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The latest issue of SD Times is now available. This issue takes a in-depth look at chaos engineering. In order to build resilient systems, software teams must embrace the chaos. Other stories include how businesses can adapt for remote work, the testing in DevOps buyers guide, making open source work for your business and a …

The top open source licenses

Open-source security and license compliance management platform provider WhiteSource has released a complete guide for understanding and learning about open source licenses.  According to the guide, open-source licenses can be categorized under copyleft or permissive. Under a copyleft license, users who use a component of the open-source software must make their code available to others. …

premium Making open source work for you and your business

Open-source software continues to win over developers and enterprises. A recent report found that 92% of applications use open-source components, and open source is the de facto standard for software development.  The report, which was conducted by managed open-source company Tidelift, found open source exceeds proprietary software in technology flexibility and extensibility, developer satisfaction, total …

Red Hat announces Paul Cormier as its new CEO

The open-source solution provider Red Hat has announced Paul Cormier is now the company’s president and CEO, effective today. Cormier succeeds Jim Whitehurst, the now president of IBM. IBM acquired Red Hat in July of last year for $34 billion.  Cormier first joined Red Hat in 2001. More recently, he was the company’s president of …

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SD Times news digest: AWS DeepComposer, React Native 0.62, and Nim programming language 1.2

Amazon announced AWS DeepComposer is now generally available. The company first announced the machine learning solution at AWS re:Invent last year. AWS DeepComposer includes in-console training that enables users to train generative models without having to write any machine learning code. In addition, the composer is powered by  Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) and allows users …

premium To build resilient systems, embrace the chaos

It shouldn’t be news to you to hear that software needs to be tested rigorously before being pushed to production. Over the years, countless testing methodologies have popped up, each promising to be the best one. From automated testing to continuous testing to test-driven development, there is no shortage of ways to test your software. …

Washington state passes new facial recognition legislation

Microsoft has long been calling for stricter regulation of facial recognition technology, and now is revealing the progress it has made since its 2018 call for the government to publicly regulate the technology.  Since their public call in 2018, a number of countries have banned or put moratoriums on the use of the technology, but …

SD Times news digest: .NET 5.0 Preview 2, the Lightstep observability platform, and Testlio 3.0 introduces networked testing

Microsoft announced the .NET 5.0 Preview 2, which contains a set of smaller features and performance improvements. This includes code quality improvements in RyuJIT and changes to the garbage collector.  The company said it is continuing to work on bigger features for the 5.0, some of which are starting to show up as initial designs …

Gartner’s 3 requirements for APM

APM, as Gartner defines it in its Magic Quadrant criteria, is based on three broad sets of capabilities, and in order to be considered by Gartner an APM vendor, you have to have all three. Charley Rich, Gartner research director and lead author of its APM Magic Quadrant, explained: The first one is digital experience …

Application Performance Monitoring: What it means in today’s complex software world

Software continues to grow as the driver of today’s global economy, and how a company’s applications perform is critical to retaining customer loyalty and business. People now demand instant gratification and will not tolerate latency — not even a little bit. As a result, application performance monitoring is perhaps more important than ever to companies …

Outreachy awarded IBM’s Open Source Community Grant

IBM has announced Outreachy is the winner of its $50,000 Open Source Community Grant. IBM started awarding quarterly grants last October as an effort to promote nonprofits dedicated to education, inclusiveness and skill building. Girls Who Code were awarded the first IBM Open Source Community Grant.  Oureachy provides an internship and mentorship program in the …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: CHIME

The COVID-19 Hospital Impact Model for Epidemics (CHIME) is a tool that provides up-to-date projections of what additional resources will be required in certain hospitals during the COVID-19 outbreak.  It shows informed estimates of how many patients will need hospitalization, ICU beds, and mechanical ventilation over the coming days and weeks will be crucial inputs …

A guide to DevOps testing tools

The BlazeMeter Continuous Testing Platform is a complete solution for shift-left continuous testing. The platform includes UI functional testing, user experience testing, API testing and monitoring, performance testing, and virtual services. All capabilities are deeply integrated in an intuitive workflow designed for agile teams and provide robust support for popular open source tools. Delivered in …

KubeMQ achieves Red Hat OpenShift Operator Certification

The Kubernetes message queue and message broker solution provider KubeMQ has announced its Kubernetes Operator is now Red Hat OpenShift Operator certified.  The OpenShift Operator Certification is meant to give users confidence when building next-generation projects on Red Hat’s Kuberentes and containers app platform OpenShift. With the certification, users will be able to deploy KubeMQ …

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  • APM: What it means in today’s complex software world

    Modern software is componentized and distributed, running in the cloud — or multicloud or hybrid environments, so it is, in a word, complex. Add to that users who have just about zero tolerance for any bit of latency, and as a result, application performance monitoring is perhaps more important that ever to companies looking to …

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