DockerCon: Docker announces two new collaborative open-source container projects

Docker wants containers to be the building blocks of interchangeable platforms. The company announced two new open-source projects, the LinuxKit and the Moby Project, at day two of its DockerCon conference in Austin, Texas. The LinuxKit is a container-native toolkit based on containerd for assembling and distributing a custom operating system or adapting an existing … continue reading

Microsoft updates PowerApps and Flow

Microsoft is bringing new improvements and functionality to its business, low-code solutions Flow and PowerApps. Flow is an automated workflow solution while PowerApps is the company’s enterprise software service. In the Q1 update of Microsoft Flow, the company is bringing new updates to improve team productivity, extend partner services support and modernize business approvals. The … continue reading

GitHub announces new Developer Program offerings

GitHub wants to make its Developer Program more accessible. The company announced new offerings that will enable unpaid account holders to join the program. The GitHub Developer Program is a community of developers who are building apps on top of the GitHub platform. The program enables developers to stay up to date with API changes, … continue reading

ElectricFlow 7.2 released, ASF’s projects used in the Panama Papers investigation, and Android Studio 2.4 Preview 6 — SD Times news digest: April 17, 2017

Electric Cloud is bringing built-in container and microservices support in the latest release of its DevOps release automation solution. ElectricFlow 7.2 focuses on improving speed, efficiency and flexibility. It includes more distribution options for users, and support for modern container technologies and microservices architecture. Newly added support includes Docker, Kubernetes, Amazon Container Service (ECS), Google … continue reading

Namespaces: A key to container security

Everyone is talking about containers these days, but what do containers actually mean for software development? There are many different pieces involved to put a successful containerized application together. SD Times caught up with Liz Rice, technology evangelist for container security specialist Aqua Security, to talk about a very important piece: Namespaces. Rice will be … continue reading

Weak biometric security systems, Microsoft’s ReactXP, and the Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) program — SD Times news digest: April 14, 2017

The fingerprint or biometric security system on your smartphone is not as secure as you think. Researchers from NYU and Michigan State University have discovered a way to fool biometric security systems into giving them access to smartphones. According to the researchers, fingerprint-based authentication systems use small sensors that only capture partial fingerprints. The researchers … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: PlatformIO

The Internet of Things industry is heating up, and developers want to do more than just allow users to lock their doors or control their thermostats from their smartphones. PlatformIO wants to take IoT development to the next level with its open-source IoT development ecosystem. PlatformIO is a cross-platform build system that features continuous and … continue reading

Microsoft makes it easier to migrate to Azure

Microsoft is giving enterprises new tools to take on hybrid cloud initiatives. The company announced new Azure migration resources and tools to make it easier to tap into the hybrid cloud. “Most customers we talk with are using a hybrid cloud approach to take advantage of the cloud and their existing applications and infrastructure. Whether … continue reading

Zephyr’s new quality management platform, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.5 and Bitbucket Cloud’s navigation experience — SD Times news digest: April 13, 2017

Zephyr is bringing more control, customization and usability to developers. The company announced a new quality management platform that enables test management and automation, as well as provides a rich set of analytics. The platform is built on a microservices architecture, and is powered by HTML5/Angular JS 2 for a user friendly experience. “Zephyr’s goal … continue reading

Coding Autism creates program to teach adults with disorder the fundamentals of development

Coding Autism is announcing a new crowdfunding campaign to teach those with autism how to code. Coding Autism is a professional coaching and training company that looks to train adults on the spectrum in professional skills such as software engineering, quality assurance and web development. The company is looking to crowdfund $50,000 to help get … continue reading

Unit testing for C/C++ is on the rise

Typemock: Unit testing for C/C++ is on the rise

Typemock’s Isolator++ solution is bringing unit testing to C/C++ programming languages. Isolator++ is one of the company’s unit testing solutions designed to enable developers to find and fix bugs. According to the company, over the past year interest in C++ unit testing has more than doubled with a substantial rise in Isolator++ users. “There was … continue reading

Microsoft previews Azure PaaS services

Microsoft is announcing new preview releases of its Azure PaaS services for Azure Stack as well as a “refresh” to its Azure extension, Azure Stack. The third technical preview of Azure Stack was released early last month with hybrid application capabilities and a new pay-as-you-use pricing model. Since then, Microsoft has updated the Azure Stack … continue reading

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