Security, automation and developer experience: The top DevOps trends of 2024

If you ask most folks to describe the top DevOps trends in 2024, you’ll likely hear buzzwords like AI or DevSecOps. Those are certainly trendy topics. But based on the work I do on an everyday basis helping businesses plan and execute DevOps strategies, I’m noticing a different set of salient trends in the world …

Report: As DevOps adoption nears 100%, these factors determine maturity

Most developers at this point in time have adopted DevOps in some form or another, whether they are a full-blown DevOps engineer or a developer utilizing parts of the DevOps practice.  According to a new report from the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF), 83% of developers were “involved in DevOps-related activities” in the first quarter of …

Looking back on 15 years of Oracle Java and what it means for the ecosystem

When Oracle bought Sun Microsystems in April 2009 for $7.4 billion, Oracle’s Larry Ellison said Java was “the single most important software asset we have ever acquired.” Two months later, appearing on stage with Ellison at the JavaOne conference, Sun chairman Scott McNealy tackled the crowd’s biggest question head-on. “There’s a big, pink elephant in …

Overture Maps Foundation releases beta for its global map dataset

The Overture Maps Foundation — a joint effort from Amazon, Meta, Microsoft, and TomTom —   to provide open map data — has announced a beta of its global map dataset. The dataset includes five base layers of data:  Data on almost 54 million places of interest around the world 2.3 billion building footprints Information …

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Navigating Git integration for mainframe development

Until recently, the terms “mainframe” and “Git” appeared to be a mismatch. However, increased adoption of DevOps practices on the mainframe, the desire to integrate the platform in enterprise-wide continuous innovation/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines, and its familiarity among next-generation developers have made Git a popular solution for mainframe source code management (SCM). Git’s feature branches, …

JetBrains aims to improve developer productivity with launch of IDE Services

JetBrains is attempting to make it easier for developers to manage different development tools with the release of JetBrains IDE Services.  “Due to complex environments and distributed engineering teams, enterprise customers struggle to efficiently and securely deploy and manage IDEs, AI tools, and remote environments all at once. These struggles naturally slow businesses down and …

Android 15 first beta released with default support for edge-to-edge apps displays

The Android development team has just released the first beta for Android 15, which allows developers and early adopters to start using it on their supported Pixel devices.  As of this beta, apps can now be displayed edge-to-edge by default, meaning that content will be visible behind system bars like the notification bar at the …

ChatGPT Plus users now get access to GPT-4 Turbo model

OpenAI has announced that paid ChatGPT users now have access to GPT-4 Turbo, which is the company’s most advanced model. The new model improves writing, math, logical reasoning, and coding capabilities.  According to OpenAI, the use of GPT-4 Turbo will result in more direct and concise results from ChatGPT that use more conversational language compared …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Apache Airflow

Apache Airflow is an open-source project for scheduling and managing workflows, written in Python.  Kaxil Naik, director of Airflow engineering at Astronomer and one of the core committers of Airflow, told SD Times: “It is used to automate your daily jobs or daily tasks, and tasks can be as simple as running a Python script …

Report: Companies are going all in on human-centric software development this year

While developers have always had to care about user experience, over the next year they will take this a step further by investing more heavily into what’s known as human-centric software development. According to Progress Software’s 2024 Human Side of Software Report, which surveyed 700 developers and IT leaders, over half of organizations will invest …

Avi Wigderson receives 2023 ACM A.M. Turing Award

ACM has announced that it is awarding the 2023 ACM A.M. Turing Award to Avi Wigderson for his contributions in the area of theoretical computer science, and notably, for changing our understanding of how randomness works in computation.  “Wigderson is a towering intellectual force in theoretical computer science, an exciting discipline that attracts some of …

Gemini improvements unveiled at Google Cloud Next

Google Cloud Next was this week, and the company unveiled a lot of innovations related to AI, such as two new Gemma models for code generation and inference. Google announced that Gemini 1.5 Pro will be entering public preview for Google Cloud customers, and it’s available through Vertex AI. This version of the model was …

Implement a good secrets management practice to reduce your security risk

Supply chain security has been a big topic of conversation over the past several years, and while many of the conversations have revolved around insecure third-party components in codebases, there’s another part of the supply chain that could have a negative impact if not secured properly: secrets.  Max Power, product lead for Bitwarden Secrets Manager, …

Intel unveils Gaudi 3 processors as part of its AI strategy

At Intel Vision 2024, Intel had a lot to say about AI and what it’s been working on in that area. The company announced a new AI accelerator called Gaudi 3, its plans to collaborate on an open platform for enterprise AI, and next generation processors. Gaudi 3 uses Ethernet to connect tens of thousands …

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    Over the past decade, the shift from waterfall to agile and then to DevOps has intensified the demand for a revamped test automation model. The move to application coverage and swift testing times has necessitated impeccable outcomes. With the introduction of generative AI in QA in 2018, there have been significant advancements, reshaping QA teams’ …

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