SD Times news digest: Equifax cybersecurity incident, Filecoin ICO, and Vagrant 2.0

Equifax announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. According to the company, “criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files.” As of now, the company has no evidence of unauthorized activity on Equifax’s core consumer or commercial credit reporting databases. “This is clearly a disappointing event for our company, and one … continue reading

The future of HashiCorp

Mitchell Hashimoto has been writing software since he was 12 years old. Since he cofounded HashiCorp in 2012, however, he’s been focused on automation software, such as that created by his company. HashiCorp now offers a host of products to automate the software development life cycle, and those products do everything from managing security between … continue reading

HashiCorp raises money, releases DevOps tool chain

From a simple Vagrant, HashiCorp has grown into a Silicon Valley darling. The company behind the quick environment setup system followed up that popular tool with a host of new developer-centric life-cycle products after its founding in 2012, and today the company announced just how well it has been doing. HashiCorp ventured into enterprise sales … continue reading

Vagrant gets a follow-up

For years, developers have had a Vagrant on their desktop, helping them quickly go from code to build to running application. Today, however, Vagrant gives way as Otto, its follow-up applications, arrives on the scene. Hosted at Ottoproject.io, Otto is built to ease the definition and deployment of multi-tier applications. The tool joins a retinue … continue reading

Mitchell Hashimoto is automating the world

As a teenager with too much free time, Mitchell Hashimoto’s natural coding ability and love of video games got him in a bit of trouble. Under threat of legal action from Neopets and others, the enterprising 14 year-old high school freshman forcibly shut down his US$25-per-month membership site selling automated video game cheats he coded … continue reading

Samsung’s potential BlackBerry acquisition, Project Ara’s debut, and FreeBSD on DigitalOcean—SD Times news digest: Jan. 15, 2015

Samsung may or may not be in talks to buy BlackBerry. According to a Reuters report, Samsung recently approached BlackBerry with a buyout offer of as much as US$7.5 billion. The report stated that executives met last week to discuss the proposed deal. BlackBerry announced a security partnership with Samsung this past November, but for … continue reading

HashiCorp releases Atlas, its first commercial DevOps product

After releasing five popular open-source technologies, HashiCorp is tying them all together with Atlas—a commercial DevOps and application-delivery product for developing, deploying, and maintaining applications on any infrastructure. Described in HashiCorp’s news release as an AWS-style application delivery SaaS for any public or private data center, Atlas unifies the company’s open-source projects (Vagrant, Packer, Serf, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sept. 19, 2014—Wolfram’s Tweet-a-Program, Android’s default encryption and virtual reality SDKs

Wolfram launches Tweet-a-Program Stephen Wolfram has announced a new Wolfram Language program, Tweet-a-Program, which allows users to compose a tweet-length Wolfram Language program. Once it’s composed and tweeted to @WolframTaP, the company’s Twitter bot will run the problem in the recently announced Wolfram Cloud and tweet back the result. “In the Wolfram Language, a little … continue reading

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