Android adds new features for Android App Bundles

Last year Google made it easier for Android developers to utilize modular development with the release of Android App Bundles and Google Play’s Dynamic Delivery. Over the past year, developers have implemented these new models in over 60,000 applications, resulting in reduced app sizes and time needed to manage releases. Now, the Android team is …

GitLab 11.9 introduces secrets detection

GitLab’s latest release is making it easier for security teams to discover if secrets have leaked. GitLab 11.9 introduces secrets detection in its Static Application Security Testing (SAST) feature. With this release, every commit will be scanned to ensure it doesn’t contain secrets, and if it does, the developer is alerted in the merge request. …

SD Times news digest: TigerGraph 2.4, Outsystems + Boncode, and a new Julia debugger

TigerGraph has announced the latest version of its graph database. TigerGraph 2.4 combines graph pattern matching with link analytics, making it easier for organizations to gain insights from their data. The company also announced a new JDBC Connector and the ability for AWS users to use S3 data natively in GraphStudio. OutSystems announces new partnership …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Sandboxed API

This week’s highlighted open-source project aims to make it less burdensome to create sandboxes of C/C++ libraries. Google’s Sandboxed API (SAPI) was made open-source earlier this week. In addition, it also made its core sandboxing project, Sandbox2, available as part of the Sandboxed API. SAPI works by creating an almost-identical stub API after security policies …

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DataPractices.org joins the Linux Foundation for data teamwork

The Linux Foundation will now host DataPractices.org as one of its projects. DataPractices.org was initially created by data.world as a “Manifesto for Data Practices.” It was meant to include the values and principles that enable effective, modern, and ethical approaches to data teamwork. As part of the Linux Foundation, DataPractices.org will create a vendor-neutral community …

SD Times news digest: Instana’s new monitoring and tracing capabilities, Synopsys’ embARC, and Facebook Fizz DoS vulnerability

Instana has added monitoring and tracing support for NGINX and Envoy Application Proxies. This will provide developers with performance visibility and individual traces for every transaction in the browser. This data is automatically captured and integrated with Instana’s sensor and tracing technologies, the company explained. “While Application Proxies are an important part of creating on-demand …

Java 12 is now available

Oracle has released the latest version of Java, which is the first of two major releases for the programming language this year. According to Oracle, Java 12 will receive at least two more updates before Java 13 is released in September. Related content: Java 12 to be released next month New features in Java 12 …

SD Times news digest: Firefox 66, Automation Anywhere’s IQ Bot 6.5, and Kofax’s new RPA features

Firefox 66 has been released. According to Mozilla, it includes new features such as screen sharing, scroll anchoring, autoplay blocking for audible media, and support for the Touch Bar on macOS. Mozilla also updated the browser’s security warnings to encourage more safe browsing practices. A full list of features can be found here. Automation Anywhere …

Gravity adds support for Helm to make Kubernetes packaging easier for developers

Gravitational has announced that its open-source, image-based Kubernetes packaging solution, Gravity, now supports Helm charts. Helm is a Kubernetes packaging format. According to the company, this will remove the need for developers to learn new configuration formats in order to convert their Kubernetes applications into self-deploying images. Developers will now be able to do things …

Stanford University launches new institute that will focus on human-centered AI

Stanford University wants to change the way the world views and develops AI. It has launched a new institute for advancing AI “research, education, policy, and practice to improve the human condition.” The Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) will build on the tradition of the university’s AI leadership and will focus on collaboration …

Pivotal launches transaction and streaming processing for Greenplum 6, Pivotal Postgres

Pivotal is expanding the scope of its cloud-native enterprise platform with the release of Greenplum 6 and Pivotal Postgres. Announced today during the company’s Greenplum Summit in San Francisco, Pivotal says the new releases are part of a broader commitment to PostgreSQL. Greenplum 6 is more scalable and has greater concurrency over the previous iteration, …

SD Times news digest: TimescaleDB on Azure, SAP Analytics Cloud, and Rockset’s new cloud service

Timescale has announced a new partnership with Microsoft Azure to support TimescaleDB on Azure Database for PostgreSQL. This will enable customers to deploy production-ready instances of TimescaleDB on Azure. “We recognize that many of our users are modernizing their existing data infrastructure or building new IoT applications, and many of them want to do this …

Io-Tahoe enables smart data discovery for sensitive data in latest release

Data company Io-Tahoe announced today at Gartner Data & Analytics 2019 Summit the latest version of its Smart Data Discovery platform Smart Streaming Discovery. According to the company, this release introduces the ability to perform real-time data discovery on a range of streaming data. This will enable customers to discover personally identifiable information (PII) and …

Atlassian to acquire AgileCraft for enterprise Agile planning

Atlassian has announced that it is acquiring Agile planning software provider AgileCraft. According to Atlassian, AgileCraft enables organizations to create a ‘master plan’ for the strategic projects and workstreams. Business leaders can use AgileCraft to map projects to the distributed work that is required to deliver them, which provides better visibility into bottlenecks, risks, and …

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