IBM expands Bluemix OpenWhisk, Red Hat JBoss AMQ 7, and Sauce Labs’ Real Device Cloud — SD Times news digest: April 27, 2017

IBM is expanding Bluemix OpenWhisk, its open serverless computing platform, so developers can quickly connect data to serverless apps. Expanding OpenWhisk lets developers expose serverless actions as secure and controlled APIs on the cloud, according to IBM. OpenWhisk’s expanded user experience will track and analyze usage data for each serverless action to let developers and … continue reading

Red Hat announces the Red Hat 3scale API management platform

Red Hat is releasing a fully containerized, on-premise, and end-to-end API lifecycle management solution. The company announced the Red Hat 3scale API management platform to share, secure, distribute, control and monetize APIs. “Following the rise of mobile and IoT, the API economy is emerging as one of the key foundations of enterprise software platforms. With … continue reading

Apple’s LivePhotosKit JS, Lyrebird’s voice imitation algorithm, and Augmenta Studio — SD Times news digest: April 24, 2017

Apple has announced a new Live Photos API for developers. The JavaScript-based API, LivePhotosKitJS, enables developers to provide Live Photo features on iOS and macOS. Live Photos enables users to relive their favorite moments with images that provide both movement and sound. In addition, the company is providing SDKs to help developers build apps that … 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

Visual Studio Code

Microsoft releases Visual Studio Code update and the .NET Framework 4.7

Microsoft is providing new updates to its open-source code editor and software development framework. The company announced the March 2017 update of Visual Studio Code as well as the .NET Framework 4.7. The latest update of Visual Studio Code was released to address a number of issues such as losing editor contents when upgrading, and … continue reading

CodePen Projects

CodePen Projects, Mozilla’s Obsidian API proposal, ActiveGo Beta, HashiCorp Vault Enterprise 0.7 — SD Times news digest: March 22, 2017

A new platform wants to give developers a playground for developing front end web solutions. CodePen Projects is a place where developers can build websites right in their browser. According to the team, it is very similar to an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). It features a sidebar for viewing files; the ability to create, delete, … continue reading

Ozlo aims to advance AI systems

Ozlo, an integrated knowledge platform, wants to bring more conversation to virtual assistants and artificial intelligence. The company announced its conversational AI platform is now available. The new platform is designed to go beyond hard facts and bring probabilistic understanding of opinions, assertions, beliefs and judgements to solutions. “Today’s assistants are not street smart, so … continue reading

Built.io sparks innovation with new Community platform and Internet of APIs Awards

Built.io aims to boost innovation and foster a creative developer culture with its new Built.io Community, which consists of technical and semi-technical users with an understanding of automation and integration. Built.io, a digital automation platform, is known for its integration tool Built.io Flow, which lets developers and non-developers connect with an API builder. Built.io Flow … continue reading

How AI will impact development

Everyone’s talking about how AI will revolutionize so many things. Most of today’s discussions take place at the application level, although AI will impact software development too. Some vendors, ISVs and consultants anticipate such a shift, but they aren’t able articulate the specifics yet. For years, organizations have been building software using certain types of … continue reading

Report: Amazon acquires Harvest.ai, new release cadence from React Native, and 451 Research expects application container market to grow—SD Times news digest: Jan. 10, 2017

Amazon has acquired Harvest.ai, a San Diego startup, for US$20 million, according to Business Insider. Harvest.ai has developed technologies that can help find and stop targeted attacks on data, according to Business Insider. With the help of machine learning, the company can learn and detect when an unauthorized person is attempting to gain access to … continue reading

2016: The Year of Artificial Intelligence

In the software development industry, 2016 was truly transformative. The way software is developed, what it is being created for, and where it resides and is used all changed to a large degree last year. More development teams adopted agile and DevOps techniques, while QA “moved left” and integrated into the process, rather than being … continue reading

Guest View: Developing for a bot-driven world: The role of APIs

Personal digital assistants like Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana are just the beginning. Soon we’ll be interacting with all manner of applications and online services—everything from managing our calendars to ordering pizzas and reserving hotel rooms—not with the buttons, forms and controls that we’re used to, but by chatting with them using natural language. Or, … continue reading

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