Kofax adds new robotic process automation capabilities to its toolbelt

Kofax is updating its business process automation solution used for cutting costs, reducing errors and speeding up processes. The intelligent automation software provider announced next-generation robotic process automation (RPA) capabilities that will leverage artificial intelligence and machine learning advances. “Early adopters of RPA have experienced the many benefits in shifting human labor from ‘data gatherer’ …

Elastic Stack 6.5 features new visualization and collaboration tools

Open-source search and analytics company Elastic released version 6.5 of its Elastic Stack suite of open-source utilities today, introducing infrastructure monitoring, distributed tracing support and Java and Go agents in the Elastic APM tool. While this release may be labeled as a ‘minor release’ the company explained there are foundational stack-level features being applied for …

Amazon releases a no-cost distribution of OpenJDK

Amazon wants to make sure Java is available for free to its users in the long term with the introduction of Amazon Corretto. The solution is a no-cost, multi-platform, production-ready distribution of the Open Java Development Kit (OpenJDK). “Java is one of the most popular languages in use by AWS customers, and we are committed …

Sauce Labs introduces headless browser testing

Sauce Labs is looking to speed up software development with the release of a new testing solution. The company announced Sauce Headless, a cloud-based headless testing solution. According to Sauce Labs, headless browsers are becoming more popular as an option for testing web-based apps. “A headless browser is a type of software that can access …

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SD Times news digest: Microsoft to acquire XOXCO, Acumos AI Athena and SnapLogic’s intelligent integration platform

Microsoft has agreed to acquire the software product design and development studio XOXCO. According to the company, XOXCO is known for its conversational AI and bot development solutions. “The company has been paving the way in conversational AI since 2013 and was responsible for the creation of Howdy, the first commercially available bot for Slack …

Google launches new website for web developers

Google is giving web developers a place to learn, create and solve problems on the web with the launch of web.dev. The company announced the website at the Chrome Dev Summit in San Francisco earlier this week. Web.dev provides actionable guidance and analysis for developers to test their sites and apps or start learning how …

Microsoft previews changes coming in Visual Studio 2019

Microsoft is giving developers insight into the changes they can expect in the upcoming release of its suite of development tools Visual Studio 2019. As part of the release, Microsoft will be updating the theme, icon and splash screens as well as providing new ways for developers to get to their code faster. Microsoft first …

OzCode makes debugging available as a service

OzCode is on a mission to reduce the time it takes to debug a service from days to hours to minutes with its latest debugging as a service solution. OzCode provides debugging extensions for Visual Studio. Its latest OzCode Azure DevOps offering is available through Microsoft Azure cloud. “Studies show that roughly 50 percent of …

SD Times news digest: PageSpeed Insights, Codefresh’s Azure integration, and Visual Studio Code October 2018

Google has revealed that PageSpeed Insights now uses Lighthouse as its analysis engine. This switch will enable developers to receive the same performance audits and recommendations anywhere, whether that’s the web, command line, or in Chrome DevTools, the company explained. PageSpeed Insights API version 5 also now gives CrUX data and Lighthouse audits. Previous versions …

TIBCO announces new AI-driven insights for Spotfire X

TIBCO has announced that the latest version of its data analytics solution is now available. Spotfire X comes with a focus on Agile, augmentation, automation and acceleration. According to the company, this is the most sophisticated version of Spotfire to date. Spotfire X was first revealed at TIBCO NOW in September. It is designed to …

SD Times Blog: Service management dragging down DevOps

Much of the movement in DevOps has happened from the perspective of software development. And, while systems managers have adapted to the new order, the one area that has been a drag on achieving greater DevOps success is in change and release management. And at least one service management provider believes automation is the key …

premium Framework & Language — Top 5 Things for Software Developers to Consider in SaaS

SaaS (software-as-a-service) development has evolved significantly over the past decade. Traditional desktop applications move to the cloud, and iterate faster due to the limited nature of supported devices and open-source software teams have to maintain. Desktop applications can now be overcome easily with the adoption of the open-source Electron framework, wrapping around a hosted SaaS …

SD Times news digest: Android Foldable support, Telerik’s Fiddler Everywhere, and Cloudflare’s 1.1.1.1

Last week, Samsung announced its first foldable phone and Google announced support for foldable screens. Google has outlined a set of recommendations for developers to follow to ensure that their apps run well on foldable screens. Developers should ensure that their apps support runtime configuration changes, multi-window mode, and multiple displays. More details are available …

Industry Watch: The developer transformation

Companies today are told that if they hope to remain competitive, they’ll have to embark on a digital transformation. So as tools emerge to help organizations make that journey, one point is irrefutable: Organizations need to focus on changing how they leverage their developer talent to truly remain competitive. In a study called The Developer …

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    Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Time: 1:00 pm ET/ 10:00 am PT  Redis is the perfect fit for microservices, distributed and cloud-agnostic applications in a containerized world. In today’s consumed-driven world, application performance is increasingly important. Redis, the open-source NoSQL database, is known for its linear scalability in performance; recent benchmarks show up to 50 …

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    The Five Biggest Surprises in Writing “The IT Manager’s Guide to DevOps”

    RECORDED EVENT: There have been incredible changes in the 4 years since XebiaLabs first released “The Manager’s Guide to Continuous Delivery.” In writing our new guide, “The IT Manager’s Guide to DevOps,” we spoke with dozens of leading companies around the world about their digital transformations. In this webinar, we share the most surprising things …

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    How Low-Code Enables Development Teams to Deliver Modern UX

    Date: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Time: 11:00am ET/ 8:00am PT  How do you know if an application is successful? By the level of engagement, usability, and rate of adoption. And guess what? None of that works without a modern UX—think swiping left and right, or a built-in chat, or less flashy features like common-sense functionality …

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    Project To Product: Connecting IT to the Business with The Flow Framework

    Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Time: 1:00 pm ET/ 10:00 am PT  Mastering large-scale software delivery will define the economic landscape of the 21st century, just as the mastery of mass production defined the landscape in the 20th. Unfortunately, business and technology leaders are woefully ill-equipped for the Age of Software because they are using …

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