Npm 5.0.0, OpenAI Baselines, Twilio Functions, and Raspberry Pi teams up with CoderDojo — SD Times news digest: May 26, 2017

The package manager for JavaScript npm reached version 5.0 this week. It includes some new features, performance improvements, and bug fixes that aim to make life easier for users. “This release marks months of hard work for the young, scrappy, and hungry CLI team, and includes some changes we’ve been hoping to do for literally … continue reading

The web app model becomes progressive

If you listen to the pundits, Progressive Web Apps (or PWAs) have come to represent all that is good about application delivery via the web, and are sure to rule the web today, tomorrow and forever more. While that may be a grandiose claim — or at the very least some very wishful thinking — … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Daytona

Yahoo is releasing a new automated performance testing and analysis framework into open source this week. The company announced Daytona, an application-agnostic framework that enables developers to build customized test, analyze performance, and capture trends. “With Daytona, we are now able to integrate all our load testing tools under a single framework and aggregate test … continue reading

ScaleArc: eCommerce retailers should start preparing for the holiday season now

It may seem like it’s too early to think about the holiday season, but ScaleArc’s recent survey reveals many Americans are already anticipating popular retailers to have website outages during the 2017 shopping season. In order to help retailers prepare for extreme scalability and continuous IT operations during this time, ScaleArc has already released its … continue reading

Devops

Report: DevOps and cloud work better together

Over the past couple of years, businesses have been turning to methodologies like DevOps and cloud development to drive agility. However, a newly released study from CA Technologies reveals if companies really want to boost their software delivery performance, they should combine DevOps with cloud-based tools and delivery mechanisms. “Today, being built to succeed means … continue reading

Microsoft’s Git Virtual File System, Twilio Proxy, and MariaDB TX 2.0 — SD Times news digest: May 25, 2017

Microsoft is providing an update on its Git Virtual File System (GVFS), the company’s effort to scale Git to large projects and teams. According to Brian Harry, a technical fellow at Microsoft, the company has created the largest Git repository available. Over the last three months, Microsoft has largely completed the roll out of GVFS … continue reading

Red Hat to acquire developer workspaces provider Codenvy

Red Hat is adding the developer tools and containerized workspaces provider Codenvy to its portfolio. The company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Codenvy. As part of the acquisition, Red Hat will add Codency to its existing portfolio of developer and application platform tools. “Thanks to the increasing push towards digital transformation and the … continue reading

Check Point discovers new attack vector through media player subtitles

Malicious hackers will find any way to deliver a cyberattack. This week, Check Point Software researchers discovered a new method for perpetrators, one which is threatening millions of users: Attacking by subtitles. According to Check Point’s research, the new possible attack vector delivers the cyberattack through movie subtitles that are loaded by the user’s media … continue reading

Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow: Over a million developers have had trouble exiting Vim

Stack Overflow is celebrating a major milestone with one of its most popular questions. It seems a majority of developers are having difficulty escaping from the Vim editor once inside. Over the past five years, there have been more than a million developers asking “How to exit the Vim editor?” “Indeed, the difficulty of quitting … continue reading

Red Hat announces Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4 beta

Red Hat is updating its enterprise Linux platform with new security and compliance features, automation and an improved admin experience. The company announced the beta release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4. The solution is designed to give enterprises a foundation to roll out new apps, virtualize environments and create secure and hybrid clouds. The … continue reading

Cloudera Atlus

Cloudera introduces Altus, MapR’s new Quick Start Solution, and Realm Functions — SD Times news digest: May 24, 2017

Cloudera is launching a new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) offering to simplify Big Data workloads in the cloud. Altus is designed for large-scale data processing applications on the public cloud. It features managed services for elastic data pipelines, workload orientation, the Altus Data Engineering service, backward compatibility and platform portability, and built-in workload management. In addition, the initial … continue reading

Google, IBM and Lyft announce new open-source project for microservices: Istio

Google, IBM and Lyft are merging some of their learned best practices around microservices to create a new open-source project called Istio. Istio was developed to connect, manage and secure microservices. The goal of the project is to tackle challenges around resilience, visibility, and security. Istio is a Layer 7 traffic monitoring and control network … continue reading

IBM releases new open DBaaS toolkit on IBM Power Systems

IBM announced its new Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) toolkit on IBM Power Systems, designed to deliver speed, control and efficiency to enterprise developers and IT teams. IBM’s latest solution is focused on making popular open-source databases like MongoDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and others available for developers and IT teams to easily provision. According to IBM global power growth … continue reading

Perforce Helix4Git

Perforce releases Helix4Git for Git at scale

Companies looking to better manage their Git environments can utilize Perforce’s new Helix4Git solution, which allows large-scale Git environments to speed up their build processes. Perforce also announced it is updating its Helix Core and Helix Swarm solutions to include improved file transfer features and user efficiency. According to Perforce, Helix4Git increases scale and visibility … continue reading

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