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As computing moves from on-premises to the public cloud and the edge, protecting has data has become more complex, prompting Intel, Google, Microsoft, the Linux Foundation and other technology partners to launch a cross-industry effort for organizations to safely share data insights through the Confidential Computing Consortium.  RELATED CONTENT: Microsoft tackles data sharing between organizations “The …

Report: Elite DevOps performers have tripled since last year

The proportion of elite performers in DevOps utilization has almost tripled since last year, comprising 20 percent of all teams according to a newly released report.  The Accelerate State of DevOps Report 2019 is the 6th annual report from DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA), which was acquired by Google Cloud in January of this year.The …

SD Times news digest: Amazon Forecast now available, GitHub supports WebAuthn for security keys, and Qt for MCUs

AWS announced the general availability of Amazon Forecast, which enables developers to build applications with the same machine learning technology used by Amazon.com for forecasting business conditions.  According to the company, Amazon Forecast automatically discovers how variables such as product features, seasonality and store locations affect each other and can make predictions that are up …

Project Marble now stable in Android Studio 3.5

Google is focused on making developers day-to-day app development easier in the latest release of its IDE Android Studio. This release makes the company’s Project Marble, an initiative where the company focused on system health, feature polish and bugs, now stable. “Have you ever wished that Android Studio was faster, more performant, and more memory …

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Simplifying microservices with a service mesh

In the world of software, things are getting smaller all the time: smaller teams, smaller bits of code, smaller releases, smaller places for code to live and execute (containers). The point of getting smaller is to allow your organization to think bigger by getting the most advantage out of cloud resources and bringing more value …

SD Times news digest: DigitalOcean announces managed databases for MySQL and Redis, Waymo’s Open Dataset, and GitHub Enterprise Server 2.18

DigitalOcean is expanding on its managed database solutions with new releases for MySQL and Redis. Managed databases are a critical component of application development and provides terabytes of storage, ability to process thousands of I/O operations, and enables data access with minimum latency, the company explained.  The new releases allows developers to now use MySQL …

Kony launches conversational AI development kit

Kony wants to help developers create personalized user experiences with the release of its Conversational AI DevKit. The new solution provides drag-and-drop conversational capabilities developers can integrate into their applications. RELATED CONTENT: Tips for building AI into mobile apps  According to the company, AI-based conversational interfaces are the next wave of user interactions. Conversational AI …

Ruby on Rails version 6.0 released

The latest version of Ruby on Rails, the web application framework for creating database back-end web solutions, is now available. Version 6.0 has been 2 1/2 years in the making with 7,275 commits.  “Dealing with incoming email, composing rich-text content, connecting to multiple databases, parallelizing test runs, integrating JavaScript with love, and rewriting the code …

SD Times news digest: Microsoft acquires jClarity, Julia 1.2 released, and Eggplant’s automated testing capability

Microsoft announced that it is acquiring jClarity to support their continued contributions to open source while driving increased performance for Java workloads on Azure. jClarity is a leading contributor for AdoptOpenJDK, an open-source OpenJDK binaries project.  “The jClarity team are JVM experts who have helped their customers optimize their Java applications while also providing leadership …

CROKAGE helps developers find Stack Overflow answers

Many developers turn to Stack Overflow to ask questions, share programming knowledge and learn from others, but the amount of information available on the online community can be overwhelming. To tackle this, a group of researchers have developed the Crowd Knowledge Answer Generator (CROKAGE), a new solution designed to help developers easily find relevant information …

SD Times news digest: Julia programming language survey, Google Live Transcribe, and GitHub’s token scanning solution

The developers of the Julia programming language conducted its first user and developer survey to find out what users like and dislike about the language. According to the survey, speed and performance were ranked as the most popular technical features in Julia.  The survey also showed that most users and developers use Julia for research …

The rise of low-code tooling for mobile app development

Low-code development is gaining acceptance in organizations looking to empower non-developers to create applications, hoping to eliminate backlogs and overcome the shortage of programmers they face.  But another huge benefit of these frameworks and platforms is in the area of mobile development. These modern solutions have evolved from the RAD tools of days gone by …

SuperGLUE benchmark challenges natural language processing tasks

Artificial intelligence researchers want to advance natural language processing with the release of SuperGLUE. SuperGLUE builds off of the previous General Language Understanding Evaluation (GLUE) benchmark, but aims to provide more difficult language understanding tasks and a new public leaderboard.  SuperGLUE was developed by AI researchers from Facebook AI, Google DeepMind, New York University and …

PyTorch 1.2 released with new and improved TorchScript environment

The open-source machine learning framework PyTorch is tackling production usage in its latest release. PyTorch 1.2 features an update to the TorchScript environment. TorchScript enables users to create serializable models from PyTorch code and can be saved from a Python process.  The new improvements are designed to make it easier to ship production models, expand …

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