DRUD announces ddev Community, VictorOps gets native Slack integration and more — SD Times News Digest: September 19, 2017

DRUD Tech announces ddev Community Open source development tool suppliers DRUD Tech have announced the release of ddev Community, a tool designed to streamline some of the backend aspects of website development. “Web development teams are all-too-familiar with the hours lost due to slow setup, task-switching between projects and lack of tooling consistency, whether it’s … continue reading

Linux Foundation wants to promote sustainable open source development with new initiatives

During last week’s Open Source Summit North America in Los Angeles, the Linux Foundation announced a series of projects designed to promote sustainability and growth in open source development. We wrote last week about their “Open Source Guides for the Enterprise,” which will see a series of guides by professionals from many different organizations released … continue reading

Virtual coding practice from Skillsoft, Token Alliance formed to promote blockchain, CCleaner compromised — SD Times News Digest: September 18, 2017

Skillsoft announces virtual coding practice lab Educational technology company Skillsoft announced CodeX, which combines coding exercises and embedded video alongside multiple IDEs to provide an all-in-one practice space for coders. “CodeX is contextual learning at its best. Learners can practice coding in a seamless, integrated platform that provides a live working development environment and puts … continue reading

Facebook invests in CIFAR AI, CalcFlow goes open source and FTP deprecated in Chrome — SD Times News Digest: September 15, 2017

Facebook invests in CIFAR AI research Facebook pledged an additional US$2.65 million investment in the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research’s Learning in Machine & Brains program over five years, continuing their support for the institute’s work on artificial intelligence research. “Facebook’s investment in CIFAR and in the Canadian AI community recognizes the strength of Canadian … continue reading

CA report shows significant success gap in approaches to development

In a report titled “Don’t Let an Outdated Software Strategy Hold You Back,” CA Technologies has revealed the results of a survey of more than 1,200 IT leaders by industry analyst Freeform Dynamics. The core findings of the report show a significant gap between the top 25% of enterprises, referred to as the “Masters of … continue reading

Live QA service for Jira, InterSystems IRIS Data Platform, new DevOps books, Hazelcast meets Apache Cassandra — SD Times news digest: September 12, 2017

Test IO launches live QA Service for Jira Crowdsourced software testing firm test IO launched QA Service for Jira today, connecting Atlassian’s Agile project management customers using Jira Software to QA professionals worldwide. Users will be able to run acceptance tests of user stories and epics, verify fixes and view precise information for reproducing hard-to-find … continue reading

Open Source Summit Roundup, Day 1

The Linux Foundation released the first six in a planned series of Open Source Guides for the Enterprise during Open Source Summit North America in Los Angeles today. The Linux Foundation developed the guides in conjunction with TODO Group, with contributors representing Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Microsoft, Google, Netflix, Samsung, Red Hat, Comcast, Autodesk, Intel, … continue reading

JDK 9, Tesla unlocks batteries and ScaleArc for SQL Server — SD Times news digest: September 11, 2017

Oracle to limit support for Java 9 Following their previously announced plans for a six-month release cycle for the Java Development Kit, Oracle has announced that support for this month’s upcoming Java 9 will be short-lived to make way for the first release in the new cycle in March 2018. Despite the limited support, Java … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: My MacOS

This week’s GitHub project comes from university student and developer Nikita Voloboev, who’s amassed a huge repository of Alfred workflows and tools that he uses to make his macOS experience “even more amazing.” It’s a great resource for any Apple-centric developer, and includes productivity software, more feature-rich alternatives to stock macOS software and tips for … continue reading

VMware details updates during VMWorld 2017

VMWare, a cloud infrastructure company, had a lot to announce at their annual VMWorld conference in Las Vegas earlier this week. You can check out our coverage of their collaboration with Pivotal and Google Cloud on the new Pivotal Container Service, and with Cohesity on increased recoverability. Here’s a run-down of the announcements made about the … continue reading

Kaldi speech recognition gains TensorFlow deep learning support

Kaldi, an open-source speech recognition toolkit, has been updated with integration with the open-source TensorFlow deep learning library. Developers Yishay Carmiel and Hainan Xu of Seattle-based IntelligentWire are behind the integration, and their plan is to use the combination to accelerate the advancement of automatic speech recognition (ASR) systems. IntelligentWire specializes in cloud software that … continue reading

Researchers: SAP Point-of-Sale systems vulnerable to attack

There are many ways hackers can exploit vulnerabilities to get the information they want. Flaws in Point-of-Sale (PoS) systems is on this list, and ERPScan researchers recently found that PoS software distributed by German vendor SAP is missing crucial checks that leave it vulnerable to unauthorized access and modification. A video demonstration by the research team shows a … continue reading

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