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

Facebook focuses on the developer community at F8

Facebook’s annual developer conference F8 kicked off today in San Jose with a strong focus on building community. Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and founder of Facebook, took to the stage to stress the importance of bringing people together. According to Zuckerberg, Facebook for the past decade has been focused on connecting friends and family, but the … continue reading

Intel says goodbye to the Intel Developer Forum

After 20 years, Intel is closing its doors on its annual developer gathering, the Intel Developer Forum (IDF). The forum was created to brief developers and technologists about Intel products and solutions. In the past, the company has used the IDF event to announce big projects such as the Intel Developer Zone, Internet of Thing … continue reading

Oracle to acquire Wercker, SnapLogic’s machine learning tech, and NodeSource N|Solid for Alpine Linux — SD Times news digest: April 18, 2017

Oracle has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the continuous integration platform provider Wercker. Wercker enables organizations and development teams to reach CI and continuous delivery goals with microservices and Docker with its container-centric and cloud-native automation platform. According to Oracle, with Wercker the company can continue its mission of democratizing developer tooling for … continue reading

DockerCon: Docker announces two new collaborative open-source container projects

Docker wants containers to be the building blocks of interchangeable platforms. The company announced two new open-source projects, the LinuxKit and the Moby Project, at day two of its DockerCon conference in Austin, Texas. The LinuxKit is a container-native toolkit based on containerd for assembling and distributing a custom operating system or adapting an existing … continue reading

Microsoft updates PowerApps and Flow

Microsoft is bringing new improvements and functionality to its business, low-code solutions Flow and PowerApps. Flow is an automated workflow solution while PowerApps is the company’s enterprise software service. In the Q1 update of Microsoft Flow, the company is bringing new updates to improve team productivity, extend partner services support and modernize business approvals. The … 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

GitHub announces new Developer Program offerings

GitHub wants to make its Developer Program more accessible. The company announced new offerings that will enable unpaid account holders to join the program. The GitHub Developer Program is a community of developers who are building apps on top of the GitHub platform. The program enables developers to stay up to date with API changes, … continue reading

ElectricFlow 7.2 released, ASF’s projects used in the Panama Papers investigation, and Android Studio 2.4 Preview 6 — SD Times news digest: April 17, 2017

Electric Cloud is bringing built-in container and microservices support in the latest release of its DevOps release automation solution. ElectricFlow 7.2 focuses on improving speed, efficiency and flexibility. It includes more distribution options for users, and support for modern container technologies and microservices architecture. Newly added support includes Docker, Kubernetes, Amazon Container Service (ECS), Google … continue reading

Namespaces: A key to container security

Everyone is talking about containers these days, but what do containers actually mean for software development? There are many different pieces involved to put a successful containerized application together. SD Times caught up with Liz Rice, technology evangelist for container security specialist Aqua Security, to talk about a very important piece: Namespaces. Rice will be … continue reading

CRASH Report: Small teams, Java EE behind software with highest structural quality

Smaller development teams produce software that has the highest structural quality, while teams of 20 or more create software of poor structural quality. That is according to the 2017 CRASH Report on the global health of software released late last month. The report bases structural quality on five characteristics: robustness, security, performance efficiency, changeability and … continue reading

Weak biometric security systems, Microsoft’s ReactXP, and the Mozilla Open Source Support (MOSS) program — SD Times news digest: April 14, 2017

The fingerprint or biometric security system on your smartphone is not as secure as you think. Researchers from NYU and Michigan State University have discovered a way to fool biometric security systems into giving them access to smartphones. According to the researchers, fingerprint-based authentication systems use small sensors that only capture partial fingerprints. The researchers … continue reading

Guest View: High-performance software teams are single-mindedly focused on these key performance indicators

Software development teams involve many kinds of professionals: business analysts, development managers, engineers, product managers, program managers, quality and user experience professionals and more. All have a stake in running a high-performance team that meets expectations. Yet, “The Study of Product Team Performance” – published by Actuation Consulting and sponsored by Accelerance in 2016 – finds … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: PlatformIO

The Internet of Things industry is heating up, and developers want to do more than just allow users to lock their doors or control their thermostats from their smartphones. PlatformIO wants to take IoT development to the next level with its open-source IoT development ecosystem. PlatformIO is a cross-platform build system that features continuous and … continue reading

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