Best practices for achieving offshoring and nearshoring success

Despite efficiency improvements, the need for skilled personnel persists, making it difficult for companies to meet the high expectations for rapid software development.  This situation, characterized by a talent shortage coupled with pressure to deliver software quickly presents an ideal opportunity for offshoring and nearshoring tech talent as a solution, according to Leo Tucker, CEO …

Couchbase adds vector search to database platform

The database company Couchbase has added vector search to Couchbase Capella and Couchbase Server. According to the company, vector search allows similar objects to be discovered in a search query, even if they are not a direct match, as it returns “nearest-neighbor results.”  Vector search also supports text, images, audio, and video by first converting …

Google Cloud integrates Gemini into Stack Overflow

Stack Overflow and Google Cloud have announced a new partnership aimed at better serving information to developers. Google Cloud will be integrating the AI model Gemini into Stack Overflow to surface relevant content in response to searches, and Google Cloud will also begin pulling in information directly from Stack Overflow so that developers don’t have …

ServiceNow, Hugging Face, and NVIDIA release new open LLMs for developers

ServiceNow, Hugging Face, and NVIDIA have teamed up to release a new family of open LLMs called StarCoder2 that is designed for developers.  StarCoder2 was trained on 619 programming and is intended to provide developers with features like code generation, workflow generation, and text summarization, to name a few. The companies envision the StarCoder2 models …

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GitHub Copilot Enterprise is generally available

GitHub is making it even easier for developers to leverage Copilot in a professional capacity with the general availability of GitHub Copilot Enterprise, starting at $39 per user per month. GitHub Copilot Enterprise is a version of GitHub Copilot that integrates into an organization’s knowledge bases so that it can provide more relevant and specific …

Report: Security suffering due to a “zombie code” apocalypse

A majority of codebases contain outdated components, or “zombie code,” which can result in unpatched vulnerabilities lingering long after they should have been fixed. According to Synopsys’ Open Source Security and Risk Analysis report, which was released today, 91% of codebases contain components that are at least 10 versions out-of-date. Furthermore, 49% of codebases contain …

White House recommends software be written in memory safe languages to improve cybersecurity

The White House Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) is calling on technology leaders to work together to reduce the software attack surface by adopting memory safe programming languages. Memory safety bugs are one of the most prevalent security issues over the last few decades, according to a report published by the office. These …

Unqork Winter 2024 release focuses on modular development

Unqork unveiled its Winter 2024 Platform Release, which emphasizes modular development capabilities, allowing users to design components and applications that can be widely applied across numerous scenarios.  This approach promotes standardization and aims to lower development costs, aligning with Unqork’s strategy to streamline and expedite the digital solution development process, according to Unqork. Among the …

Octopus Deploy acquires Codefresh, expanding its CI/CD capabilities with GitOps

Continuous deployment automation platform provider Octopus Deploy announced today that it is acquiring Codefresh, which produces a modern CI/CD platform with GitOps and is a maintainer of the Argo open-source delivery project. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition in part is to strengthen Octopus’ support for Kubernetes, according to the company’s announcement.  …

Mistral AI announces its largest AI model yet and a partnership with Microsoft for deployment

Mistral AI announced the launch of Mistral Large, its newest flagship AI model available through its own la Plateforme or through Azure AI, which is the first external partner to host Mistral’s models.  The model’s reasoning capabilities can be used for complex multilingual reasoning tasks, including text understanding, transformation, and code generation. Mistral Large introduces …

Bad habits that stop engineering teams from high-performance

I’ve been working in and managing Agile engineering teams for over a decade, and whilst I won’t profess to know everything you should be doing, I can share some insight on things you definitely should not be doing. All learned from screwups, I might add. You’ll find excuses, like “Oh, I’ll get back to it …

Platform Engineering is not (just) about infrastructure!

In the fast-paced and ever-changing world of technology, the term “Platform Engineering” is often subject to a narrow interpretation, confined to the spheres of infrastructure and systems management. Because of this, it could be perceived as an exclusively technical domain, dominated by servers, clusters, and networks. This limited view, however, does not give proper justice …

The software-defined trend for embedded devices

The landscape of IoT devices is transforming, marked by a fundamental evolution toward software-driven innovation. In this era, the paradigm of Software-Defined IoT devices is redefining traditional notions, where software supremacy over mechanical hardware unleashes a wave of dynamic, upgradable smart devices embedding distributed intelligence. Visionary OEMs are at the forefront of this transformation, harnessing …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Quivr

Quivr utilizes the power of generative AI to function as a personal assistant. The developers behind the project compared it to the note-taking app Obsidian, but turbocharged with AI capabilities. Quivr is designed to prioritize speed and efficiency, ensuring users can quickly and easily access their data. It is built to be secure, giving users …

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    Data is Your Problem: Data Integrity in Generative AI | SD Times Webinar with KMS Technology

    While Generative AI presents a clear competitive advantage, most companies are struggling to harness it. From ineffective outputs to costly missteps, GenAI is driving significant financial losses as companies invest thousands in models that don’t work. But the core issue isn’t the technology itself – it’s the data that powers it. In this webinar, we’ll explore …

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    Getting to the Low Latency, High Availability Goodness of Distributed Postgres in 3 Minutes or Less | SD Times Webinar with pgEdge

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    Dive into distributed PostgreSQL and explore how it empowers you to deploy globally distributed, edge applications that are always on, always available and always fast. This webinar is tailored for application developers and database architects seeking to elevate their applications’ performance and reliability. See how easy it is to get up and running with a …

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    Generative AI in Quality Assurance | SD Times Webinar with Appvance

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