PyTorch 1.7 now available with new APIs, profiling, and benchmarking tools

The latest version of the open-source machine learning library PyTorch is now available. PyTorch 1.7 introduces new APIs, support for CUDA 11, updates to profiling and performance for RPC, TorchScript, and Stack tracers. New front end APIs include torch.fft, which is a module for implementing FFT-related functions; C++ support for nn.transformer module abstraction from the …

Google Firebase adds new building blocks to accelerate application development

Google is updating its mobile platform Firebase with new building blocks to accelerate app development. The company made a number of announcements at its Firebase Summit 2020 this week. “Over the past few months, we’ve seen that apps not only improve the way we live, they also enhance our ability to adapt to change. In 2020, …

SD Times news digest: Tasktop Flow Institute launched, Bugsnag announces new user stability analytics, and Enso raises $6 million for app security

The newly launched Tasktop Flow Institute online community for business leaders offers custom courses and content to gain practical knowledge and skills, as well as better understand value stream management and Tasktop Flow Metrics, according to the company.  “Becoming a software innovator means knowing how to measure what matters across your entire software portfolio,” said …

CodeSentry launched to find security blind spots in third-party code

GrammaTech has announced a new software composition analysis (SCA) product, CodeSentry, that is designed to detect vulnerabilities in application components including binaries, and create a detailed software bill of materials.  According to the company, it identifies blind spots and allows security professionals to measure and manage risk quickly throughout the SDLC.  With the bill of …

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Next.js 10 released with new front-end development capabilities

The React framework Next.js is getting a major update for front-end development. Vercel, the Next.js company, announced Next.js 10 at its user conference today with new ways for front-end developers to create rich web experiences.  “Performance, or lack of it, is the most critical factor in the success or failure of the modern web site,” …

Grafana Labs updates its observability portfolio with several new products

Grafana Labs has made a number of updates to its observability portfolio this week at its virtual ObservabilityCON conference. The updates include the release of Loki 2.0, Grafana Tempo, Grafana 7.3, new plugins, and Grafana Metrics Enterprise.  Loki 2.0 includes improvements to the query language, allowing users to transform logs and extract additional labels, according to …

Why cloud is critical in the post-COVID period

According to a recent Deloitte report on post COVID-19 enterprise implications, “…the pandemic is reshaping the global business landscape and fundamentally changing how people around the world live and work… However, every new normal eventually gets replaced by a new new normal, so in our view it makes sense to call the post-COVID business environment …

SD Times news digest: GraphQL Editor 3.0 released, Applitools integrations with GitHub and Microsoft, and React 17

The latest version of the GraphQL Editor is now available. The main feature in the 3.0 release is the ability to facilitate and manage a GraphQL schema. The release also introduced a completely reworked hierarchy view and new Organizer Mode, allowing for even faster creation and navigation through the schema.  The new version also contains …

Report finds a shortage of open-source talent

Open-source software may be the backbone of software development, but finding open-source talent is proving to be difficult. In the latest Linux Foundation and edX 2020 Open Source Jobs Report, while 81% of respondents say hiring open-source talent is a top priority, 93% of hiring managers report trouble finding the skills. The report also revealed …

LF AI Foundation and ODPi merge efforts for open-source developments in AI and open data

The LF AI Foundation and ODPi merged to support a growing portfolio of technologies and to drive open source collaboration across AI and data. The LF AI Foundation supports open-source innovation in artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning while ODPi focuses on big data solutions.  Together, the organizations will make up the LF AI …

AppSec vs. DevSecOps, and what that means for developers

Traditional application security is different in two key ways from what has come to be known as DevSecOps. First, modern software companies are integrating application security into their DevOps pipelines, so security becomes part of the flow. Second, it’s also about DevOps being built into application security. Patrick Carey, who leads product strategy in the …

SD Times news digest: DataKitchen’s DataOps Transformation Advisory Service, Netlify team overview, and Rackspace’s new IoT solutions

The new DataOps advisory service by DataKitchen aims to help customers achieve an enterprise DataOps transformation by leveraging industry-leading DataOps expertise and the company’s critical capabilities necessary to launch a successful and sustainable DataOps initiative. Customers can now choose from a menu of services such as Strategic DataOps, Technical DataOps, Maturity Model Assessment, DataOps Dojo …

Apache Cassandra indexing without having to say I’m sorry

Recently, there’s been a new change proposal for Cassandra indexing that attempts to reduce the tradeoff between usability and stability: Making the WHERE clause much more interesting and useful for end-users. This new method is called Storage-Attached Indexing (SAI). It’s not the flashiest name, but what do you expect? Engineers aren’t known for naming things, …

Report: The emergence of Big Code comes with big problems

Despite efforts to make building and maintaining applications more maintainable, code is still growing in volume, variety, velocity and value. As a result, the trend Big Code has emerged and is expected to be just as disruptive to development teams as Big Data was to data teams.  “Today’s massive codebases make it difficult for developers …

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