Contact tracing apps need to establish trust to be effective

As the world tries to fight the coronavirus pandemic, contact tracing is a key practice for preventing outbreaks. Contact tracing is the method of contacting every person an infected person might have had close contact with and getting them tested so they don’t go out and unknowingly spread the virus. While much of this tracing …

SD Times news digest: Boomi Blueprint Framework for Data Management, Microsoft to end Windows’ PHP 7.2 support, and Instana enterprise enhancements

Boomi’s Blueprint framework includes leadership guidance, design practice, and implementation practices.  “This set of best practices provides companies with the ability to respond to disruptive forces and quickly adapt their digital platform towards desired business vision and outcomes,” Boomi wrote in a post. In addition, leadership guidance provides the Digital Ideation Lab, a Boomi innovation …

Linux Foundation launches Community Specification for creating standards and specifications

The Linux Foundation has created a new way for open source communities to create Open Standards. Through its new initiative, Community Specification, communities will be able to create standards using tools and approaches that are inspired by open source developers.  Community Specification lets contributors more easily start the specification process, and also reduces administrative overhead. …

Industry Watch: BizOps — Bridging the age-old divide

Since my introduction into the software development industry in 1999, there has been one theme underlying all our coverage of tools, processes and methodologies: Getting business and IT to work closer together. At first, this divide was chalked up to the fact that the two sides did not speak the same language. The business side …

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SD Times news digest: Planview acquires AI/ML company Aptage, AWS IoT SiteWise, and Docker teams up with AWS on bringing apps to the cloud

Planview announced the acquisition of Aptage, which focuses on the application of AI/ML to portfolio management and work management. “For Planview, the acquisition of Aptage brings data science and domain expertise in AI/ML. Not only will that accelerate the company’s current roadmap in AI/ML – a growing area of focus for the market and our …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Lumos

This week’s featured open-source project is Lumos, a Python library built to compare metrics between two datasets, accounting for population differences and invariant features. Lumos was open sourced this month by Microsoft. In a technical paper that shows the results from a real-world deployment of Lumos in Microsoft RTC applications , the Microsoft team wrote: …

Tidelift catalogs tries to make sense of open-source dependencies

Managed open source company Tidelift wants to help organizations navigate through their open-source dependencies as well as clear up any confusion.  According to the company, organizations usually take a distributed or centralized approach when it comes to managing open-source dependencies. With the distributed approach, developers are free to bring in new open-source components without many …

IBM weighs in on Istio joining Google’s Open Usage Commons

Google yesterday announced the creation of the Open Usage Commons (OUC), a new open source organization focused on trademarks. As part of the launch, Google reveled the open-source service mesh project Istio would be joining the organization.  As a result, long-timer partner and founding member of the Istio project IBM has expressed disappointment in the …

premium Feature experimentation: Walk before you run

Software innovation doesn’t happen without taking risks along the way. But risks can be scary for businesses afraid of making mistakes.  There is another way, according to Jon Noronha, senior vice president of product at Optimizely, a progressive delivery and experimentation platform provider. Feature experimentation, he said, allows businesses to go to market quicker while …

SD Times news digest: Android 11 Beta 2, Instana rolls out granular role-based access control, and React Native 0.63

This release achieves the Platform Stability milestone, which means that Android 11’s APIs and behaviors are finalized.  From Beta 2, developers can release compatibility updates with confidence that the platform won’t change, according to Android.  Developers can enroll to get Android 11 Beta updates over-the-air for Pixel 2, 3, 3a, and 4 devices.  Additional details …

premium Why accessible experiments matter

For software development teams, moving fast is key. But so is the confidence that you’re building the right thing in the first place. To reduce uncertainty, product and engineering teams are running more experiments across websites, apps, and every level of the stack to gain valuable data and real user feedback, enabling them to deliver …

Business and DevOps value streams need better alignment

Digital.ai’s 2020 State of Agile report revealed that over half of its survey respondents either had implemented or were planning to implement value stream management (VSM). But despite its popularity, in many organizations it has fallen into the same trap as many new development methodologies — it’s not being implemented 100% correctly. Often, VSM is …

SD Times news digest: MobileIron’s mobile phishing solution, Apache Flink 1.11.0, and HAProxy 2.2.0 released

MobileIron announced multi-vector mobile phishing protection for iOS and Android devices to help organizations defend against the top cybersecurity threats. The solution offers on-device and cloud-based phishing URL database lookup to detect and remediate phishing attacks across all mobile threat vectors, including text and SMS messages, instant messages, social media and other modes of communication, …

SUSE to acquire enterprise Kubernetes management solution provider Rancher Labs

Open-source company SUSE has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Rancher Labs. According to SUSE, it wants to use the acquisition to establish the companies as the main open source innovators for Enterprise Linux, Kubernetes, edge computing and AI. “By combining Rancher and SUSE, we not only gain massive engineering resources to further strengthen …

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