WebAssembly Working Group publishes three First Public Working Drafts

In order to build high-performance apps on the web, developers can look to WebAssembly, which is code that can run in the browser and offers languages a compilation target so they can run apps on the web. It offers fast, safe, and portable semantics, as well as efficient and portable representation. Today, the World Wide …

Serverless technology is bringing CMS out of the past, says Scrivito

The world is shifting to the cloud, but web content management systems (CMS) are still stuck in the past. Even the easy WYSIWG editors are limited in features. Developers are forced to constantly fill out form fields, preview their work, and regularly patch CMS installations. In an age where organizations are trying to innovate to …

SD Times news digest: Rust 1.24.0, Tasktop’s DevOps Process Automation, and Qualcomm’s LTE IoT SDK

Mozilla Research has announced the new version of Rust, 1.24.0. This will contain two key features which include rustfmt and incremental compilation. Rustfmt is a tool that allows you to reformat Rust code to a standard style. Incremental Compilation allows you to compile the code that you have changed. Tasktop announces extension of DevOps Process …

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Go-Libvirt

Go-Libvirt is a pure Go interface for interacting with the toolkit Libvirt. DigitalOcean developed go-libvirt in 2016 to meet the company’s specific needs. “At DigitalOcean, we use libvirt with QEMU to create and manage the virtual machines that compose our Droplet product. QEMU is the workhorse that enables hundreds of Droplets to run on a …

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Visual Studio Code will now ship with Anaconda

Microsoft has announced that Visual Studio Code will ship as part of the popular Python data science platform Anaconda. Microsoft first announced plans to bring Python to Azure Machine Learning, Visual Studio and SQL Server in September of last year.  According to Microsoft, “Visual Studio Code can easily be installed at the same time as Anaconda, …

Multi-document ACID transactions coming to MongoDB version 4.0

MongoDB Inc. announced today that version 4.0 of its MongoDB database platform will support multi-document ACID transactions to provide a consistent view of data across replica sets. ACID Transactions are now in beta and the company says the syntax of multi-document transactions should feel familiar to those used to working with transactions in relational databases. …

SEC’s 6-year-old cybersecurity guidance slated for major update

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is updating its cybersecurity guidance that provides information on how publicly traded companies should report data breaches to their investors. The updates are expected to take effect in the first and second quarter of this year, and it will require that investors are notified of all data breaches, …

SD Times news digest: Kotlin/Native v0.6, Alexa Skills Kit developer console, and Microsoft HoloLens

JetBrains has announced the release of Kotlin/Native v0.6.Kotlin/Native is the company’s project for compiling Kotlin to native binaries. The latest release features support for multiplatform projects in compiler and Gradle plugin, transparent container classes, and support for first embedded target (STM32 board). With the release, the company is also looking to improve usability and stability …

MIT researchers develop new chips for IoT and neural networks

MIT researchers are developing new chips to overcome modern technology problems. The researchers revealed a new chip designed to perform public-key encryption for the Internet of Things as well as a chip designed to reduce the power consumption of neural networks. Public-key encryption or cryptography enables computers to share information securely without needing a secret …

AT&T embarks on a microservices journey

AT&T has announced plans to transform its traditional business apps with the help of microservices. The company’s technology development organization president Pam Parisian explained in order to keep up with ever-evolving technology, AT&T must find ways to deliver new functions and upgrades faster, at scale while reducing costs. “We’re helping push our industry forward to …

SD Times news digest: Final VS 2017 15.6 preview, HackerRank funding and New Relic Infrastructure integrations

Microsoft has released the final feature preview of the upcoming Visual Studio 2017 release. VS 2017 15.6 is designed to give users 20 percent faster load times on average in .NET Core.  Those with large solutions of more than 30 projects will see the most gains in performance, according to the company.  This update will …

Applitools updates AI platform for automated UI visual testing

Testing solutions provider Applitools today released version 10 of its automated Visual AI platform as the company introduces a new category framework for testing that it is calling Application Visual Management (AVM). The updates to the Applitools Eyes platform enables organizations to automate the process of visual production testing, which now is a manual process …

Database market consolidation is inevitable – how to pick the winners?

Databases comprise one of the largest and most foundational segments of the IT landscape—in some cases, comprising over 50 percent of the cost of the total application stack. The size and prominence of this segment continues to expand unfettered. Recent estimates from Gartner peg the database market at $36.4 billion, having grown 8.6 percent in …

TestPlant’s Eggplant AI 2.0 adds machine-learning algorithms to catch bugs

TestPlant has announced the latest release of its AI-powered test automation solution. Eggplant AI 2.0 is designed to predict when issues in software are most likely to occur and utilize gathered data to help teams identify and resolve such issues. The solution is also designed to intelligently navigate through apps to reduce the time needed …

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    2018 Database DevOps Survey

    DBmaestro’s annual Database DevOps Report reviews the challenges and best practices of companies using or looking to implement DevOps for databases. The results are based on responses from 244 IT professionals from around the world, collected through an online survey conducted in October 2017. Some of the topics this survey addressed: The rate of adoption …

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    Recognizing the 12 Failure Modes in Agile Transformation

    Agile may be simple, but it still takes work. Often, organizations fail to adopt agile methods for similar reasons, and many of these reasons are cultural. From checkbook commitment and lack of executive support to ineffective retrospectives and bad product ownership, this e-book describes the 12 agile failure modes to avoid so you can succeed …

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    How Modern Businesses Scale with Agile

    Want to find out the secrets to scaling agile successfully? Consider this your blueprint. In this eBook, we will show you how to efficiently and effectively scale agile across your company and walk through ways to remove roadblocks. For successful scaled agile, modern companies need to: Embrace an agile culture Change the command and control …

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    How to Stop Agile Roadblocks

    Evolving and scaling your agile adoption is no simple task. It takes a radical rethink of how you do business, and often, future success depends on avoiding several key roadblocks. In this eBook you will learn: How to handle resistance to change How to break down cultural barriers How to change team dynamics Download the “How …

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    Discover Agile: Change Your Company and Your Culture

    An agile company thinks differently. Rather than define specific people, an area or department, agile organizations focus on the needs of the customer, and organize themselves cross-functionally as such. To promote customer centricity, agile organizations must: Break down command and control management styles Create small teams, not big Have open minds Practice servant leadership And …

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    Value Stream Integration: 6 Reasons Not to Delay

    Connecting your best-of-breed tools for planning, building and delivering enterprise software is probably on your radar. Considering that nearly 50 percent of the Fortune 100 have mastered delivering software at scale by defining and creating a Value Stream Network through integration, how can it not be? You probably know it’s something you need to do. But with …

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