Five tips for Olympian applications

The performance of world-class athletes as they train for the Olympic games and engineering the performance of your applications in preparation for production releases share some interesting traits. In this blog, I want to share some basic guiding principles that will help make your applications finish strong. Efficiency, Not Just Speed Not every Olympic sport …

SD Times news digest: New Relic for Startups available on AWS Activate, Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Private Preview, Xojo 2021 release 2

As part of AWS Activate and New Relic for Startups, startup founders and engineering teams get exclusive discounts, free credits, and support for New Relic’s cloud-based observability platform. “While you might have a great product market fit, a prototype, and a pitch deck, an idea is often only as good as the infrastructure you have …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Accessibility Insights

Accessibility Insights is an open source project created by Microsoft aimed at helping developers build more accessible software.  It was created internally at Microsoft and then released as an open source solution in 2019.  “We were motivated by Microsoft’s mission to ‘empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.’ We realized …

Google enabling data-driven experiences at scale through new Looker updates

Google today announced new features that will help organizations deliver data-driven experiences at scale in Looker 21, the platform that allows anyone in a business to quickly analyze and find insights in datasets. One new feature is the Extension Framework available as part of the new Looker Developer Portal. The framework allows developers to build applications …

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SD Times news digest: Xamarin.Essentials 1.7 and .NET MAUI Essentials, Jamf announces enhancements to Jamf Marketplace and Jamf Developer Portal, New Adobe Doc Cloud Developer Tools

The Xamarin.Essentials 1.7 release focuses on critical bug fixes and introduces enhancements to the Web Authenticator API. There is a new API for private authentication sessions on iOS. Also, Microsoft introduced .NET MAUI Essentials as the future of Xamarin.Forms and is now directly integrated into .NET MAUI starting with .NET 6 Preview 6 and .NET …

Latest Python Extension for VS Code release introduces faster way to set project roots

Microsoft has announced the July 2021 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code.  This release introduces a quicker way of configuring project roots. According to Microsoft, a common issue developers have is that developers see diagnostics under import statements when opening new projects, but they don’t know how to resolve them. Configuring project …

SD Times news digest: Dremio launches SQL Lakehouse Service, Fastly launched JavaScript in Compute@Edge, Crystal 1.1 released

The SQL lakehouse company Dremio announced its cloud-native SQL-based data lakehouse service, Dremio Cloud.  The new service enables organizations to leverage no-copy open data architecture that eliminates the need to copy data into expensive and proprietary warehouses. It enables high-performance SQL workloads directly on cloud storage. “We built Dremio to automatically handle any scale with …

GitHub Copilot sparks debates around open-source licenses

A few weeks ago GitHub released its Copilot solution, which uses AI to suggest code to developers. Developers can write a comment in their code and Copilot will automatically write the code it thinks is appropriate. It’s an impressive example of the power of AI, but has many developers and members of the open-source community …

New Wind River Studio release delivers automation across SDLC

Wind River announced the latest release of Wind River Studio, the company’s cloud-native platform for the development, deployment, operations, and servicing of mission-critical intelligent systems from devices to cloud. New additions include a customizable automation engine, digital feedback loop, enhanced security, analytics with machine learning capabilities and a DevSecOps pipeline.  “Wind River Studio delivers a …

This year proved low-code applications are ready for the enterprise

The rapid rise and adoption of low-code application platforms is one of the most significant enterprise technology developments since the BYOD movement.  Just as BYOD unlocked new opportunities for productivity and cost reduction, the low-code movement promises to reshape employees’ relationships with their IT departments. In fact, the proliferation of the technology will mean that …

SD Times news digest: Android giving extension to comply with new Play Payments Policy, Sentry performance monitoring for iOS and Release Health for Python, Sysdig to acquire Apolicy

Android stated that it would extend the September 30th deadline for adhering to the Google Play Payments policy to March 31st, 2022.  Starting on July 22nd, developers can appeal for an extension through the Help Center. Android said it will review each request and get back to requests as soon as possible. Additional details are …

HCL announces cloud-native platform for building solutions

HCL Software has made its DevOps product portfolio cloud-ready, and has introduced HCL SoFy, a cloud-native platform for creating tool solutions, and HCL Now, a cloud-native-as-a-service offering. The work is the result of a major investment HCL made across its entire product portfolio to modernize its solutions for the cloud, according to Alex Mulholland, chief …

Microsoft unveils plans to sunset Xamarin Community Toolkit

Microsoft is revealing plans for the future of its Xamarin Community Toolkit as the .NET MAUI release nears. This year the company has been working to unify Xamarin SDKs into .NET, and it released .NET MAUI as an evolution of Xamarin.Forms with the ultimate goal of acting as a replacement.  Included in the plans is …

SD Times news digest: Julia Computing Series A, Windows Terminal preview 1.10 released, Kdan Mobile raises $16 million in Series B funding

Julia Computing raised $24 million in a Series A fundraising round and stated it will use the funding to further develop and advance its secure, high-performance JuliaHub cloud platform. JuliaHub makes it easy to develop, deploy and scale Julia programs and is a platform for other applications such as JuliaSim for multi-physics simulation, JuliaSPICE for …

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