ACM recognizes innovators for groundbreaking work in AI, computing and software

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is honoring software pioneers for their work in AI, theory of computation, and computational biology. The association announced recipients for the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award, and the ACM AAAI Allen Newell Award.  The ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award has been awarded …

Report: Data security is the top business use case for AI and ML

As data becomes increasingly important for businesses and users, more and more organizations are turning to artificial intelligence and machine learning for data protection. Newly released data from TIBCO Software found that data security is the top use case for ML and AI in the workplace. Data security includes risk identification, early detection, operational improvement …

Google releases four new machine learning APIs for developers

Google wants to improve developers ability to integrate machine learning technology into their applications with the announcement of four new APIs in its ML Kit. The new APIs are object detection, tracking, on-device translation and AutoML Vision Edge. “We see strong engagement from users who use these features and as we are extending ML Kit …

Google unveils new enterprise edition of the Google Glass

Google is not giving up on its augmented reality wearable device: the Google Glass. Despite the dwindling interest in the device over the last couple of years, Google is releasing a new enterprise edition in the hopes of gaining back some momentum. The Google Glass Enterprise Edition 2 comes with an improved platform, a powerful …

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SD Times news digest: Postman 7.1, Auth0 secures $103 million, and an update on the Stack Overflow breach

API development environment provider Postman has announced Postman 7.1, which enables developers to create APIs directly within the app. The release features new API, define, develop, test and observe tabs, API elements, extended schema support, and versioning and version tagging. The new versioning feature allows developers to maintain multiple versions of an API simultaneously, Postman …

Professional and citizen developers unite!

According to Forrester Research, 47 percent of companies are behind in their digital transformation efforts because they’re unable to implement digital transformation strategies effectively. Digital innovators steal market share from incumbents by creating disruptive business models and superior customer experiences. The ability to deliver applications for employees, partners and customers quickly and at scale is …

Shifting left for better security? It’s just as important to shift right too

There’s been a lot of talk lately in security and development circles about the need to shift left in the software development lifecycle—and rightly so. By bringing security into the picture from the beginning, you can catch weak designs and bugs earlier, when they’re cheaper and easier to fix. So far, so good. But does …

SD Times news digest: Sony and Microsoft collaborate on AI and gaming, Visual Studio Code 1.34, and PDFTron secures $71 million

Sony and Microsoft are teaming up to collaborate on developing semiconductors and AI as well as new cloud-based solutions for gaming and content-streaming on Azure. According to the companies, Sony will integrate its image sensors into Microsoft’s Azure AI technology across cloud and edge, and will also blend Sony’s conductors into Microsoft cloud technology. The …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: SPTAG

Microsoft wants to take traditional search engines to the next level with the open sourcing of SPTAG or Space Partition Tree and Graph. According to the company, search engines and even intelligent assistants are lacking the ability to understand queries because they are focused on keyword search algorithms. “Keyword search algorithms just fail when people …

Open-source project creates wizard-based experience for web developers

A new open-source project is making it easier for web developers to create applications by providing a step-by-step process as they develop. Microsoft announced the Microsoft Web Template Studio (WebTS), which is designed to be a cross-platform extension of Visual Studio Code. The open-source project provides a wizard-based experience that guides developers through web app …

SD Times news digest: Developing Android Apps using Kotlin, Pluralsight’s Q&A feature, and Algorthimia’s new enterprise AI funding

Google is partnering with Udacity to create Developing Android Apps with Kotlin, a free online course designed to teach developers how to build Android applications using Android Jetpack and the programming language Kotlin. It covers the why and how of Android Jetpack components such as Room for databases, Work Manager for background processing and the …

premium Getting started on the accessibility track

As the nature of websites and applications has grown and evolved, we have been forced to address more complex issues as part of the development process – privacy, security, and performance among them. The next important topic we need to take more seriously is accessibility – the design of digital products or services for people …

Martin Fowler revisits refactoring

When software developer and industry thought leader Martin Fowler first approached the topic of refactoring in his book — Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code — it was the late 1990s and early 2000s, with the original edition of the book coming out in 2000. Since then, a lot has changed in the software …

SD Times news digest: New Relic One, WhiteSource for Developers, RavenDB4.2, and VMware’s acquisition of Bitnami

New Relic, the cloud-based instrumentation platform, is introducing New Relic One to help DevOps teams quickly find, visualize, and understand their data. According to the company, this gives organizations the ability to connect their teams to the real-time health of their customer experience. New features include monitoring for AWS Lambda, new dashboards, programmability, global search, …

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    From Bloated to Efficient: How to Actually Continuously Run E2E Testing

    Continuous testing is the holy grail of quality assurance when developing web applications, providing fast and early bug resolution, and much higher developer productivity. But supporting continuous testing at the browser level poses particular challenges that require intelligent strategies to overcome. In this white paper, Dan Widing introduces data-driven strategies to test case development and test …

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    The 4 Key Pillars of Smart Continuous Testing in DevOps

    Live Event: Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Time: 1:00 pm ET/ 10:00 am PT A unified testing solution can serve DevOps teams with greater effectiveness. It is also key to achieving continuous testing. But to get there, your solution must be built upon the following four pillars: – Streamlined test creation and maintenance. – Scalable …

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    How to Make Predictive Analytics Your Next Passion Project

    Live Event: Date: Monday, June 10, 2019 Time: 1:00 pm ET/ 10:00 am PT  Predictive analytics is now the #1 feature on application roadmaps. Developers of all skill levels are creating predictive algorithms and making headway on new projects in their spare time. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a data scientist to get started …

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    2019 Open Source Security Report: Challenges and Positive Trends

    Recorded Event: Open source components form the foundation of modern applications, but ineffective open source risk management can lead to security breaches that negatively affect your business and damage your brand. The Open Source Security and Risk Analysis (OSSRA) report examines trends in open source usage and risk management practices based on the audits of …

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    Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Time: 1:00 pm ET/ 10:00 am PT  As applications are being redesigned into microservices for a composable architecture – primarily driven by agility needs for faster evolution – a key thought line that evolved is the need for separation of state and business logic. What is missing in this thought …

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    The Realities and Myths of AI in Software Testing

    Recorded Event: Organizations want to adopt artificial intelligence to speed up testing, and free humans from mundane tasks, but unlike other industry initiatives, you can’t simply download a tool and have it work. Real AI has real benefits, but it takes time to realize them. Feeding the system data and then training it to learn are among …

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