Tech startups partner to offset their carbon footprint for Earth Day

Earth Day is a day for environmental and climate literacy, not only for individuals of this planet, but for big technology companies and startups, too. That’s why a few organizations are partnering with Segment to calculate how to offset their carbon footprint, taking action so they can protect the environment for years to come. On … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: AdaptiveTableLayout

Cleveroad, a website and web application development company, gives developers endless possibilities to create customizations on various components of Android applications. Last year, SD Times highlighted Cleveroad’s open-source Android library Bitutorial, which lets developers “jazz up” their usual interactions by adding customizable options to applications. In order to further help developers create better Android user … continue reading

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Bugdojo launches QA testing tool, Baidu’s Project Apollo, and Facebook’s ‘silent speech’ technology — SD Times news digest: April 20, 2017

Software testing is often overlooked, especially in startups and mid-sized development teams that might not have the right resources or QA team available. Bugdojo, a new bot-powered continuous QA tool, is giving developers access to professional testers who can review the quality of their code without adding expensive teams to their company. “Instead of hiring … continue reading

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MuleSoft announces Crowd, joins Open API Initiative to guide API specification development

MuleSoft today announced Crowd, a set of collaboration capabilities that allow teams to create, save and reuse APIs and other integration assets within the company’s application network platform, the Anypoint Platform. Along with this release, MuleSoft also announced it has joined the Open API Initiative under the Linux Foundation. According to the company, Crowd is … continue reading

Microsoft announces new solutions for creating intelligent, data-driven apps

Microsoft is empowering customers with its new data-driven intelligence solutions. Microsoft today made several product announcements at its Microsoft Data Amp event, including updates to SQL Server, R Server 9.1, and other solutions aimed at helping businesses create intelligent applications. Starting today, developers can download the SQL Server CTP 2.0, which is available on Windows, … continue reading

NVIDIA and Facebook advance artificial intelligence with Caffe2

NVIDIA and Facebook are joining forces to advance the world of artificial intelligence. New to developers’ arsenal is the open-source deep learning framework Caffe2, which NVIDIA and Facebook will use to create large-scale distributed training scenarios, as well as build machine learning applications for today’s devices. Facebook has been working with the open source community … continue reading

Black Duck audit highlights risk of open-source security vulnerabilities

Black Duck, a company that serves up information about the latest security vulnerabilities on open source components, released its 2017 Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) today. The OSSRA revealed significant risks related to open-source vulnerabilities and license-compliance challenges, as well as high levels of risk in the retail and ecommerce industry. According to … continue reading

CoffeeScript 2 beta supports latest ES2015+ features

CoffeeScript, a language that compiles into JavaScript, released its version 2.0 in beta with support of the latest ES2015+ features. According to the CoffeeScript overview page, this language introduces many features into the JavaScript world, like => and destructuring and classes. The intent of the language, however, was not to be a superset of JavaScript, but … continue reading

PagerDuty highlights disconnect between customer expectations, IT operations challenges

Consumers have high expectations when it comes to digital experiences and applications, and this is proving to be a challenge for IT organizations ability to resolve customer-impacting incidents quickly, according to findings from PagerDuty’s State of Digital Operations report. The report, based on a two-part survey of more than 300 IT professionals in development and … continue reading

Report: DevOps companies need to make the most of culture, monitoring, and incident management

What has 10 years of cultural change, infrastructure improvement and tooling done to the DevOps movement? That is the question Atlassian and xMatters wanted to answer in the latest DevOps Maturity Model report, which researched the current state of DevOps practices today. According to an Atlassian blog post, DevOps is here to stay, but key … continue reading

OWASP adds unprotected APIs, insufficient attack protection to Top Ten 2017 release

The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) released its Top 10 2017 project for public comment. This is the 14th year OWASP is raising awareness of security risks with its list, and it contains two major vulnerability updates, example attack scenarios, and a list of free and open resources for security-conscious developers. When Jeff Williams, OWASP … continue reading

Red Hat releases Ansible 2.3 with network automation capabilities

Red Hat announced the general availability of Ansible 2.3, the updated version of the company’s agentless open-source IT automation framework. Ansible 2.3 includes performance enhancements and advanced networking capabilities, as well as added features that aim to cater to network operators’ needs. According to Tim Cramer, director of engineering at Red Hat, this release looks … continue reading

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