Apache Daffodil now ASF top-level project

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) announced Apache Daffodil is now a top-level project, which means that the project’s community and products have been well-governed under the Apache Software Foundation’s meritocratic process and principles. Daffodil is an open source implementation of the Data Format Description Language (DFDL) 1.0, and aims to provide universal data interchange. According …

Hybrid remote dev teams perform best asynchronously

After 20 years and a global pandemic, we learned that ‘hybrid remote’ is exactly how software development teams were always meant to work. That is, teams working collaboratively across different locations, time zones, etc. and completing individual tasks asynchronously that are dependent upon one another. Ever since the Agile Manifesto was published in 2001, software …

Dart 2.12 available with sound null safety and FFI

The latest version of the programming language Dart is now available. Dart 2.12 includes stable versions of sound null safety and Dart FFI. Null safety strengthens the language’s type system, and will enable developers to more easily catch null errors during development. Previously, it was difficult to tell the difference between code that anticipated being …

SD Times news digest: Bridgecrew’s new VS Code extension, PyTorch 1.8 released, and Lightrun debugger

Bridgecrew has announced it is shifting cloud security left with a new solution that notifies developers about infrastructure as code (IaC) misconfigurations and policy violations early in the life cycle and directly inside their IDEs. “While Bridgecrew’s mission is to ensure infrastructure security at every stage of the development lifecycle — from code and build, …

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SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: G-Profiler

Workload optimization company Granulate recently announced a new open-source project called G-Profiler that aims to help companies measure the performance of code that is in production.  According to Granulate, current profiling solutions require code changes, and tend to be hard to use, resource-intensive, or expensive. These problems are intensified in modern environments, such as Kubernetes-based …

Flutter expands web support in major update

Google wants to change the way developers think about building apps with a major release of its UI software development kit. Flutter 2 features the ability to create native apps that target the five top operating systems — iOS, Android, Windows, macOS and Linux — all from the same codebase.  “Flutter allows you to handcraft …

Build environmental sustainability into your development teams

Over the past several years, it’s become not just a cool thing for companies to appear to care about the environment, but a must to show customers what they’re actually doing about it. “Green pledges” have become the norm for a number of companies in order to publicly set sustainability goals and prove to customers …

SD Times news digest: Okta to acquire Auth0, Altova 2021 release 2, and LogDNA Usage Quotas

Okta signed a definitive agreement to acquire Auth0 for approximately $6.5 billion in Okta Class A common stock and Auth0 will operate as an independent business unit inside of Okta. Okta and Auth0 are both identity platform providers. “Okta and Auth0 have an incredible opportunity to build the identity platform of the future,” said Eugenio …

Why developers love Go

The open source Go programming language, also known as Golang, has worked to simplify developer lives since it first appeared in 2009. While it may have been Google’s backing that gained developers’ attention, its efficiency, simplicity and tooling are the reason developers keep coming back, according to Nathan Youngman, author of Get Programming with Go. …

New mixed reality platform Microsoft Mesh to enable shared experiences from anywhere

Microsoft is hoping to enable better shared experiences from anywhere with its new mixed reality offering Microsoft Mesh. The company announced the solution yesterday at Microsoft Ignite with Cirque du Soleil co-founder Guy Laliberté appearing via holoportation, which is a technology that uses 3D capture to “beam a lifelike image of a person into a …

SD Times news digest: Visual Studio 2019 v16.9 and v16.10 Preview 1, Python 3.10.0a6 released, and .NET Upgrade Assistant preview

The new Visual Studio 2019 v16.9 preview 1 includes new features such as Address Sanitizer with C++, which is now generally available; C++ conformance, which allows destructors and new expressions to be ‘constexpr;’ and C++ Intellisense.  Visual Studio 2019 also now offers the ability to filter out redundant frames from the call stack when the …

Value Stream Management Consortium launches

A new association has been formed to help advance the adoption of value stream management (VSM). The Value Stream Management Consortium (VSMC) was established by Digital.ai, HCL Software, Plutora, ServiceNow and Tasktop.  “At this stage in the development of value stream management it’s important that we create and foster a community of experts to further …

Microsoft plans for low code with new updates to the Power Platform

Microsoft is planning for a low-code future with the recent announcement of Power Fx and new updates to its Power Platform. The platform is a low-code application development solution that enables developers to develop applications or Power Apps that then can be integrated with other Office 365 and Dynamics 365 services.  Charles Lamanna, corporate vice …

Microsoft open sources a low-code programming language for all

Microsoft has announced a new open-source programming language designed for business users and professional developers. Power Fx is designed to be a low-code language that anyone can use. It is based on Microsoft Excel and uses already familiar formulas, opening the langage up to a broad range of users and skill sets, according to the …

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