SD Times news digest: Tech companies react to the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act, CData and HULFT’s partnership, and Apache weekly project updates

Mozilla, Reddit, Twitter, Patreon, and other other tech companies are pushing for the House of Representatives to consider the Wyden/Daines amendment when they look at the USA FREEDOM Reauthorization Act. The amendment would expressly prohibit the use of Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act for the warrantless collection of search and browsing history. The …

source code for GW-BASIC on GitHub

Microsoft open sources GW-BASIC code

Microsoft has uploaded the code for GW-BASIC to GitHub for historical reference and educational purposes. GW-BASIC is a BASIC interpreter, written entirely in assembly language.  According to Rich Turner, senior program manager of Windows Console & Command-Line at Microsoft, in the year this source code was created (1983), Bjarne Stroustrup was creating the first version …

SD Times news digest: OutSystems’ new enterprise dev tools, Solo.io developer portal for Istio service mesh, and Fuze 6

OutSystems announced 70 development accelerators designed to ensure web and mobile applications created on the OutSystems low-code development platform can comply with the highest accessibility standards and regulations.  “Building apps with great accessibility is a legal responsibility, but more importantly, it is a moral responsibility for app developers to ensure that everyone can perceive, navigate, …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Code Defect AI

Altran announced this week a new machine learning open-source tool for finding bugs. Code Defect AI is designed to help developers find bugs earlier and minimizes the cost and time required to fix them. By applying machine learning (ML) to historical data, the tool identifies areas of the code that are potentially buggy and then …

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Google and Apple release Exposure Notification API

Google and Apple partnered up to build Exposure Notification technology that will enable apps created by public health agencies to work more accurately across Android phones and iPhones. “Exposure Notification has the specific goal of rapid notification, which is especially important to slowing the spread of the disease with a virus that can be spread …

CloudBees expands its software delivery management platform with new integrations

CloudBees has announced new integrations with top continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) engines for its Software Delivery Management (SDM) platform. The new integrations include Google Cloud Build and Tekton.  “Our customers want to be able to move faster and innovate,” said Pali Bhat, vice-president, product and design at Google Cloud. “We’re pleased to work …

SD Times news digest: Optimizely releases A/B testing and feature configuration, Couchbase’s $105 million equity investment, and C# 9.0

Optimizely announced that the free feature flagging plan for development teams Rollouts now includes A/B testing and feature configuration.  “Using feature configuration, product development teams can include variables in their code that can be parameterized and remotely configured from the Optimizely dashboard without redeploying code,” Optimizely wrote in a announcement. The company also introduced the …

Microsoft Build: Project Cortex, Microsoft Project Reunion and Windows Package Manager preview

The virtual Microsoft Build conference continues to focus on bringing developers new and improved tools and services that provide impact and value. The new tools and services announced throughout the conference include the ability to deploy AI capabilities in any environment with no prior coding experience, and improved connected productivity experiences.  Highlights include: New developer …

SIIA announces the 2020 CODiE award winners for business and education technology

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) has announced the winners of its 35th annual CODiE awards. The awards are designed to honor software, education, information and media excellence. The awards are split into two categories (business technology and education technology) with a variety of subcategories such as best coding and computation thinking solution, best …

Report: 80% of Oracle JDK users considering alternative support options

In 2019, Oracle made a decision that shook up the Java community. The company changed their licensing model so that only those with a paid commercial subscription plan would receive updates to Java SE.  While some companies using Java have stuck with Oracle and dealt with increased support costs, many are jumping ship.  According to …

SD Times news digest: The Fastly Developer Hub, Progress Telerik R2 2020 release, and OMG Digital Twin Consortium

Fastly is giving developers a new place to build solutions at the edge. The Fastly Developer Hub has been set up to provide developer resources for engaging, innovating, and building at the edge.  The Developer Hub contains a testing sandbox, ready-to-deploy code snippets, and a growing repository of structured tutorials, reference materials, and documentation. “Our …

ScaleOut to provide real-time analytics through its Digital Twin Streaming Service

ScaleOut Software announced the general availability of Digital Twin Streaming Service, an SaaS solution that uses in-memory cloud computing to provide real-time analytics.  The solution creates “real-time digital twins” that simultaneously analyzes telemetry from thousands of streaming data sources to provide customers deeper introspection without waiting to query data at rest in data lakes. It …

New capabilities in Microsoft Teams improve remote workforce productivity

As we face the global pandemic that is among us, businesses and organizations have of course accelerated their remote work and collaboration efforts. One of those ways to communicate, collaborate and connect seamlessly as a team is with Microsoft Teams.  Microsoft Teams recently celebrated its third anniversary and in doing so, released some new, innovative …

SD Times news digest: Grafana 7.0 released, RedisAI and RedisGears, and Datical is now Liquibase

Grafana 7.0 includes significant enhancements to simplify the development of custom plugins and drastically increase the power, speed, and flexibility of visualization.  The UI now includes a new table panel, a new grid layout engine, and data visualizations are now based on specific data configurations (min/max/mean graphs, etc.) to provide better consistency across Grafana. Other …

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