HP Omnicept Solution brings new VR innovations to the enterprise

HP has announced the HP Omnicept Solution, which brings together its virtual reality (VR) headset and developer-focused SDK. According to the company, this will allow VR developers to create new personalized, engaging, and adaptive VR experiences for the enterprise. According to the company, facial expression and body language account for up to 50% of effective …

SEO can no longer be ignored as part of the QA testing process

Developers have to add another tool to their arsenal in order to keep up with the ever-changing times. Search engine optimization (SEO) is more important than ever now as more consumers are home and are turning to online businesses. Being able to find, and easily and quickly navigate through a website can make or break …

SD Times news digest: LeanIX business transformation management module, Project Iodide, and Cloudflare Web Analytics

LeanIX is adding a new Business Transformation Management (BTM) module to its enterprise architecture suite. The module is designed to help business and IT teams collaborate and visualize the future-state of IT landscapes. According to the company, it’s like GitHub for architecture management.  “The LeanIX Business Transformation Management module provides enterprise architects and CIOs a …

Lightstep helps developers make sense of complex apps with OpenTelemetry Launchers

Distributed tracing company Lightstep has announced the release of OpenTelemetry Launchers, a new solution for understanding complex systems.  The release is based on the open-source project OpenTelemetry, which provides APIs, libraries, agents and collector services to capture distributed traces and metrics. Launcher now connects that data with Lightstep to provide observability and actionable insights, the …

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JetBrains launches Code With Me EAP for distributed collaboration

JetBrains has announced an early access program (EAP) for its Code With Me tool. Code With Me is a service in IntelliJ IDEA that allows developers to share open projects in the IDE with distributed team members. Using Code With Me, team members will be able to quickly access others’ code to help investigate issues, …

SD Times news digest: Google Play feedback, Uno Platform 3.0 released, and IBM’s Call for Code global challenge finalists

Google shared its full perspective on supporting developers’ ability to choose how they distribute their apps through multiple app stores on different platforms, ensuring equal treatment for all apps, and allowing developers to communicate with customers. The company explained it will be making changes in Android 12 next year to make it easier for people …

DevOps World 2020: The future of distributed work

A couple years ago we laughed at the BBC broadcast when a bunch of children ran in and interrupted their dad’s live interview, but today that is becoming the norm. It’s no longer uncommon for people’s children and pets to pop in on meetings and calls. Businesses are beginning to realize they will not be …

SD Times news digest: Ruby 3.0 preview 1 release, Cron Triggers for the Cloudflare Workers, and TensorFlow Recommender

The Ruby 3.0 preview 1 introduces new features and performance improvements such as the ‘rbs’ gem, which allows parsing and processing type definitions written in RBS.  Additionally, the preview has a Ractor experimental feature, with which developers can make multiple tractors and run them in parallel.  ‘Thread#scheduler’ is introduced for intercepting blocking operations. This allows …

The Coalition for App Fairness formed to counter Apple App Store practices

The independent nonprofit Coalition for App Fairness was formed to promote competition and to protect innovation on digital platforms by providing a roadmap of acceptable practices for operators of the most popular platforms. “As enforcers, regulators, and legislators around the world investigate Apple for its anti-competitive behavior, The Coalition for App Fairness will be the …

SD Times news digest: Algorithmia report reveals companies plan to increase AI/ML spending, new Google Play Console on November 2nd, and PostgreSQL 13

A survey by Algorithmia found that a majority of IT leaders are planning to increase their AI/ML initiatives as a result of the pandemic, and realize that those initiatives should have been a higher priority for their organizations all along.  While 54% of IT leaders responded that their AI/ML projects were focused on financial analysis …

GPT-3: Advancing the understanding of cues for coding, writing

OpenAI says it is backlogged with a waitlist of prospective testers seeking to assess if the first private beta of its GPT-3 natural language programming (NLP) tool really can push the boundaries of artificial intelligence (AI). Since making the GPT-3 beta available in June as an API to those who go through OpenAI’s vetting process, …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: WebThings

Mozilla has announced its Internet of Things platform Mozilla WebThings is now an independent open-source project that will now just be known as WebThings. According to the company, it wants to wind down direct investment and transition control and responsibility to the open-source community.  The company first announced the platform for monitoring and controlling devices …

Swift 5.3 focuses on language refinements

The latest version of the programming language is here. Swift 5.3 focuses on language refinements, the developer experience, and expanding the Swift ecosystem.  New language refinements include adding a string initializer with access to uninitialized storage, synthesized Comparable conformance for enum types, where clauses on contextually generic declarations, refined didSet semantics, and more.  RELATED CONTENT: …

Microsoft announces it will exclusively license OpenAI’s GPT-3 language model

Microsoft has revealed it is teaming up with OpenAI to exclusively license GPT-3. According to the company, this will further Microsoft’s goals to develop and deliver advanced AI solutions for customers, as well as create new solutions that harness the power of advanced natural language generation. GPT-3 is an autoregressive language model that outputs human-like …

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