Digital architects rose to the challenge – So must databases

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated some digital aspirations and projects, and slammed the brakes on others. A recent Couchbase report reveals that roughly a third of companies interviewed are delaying legacy database upgrades because of the pandemic. A slightly larger group, some 34%, say it has had the opposite effect. Architects bear much of the …

SD Times news digest: Android Basics in Kotlin course; SharePoint Framework 1.13 release candidate; Crystal 1.2

The Android development team announced the release of the final unit of Android Basics in Kotlin, a free programming course initially announced in 2020. Today, over 100,000 beginners have completed their first milestone in the course. Android Basics in Kotlin offers people with no programming experience the education needed to build sample Android apps. With …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Threatmapper

Threatmapper is a cloud-native security observability platform that scans, maps, and ranks vulnerabilities from development through production across serverless, Kubernetes, container, and multi-cloud environments.  This Wednesday, it was open-sourced by Deepfence under the Apache 2.0 license.  “By open sourcing ThreatMapper, we aim to help developers, DevOps, DevSecOps, and security teams identify and prioritize threats quickly …

Protect the source

Earlier this year, EA (Electronic Arts), one of the largest gaming companies in the world reported a cyber attack and the theft of some 780GB of source code for games such as FIFA 21 and the proprietary Frostbite game engine used for many other high-profile games such as Battlefield. The threat actors responsible for the …

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SD Times news digest: .NET MAUI Preview 9; App pricing updates in Google Workspace Marketplace; Rocket Software acquires database products from Zumasys

The .NET Multi-platform App UI (MAUI) Preview 9 is now available with .NET 6 RC2 and in the preview channel of Visual Studio 2022 Preview 5. Preview 9 adds support for borders, corners, and shadows across most controls and layouts. In addition, Preview 9 also focuses on performance improvements to help Android apps start instantly. …

DevOps Bootcamp launches to reduce barrier to entry for technology roles

The Linux Foundation and Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) have teamed up to help reduce the barrier to entry for various technology roles. Through their new DevOps Bootcamp, students can learn the necessary knowledge and skills to practice DevOps in different roles. According to The Linux Foundation’s 2021 Open Source Jobs report, 88% of technology professionals …

SD Times news digest: WSO2 launches low-code solution for developing identity and access management capabilities; developer preview of Compose for Wear OS; .NET 6 RC 2

WSO2 announced the release of Asgardeo, an identity-as-a-service solution that simplifies managing user access to client-facing applications. Asgardeo enables developers without security expertise to more easily embed customer identity and access management (CIAM) into their apps. In addition, the IDaaS provides built-in CIAM best practices and workflows through a range of templates and other low-code/no-code …

Merging UX design with low-code & no-code platforms

You probably haven’t gone a day without seeing a new article about a new low-code or no-code product (LCNC) that is going to revolutionize the way you build apps, save you enormous time, and with that, cost savings that justify learning, implementing, and deploying this new tooling. Quantifying the value of tools like this is …

SD Times news digest: Microsoft Store previews WSL; Unqork 2021.10; Tableau-Google Cloud collaboration; Solo.io supports GraphQL

Microsoft announced the availability of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) preview in the Microsoft Store as an application for Windows 11 machines. Installation through the store will allow the user to get the latest WSL updates and features quickly and without modifying their current Windows version.  In addition to the way WSL is installed, …

Improve your mobile QA practices to improve your user experience

Over half of website traffic comes from mobile devices, so ensuring that web applications are high quality and free of visual bugs is crucial in order to deliver the best user experience.  But QA teams face a big challenge when it comes to testing mobile devices: the number of different devices out there. Not only …

SD Times news digest: Codefresh Argo released, 42Crunch and Cisco partner to provide new API discovery tool, and IBM and Deloitte announce new managed analytics solution

Codefresh today announced the release of its next-generation software delivery solution, the Codefresh Argo Platform. The platform provides a fully featured version of Argo that automates continuous delivery and Kubernetes workflow tooling for modern enterprises looking to leverage continuous software delivery to their advantage. Codefresh Argo Platform was built for scale, security, and progressive delivery. …

IBM Research creates new benchmark for measuring AI

IBM Research has created AGENT, a benchmark for evaluating an AI model’s core psychological reasoning ability, or common sense, to help users build and test AI models that reason similar to how humans do.  “We’re making progress toward building AI agents that can infer mental states, predict future actions, and even work with human partners. …

SD Times news digest: BlackBerry, Deloitte collaborate on loT software supply chain security; Python in Visual Studio Code October 2021 release; Google announces Dev Library

BlackBerry and Deloitte announced that they will be teaming up to assist OEMs and those building mission-critical applications in securing their software supply chains. This will allow Deloitte to leverage BlackBerry’s flagship software composition analysis tool, BlackBerry Jarvis. This tool empowers OEMs to inspect the provenance of their code and each software asset that comes …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Appsmith

Appsmith, the open-source project that helps developers build internal tools, announced that it received $10.5 million in funding plus new real-time commenting and Git-sync features. The new real-time comment feature enables users to communicate directly, provide feedback, and collaborate while working on internal tools.  Also, the Git-sync feature, currently in testing with beta users, gives …

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