Apache Software Foundation takes an in-depth look at its state of security in 2020

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has released a new report examining key metrics, specific vulnerabilities and top security issues across its projects last year. The new report also notes all of the major security events that posed risks to its projects.  According to the report, the first serious security event last year was an issue …

SD Times news digest: Security Compass launches hands-on training lab, Capacitor Core plugin changes, and Apache weekly updates

Security Compass has announced a hands-on training lab for balanced development automation. The new interactive virtual lab offers training across multiple exploit scenarios to help developers understand common vulnerabilities and how to build secure software, the company explained.  The training lab can now be added to existing subscriptions for the Software Security Practitioner (SSP) Suites, …

How to build a data-driven DevOps culture

Data helps organizations make a number of important decisions, every day. It can be used to measure ROI of marketing campaigns and even aggregate user habits. It can also be used to better your DevOps team.  In a Power Talk with SD Times, Steve Boone, DevOps head of product management at HCL Software, and Bryant …

Microsoft makes Win32 APIs available to more languages

Microsoft has expanded the scope of Win32 APIs beyond support for C and C++, with added support for C# and Rust through the win32metadata project now available in preview on GitHub. Other languages will follow, according to the Windows development team.  Previously, developers using languages other than C and C++ had to use wrappers or …

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Amazon responds to Elastic changing its open-source software license

In response to Elastic changing its license for Elasticsearch and Kibana products, Amazon has responded with plans to create and maintain an Apache License, Version 2.0 fork of the open-source products.  Elastic announced earlier this week that it would be moving from the Apache 2.0 license to a dual license for Elasticsearch and Kibana, which …

SD Times news digest: Datatron Governance Dashboard released, DevOps Institute announces new growth and expanded team, and Cloudflare’s Project Fair Shot

Datatron released a new governance dashboard that allows data scientists and analysts to monitor and optimize their AI solutions.  The new offering provides AI and machine learning model transparency risk management to help organizations comply with regulations while optimizing for business outcomes through visualizations and key metrics.  “Just as cyberattacks can be devastating to companies, …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Apache Superset

The Apache Foundation (ASF) has announced the open-source project Apache Superset is now a top-level project. Reaching top-level status indicates that the project has graduated from Apache’s incubation program and meets specific ASF requirements.  Apache Superset is designed as a modern data exploration and visualization platform that enables users to build and explore dashboards through …

SD Times news digest: Progress releases new Kendo UI Native components, Platform9 announces new DevOps productivity capabilities, and Visual Studio 2019 v 16.9 preview 3

This week’s update of Progress’ Kendo UI includes 24 new UI components across all Kendo UI libraries as well as support for Angular 11 and React 17. Kendo UI for Angular introduces components including DropDownTree, MultiColumnComboBox, TileLayout, FloatingActionButton and more while KendoReact includes many of the same features alongside added built-in keyboard navigation and UI …

Why and how financial institutions are modernizing testing

Today financial services firms face unprecedented consumer expectations. The pressure is on to produce always-on apps that deliver whenever and however users need it.  Organizations are responding to this pressure by choosing to focus on DevOps, agile development and other initiatives that can accelerate time to market, boost performance and improve efficiency. Those producing the …

Red Hat expands ways to access RHEL

Red Hat has announced a number of new updates coming to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) to make it more accessible to developers and development teams. “Just as in the past, we’re committed to making the RHEL ecosystem work for as broad a community as we can, whether it’s individuals or organizations seeking to run …

Microsoft reveals plans for the Entity Framework Core 6.0

Microsoft has revealed its plans for the Entity Framework Core 6.0. The company plans on working on the most requested features, based on user feedback through the project’s GitHub page. Current features planned include SQL Server temporal tables, JSON columns, and the ability to have arbitrary ordering of columns when creating a table with Migrations.  …

Elastic changes software license to better protect Elasticsearch and Kibana

Elastic is the latest company changing its software licensing model to protect its open-source code from cloud providers. The company announced its Apache 2.0-licensed source code in Elasticsearch and Kibana will now be moving to a dual license under the Server Side Public License (SSPL) and the Elastic License. This means users can choose which …

SD Times news digest: Splice Machine Feature Store launched, Command PATH security fix in Go, and Sensory VoiceHub released

The newly announced Splice Machine Feature Store is designed to help companies implement machine learning in their operations by providing data scientists with actionable real-time data and by reducing the complexity of feature engineering.  “The old way of doing things meant data science operations were simply not scalable. The Splice Machine Feature Store enables you …

Infragistics’ Indigo.Design App Builder preview released

The developer preview of Indigo.Design App Builder by Infragistics is now available. It is a digital design platform that streamlines app creation from design to code by enabling collaboration between designers and developers, according to the company.  Creating the user interface of an application takes up to 60% of the total time spent on an …

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