Google’s Flutter to focus on ambient computing

Google is preparing for an ambient computing future with its UI toolkit Flutter. The company announced new updates and strategies at its Flutter conference Flutter Interact this week. “We live in a world where internet-connected devices are pervading every area of our lives. Many of us transition throughout the day between multiple devices: phones, watches …

SD Times news digest: Solo.io’s WebAssembly Hub, Accenture’s cloud-native solution, and EDB Postgres platform 12

Software company Solo.io launched the WebAssembly Hub to allow users to easily add new functionalities to their service mesh. “At Solo.io, we believe that extending the functionality of your service mesh should be simple and secure,” said Idit Levine, founder and CEO of Solo.io. “This is why we’re excited about integrating Wasm with Envoy Proxy. …

Npm Pro targets independent JavaScript developers

Npm has announced a new tool for independent JavaScript developers. The new npm Pro is designed for developers who do most of their JavaScript development on their own, such as consultants, students, and hobbyists, as well as certain startup and corporate JavaScript developers with side projects. RELATED CONTENT:  JavaScript becomes the most in-demand developer technology …

Enterprises cleared for takeoff into the cloud

The skies began to clear up for enterprises to start doing more in the cloud this year.  According to Forrester, 2018 was the year cloud-native tools and technologies started to gain more traction, and 2019 was its breakout year as more enterprises turned to microservices, containers, serverless and modern approaches. “From a software development perspective, …

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Report: A majority of companies feel confident about API security

Companies are feeling confident about the security of their APIs, even in the midst of frequent reports of API security breaches and misuse. A newly released report from API platform provider Postman found almost three quarters of respondents feel their APIs were “very secure” or have “above-average security,” and only 2.4% responded that their APIs …

The top reasons to adopt a modern messaging platform

The right messaging platform will unlock your team’s potential for advanced collaboration with powerful capabilities that drive increased efficiency, productivity, and velocity. The following considerations can help you define messaging requirements for your organization. RELATED CONTENT: Challenges to effective DevOps collaboration Designed for developer collaboration  Take advantage of a messaging solution that’s designed from the ground …

Testing gets smarter, and so do testers

Testing continued to evolve throughout the year as businesses worked to get high-quality software out faster. Now that testing early and often has become a common mantra among development teams, testing smarter was the new focus in 2019.  The advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence have enabled more test automation and accuracy.  Perfecto announced …

SD Times news digest: SmartBear launches CucumberStudio, API Fortress offers unlimited API monitoring, and Google’s ARCore Depth API

SmartBear released a new behavior-driven development (BDD) solution CucumberStudio. It is designed to bridge the gaps between business, development and testing through Git integration and living documentation.  According to the company, CucumberStudio merges Cucumber with HipTest, which SmartBear acquired in 2018, representing an investment in a solution that supports all aspects of behavior-driven development (BDD). …

Industry Watch: What follows CD? Progressive delivery

Software development and delivery practices continue to evolve and change, so on the heels of the late October DevOps Enterprise Summit, attendees and journalists alike have been asking, ‘Where does it all go from here?’ One area involves value streams, the creation of which allow organizations to see waste in their organization and eliminate for …

Analyst Watch: Evaluating the ethics of software

In recent years, technology analysts have devoted much attention to the topic of developers and how the demographics of developers are changing. For starters, the International Data Corporation (IDC) has noted the growth of developer populations in China, India, Brazil, Russia, Indonesia and Turkey, as well as select countries in East Africa. In addition, IDC …

SD Times news digest: Niantic to work with Qualcomm on AR, SEI developer portal, and Microsoft to end support for Windows Phone

Niantic announced that it is collaborating with Qualcomm Technologies to accelerate AR software and hardware. To ensure interoperability with today’s latest AR innovations and accelerate the development of tomorrow’s devices, the platform plans to be optimized first for the Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 Platform. “At Niantic, we’re unlocking the potential to create next generation AR experiences …

Guest View: Mainframers versus digital transformation engineers

Contrary to popular belief, the world is not full of start-ups. There’s a reason the world’s top X companies lists exist – these well-established powerhouses have been around for decades. The issue is that in this competitive, start-up environment, even well-established companies are now required to be as nimble as start-ups, and, if they don’t, …

WebAssembly Core is now an official web standard

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) announced that the WebAssembly Core Specification is now an official web standard. “The arrival of WebAssembly expands the range of applications that can be achieved by simply using Open Web Platform technologies. In a world where machine learning and Artificial Intelligence become more and more common, it is important …

JetBrains provides insights into Kotlin 1.4 and beyond

JetBrains is planning “another step forward for the Kotlin ecosystem,” in the next release of the programming language. While Kotlin 1.4 is not expected to arrive until the spring of next year, the company has provided some insight into what it is planning at its KotlinConf this week. “Our vision is for Kotlin to be …

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