Report: Upskilling is becoming a major challenge for organizations

Having insufficient IT resources is one of the major challenges that IT organizations are facing today, and companies will need to implement upskilling programs in order to combat this.  According to DevOps Institute’s 2022 Upskilling IT report, 40% of those surveyed said that the resource skill shortage is one of their top three challenges. While …

CD Foundation announces new specification for defining event data format

The CD Foundation has announced CDEvents, a vendor-neutral specification for defining the format of event data.  A standardized set of specifications will enable an ecosystem of tools that can collect, store, visualize and analyze events across CD platforms to help measure DevOps metrics and performance and visualize end-to-end workflows. “CDEvents open the doors to scalable …

Software supply chain hygiene: The big picture

Organizations have been forced to learn the hard way over the past year the importance of software supply chain security.  In late 2021, a vulnerability was detected in Log4j, which is a framework for logging in Java that is used as a dependency in over 7,000 open-source projects. This was just one example of a …

Codefresh announces hosted version of GitOps platform

Codefresh, the continuous integration/delivery (CI/CD) solution, today announced that its CD platform will be made available as a fully-hosted solution for GitOps teams looking to achieve frictionless, GitOps based continuous software delivery in the cloud.  This new hosted offering works to provide Argo CD as a Service as well as introduces new DORA dashboards and …

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AWS increases its commitment to OpenSSF by $10 million

To address the ongoing concerns in the industry regarding supply chain security, AWS has announced it is increasing its investment in the Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) by $10 million over the next three years.   “Security is our top priority at AWS,” said Mark Ryland, director of the Office of the CISO at AWS. “As …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Cloudflare Workers

Cloudflare recently announced that it would be open-sourcing its Cloudflare Workers runtime, which is a platform for building serverless apps.  The decision came about because when talking to developers not yet using Cloudflare Workers, their two main hesitations tend to be that they worry about vendor lock-in and they want a local development environment. According …

Microsoft launches new lab for building inclusive tech, unveils new adaptive accessories

Microsoft has been putting a lot of effort into building more inclusive solutions for all of its users over the past few years, and at its Microsoft Ability Summit, it announced new updates on that front.  It has launched the Inclusive Tech Lab, which is a successor to a lab that was created by the …

Flutter 3 released with multiplatform capabilities

Google has announced that the open-source UI software development kit, Flutter, has been updated and Flutter 3 is now generally available. This announcement came as part of the Google I/O keynote and completes Flutter’s roadmap from a mobile-centric to a multiplatform framework. With Flutter 3, users are enabled to build experiences for six platforms from …

Android 13 Beta 2 now available with strong emphasis on privacy improvements

As a part of Google I/O, the team at Android announced the release of the second beta of Android 13. According to the company, this release is intended to gauge user feedback and encourage collaboration with the community. This second beta release places a strong emphasis on both privacy and security as well as developer …

Google’s new AlloyDB for PostgreSQL helps companies transition from legacy databases

At its Google I/O conference, Google announced a new database service that it hopes will free customers of their legacy database systems. AlloyDB for PostgreSQL is a fully-managed database service compatible with PostgreSQL.  “Databases are increasingly shifting into the cloud and we expect this trend to continue as more companies digitally transform their businesses. With …

Docker unveils two major additions to platform

This year at DockerCon 2022, Docker made two major updates to its platform to increase developer productivity. First, it announced the release of Docker Extensions, enabling developers to add development tools to Docker Desktop. This will allow developers to extend Docker Desktop’s existing capabilities to better suit their needs.  As part of this announcement, the …

Meta Open Source to donate Jest to the OpenJS Foundation

Meta Open Source has announced that Jest, its open-source JavaScript testing framework, is officially being transferred to the OpenJS Foundation. According to the company, this comes as an exciting next step as Jest continues to mature as an open-source project. This open-source project serves to enable developers to write high performance tests with little configuration …

Latest version of Android Studio now available

The Android development team announced the stable release of Android Studio Chipmunk, the latest version of the official IDE for building Android apps.  One new feature is the Compose Animation Preview which enables developers to inspect and debug animations that were built with Compose. They can inspect the exact values of each animated value at …

Software development: Product-driven or design-led?

Most software developers work within project-oriented teams, since most companies are not startup vendors that can constantly reinvent themselves and deliver hot new products to market. Upgrades, integration and modernization projects carry forward a sizable estate of already coded software assets and third-party service dependencies. I once pondered an alternative product-driven strategy for software organizations …

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