12L OS announced at Android Developer Summit, along with Compose updates

The Android Developer Summit is happening today and tomorrow, giving developers a glimpse into some of the new changes coming to Android development.  Some of the key highlights from this year’s summit include a developer preview for 12L, the introduction of Material You to Jetpack Compose, and a new Google Play certification.  12L is an …

How to build a platform for business value

As an industry we’ve been talking about platforms for a very long time. Everyone thinks they need one but many people don’t know why. Perhaps more concerning, many organizations build them and then don’t realize the value they expected. This trend was reinforced by the recently published Technology Radar — Thoughtworks’ biannual look at the tech …

SD Times news digest: Opsera now available in AWS Marketplace; Trifacta announces support for open-source tool dbt Core; ClickUp raises $400 million in Series C funding

Opsera today announced that it is working with AWS to streamline and automate software delivery management across containers, virtual machines, serverless and Kubernetes. In addition, Opsera is also now available in AWS Marketplace, allowing AWS users to leverage their no-code DevOps orchestration platform for software release and IaC automation.  With native AWS integrations, Opsera customers …

Great software is driven by a great developer experience

Driven by COVID-19, everything from digital transformation initiatives to customer expectations have accelerated. As consumers reflect on how much they have come to rely on websites and apps over the last 18 months, they have deep firsthand experience with how technology can make their lives simpler and easier. It’s now up to companies to effectively …

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SD Times news digest: CircleCI announces Test Insights; JetBrains TeamCity 2021.2; Aqua Security changes its Open Source Contributor License

CircleCI today announced Test Insights, the latest feature added to its Insights dashboard. With this release, users can analyze their test performance and identify opportunities for optimization. With Test Insights, CircleCI users can now save time by addressing code failures faster. In addition, Test Insights brings users new features and benefits, including  Flaky test detection …

Microsoft reenables Hot Reload in .NET SDK repo after community feedback

Last week Microsoft announced that going forward its Hot Reload feature would only be accessible through Visual Studio 2022, which upset many developers. Based on the feedback it gathered from the community, the company has decided to go back on this decision. “Our desire is to create an open and vibrant ecosystem for .NET. As …

SD Times news digest: New Relic acquired CodeStream; SambaNova announces GPT-powered language model; Django 4.0 beta 1

New Relic announced the acquisition of CodeStream, creating New Relic CodeStream, an observability solution for developers that is now available to the public. New Relic CodeStream works to connect telemetry data directly to relevant code inside the IDE, allowing developers to instrument, collaborate, and debug issues with increased speed and ease.  With the acquisition of …

Test management in an agile reality

Successful product testing today requires development teams to always keep in mind how each change is benefitting the business and how it is going to solve the customer’s problem.  This is according to Brijesh Deb, a test consultant at Infosys Netherlands, in the latest SD Times Live! exclusive webinar, “Test Management in an Agile Reality.” …

Microsoft reveals updates on .NET Hot Reload progress in Visual Studio 2022

Microsoft revealed an update on its progress on the Hot Reload capabilities that will ship with Visual Studio 2022. Hot Reload allows a developer to edit code and apply those changes immediately in an already running application, without needing to restart that application to see those changes.  Currently Hot Reload is available as a preview …

SD Times news digest: CodeStream 12.0; PyTorch 1.10; Google updates Play Store fees for developers

CodeStream announced the release of CodeStream 12.0, bringing observability capabilities into the IDE. Bringing observability into the software development life cycle will enable developers to spend more time building better software and delivering quality digital experiences.  With CodeStream 12.0, operations and development teams can identify application owners quickly and work together to remedy critical errors. …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Windows App SDK

Last year at Microsoft Build, Microsoft announced its vision for Project Reunion, a set of libraries for building apps that work across different Windows 10 versions and devices.  That project has since been rebranded as Windows App SDK, but the core vision remains the same.  Developers can use Windows App SDK to create apps that …

Android team reveals several new security updates and initiatives

The Android development team today shared a number of new features and updates that are designed to help users balance their needs and achieve mobility goals with Android Enterprise. A few notable highlights include the launch of the first Android Enterprise Vulnerability Rewards Program, embracing the use of Custom Tabs for developers to integrate authentication …

Rust 2021 includes several quality of life improvements

The Rust 2021 edition and Rust 1.56.0 stable are now available for download. Editions in Rust enable opt-in changes that have the potential to create backwards compatibility issues. According to the Rust team, this 2021 edition of the language is small, but includes some quality of life changes. New changes in the latest version include: …

Sentry’s FOSS Fund 155 to financially support open source community

Sentry, in an attempt to raise the bar for how companies interact financially with the open source community, is launching FOSS Fund 155 and donating $154,999.89 to 108 individuals.  The inspiration comes from other open source funds that came before it, including FOSS Fund Adopters, launched by Indeed, which resulted in a $10,000 to Sentry …

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    Test Management in an Agile Reality

    AVAILABLE NOW For successful product testing, your test teams must be aligned with business criteria. A clearly articulated definition of “done” must be established and communicated to your testing teams. While these statements seem obvious, they are challenges that product development teams routinely struggle to solve, especially if they aren’t using a lifecycle management tool …

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    The Cloud Developer – Generation DevOps

    LIVE! October 26, 2021 @ 1PM ET | 10AM PT | Requirements on developers have shifted over the last 5 years. Team sizes are shrinking but responsibilities are growing with DevOps and accelerated SDLC. A developer must become fluent in software architecture, testing, deployment, telemetry, and even security. It is less about multi-layer and more …

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    UPCOMING VIRTUAL CONFERENCE: VSMcon 2021

    DAY 1 – November 3, 2021 – EXPO DAY, DAY 2 – November 4, 2021 – WORKSHOP DAY | This year’s TWO-DAY digital conference examines the benefits of creating and managing value streams in your development organization. As software development, delivery and performance become more complex due to modern architectures, value streams can help organizations unlock the bottlenecks and eliminate process waste to …

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    Modern Mobile App Testing

    AVAILABLE NOW Delightful user experiences start with visual perfection. With over half of website traffic coming from mobile, the need for faster and higher-quality apps is paramount. Not only that, but Mobile QA teams have to account for visual consistency across the thousands of devices. Join Frank Moyer as he discusses the best practices for …

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    Low Code/No Code Developer Day 2021

    NOW AVAILABLE ON DEMAND Organizations requiring a faster digital transformation are turning to low-code development solutions, empowering IT and non-IT personnel to use drag-and-drop tooling to quickly create necessary business applications. At Low Code/No Code Developer Day, you will learn about low-code and no-code tools, where they are appropriate to use, and what they can deliver. …

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    The broad responsibilities of the expanding developer domain

    AVAILABLE NOW What developers do and how they do it continues to change dramatically. Developers have had to take on additional responsibilities as organizations have cut back or disbanded specialist teams focused on software QA, security and governance. Once primarily originators of code, many developers now assemble software by combining hundreds or thousands of pre-built …

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