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

Apache MADlib graduates to Top-Level Project

Apache MADlib, an open-source Big Data machine learning library used for scalable in-database analytics, graduated from the Apache Incubator to become a Top-Level Project (TLP) today. The project has been well-governed under the Apache Software Foundation’s processes and principles, and its graduation to TLP signifies an important milestone for the Apache MADlib community. “During the incubation … continue reading

Deco Software joins Airbnb, code aware search in Bitbucket Cloud, and Apache Kylin 2.0 — SD Times news digest: May 3, 2017

Deco Software is joining Airbnb’s team. Deco Software was started to create solutions that helped bridge the gap between designers and engineers. These solutions included Deco IDE, a React Native IDE. As part of this new journey, Deco Software will no longer support the Deco IDE; however it will remain as a free and open-source … continue reading

Facebook’s Create React Native App, Google’s Android fraud botnet Chamois, and Intel Clear Containers updates to v2.1.1—SD Times news digest: March 14, 2017

Facebook announced the Create React Native App for React Native. Create React is a new tool that makes it easier to get started with a React Native project. It’s inspired by the design of the Create React App, and is the result of a collaboration between Facebook and Expo. With this tool, developers can develop … continue reading

Google introduces invisible reCAPTCHA, beta launch of Cloud Functions for Firebase, and Kaggle joins Google Cloud—SD Times news digest: March 10, 2017

Google is taking reCAPTCHA one step further by making it invisible. Now, human users will be let through without seeing the “I’m not a robot” checkbox, and bot and suspicious users will have to solve challenges that use Google’s risk analysis algorithms. The advantage of reCAPTCHA is its enhanced security, according to Google. It’s a … continue reading

GitHub’s Open Source Guides, IBM Machine Learning, and Stack Overflow’s top nav redesign—SD Times news digest: Feb. 15, 2017

GitHub is making it easier for developers to participate in open-source software. The company announced its Open Source Guides, a collection of resources designed to help developers approach and contribute to open source. According to GitHub, the guides will help developers find users for their projects, help them manage large-open source communities, and improve workflow.   … continue reading

CNCF saves RethinkDB by purchasing code and contributing it to the Linux Foundation

RethinkDB shut down last October. Yet, there is hope for its community and the companies that invested in the database system, as the Cloud Native Computing Foundation today announced it has purchased the source code, relicensed it under the Apache License, and contributed it to the Linux Foundation. CNCF paid US$25,000 to purchase the RethinkDB … continue reading

Apache Beam goes top level

The Apache Foundation this morning announced the promotion of Apache Beam to the top level. That’s good news for the many contributors and users of this unified programming model, which allows them to write batch and streaming jobs at the same time, and to run the resulting artifact on various execution engines. Within the Hadoop … continue reading

Guest View: The first release of Apache Arrow

Work on Apache Arrow has been progressing rapidly since its inception earlier this year, and now Arrow is the open-source standard for columnar in-memory execution, enabling fast vectorized data processing and interoperability across the Big Data ecosystem. Background Apache Parquet is now the de facto standard for columnar storage on disk, and building on that … continue reading

TestPlant survey finds increase in automation, Software AG launches IoT kit, and Samsung discontinues the Galaxy Note 7—SD Times news digest: Oct. 11, 2016

TestPlant has announced the results of its 2016 User Survey, finding that there is a clear increase in the use of automation and application-level load testing. TestPlant gathered almost 200 eggPlant users, and according to those surveyed, test automation is increasing dramatically. The survey found that more than 60% of respondents said they have achieved … continue reading

Proposal has NetBeans moving to Apache Incubator

This story has been updated to clarify the details of Geertjan Wielenga’s proposal. Geertjan Wielenga, working on behalf of Oracle, submitted a proposal to bring NetBeans to the Apache Software Foundation. Wielenga has been the project manager of NetBeans for many years, and his proposal seeks to bring NetBeans to a neutral third party so … continue reading

The Apache Foundation board is reining in DataStax

On Aug. 19, DataStax cofounder and CTO Jonathan Ellis announced he would step down as chairman of the Project Management Committee (PMC) for the Apache Cassandra Project. At the time, in a blog post, he made no mention of pressure from inside the Foundation to oust him. The Apache board of directors, however, has admitted … continue reading

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