Apache Beam 2.0 released

The Apache Beam team has announced the first stable release of the project, version 2.0. Apache Beam is an advanced unified programming model designed for batch and streaming data processing. In addition to this being the first stable release of the project, the team says this is also the third most important milestone for the … continue reading

Google I/O takes on virtual reality and augmented reality

Google announced new investments in the immersive computing space to help developers build new applications and experiences at day two of its annual developer conference, Google I/O. The new announcements align with Google’s mission to bring computing to everyone, Clay Bavor, vice president of virtual and augmented reality, explained. “Our investments in the web mean … continue reading

Google open-sources Firebase SDKs, opens up Android Instant Apps, and provides new developer features

Google wrapped up the first day of its annual developer conference, Google I/O, yesterday with a number of new features and solutions for Android developers. In addition to announcing the Android O Developer Preview 2, Android Go, Kotlin on Android and Android Studio 3.0, the company announced it is open-sourcing its Firebase SDKs, opening up access … continue reading

IBM wants to bring blockchain to the enterprise

IBM has embarked on a journey to take blockchain out of cryptocurrency and build blockchain software for the business. Over the last couple of years, the company has developed a permissioned blockchain, IBM Blockchain, to solve one of the biggest problems the bitcoin blockchain didn’t solve — protecting data privacy in the context of industry … continue reading

CollabNet updates TeamForge for collaborative enterprise software development

CollabNet is updating its agile, ALM and enterprise version control platform to provide more scalability and flexibility to developers. The company announced TeamForge 17.4 with source code and version control improvements, greater customization, support for high availability, easier installation and SAML 2.0 integration. “We are continually improving TeamForge to make it the best solution on … continue reading

GitHub announces new developer experiences for desktop and Atom

GitHub is turning to web technologies in its latest announcement of the GitHub Desktop Beta. The release offers a complete redesign of the company’s desktop client built on Electron, a cross-platform development solution for desktop applications. GitHub’s previous desktop solution provided two clients: GitHub for Mac and GitHub for Windows. The solutions had similar feature … continue reading

Puppet announces new container and cloud-native solutions

Puppet is taking on the cloud and container world in its latest release of Lumogon and Puppet Cloud Discovery. The new offerings are designed to give enterprise IT professionals a complete visibility into this cloud infrastructure and container-based apps. “Today’s announcement is a pivotal moment for Puppet as we expand beyond the core Puppet Enterprise … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: CockroachDB

The open-source, cloud-native SQL database, CockroachDB, has officially reached version 1.0 this week. CockroachDB was first put on our radar in 2015 when it made Black Duck’s list of Open Source Rookies of the Year. The project first entered beta in March of 2016. “The launch of 1.0 marks our graduation from beta to a … continue reading

Oracle

Oracle releases API solution on Oracle Cloud

Oracle is expanding Oracle Cloud Platform offerings with a new API-first solution. The company announced the availability of the Oracle API Platform Cloud Service, which was developed with API-first design and governance capabilities from its recent acquisition of Apiary, as well as Oracle’s own API management capabilities. Oracle announced the acquisition of Apiary in January … continue reading

Java

Java Community Process EC rejects the Java Platform Module System

The final results of the Public Review ballot for JSR 376, the Java Platform Module System, are in, and the Java Community Process executive committee (EC) has not approved this ballot. Of the 23 members, 10 voted for JSR 376, with 13 voting against it. Those for it included: Azul Systems, Gemalto, Goldman Sachs, MicroDoc, … continue reading

How Google’s OSS-Fuzz is securing open-source software

Google released OSS-Fuzz five months ago with a mission to make open-source projects stable, secure and reliable. Since then, the continuous fuzzing solution has found more than 1,000 bugs with 264 of them flagged as potential security bugs. “OSS-Fuzz has found numerous security vulnerabilities in several critical open source projects: 10 in FreeType2, 17 in … continue reading

NVIDIA to train 100,000 developers on deep learning

NVIDIA is on a mission to close the expertise gap in the field of artificial intelligence. At the GPU Technology Conference this week in Silicon Valley, the company announced plans to increase the amount of AI developers by the tenfold this year. Through the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute, the company plans to train 100,000 developers, … continue reading

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