DevOps: Still in early days?

DevOps has been a talking point in the development space for about a decade, but despite its age, some feel it’s still in its early days. One such person with that belief is Steve Kearns, the vice president of product management at Elastic, who joined SD Times podcast “What the Dev?” to explain his reasoning.  …

SD Times news digest: Google Cloud adds ability to run code directly from documentation, Apache Kafka 3.0.0, Django 4.0 first alpha released

Recently, Google added a Cloud Shell integration within each documentation page. This allows users to test code in a virtual machine instance directly from the documentation, cutting down on shifting between the documentation and a terminal window to run commands in a tutorial. Google Shell also comes already installed with common command-line tools, programming languages, …

Netlify launches Enterprise Grid, availability on AWS Marketplace

Netlify introduced new features, workflow, and automation for enterprises building modern web applications at scale.  The new team governance features and Jira integration make it easier for large-scale enterprises to benefit from the Jamstack ecosystem and best practices.  The company added a new integration with Jira to accelerate feedback on web projects, and availability of …

Data is leaking as employees leave in “Great Resignation”

New data shows a direct correlation between resignations, departing employees, and data exposure events. This is of particular interest to organizations currently as companies experience what’s been called “the Great Resignation.” As employees leave their companies, they oftentimes — intentionally or otherwise — take valuable source code, patent applications, and customer lists with them. Code42, …

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SD Times news digest: Apple releases new marketing tools for App Store, Android to expand permissions auto-reset, Swift 5.5 released

Apple announced that users can now easily create custom marketing assets such as banners and images to promote their apps on social media and more.  One just needs to select their app, choose a template, customize their design, and add preset messages in multiple languages.  The new App Store marketing tools can also be used …

The road to fully autonomous testing

I’m often asked if and when fully autonomous testing could become a reality. That’s a topic I love to discuss. But, before delving into that, let’s take a closer look at the two words that make up that term.  Autonomous, meaning “without human intervention,” is pretty simple. Testing is more difficult because the investigative, inquisitive …

Wind River acquires Particle Design

Wind River has announced that it completed the acquisition of the UI/UX design company Particle Design which brings UI/UX capabilities to the new Wind River Studio offering.  Particle Design offers end-to-end UX research services that employ a range of methodologies  from ethnographic research to user evaluations and usability testing; its design services include prototyping, interaction …

SD Times news digest: Azure SDK September release, Puppet shares future plans for its developer kit, and F5 acquires Threat Stack

Microsoft announced the September release of its new Azure SDKs including one for C++, Go, and the Python Conda version, as well as Resource Management Libraries for .NET, JavaScript, and Go. Also, CloudNative Cloud Events for .NET version 1.0 has released a new stable version.  Additional details on all of the highlights, stable releases, and …

What to consider when getting started with mobile app testing

As organizations have shifted to a mobile-first approach, they’ve found that testing for the sheer number of devices and operating systems out there has become a real challenge.  The most important thing in getting started with mobile app testing is ensuring quality by defining a profile of the end users to select the required mobile …

SD Times news digest: Package Source Mapping in Visual Studio Code, Ruby on Rails 7.0 alpha 1, and Matillion Series E

Microsoft announced the first preview release of Package Source Mapping with Visual Studio 2022 preview 4.  Package Source Mapping gives users fine-grained control of where their packages come from by mapping every package in their solution to target a package source.  Package Source Mappings will apply to all project types – including .NET Framework – …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Design Principles

Design Principles help teams with decision-making with a few simple principles or constructive questions that can help teams make appropriate decisions. Among the selection of principles are Principles of Design by Tim Berners-Lee, The Ten Principles of Inclusive Web Design, Principles of Calm Technology, and 192 other examples.  The project is managed by Ben Brignel, …

Postman updates its API platform

Postman API announced that it’s redefining the API Management category with the launch of a new version of the platform.  The new and improved features include deeper integration with version control systems, all-new private API networks which provides a central directory of all internal APIs in an organization, and simplified API documentation and onboarding.  The …

SD Times news digest: Stable Jetpack Wear OS libraries, Domo Sandbox, and new Sentry capabilities

Android recently announced the delivery of the first five stable Jetpack Wear OS libraries. These include: wear, wear-input, wear-ongoing, wear-phone-interactions, and wear-remote-interactions. The wear library allows users to lay out elements in an arch and write curved text in order to support the curvature of round watches. In addition, wear-input identifies and interacts with hardware …

CodeSignal announces new IDE for the hiring process

CodeSignal, a technical recruiting company, announced today new advanced hiring assessment capabilities. The release features the new IDE designed to test candidates’ technical skills with real-world assessments.  According to CodeSignal, the new IDE works as a flight simulation of the coding environment. This allows for employers to fully assess a candidate’s skill set while also …

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