Don’t Become a Statistic: How to Save Your Failing Software Development Initiatives

Let’s start off by stating the obvious. Right now, it’s highly likely that your organization is struggling to deliver quality software on time, and on budget. Scope, cost, schedule — you’re told you can have control over two, but you’re likely struggling to nail down even one of the three. And you aren’t alone. In …

Digital transformation: One release at a time

As digital technologies dramatically reshape every industry, businesses have to adapt quickly and cost efficiently in response to the rapid changes in the marketplace. This need for business agility has dramatically increased the volume of change for IT.  Adopting Agile methodologies and continuous integration is the first logical step in satisfying the “need for speed.” …

SD Times news digest: Aliro Technologies to make quantum hardware more accessible, DataRobot releases MLOps solution and Splunk Venture launches

Aliro Technologies launched from stealth and raised $2.7 million to make quantum computing more accessible to all developers. The company explained its solution is designed so that any QC users, researchers or algorithm developers will have access to a development and execution platform that simplifies the variations felt with hardware-specific software and hardware optimizations. The …

Python Software Foundation and Tidelift partner on Python web development libraries

The Python Software Foundation and Tidelift are teaming up on the community-driven Pallets Projects. Pallets is a collection of popular Python web development libraries. Through the new partnership, the libraries will receive maintenance, security and license assurances.  RELATED CONTENT: Python 2 to sunset by 2020 In addition, Tidelift plans to provide income to the team …

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SD Times news digest: GitLab announces $278 million round of funding, GitHub Enterprise Cloud free for 14 days, and Inko 0.5

GitLab announced that it acquired $268 million in Series E funding, bringing the total valuation of the DevOps platform to over $2.75 billion. The company plans to go public next year.  GitLab also plans on adding key features in monitoring, planning and security to further develop its platform as well as expanding its workforce.  “To …

Richard Stallman resigns from Free Software Foundation and MIT CSAIL

The founder and president of the Free Software Foundation Richard Stallman has resigned in the wake of comments he made about accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and his victims. He is also removing himself from the foundation’s board of directors effective immediately.  In addition, Stallman will no longer be a visiting scientist at MIT’s Computer …

Oracle launches completely autonomous operating system

Oracle announced the general availability of a completely autonomous operating system at Oracle Code One and Oracle OpenWorld, which kicked off this morning in San Francisco. Both events are focused on developers, with Code One featuring more hands-on workshops, and OpenWorld featuring more panels and discussions on the future of development.  The big announcement this …

Matillion to Double Down on Creating Data Integration Connectors

Cloud-based data warehouse platforms are making it easier for organizations to enable self-service analytics capabilities that tap disparate data sources. Similarly, modern data lakes offered by the large public cloud providers allow developers to create or customize data models on an ad-hoc basis for machine learning, which enables artificial intelligence and automation. In either of …

Is Java still relevant?

Java has been around for a long time, and over the past few years it has undergone significant changes to keep it relevant. It is still the most popular programming language among developers, according to JetBrains’ State of Developer Ecosystem in 2019 report. But it may not hold onto that title forever. While it’s still …

SD Times news digest: $100 million grant for the web, Streamlio announces Apache Pulsar sandbox, and Mobile Labs’ GigaFox Red and Silver

Coil, Mozilla and Creative Commons announced a $100 million grant for the web to advance web monetization for individual content creators and monetization service providers.  According to the companies, the fund will protect privacy by creating alternatives for web monetization that are not dependent on collecting consumer data, creating an open payment ecosystem that enables …

Java 13 now available

Today, at its Code One conference, Oracle announced that Java 13 is now officially available. Like every other Java release since Java 6, it was available in early access preview prior to the official release. These previews give developers the opportunity to try the new version out before using it in their production code.  “[This …

Istio 1.3 designed for developer adoption

The latest version of the open-source service mesh platform Istio is now available. Version 1.3 works to improve developer usability, adds a number of debugging features, and provides better support. RELATED CONTENT: Simplifying microservices with a service mesh According to Lin Sun, senior technical staff member for IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software, while Istio is …

Guest View: RPA: Shiny new trend. Same old automation challenge

Place yourself in Jeopardy! mode for a moment. Here’s the answer… Automatically driving an application via the UI or API to make manual work faster, less burdensome, and more accurate.  Time to give Alex Trebec your answer. If you say “What is test automation?”,  you’re correct. But if you say “What is Robotic Process Automation?” …

SD Times news digest: Make with Ada programming competition, ARCore updates, and Element AI raises $151 million for operationalizing AI

AdaCore announced the start of its 4th annual “Make with Ada programming competition” with the goal to design and implement an embedded software project in which Ada or SPARK are the primary languages used.  “Many programmers tend to discount Ada and SPARK because of the many myths surrounding Ada, including Ada is too complex to …

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