Android HALs, Parasoft Java UTA, and Bluetooth’s mesh networking — SD Times news digest: July 20, 2017

Since updates can be expensive for device manufacturers, Android is separating the vendor implementation from the core Android framework, which will allow platform and vendor components to be updated independently. First, Android needed to isolate the Hardware Abstraction Layer (HAL), which provides an interface between device-agnostic code and device-specific hardware implementations. According to Android, HALs … continue reading

SlamData’s 4.2 release lets users understand data structure, analytics

In order to eliminate all the data preparation and mapping that comes with today’s Big Data challenges, SlamData, a data analytics company, announced 4.2 of its platform with no-code BI for NoSQL, and the ability to explore and embed interactive data reports. According to CEO of SlamData Jeff Carr, over the last eight to 10 years, … continue reading

REST APIs stumble in the leap to mobile applications

I started building REST APIs a few years ago because I was desperately in need of a back-end engineer, and it seemed easier for me to just do it myself. That, of course, is how all classic software engineering problems begin and where many startups end, but I thought: How hard could it really be? … continue reading

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance, OCI’s 1.0 specifications and CA’s continuous testing report — SD Times news digest: July 19, 2017

The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance has become the world’s largest open-source blockchain initiative. Since late May, the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has seen 34 organizations join the blockchain industry group. The total membership is more than 150 organizations since the group’s launch in February. The newest members of EEA include various business sectors like technology, banking, … continue reading

Dremio launches self-service data platform for data analytics

Today, data is fast-moving, very distributed, and is no longer sitting in one relational database. Data scientists, developers, and business analysts want to tap into data analytics on their own, so teams are turning to self-service data platforms like Dremio to eliminate the need for traditional Big Data systems and infrastructure. Dremio announced today that … 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

Packt’s Skill Up survey: What it’s like to work in tech today

Packt officially released its third annual Skill Up survey, which takes a look at some of the biggest trends in the tech and developer space right now. The survey also is designed to show what tech jobs pay the most and what skills can help developers land their next job opportunity. According to Packt’s findings, the … 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

Google Research open sources Facets, Lambda@Edge, and Revulytics Usage Intelligence 5 — SD Times news digest: July 18, 2017

Google Research wants to help researchers get the most out of their machine learning models and data. With the PAIR initiative, the company is releasing Facets, an open source visualization tool to aid researchers in understanding and analyzing machine learning datasets. In addition to the open source code, Google Research created a Facets demo website … 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

Enforcing enterprise security policies on hybrid cloud

Server provisioning has historically played a key role in IT’s control over enterprise systems: IT approved and provisioned developers’ requests for compute resources, enforcing security controls and policies along the way. Cloud technologies are being adopted widely, creating hybrid environments. Cloud undermines the traditional provisioning model; developers can now allocate resources themselves with the swipe … 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

Sonatype’s State of the Software Supply Chain, Motorola and Neurala team up for AI, and The Bitfury Group’s Exonum — SD Times news digest: July 17, 2017

Sonatype released its third annual State of the Software Supply Chain report, which highlights risks within open source software components. The report also highlights the benefits of managing software supply chain hygiene. “Companies are no longer building software applications from scratch, they are manufacturing them as fast as they can using an infinite supply of … continue reading

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