Kong 1.0 launches to help meet scalability demands

Open source API platform Kong has launched as version 1.0. According to the company, this launch serves as the foundation of Kong’s vision of creating a service control platform that takes advantage of AI, machine learning, API security and other emerging technologies in order to broker and secure the flow of information between services. Kong …

Mozilla launches its Firefox Reality web browser

Earlier this year, Mozilla announced that it was building a mixed reality web browser, and today, that browser is here. Firefox Reality was designed from the ground up to work on various stand-alone virtual and augmented reality headsets. It is ready today in the Viveport, Oculus, and Daydream app stores. According to Mozilla, Firefox Reality …

CloudBees brings governance and control to software delivery

While DevOps has enabled teams to achieve high velocity, speed is not going to help if teams don’t have a handle on their operations and process. CloudBees today announced the CloudBees Suite for end-to-end insights into software delivery at DevOps World | Jenkins World in San Francisco. According to CloudBees’ CEO Sacha Labourey, the suite …

SD Times news digest: Rainforest QA, MapR and Deloitte partnership, and Electric Cloud University

Rainforest QA has announced that virtual machines are now available for all mobile iOS 12 customers. The company explained that by integrating its existing offerings into iOS 12, development teams can access clean mobile testing environments without having to manually set up their own. “Enterprises today are working at unmatched speeds to keep up with …

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Cloudflare launches the first product in its Distributed Web Gateway project

Cloudflare has released the InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) Gateway as the first product in its Distributed Web Gateway project. The project encompasses the company’s efforts to support new distributed web technologies. According to Cloudflare, the downside to the current centralized web system is that it makes it impossible to keep content online if the content’s …

SD Times news digest: Rust 1.29, Firebase Android SDKs, and Linus Torvald’s apology

The systems programming language Rust has reached version 1.29. While the 1.29 release is small, it provides a foundation for bigger changes planned for versions 1.30 and 1.31. The two most significant things in this release are new abilities for Cargo. The first is a method for automatically fixing code that has warnings in it …

National Coding Week kicks off today

There are hundreds if not thousands of efforts going on every year to get more people into the world of computer science. For instance, every year Computer Science Education Week kicks off with its Hour of Code to get students to dedicate one hour to coding. This week the National Coding Week kicks off, and …

The Commons Clause causes open-source disruption

A group of software companies and developers are going after cloud infrastructure providers for what they claim is an abuse of the open-source software ecosystem. The group says cloud providers are using open-source software for their own commercial benefit without returning anything back to the open-source community, helping sustain those projects, or giving open source …

Facebook’s SapFix uses AI to reduce the time spent debugging

Facebook is introducing a new AI hybrid tool aimed at finding and fixing bugs automatically. SapFix is designed to find bugs, generate fixes and propose action plans to engineers before rolling out into production. The company announced the tool at its annual @Scale conference in San Jose this week. According to the company, SapFix significantly …

SD Times news digest: DeployHub SaaS, Salesforce Lightning Platform’s low-code tools, and Microsoft’s acquisition of Lobe

DevOps company DeployHub has announced the release of DeployHub SaaS, which is a hosted solution for application release automation. According to the company, DeployHub SaaS focuses on helping software teams achieve full continuous deployments in legacy and serverless data centers. “Our goal is to allow all software development teams to deploy software like Facebook, Amazon …

SD Times Open Source Project of the Week: freedesktop.org

Freshly migrated from its self-managed services to GitLab, this week’s highlighted open-source project is freedesktop.org (f.do), the umbrella project encompassing many open-source software packages for running Linux on desktop. In development since 2000, fd.o is designed to provide developers of desktop Linux distributions easy-to-access packages for getting their desktop environment up and running quickly and …

New UI version control provides complete history of visual changes to an application

In order to see what a previous version of an application looks like, developers often have to actually rebuild that earlier version. This process could take days, which prevents teams from releasing new functionality, negatively impacting customer relationships and therefore revenue. “It’s crazy that, in 2018, we have accounting systems to track our company finances, …

IBM expands data science’s reach

As companies accumulate data, they need new ways to store it, manage it, innovate off it, and scale services based on it. Earlier this year, IBM announced the IBM Cloud Private (ICP) for Data solution, and today the company is expanding it to provide new ways to uncover hidden insights from data. The company has …

SD Times news digest: CrossBrowserTesting for open source, Informatica’s Big Data management solution, and CA’s AI research

SmartBear is making its UI functional web testing tool available for free for open-source projects. CrossBrowserTesting enables teams to automate Selenium scripts, manually debug web apps and compare solutions on more than 1,500 desktop and mobile browsers in the cloud. According to the company, the full access to its device lab will maximize test coverage …

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    Leveraging Containers for Improved Security

    As containers become commonplace for delivering and deploying applications, we’ve seen more of our customers taking a “lift-and-shift” approach to migrating their existing applications. In this session, Patrick Maddox, Sr. Director, Twistlock Solutions Architecture, will reveal how an environmental science and engineering consulting company moved its 14-year-old app that models storm surge to containers. The move …

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    Business Process Modeling – Best Practices for the Enterprise

    How do you currently document and layout your business processes? A whiteboard? Sticky notes? A simple diagramming tool? Have you considered a more sophisticated, dedicated process mapping tool? This can help improve the efficiency and accuracy of your processes, leading to better business results. By moving to a dedicated process mapping software, business users can …

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    How Value-Driven Organizations Gain Visibility As They Scale Agile

    In this webinar, you’ll hear from Agile expert, author and thought-leader Al Shalloway, CEO of Net Objectives and Olga Ikhelis, Product Specialist at Targetprocess as they share how Agile methodology and enterprise-ready tools come together in the real world for true business agility. They will share insights on how to provide greater visibility and collaboration …

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    Service Quality Management in the Microservices Age

    Microservices are changing the world of software. There is no disputing that. Thanks to the microservice architecture model, applications can be developed and updated at a much higher velocity. They are also more nimble and scalable, and more robust and resilient against disruptions. They can be updated easily and quickly. They enable fully continuous delivery …

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    Container Security: 10 Things DevOps Need to Do

    The growth of containers has led to a revolution in the way organizations develop and deploy applications.  Containerization introduces new infrastructure that operates dynamically and is open in nature, with more potential for cross-container activity. With that, the goal of DevOps is to deploy changes as quickly as possible and with as little maintenance as …

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    The Complete Guide to Building a Successful Agile Team

    The strength of an Agile team is built on the interplay of team members roles as well. When starting a new project, or making the transition to Agile in the first place, defining those roles is a fundamental part of the process. A successful Agile transition comes down to understanding the nuances and taking an …

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