Oracle launches completely autonomous operating system

Oracle announced the general availability of a completely autonomous operating system at Oracle Code One and Oracle OpenWorld, which kicked off this morning in San Francisco. Both events are focused on developers, with Code One featuring more hands-on workshops, and OpenWorld featuring more panels and discussions on the future of development.  The big announcement this …

Matillion to Double Down on Creating Data Integration Connectors

Cloud-based data warehouse platforms are making it easier for organizations to enable self-service analytics capabilities that tap disparate data sources. Similarly, modern data lakes offered by the large public cloud providers allow developers to create or customize data models on an ad-hoc basis for machine learning, which enables artificial intelligence and automation. In either of …

Is Java still relevant?

Java has been around for a long time, and over the past few years it has undergone significant changes to keep it relevant. It is still the most popular programming language among developers, according to JetBrains’ State of Developer Ecosystem in 2019 report. But it may not hold onto that title forever. While it’s still …

SD Times news digest: $100 million grant for the web, Streamlio announces Apache Pulsar sandbox, and Mobile Labs’ GigaFox Red and Silver

Coil, Mozilla and Creative Commons announced a $100 million grant for the web to advance web monetization for individual content creators and monetization service providers.  According to the companies, the fund will protect privacy by creating alternatives for web monetization that are not dependent on collecting consumer data, creating an open payment ecosystem that enables …

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Java 13 now available

Today, at its Code One conference, Oracle announced that Java 13 is now officially available. Like every other Java release since Java 6, it was available in early access preview prior to the official release. These previews give developers the opportunity to try the new version out before using it in their production code.  “[This …

Istio 1.3 designed for developer adoption

The latest version of the open-source service mesh platform Istio is now available. Version 1.3 works to improve developer usability, adds a number of debugging features, and provides better support. RELATED CONTENT: Simplifying microservices with a service mesh According to Lin Sun, senior technical staff member for IBM Cloud and Cognitive Software, while Istio is …

Guest View: RPA: Shiny new trend. Same old automation challenge

Place yourself in Jeopardy! mode for a moment. Here’s the answer… Automatically driving an application via the UI or API to make manual work faster, less burdensome, and more accurate.  Time to give Alex Trebec your answer. If you say “What is test automation?”,  you’re correct. But if you say “What is Robotic Process Automation?” …

SD Times news digest: Make with Ada programming competition, ARCore updates, and Element AI raises $151 million for operationalizing AI

AdaCore announced the start of its 4th annual “Make with Ada programming competition” with the goal to design and implement an embedded software project in which Ada or SPARK are the primary languages used.  “Many programmers tend to discount Ada and SPARK because of the many myths surrounding Ada, including Ada is too complex to …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Ballerina

The open-source programming language Ballerina hit 1.0 generally availability this week. Ballerina is designed for the cloud-era world, enabling developers to easily build for cloud native.  According to the team, Ballerina turns cloud native middleware into a programming language, opening up new opportunities for traditional centralized enterprise service buses.  RELATED CONTENT: Six steps for making …

How I learned to love the rebuild: 5 things to consider when your turn comes

There’s a saying about perfectly architected systems: we’ve never heard of them, because those companies never get off the ground. When you first get going, the only thing you should focus on is finding product-market fit. Picking the stack that works right now, fast, is the right choice. Yet, once you reach critical mass, waiting …

SD Times news digest: ScyllaDB’s open-source Amazon DynamoDB-compatible API, Snyk raises $70 million, and Skytap collaborates with Microsoft

ScyllaDB announced the Alternator project, an open-source software that enables application and API-level compatibility between Scylla and Amazon DynamoDB.  This will allow users to migrate to an open source database that runs on any cloud platform, on-premise, bare-metal, virtual machines or Kubernetes.  “Alternator gives developers the ability to control the number of replicas and the …

Google Developer Days: Dart 2.5 comes packed with new developer features

Google Developer Days kicked off in China this week with new features and updates for the developer community. The stable release of Dark 2.5 SDK was announced with technical previews of major developer features.  The technical previews included ML Compete, a machine learning-powered code completion capability, and a foreign function interface for calling C code …

Clubhouse launches real-time collaborative editor

Project management platform company Clubhouse announced the private beta launch of Clubhouse Write, a real-time collaborative knowledge base tool that focuses on information discovery. The full version is planned to be available later this year.  RELATED CONTENT: For development teams, it’s time to throw out the open-office plan Making project management easier… for developers “We …

From COBOL to Go: Why we must support legacy security training and beyond

It seems almost comical that in 2019, we should be talking about working with a computer language that was invented in 1959. There aren’t too many seminars or conventions these days devoted to the art of rethreading classic Singer sewing machines, or swapping out the oil pan on a Chevrolet Parkwood or a Triumph Herald. …

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