Microsoft releases source code analyzer Application Inspector

Microsoft announced a source code analyzer called Microsoft Application Inspector that can help developers identify “interesting” features and metadata.  The tool is a cross-platform CLI that can produce output in multiple formats including JSON and interactive HTML.  Application Inspector can help identify high-risk components and unexpected features that require additional scrutiny under the theory that …

Academic data is widely available, yet widely underused. Why?

Academic data is one of the most underutilized forms of data that exist today.  Outside of educational institutions, the only significant use of this data is in enrollment verification, though even that use case is not particularly widespread.  And yet, academic data holds massive potential in providing predictive behavioral signals that could directly benefit the …

SD Times news digest: Mozilla releases technology ethics guide, Azure Databricks achieves HITRUST CSF certification, and Clubhouse raises $25 million

Mozilla released a guide for college students that want to enter the tech industry called “With Great Tech Comes Great Responsibility.” The guide has background on the history of tech organizing and advice from academics and  current and former tech workers on how to grapple with challenging choices.  Download the guide here. Azure Databricks achieves …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Scylla Open Source Database

Scylla is an open source NoSQL database that leverages Apache Cassandra’s innovation and elevates it to the next level.  According to the Scylla team, Scylla is implemented in C++14 and offers a “shared-nothing, thread-per-code design.”  Scylla’s website claims: “You get the best of all worlds: the scale-out, fault tolerance of Cassandra, with the throughput of …

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Switching to NoSQL is easier than you might think

While many companies still utilize relational databases, the benefits of NoSQL databases are clear, whether that’s the ability to handle large volumes of structured or unstructured data, perform Agile sprints or its flexibility and scalability. And moving to a NoSQL database is easier than most think. Brian Hess, the strategic solution engineer at DataStax, explained …

Atlassian updates Jira with new roadmap capabilities

Atlassian is making another major update to its issue and project tracking software Jira, tackling what it says is one of the most popular user features: the native roadmap. According to the company, when it launched the next-generation Jira Software experience last year, 45% of users were using the roadmap feature within a month of …

SD Times news digest: Microsoft previews dual-screen SDKs, CloudVector introduces free API observability tool, and Confluent Platform 5.4

Microsoft announced dual-screen preview SDKs as well as new web standards proposals to enable dual-screen experiences for websites and PWAs on both Android and Windows 10X. The preview SDK for Microsoft Surface Duo includes native Java APIs and an Android Emulator with a preview Surface Duo image that is integrated into Android Studio.  Additionally, Microsoft …

New open-source projects look to secure Kubernetes

Kubernetes security company Octarine has announced two new open-source projects designed to protect against cloud-native security vulnerabilities. The Kubernetes Common Configuration Scoring System (KCCSS) is a framework for rating security risks, and kube-scan is a workload and assessment tool.  “Our mission is to make the adoption of DevSecOps best practices simple, understandable, and achievable for …

SD Times news digest: Tasktop Hub 20.1, Scylla Enterprise 2019.1.4, and TriggerMesh’s seed funding

Tasktop announced the release of its Integration Hub v20.1 to simplify toolchain integration and to help scale enterprise software delivery.  The new release includes simple navigation of relationships between configuration elements, a new scheduler for full scans, the ability to configure the flow of private and public comments as well as a new connector Planview …

CollabNet VersionOne and XebiaLabs merge to form integrated Agile DevOps platform

Following on the heels of TPG Capital’s acquisition of CollabNet VersionOne last September, the investment company has announced that CollabNet VersionOne would be merging with XebiaLabs. Together the two companies will work to create an integrated Agile DevOps platform. When TPG Capital first announced it was acquiring CollabNet VersionOne, it had stated that its main strategy …

Report uncovers value stream’s impact on software delivery

Value Stream Management (VSM) is quickly becoming the go-to approach as organizations look to fully unlock their software delivery life cycle. According to a recent report, 95% of enterprises either are interested, have plans to or already have adopted VSM. The report was commissioned by CollabNet VersionOne and conducted by Forrester. It looks at responses from …

Preventing human burnout: A meaningful approach to measuring end-to-end test coverage

I like to see any company’s Quality Assurance (QA) as a living, breathing ecosystem. The ecosystem is defined by your business needs, the complexity of your application, and the innumerable ways in which you QA your system. Together, you, your developers, stakeholders, and customers all live in this ecosystem and vie for the free energy …

SD Times news digest: API Fortress’ Mass Functional Test Generation, Snyk raises $150 million, and TestProject and Sauce Labs’ codeless test automation plans

API Fortress has announced the new Mass Functional Test Generation solution. The new tool is a beta release that is expected to be made available later this month. It tackles API testing and monitoring, and provides the ability to generate large batches of test.  “With over 95% of API vulnerabilities caused by human error or …

GNU Guile 3.0.0 now available

GNU Guile, a programming and extension language for the GNU Project, is now available as version 3.0.0. According to the team, this is the first release in the stable 3.0 release series.  The major new feature in this version is just-in-time (JIT) native code generation, which helps speed up performance. In this release, microbenchmark performance …

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