GitLab 15.0 is now available

The team at GitLab has announced the release of GitLab 15.0. With this, users gain access to container scanning in all tiers, internal notes, better links to external organizations and contacts, breaking changes, and more. Also included in this release are improvements intended to speed up the user’s workflow in the WYSIWYG Markdown editor for …

GitHub adds math support in Markdown

Today, GitHub announced that math expressions can now be rendered in Markdown on GitHub using “$$” as a delimiter for code blocks with math content or the “$” delimiter for inline math expressions.  According to GitHub, mathematical expressions have become essential to information sharing amongst engineers, scientists, data scientists, and mathematicians.  Support for displaying math …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: CAS

Community Attestation Service (CAS) is an open-source service that helps users secure their software and is powered by Codenotary’s digital identity infrastructure. The project lets them create a Software Bill of Materials, notarize containers, and let others verify by running and provides a way to view notarized assets’ immutable history in immudb. CAS stores all …

First beta for PostgreSQL 15 now available

The team at PostgreSQL, a data warehouse for web, mobile, geospatial, and analytics applications, today announced that the first beta release of PostgreSQL 15 is now available for download. The beta version brings users previews of all of the features that are set to become available when PostgreSQL 15 is made generally available. Information about …

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Jellyfish announces benchmarks for engineering leaders

The newly announced Jellyfish Benchmarks enable engineering leaders to add context to engineering metrics and performance by introducing a method for comparisons.  Jellyfish customers now have insight at the percentile level as to how they stack up against their peers since the complex nature of modern software engineering often fails to give engineers proper context, …

Linux Foundation, CNCF, and Ethical Intelligence partner on new ethics in open-source course

The Linux Foundation, Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), and Ethical Intelligence have all partnered up to create a free online course on ethics in open-source development.  It is designed for developers looking to apply ethics to their coding practice, and for product managers looking to incorporate ethics-by-design technology into their workflows.  According to the Linux …

Apollo GraphQL releases the supergraph

Apollo GraphQL today introduced the supergraph, a network of a company’s data, microservices, and digital capabilities that enables product and engineering teams to create a better experience for users.  A supergraph works as a composition layer and facilitates collaboration between backend data services and front-end applications and devices. The supergraph also helps to control complexity …

Report: Upskilling is becoming a major challenge for organizations

Having insufficient IT resources is one of the major challenges that IT organizations are facing today, and companies will need to implement upskilling programs in order to combat this.  According to DevOps Institute’s 2022 Upskilling IT report, 40% of those surveyed said that the resource skill shortage is one of their top three challenges. While …

CD Foundation announces new specification for defining event data format

The CD Foundation has announced CDEvents, a vendor-neutral specification for defining the format of event data.  A standardized set of specifications will enable an ecosystem of tools that can collect, store, visualize and analyze events across CD platforms to help measure DevOps metrics and performance and visualize end-to-end workflows. “CDEvents open the doors to scalable …

Software supply chain hygiene: The big picture

Organizations have been forced to learn the hard way over the past year the importance of software supply chain security.  In late 2021, a vulnerability was detected in Log4j, which is a framework for logging in Java that is used as a dependency in over 7,000 open-source projects. This was just one example of a …

Codefresh announces hosted version of GitOps platform

Codefresh, the continuous integration/delivery (CI/CD) solution, today announced that its CD platform will be made available as a fully-hosted solution for GitOps teams looking to achieve frictionless, GitOps based continuous software delivery in the cloud.  This new hosted offering works to provide Argo CD as a Service as well as introduces new DORA dashboards and …

AWS increases its commitment to OpenSSF by $10 million

To address the ongoing concerns in the industry regarding supply chain security, AWS has announced it is increasing its investment in the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) by $10 million over the next three years.   “Security is our top priority at AWS,” said Mark Ryland, director of the Office of the CISO at AWS. “As …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Cloudflare Workers

Cloudflare recently announced that it would be open-sourcing its Cloudflare Workers runtime, which is a platform for building serverless apps.  The decision came about because when talking to developers not yet using Cloudflare Workers, their two main hesitations tend to be that they worry about vendor lock-in and they want a local development environment. According …

Microsoft launches new lab for building inclusive tech, unveils new adaptive accessories

Microsoft has been putting a lot of effort into building more inclusive solutions for all of its users over the past few years, and at its Microsoft Ability Summit, it announced new updates on that front.  It has launched the Inclusive Tech Lab, which is a successor to a lab that was created by the …

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