Guest View: Use hackathons to validate your product

You think you have a great product. Your product manager thinks you have a great product. Your developers think they have created a great product. The question is – how do you prove this before you send it out to your alpha and beta testers for real-world feedback?  Therefore, we recommend the multistage hackathon approach …

SD Times news digest: LogDNA’s Browser Logger, Rust 1.5.2.0 released, and Google Play to launch new safety section

LogDNA announced a new browser logging capability designed to enable full-stack and front-end developers to ingest frontend log data into LogDNA more efficiently to debug web applications. The new feature automatically captures errors and logs occurring in the user’s browser and allows dev teams to centralize those errors alongside server-side logs, according to the company. …

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SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Kubewarden

Kubewarden is a new open-source policy engine aiming to simplify the adoption of policy-as-code. It provides a set of Kubernetes Custom Resources that makes the enforcement of policies in a cluster easier. According to Flavio Castelli, distinguished engineer at SUSE and contributor to the project, policies can be written in any programming language because Kubewarden …

Linux Technical Advisory Board releases report on UMN patches

The Linux Technical Advisory Board (TAB) released a new report to show the remediation measures that were undertaken after researchers from the University of Minnesota (UMN) submitted compromised code submissions to the Linux kernel.  UMN previously submitted many big fixes that were merged into kernel releases as part of an, but the breach of trust …

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Confusing the What with the How

Imagine you are building a house. You get all your tools, lay out the lumber, and start constructing the first room. As you are building the room, you decide if it’s a living room, or a kitchen, or a bathroom. When you finish the first room you start on the second, again deciding, as you …

Google celebrates World Password Day 2021 with hope for a passwordless future

Today is World Password Day 2021, and while companies are touting the best password management practices, Google is hoping someday we won’t have to worry about them at all. According to the company, even the strongest passwords can be compromised.  “You may not realize it, but passwords are the single biggest threat to your online …

SD Times news digest: Visual Studio 1.56 released, Contrast Security adds Go support, and SmartBear supports Simulink for peer code review

The April 2021 release of Visual Studio Code includes improved hover feedback to help users quickly find clickable editor actions, terminal profile improvements, and debugger inline values.  Developers can also now temporarily toggle the line numbers of a cell in the current sessions from the cell toolbar or change the visibility of line numbers for …

Red Hat announced Developer Sandbox and new solutions to help get started with Kubernetes

Red Hat unveiled its Developer Sandbox for Red Hat OpenShift to make it easier for developers to get started with building Kubernetes-based applications using the same infrastructure and tools that they run in their application environments.  The new solution provides a private OpenShift environment in a shared, multi-tenant cluster that is pre-configured with a set …

Kotlin 1.5 available with JVM records, sealed interfaces, and more

The first major Kotlin release of 2021 is now here. Kotlin 1.5 adds JVM records, sealed interfaces, inline classes, and the new JVM IR compiler.  JVM records are classes that carry a fixed set of values. Kotlin developers can now use a Kotlin class as a record in Java by making it a data class …

SD Times news digest: Android Studio 4.2 released, dotData Py Lite, and ThoughtSpot Everywhere

Android Studio 4.2 focuses on upgrading the IntelliJ platform and adding a handful of new features that are centered around improving productivity as an Android app developer.  The new app project upgrade assistant in Android 4.2 makes it easier to migrate a project and to utilize Android Gradle Plugin APIs.  The release also contains enhancements …

Agile at 20: Where it’s been and where it’s going

It has been 20 years since the Manifesto for Agile Software Development was published, and even longer since the idea was first formed, and yet there still isn’t a clear understanding in the industry of what Agile really is.  “Far too many teams that claim to be ‘Agile’ are not. I’ve had people — with …

Report: DevOps offers faster releases, but security still a pain point

The COVID-19 pandemic has led teams to focus on embracing DevOps technologies such as Kubernetes, ML/AI and cloud computing, and as a result, 84% of developers say they’re releasing code faster than ever before.  That was one of the key findings in GitLab’s fifth annual DevSecOps survey, which this February asked 4,300 DevOps team members …

A guide to digital experience monitoring tools

Catchpoint is the enterprise-proven ally that empowers teams with the visibility and insight required to deliver on the digital experience demands of customers and employees. With its combined true synthetic, real user, network, and endpoint monitoring capabilities and the largest, most diverse global monitoring network in the industry, Catchpoint delivers in-depth, accurate, and full-stack performance …

How does your company help its customers with digital experience monitoring

Nik Koutsoukos, CMO at Catchpoint explained: In a digital economy enabled by cloud, SaaS, and IoT, applications and users are many and can be located anywhere. Catchpoint is the only Digital Experience Observability platform that can scale and support today’s customer and employee location diversity and application distribution. We enable enterprises to proactively detect, identify, …

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