Black Hat USA 2017: Machine learning is not a silver bullet for security

Machine learning brings new opportunities in the software security realm by offering new ways to handle data, detect malware and improve solutions. However, the problem with machine learning today is that it can be marketed as a silver bullet to catch all things in the security industry, when in reality the technology still has many … continue reading

Microsoft announces the Microsoft Security Risk Detection tool

Microsoft is releasing a new tool that uses artificial intelligence to find and detect software bugs. The Microsoft Security Risk Detection tool, previously known as Project Springboard, will be available by the end of the summer. “The tool is designed to catch the vulnerabilities before the software goes out the door, saving companies the heartache … continue reading

The race for the cloud: AWS vs Azure

The cloud computing competition is beginning to heat up with companies adding more tools and services to their infrastructure to draw users in. The online community for developers, Stack Overflow, is taking a deeper look into how cloud platforms compare, and what cloud is evolving the fastest. According to the organization, the two front runners … continue reading

Apollo Server 1.0, GitHub’s Internet Bug Bounty donation, and the Google Cloud Platform — SD Times news digest: July 21, 2017

A new GraphQL server is now available for all Node.js frameworks. Apollo Server is a open-source GraphQL server that is community-maintained and works across: Express, Connect, Hapi, Joa, AWS Lambda, Restify and Micro. The Apollo team announced version 1.0 of the server this week. It is built for the community, for simplicity and for performance. … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: CatBoost

The artificial intelligence community is getting a new machine learning library to boost their research efforts. Yandex announced the open source of CatBoost this week. Despite its name, CatBoost has nothing to do with cats. Instead, it has to do with gradient boosting. “Gradient boosting is a machine learning algorithm that is widely applied to … continue reading

GrapeCity introduces ComponentOne Xamarin Enterprise in second 2017 update

GrapeCity is announcing its second major 2017 software release this week with JavaScript, ActiveReports and .NET updates. One of the biggest features of this release is the company’s newest product line: ComponentOne Xamarin Enterprise. The Xamarin solution replaces the previous Xuni solution, a cross-platform native mobile control suite for Xamarin. “In order to ensure you … continue reading

Mozilla introduces new solution for large JavaScript projects

Developers can easily document large JavaScript projects with sphinx-js, Mozilla’s newly introduced solution. According to the company, there hasn’t been a tool able to handle large JavaScript documentation projects up until today. The markup language JSDoc provides tags to describe common structures and tooling to hook into those tags, but Mozilla says all it ends … continue reading

Microsoft’s SQL Server 2017 RC1 now available

Microsoft is gearing up for the release of SQL Server 2017 with its first release candidate. SQL Server 2017 RC1 indicates the development work for the upcoming version is complete and almost ready to come to market. The latest version of the relational database management system will bring SQL Server performance and security to Windows, … continue reading

Rackspace

Rackspace and Pivotal team up on cloud-native application development

Rackspace is delivering a new solution to help enterprise customers build and deploy applications at scale. The company announced a new effort in conjunction with Pivotal to deliver the Managed Pivotal Cloud Foundry at its Rackspace::Solve conference in New York today. Pivotal Cloud Foundry is a cloud-native platform that features built-in tools for scaling, metrics, … continue reading

Apache OpenWebBeans announces Meecrowave server for Java EE-based microservices

The Apache OpenWebBeans team wants to remove the complexity of users adapting to a server by enabling servers to adapt to users. The team announced the Apache Meecrowave project, version 1.0. Apache Meecrowave is a small server that is ideal for microservices and standalone services. “Apache Meecrowave is a microprofile Server based on Apache OpenWebBeans, … continue reading

Angular 4.3 released

The Angular team has announced a minor release of the mobile and desktop framework. Angular 4.3 contains no breaking changes and is designed as a drop-in replacement for 4.x.x. The release follows the team’s adoption of Semantic Versioning. “SemVer means that our version numbers are meaningful. Patch releases will not change the functionality, minor releases … continue reading

MIT provides insights into its bitcoin experiment

In 2014, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced plans to create a cryptocurrency ecosystem. As part of this plan, the university gave incoming freshman access to $100 worth of bitcoins and launched the MIT Bitcoin Project. The idea was to study the role early adopters have on spreading technology. Now, three years later the … continue reading

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