Node.js 15 comes with npm 7 support and updated handling of rejections

The JavaScript runtime Node.js has been updated to version 15. Node.js 15 will replace Node.js 14 on the team’s current release line, and Node.js 14 has been moved to long-term support.  According to the team, Node.js 15 will be updated every two weeks with the latest features and changes.  Version 15 features support for npm …

HCL Software unveils the Volt MX low-code solution for professional developers

HCL Software is expanding on its low-code capabilities and partnerships with the release of HCL Volt MX. The new solution is a low-code application development platform designed for professional developers building multi-experience applications.  According to the company, developers are often bogged down learning the specific skills for specific platforms such as Android and iOS. Additionally, …

SD Times news digest: Tricentis AI-powered test automation, NetBSD 9.1 released, and AWS porting assistant for .NET now open source

Tricentis has announced its vision for the next-generation of AI-powered test automation. Vision AI is a test design and automation solution which allows organizations to address the needs brought about by the increasing prevalence of cloud-native and enterprise application platforms, according to the company. Vision AI is also now the core technology that will power …

What unique capabilities to look for in newer DevOps value stream management platforms

The adoption of value stream management platforms is especially needed in DevOps environments. According to Gartner, “Organizations lack end-to-end visibility into product delivery and struggle to improve their flow of value. I&O leaders, together with application leaders, must implement a DevOps value stream management platform and analyze value stream metrics to optimize the overall health …

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Splunk embraces observability with new acquisitions and product release

Splunk has revealed a new observability suite at its annual .conf20 user conference this week. The suite includes monitoring, investigation, and troubleshooting capabilities designed to accelerate users’ digital transformations.  “At Splunk, we believe modern application environments and open, cloud-native technologies will help our customers unlock greater business insights,” said Karthik Rau, vice president of observability …

SD Times news digest: MongoDB Atlas enables multi-cloud clusters, Git 2.29 released, and Neo4j Graph Data Science 1.4

MongoDB Atlas has been updated with multi-cloud clusters. According to the company, the solution enables developers to leverage the best from each cloud provider, including services such as AI, analytics, and serverless development products.  “With the availability of MongoDB Atlas multi-cloud clusters, customers can build, deploy and run powerful, highly available applications across different cloud …

The SD Times Data Quality Project

It began last January with a column I wrote titled “The little dirty data secret,” which shone a light on the issue of data quality — or lack thereof — within many organizations. I called it the dirty little secret because of a reluctance on the part of many to even acknowledge they had a …

Report: Security, connectivity, and data collection remain top concerns for IoT developers

A new report has revealed security, connectivity, and data collection and analytics are the top three concerns for Internet of Things (IoT) developers. Thirty-nine percent of respondents cited security as a concern, 27% for connectivity, and 26% for data collection and analysis.  The 2020 IoT Developer Survey conducted by the Eclipse Foundation was completed using …

Google reveals most common app store violations and how to avoid them

The Google Play app safety team released a set of tips and guides in an effort to detail the boundaries of app content and functionalities allowed on the platform, as well as provide the latest guidance on how developers can promote and monetize apps. According to the team, one of the common mistakes is apps …

SD Times news digest: Rookout’s live debugging heatmap, Ionic Vue, and Ignite UI for Blazor

The new Live Debugging Heatmap by Rookout is designed to visualize which applications are causing the most problems within a business.  “We want to give meaningful insights in a quick and visually appealing way,” said Shahar Fogel, the CEO of Rookout. “We have unique insights into where software developers are spending the most time debugging …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: SeaweedFS

SeaweedFS is a simple and highly-scalable distributed file system that is an independent Apache-licensed open source project. SeaweedFS started as an Object Store to handle small files efficiently. Instead of managing all file metadata in a central master, the central master only manages file volumes, and it lets these volume servers manage files and their …

SD Times news digest: Android for Cars app library released into open beta, Nim 1.4 released, Login VSI releases Login Enterprise 4.3

The Android for Cars app library has now been released into an open beta, enabling developers to design, develop, and test their navigation, parking or charging app on Android Auto. In the testing phase, the app comes alive on the Desktop Head Unit (DHU), an emulator that lets users simulate a car infotainment display. The …

Temporal raises $18.75 million for microservice orchestration

Open-source microservices orchestration platform provider Temporal announced a series A $18.75 million round of funding, bringing the company’s total amount raised to $25.5 million. According to the company, the funds will be used to expand the platform, grow its open-source community, and develop a cloud offering.  “Aside from being a reasonably good way to support …

Pluralsight announced updates in DevOps, delivery, and its skills platform

Today, Pluralsight announced that it is acquiring the company DevelopIntelligence to accelerate digital transformation. The company is also offering a new delivery module tool as well as new strategies to its skills development platform that help to align skills development strategy with business objectives.  Pluralsight acquires DevelopIntelligence Pluralsight announced that it acquired DevelopIntelligence to broaden …

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