Google details three common mainframe modernization mistakes

As more organizations embark on mainframe modernization journeys, Google wants to make sure they head down the right path. The company outlined common pitfalls and antipatterns businesses face when migrating or modernizing their workloads.  “Migrating or modernizing your mainframe workloads is complex and challenging, even under ideal conditions,” Travis Webb, solutions architect at Googe, wrote …

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Microsoft introduces new tools for responsible AI

Microsoft has announced new capabilities in its responsible AI (RAI) toolkits for helping data scientists reduce bias within their machine learning models. Last May at Microsoft Build, it announced three tools for the toolkit: InterpretML, Fairlearn, and SmartNoise.  SmartNoise is a collaboration between Microsoft and Harvard and is used to protect personal data while allowing …

SD Times news digest: xMatters’ data-driven DevOps approach to incident resolution, SolarWinds APM integrated experience, and Atlassian acquires Chartio

xMatters has announced new capabilities designed to help teams respond faster to incidents. According to the company, its data-driven DevOps approach helps DevOps, SRE and operations teams collaborate through the xMatters Incident Console, Slack, Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Other updates include a new “Incidents by Severity” widget, and new capabilities in its messaging user interfaces …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: PennyLane

PennyLane is an open-source, cross-platform Python library for differentiable programming of quantum computers. Differentiable programming refers to a programming paradigm that leverages automatic differentiation. PennyLane tries to bridge the gap between quantum computing and machine learning. According to the project’s GitHub page, PennyLane enables users to train quantum computers much like neural networks.  Xanadu, the …

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Google’s Jetpack Compose UI toolkit reaches beta

Google released its new UI toolkit Jetpack Compose, designed to make it easier to build native apps across all Android platforms.  According to the team, Compose offers modern, declarative Kotlin APIs and is built to integrate with existing Android apps and Jetpack libraries.  Google’s product manager Anna-Chiara Bellini and developer relations team member Nick Butcher …

Checkmarx debuts new Keeping Infrastructure as Code Secure solution

In an effort to better secure cloud-native apps, software security company Checkmarx has launched a new open-source static analysis solution. The new Keeping Infrastructure as Code Secure (KICS) solution enables developers to write secure infrastructure as code (IaC) by automatically detecting issues from the start. According to the company, as organizations move to the cloud …

Amazon launches Amplify Flutter for building cross-platform apps

Amazon has announced the general availability of Amplify Flutter, which is a new solution that combines AWS Amplify and Flutter to enable developers to build cross-platform apps.  AWS Amplify provides a set of tools for building scalable web applications, while Flutter is Google’s UI toolkit for mobile, web, and desktop application development.  Key benefits for …

SD Times news digest: Fairwinds Insights 3.0, Mabl unveils native desktop app, and Nim 1.4.4 and 1.2.10

The latest release of Fairwinds Kubernetes security monitoring and governance solution aims to bridge the gap between security, development and operations. Fairwinds Insights 3.0 features resource monitoring; automation roles; and a new Open Policy Agent policy UI. The resource monitoring functionality is now integrated with Prometheus Collector to provide fine-grained resource usage data and reports …

Google to fund two full-time Linux kernel security developers

Google and the Linux Foundation have announced plans to maintain and improve Linux’s long-term security. As part of the plan, the organizations will prioritize funds to underwrite long-time Linux kernel maintainers Gustavo Silva and Nathan Chancellor as full-time developers focused on Linux kernel security development.  This decision follows a survey by the Linux Foundation’s Open …

Data mesh challenges common data assumptions

A data architecture that aims to challenge the preconceived notions of data and enable organizations to scale and move faster took center stage at this month’s Starburst Datanova conference. “The inconvenient truth is that despite increased investment in AI and data, the results have not been that great,” Zhamak Dehghani, director of emerging technology for …

TypeScript 4.2 comes with smarter type alias preservation

Microsoft has announced the official release of TypeScript 4.2, the latest version of its JavaScript superset programming language. There are a number of new features in this release, including smarter type alias preservation, leading/middle rest elements in tuple types, and stricter checks for the “in” operator.  Type aliases can be used to avoid having to …

SD Times news digest: Applause launches Product Excellence Platform, Hasura 2.0 released, and Planview acquires PPM providers Clarizen and Changepoint

Applause’s new Product Excellence Platform includes a new codeless automation SaaS product designed to give brands insight and expertise to release their digital assets.  The new offering enables teams to execute codeless test scripts on real devices for native Android and iOS mobile apps, with web support coming soon. Later this year, a test case …

AI in testing is no longer just a buzzword

There are many buzzwords in the software development industry, but AI in testing is proving to be more than just a marketing term. According to this year’s World Quality Report sponsored by Micro Focus, Capgemini, and Sogeti, 86% of respondents said that AI is a key criterion for selecting new QA solutions.  In a webinar …

SD Times news digest: Qualcomm’s first AR reference design, GitLab 13.9, and Sider’s new programming language support

Qualcomm has announced it’s first augmented reality reference design. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 AR Smart Viewer Reference Design aims to reduce commercialization time for OEMs to deliver high-quality immersive experiences.  According to the company, users get a 30% reduction in overall power consumption in the system, the 2D app framework provides a systems-level feature …

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