The end of “your database”

When I started in web development, the architecture of an application always radiated out from the database. Any application was firmly rooted by its data schema and the first step was sketching out the tables and relationships that would define how data was organized and retrieved. But that’s where the web was, not where it’s …

SD Times news digest: Android 12 Developer Preview 3, ComponentOne 2021 v1, and WhiteSource acquires Diffend

Google has announced the third developer preview of its upcoming 12.0 release. The latest preview includes a new app launch experience, new video and camera capabilities and new permissions for exact alarms that help users save battery. Developers can use new splash screen APIs and resources to manage the splash screen window’s background color, replace …

Report: DevOps teams need to foster a learning culture to thrive

A majority of DevOps teams believe that building a learning culture is highly important. According to the DevOps Institute’s Upskilling 2021 Report, 70% of respondents viewed it as a top priority.  In order to build a successful learning culture, teams have to eliminate blaming and shaming its members when problems arise. The report found some …

Grafana, Loki and Tempo switch to AGPLv3

Observability platform provider Grafana Labs announced its open-source projects Grafana, Grafana Loki and Grafana Tempo will now be available under the Affero General Public License v3 (AGPLv3). The projects were previously available under the Apache License 2.0.  Raj Dutt, CEO of Grafana Labs, explained it chose AGPLv3 because it is an Open Source Initiative approved …

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Lightup launches beta program for its data quality monitoring solution

Data quality monitoring company Lightup has announced a beta program intended to help customers identify issues with their data.  Lightup tracks data that goes in and out of applications and detects when there are changes that would indicate data quality degradation. It takes metrics such as data availability, data delay, and data volume to determine …

SD Times news digest: RedisConf 2021 news, Octopus’ new funding, and Perfecto Scriptless

Redis Labs announced that it is adding stronger consistency, integrated data models, low sub-millisecond latency for a globally deployed database and artificial intelligence to further Redis as a real-time data platform.  RedisRaft will be available in Redis 7.0 and will enable Redis to be deployed and run in a strongly consistent fashion, according to the …

Microsoft provides new details about Visual Studio 2022 release

Microsoft announced that the first public preview of Visual Studio 2022 will be released this summer. Visual Studio 2022 will be a 64-bit application and it’ll no longer be limited to ~4gb of memory in the main devenv.exe process. However, this won’t change the types or bitness of the applications developers can build with Visual …

Node.js 16 now available

Node.js 16 is now available with an upgrade to the V8 JavaScript engine, prebuilt binaries for Apple Silicon, and additional stable APIs.  The V8 JavaScript engine has been updated from version 8.6 to 9.0. According to the team, this update includes ECMAScript RegExp Match Indices, which provide start and end indices for a captured string. …

SD Times news digest: Android GPU Compute changes, Xilinx’s Kria Portfolio, and ELISA Project expands its global ecosystem

The development team behind Android said that it no longer recommends RenderScript as the optimal way to run computationally-intensive code on the GPU or CPU without having to make use of the NDK or GPU-specific APIs and will deprecate the feature in Android 12.  Instead, developers will have access to an open-source library that contains …

SD Times news digest: Google Play lets developers customize KPIs, Camunda’s productivity release, and Code Fellow teams up with CodeCrew

Developers can now customize and pin the precise metrics that matter to them in a personalized KPI section at the top of their Google Play Console application dashboard. Google provides an extensive list of available metrics including the new engagement and peer to peer comparisons that make it easy to find what developers want so …

Survey: Spring users rate code high in quality, maintainability and test coverage

A recent Spring Framework User Survey of Java developers found that Spring/Spring Boot users rate their code higher in quality, maintainability and test coverage that non-Spring users. The survey of 450 Java developers also found that Spring users spend 25% of their time on tests, while non-Spring users spend 20% of their time on tests. …

The battle for tech talent will require a plan (and a plan B)

After a year of pandemic-related job losses in the U.S., it might seem out of place to talk about the huge talent gap in our domestic tech industry. The reality is that the pandemic drove demand for digital customer experiences and products in an unprecedented way. In retail, for example, McKinsey reported that e-commerce skyrocketed …

IoXt extends security compliance program for mobile apps and VPNs

In an effort to standardize mobile security, 20 different companies in collaboration with the Internet of Security Things Alliance (ioXt) worked on adding a new set of security and privacy requirements for mobile apps and VPNs. Google, Amazon, NowSecure, NCC Group, DEKRA, Onware Security, and 7layers are among the companies who helped contribute to the …

SD Times news digest: Docker Desktop available for Apple Silicon, GitHub Actions with GitHub CLI, and new Harness integrations

Docker Desktop is now supported for all devices using the Apple Silicon. Users can build and run images for both x86 and ARM architectures without having to set up a complex cross-compilation development environment. Docker Hub also makes it easy to identify and share repositories that provide multi-platform images.  Additional details are available here. GitHub …

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