amount of all software today consists of third-party code, either purchased or licensed consumer off-the-shelf (COTS) software or free open source software (FOSS). Software Composition Analysis (SCA) is a testing process that breaks down the individual components, the ingredients of any software, producing a Bill of Materials (BoM) that shows what vulnerabilities …

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    State of Fuzzing 2017

    Fuzz testing is an excellent way to locate vulnerabilities in software. The premise is to deliver intentionally malformed input to target software and detect failure. In fact, Synopsys used its own fuzz testing technology to discover the infamous Heartbleed vulnerability OpenSSL, which had gone unidentified for more than two years and impacted more than 500,000 …

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    The Myth of Perfect MISRA Compliance

    Understanding MISRA checkers and their limits One of the principles learned during the development of the MISRA guidelines has been the primary importance of being able to enforce rules with static analysis tools. It has been amply demonstrated, that without the ability to implement automatic enforcement, coding rules are of marginal value. The market for …

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    Get the Most From Your Software Development Testing Budget

    For many organizations, the planning and budgeting process for the next fiscal year is well underway. During this process, it is common to have concerns about where and how much to invest while wishing you had more money. Even though we can’t give you more money we can share Gartner’s research report Five Tips for …

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    Nine Steps to Choosing The Right Coding Standard

    Selecting the right coding standard is an essential building block for safe and secure coding How to Choose the Right Coding Standard for You? While superficially many coding standards and automatic analysis tools may look similar, they can be quite different when it comes to the more detailed tasks they can perform. Coding standards are …

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    Introducing Security Champions to the DevSecOps Life Cycle 

    How can you inject security into Agile development? Enlist developers, of course. Developers are familiar with their organization’s software and their organization’s development groups. They also have a deep understanding of the technical issues and challenges that the organization faces. That’s why you should recruit your developers as Security Champions. Learn more by downloading this …

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