Server Side Public License struggles to gain open-source support

The Server Side Public License (SSPL) is not being welcomed into the open-source community with open arms as its creator, MongoDB, had hoped. But that’s not stopping the SSPL from getting the support it needs. MongoDB first announced the release of the new software license in October as a way to protect itself and other …

How to coordinate an exciting and productive hackathon

Did you know Gmail was born from a hackathon project? Same goes for LinkedIn’s “Year in Review.” Companies of all sizes and from all industries embrace hackathons as a way to foster innovation and collaboration — even the NBA does it. Silicon Valley is home to a number of famous projects and startups that were …

SD Times news digest: Spell’s new AI platform, Google’s app translation service, and Rust 1.32

AI startup Spell has released a new deep learning and AI platform that is meant to empower teams to build using AI. Platform features include a new design, Organizations, Hyperparameter search, and dedicated clusters. In addition, Spell has announced that it raised $15 million in funding, which it will use for continued innovations to help …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Scylla

With data having an impact on almost every part of today’s business, Scylla wants to make sure applications are powered by a database that can handle the influx of data without compromising performance. Scylla is a NoSQL database that provides low latency, always-on availability, high throughput, is scalable, easy to use, and community-backed. “Scylla is …

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MobileTogether: A low-code solution for mobile app development

There are two sides to the low-code/no-code story. The more widely discussed angle is the tools’ ability to create citizen developers – tech-savvy business people who use the visual drag-and-drop components to create simple line-of-business applications. The other side of the story is how low-code and no-code tools can make developers more efficient, by reducing …

Unbounded analytics introduced in latest Instana EUM release

Application performance management company Instana launched a new version of its End User Monitoring (EUM) utility this week, introducing advanced filtering of trace and request data with its new unbounded analytics feature. According to the company, Instana EUM is part of the Instana APM service and is designed for site reliability engineers and developers to …

Google prepares developers for 64-bit app requirements

Google is looking to require developers to provide 64-bit versions of their app this year. The company first announced plans to require 64-bit versions in December of 2017, and now it’s getting one step closer to that goal. By August 2019, Google will require developers to provide 64-bit versions in addition to 32-bit versions when …

SD Times news digest: Dynatrace’s code level insights, Java Card 3.1, and Mozilla’s Test Pilot Program ends

Dynatrace is now offering automatic code level insights on applications that use Go. Dynatrace will automatically discover and monitor Go components so that developers do not need to inject code into microservices or change the code of Go applications. Dynatrace believes this capability will help organizations that use high profile cloud platforms that were built …

JS++ programming language looks to solve out-of-bounds errors

The web programming language JS++ is looking to tackle a common problem impacting a majority of major programming languages: out-of-bounds errors. Programming language and compiler company Onux announced the release of JS++ 0.9 this week. RELATED CONTENT: The case for JS++ Out-of-bounds errors occur when the container element you are trying to access doesn’t exist. …

GrapeCity’s ActiveReports 13 features long-awaited ProDesigner for Web

Enterprise software tool provider GrapeCity has announced the latest release of its design toolkit ActiveReports 13 with the long-promised web-based designer ProDesigner for Web. In addition, the company explained this release focuses on better and more dynamic reports with upgrades to developers’ design toolkit. “ActiveReports users have requested the web designer for a long time, …

Report: App services are an essential component to successful digital transformation

As businesses scramble to keep up with today’s fast-paced digital world, they are turning to application services to help ease the pain. A newly released report revealed app services are key to cloud adoption and a successful app-driven digital economy. According to application service provider F5 Networks, app services refer to things like load balancing, …

SD Times news digest: Progress’ DataDirect Autonomous REST Connector, MariaDB Platform X3, and FoundationDB’s Record Layer

Progress has announced the release of Progress DataDirect Autonomous REST Connector. The new solution enables teams to build connectors for applications quickly without needing to write custom code. According to Progress, the Data Direct Autonomous REST Connector allows developers to fully access data from SQL-based applications. The key benefits that the solution offers are broad …

Android Studio 3.3 forgoes big changes for better experience

Google released Android Studio 3.3 this week with a strong focus on refinement and quality. The key updates featured a tidied-up UI, and support for IntelliJ 2018.2.2, Kotlin 1.3.11 and Clang-Tidy C++. According to the company, the updates are a part of a broader plan for solidifying the feature set of the IDE that the …

Kong launches new solutions for intelligently automating the API development lifecycle

API platform provider Kong’s vision of a service control platform is coming to life with the announcement of two new machine learning capabilities on its Kong Enterprise API platform. Kong Brain and Kong Immunity are designed to enable organizations to intelligently automate the API and service development lifecycle. “Four months ago, we declared that API …

WSO2 reveals plans to support open-source communities in 2019

Open-source technology provider WSO2 is committing itself to solving open-source challenges in 2019. The company revealed its plans to expand open-source communities this year as well as support open-source businesses. The news comes as many other open-source businesses are turning to stricter licenses to tackle open-source business model challenges. RELATED CONTENT: New software licenses aim …

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