SD Times news digest: Android for Cars App Library released, .NET MAUI Preview 5, and AWS Step Functions Workflow Studio

The Android for Cars App Library version 1.1 is now in alpha, which brings new features to developers such as a sign-in template, a long message template, multiple-length text and map interactivity. The sign-in template allows users to sign in to their app directly from the car screen while parked and the long message template …

Speed, security and reliability are now one

Companies around the world and across many industries have felt the pressure to release faster, yet they struggle to do so in a safe and reliable way that doesn’t compromise user trust.  A lot of these companies think there’s a dichotomy between whether you can move fast or increase value.  “I think the move fast …

GitHub Desktop 2.9 adds the ability to squash and merge or rebase when creating a merge commit

GitHub Desktop 2.9 adds the ability to squash and reorder commits

GitHub has announced the release of GitHub Desktop 2.9. New features include the ability to squash and reorder commits, amend previous commits, and start new branches from earlier commits.  According to GitHub, commit history is often used by developers to tell a story about the progression of a project. Now, developers will be able to …

Neo4j raises $325 million in Series F funding round

The $325 million Series F funding round for Neo4j marks the largest investment round in database history, according to the company.  “With this largest investment round in databases, we’ve set our sights on ensuring that graph databases become the largest part of the new database market, and Neo4j a generational company that will last for …

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SD Times news digest: Visual Studio 2022 Preview 1, Rust 1.53 released, HackerOne announces GitHub integration

Microsoft announced the first preview release of Visual Studio 2022, which the company aims to use to test and tune the scalability of the new 64-bit platform.  The Visual Studio 2022 previews can be installed side-by-side with earlier versions of Visual Studio, which are available in all three editions (Community, Pro, and Enterprise), and are …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Open Voice Network

Open Voice Network (OVN) is a neutral, non-profit association that is dedicated to the development of the standards and guidelines that aim to raise consumer trust in voice-based solutions.  As many researchers—such as those from Zhejiang University in China and Washington University in Seattle—have pointed out, voice assistants can be prone to hacking or even …

IBM joins effort to re-skill the workforce for tech roles

IBM will be joining 30 global organizations including governments, community colleges, non-profits, and employment agencies to connect with underserved populations and give them the necessary skills to join today’s workforce.  According to the company, in order to close the current global skills gap, education and training systems need to evolve along with market demands.  As …

Eclipse IDE Working Group is formed

The Eclipse Foundation has announced it launched a working group for Eclipse IDE. The Eclipse IDE Working Group will work to ensure the “continued evolution, adoption, and sustainability of the Eclipse IDE suite of products, related technologies, and ecosystem,” according to the Eclipse Foundation.  The Eclipse IDE Working Group will offer governance, guidance, and funding …

Infragistics Ultimate 21.1 zeros in on designer-developer collaboration

The latest version of the Infragistics Ultimate UI/UX toolkit is now available with new Indigo.Design, Agular, React, Web Components, Windows Forms and WPF features.  Infragistics Ultimate 21.1 is built off of three key themes:  Enabling hyper-productivity and better collaboration between app development and design through its design-to-code platform Indigo.Design App Builder New innovations and experiences …

SD Times news digest: Dynatrace announces Davis Security Advisor, Nylas raises $120 million in Series C funding, W3C makes Web Audio API an official standard

The new Davis Security Advisor automatically contextualizes and prioritizes application vulnerabilities to reduce enterprise risk by empowering DevSecOps teams to make more informed real-time decisions.  Davis automatically monitors all software libraries in preproduction and production and removes false positives. It then aggregates vulnerability data and prioritizes remediation tactics.  “Manual processes and piecemeal solutions that don’t …

Harness updates platform with Test Intelligence, Feature Flags, and more

Harness announced that it is leveling up its software delivery pipeline with new test intelligence, feature flags and cloud autostopping capabilities.  Harness’s new test intelligence feature reduces test cycle time by up to 98% by using AI/ML workflows to prioritize and optimize test execution without compromising quality. The new capabilities shift failed tests earlier into …

WSO2 launches cloud-native IPaaS solution Choreo

WSO2 is making moves to solidify its position in the cloud-native space. It announced a public beta of Choreo, which is a low-code integration platform as a service (IPaaS) for cloud-native engineering, and its acquisition of Platformer.  Choreo enables developers to create, deploy, and manage integrations, services, and APIs. It can be used to facilitate …

Tim Berners-Lee auctioning off original source code for the web as NFT

Tim Berners-Lee, the creator of the World Wide Web, has announced that he is auctioning off the original source code for the web as an NFT, which is a unique digital asset that exists on blockchains. Sotheby’s will be running the auction from June 23 to June 30, with the initial bidding starting at $1,000. …

Google open sources Fully Homomorphic Encryption transpiler

Google has announced that it is open sourcing a transpiler for Fully Homomorphic Encryption (FHE). According to the company, FHE will allow developers to work on encrypted data without being able to access personally identifiable information. FHE allows encrypted data to be transported across the Internet to a server and get processed without being decrypted. …

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