Communication is key when leading teams from afar

The current novel coronavirus pandemic has locked office doors everywhere and scattered teams to their respective homes, forcing more leaders to take a different approach of steering their organizations. But at least in sectors such as software development and IT, leadership from afar is not uncharted territory, according to Dr. Vince Molinaro, a strategic leadership …

SD Times news digest: Google cancels I/O 2020, Intel opens oneAPI DevCloud, and GraphQL Mesh

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Google announced that it is completely cancelling its I/O Developers Event that was set to happen May 12 – 14th. “Please know that we remain committed to sharing ongoing Android updates with you through our developer blogs and community forums,” Google wrote in a tweet.  Intel opens oneAPI DevCloud for …

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Coyote

Microsoft has announced the release of Coyote, an open-source .NET framework that guides developers toward designing, implementing, and testing code in a way that embraces non-determinism and asynchrony and to help them create asynchronous systems.  The testing tool controls every source of non-determinism defined, including the exact order of every asynchronous operation, which allows it …

ConnectALL takes on software tool proliferation with Universal Adapter

ConnectALL has announced its Universal Adapter has reached patent pending status, and is currently under review by the U.S. Patent Office. The Universal Adapter designed to interconnect software tools and manage flow across the software development ecosystem.  “With the Universal Adapter, ConnectALL has the ability to connect to any tool, any solution…anything you use. That …

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NativeScript 6.5 now available with experimental KotlinJS support

The latest release of the cross-platform app development framework NativeScript is now available. Version 6.5 expands the functionality of the ‘Tabs’ and ‘BottomNavigation’ components by providing means for creating them programmatically. The new release also includes new styling properties and experimental KotlinJS support. The team explained it continues to support Kotlin on the front end …

What SEO has to do with web development

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is often associated with the marketing team as a tool to get more traffic to a web page or website, but it can and should also be used by web developers to improve load times, user experience, crawling and indexing. “A majority of developers don’t really think about [SEO]. They want …

SD Times news digest: CData raises $20 million for data connectivity, Split adds data integration to Google Analytics, and GitHub’s Security Bug Bounty Program

CData announced a $20 million Series A investment round from Updata Partners that will be used to accelerate the rollout of new data connectivity solutions.  The company offers real-time drivers and data connectivity solutions for hundreds of SaaS, NoSQL, and Big Data sources that enable modern and legacy applications to connect with cloud data. Updata …

Angular 9.1 released with build speed improvements

The Angular team has announced a minor release to its web application framework that containers new features and bug fixes.  The 9.1 release aims to speed up builds by improving the speed of ngcc and allowing it to compile multiple packages at a time. Previously, the ngcc compilation pass covered library dependencies in logical order.  …

Traditional QA won’t address today’s performance issues

We test because something broke in the past, because we care about quality code, and we want to make sure the same thing doesn’t happen again. Quality Assurance (QA) testing was a response to the realization that we should proactively seek out problems in our software, before any new code is deployed into production, so …

SD Times news digest: GitLab 12.9, DirectX and Collabora collaborate on OpenCL and OpenGL, and Acquia announces new low-code tools for Drupal

GitLab 12.9 was released to help developers achieve enhanced security with the management of secrets via the HashiCorp Vault managed application, better visibility with code quality reports & customizable value stream analytics, and easier administration with group deploy tokens. When Container Scanning detects vulnerabilities, GitLab 12.9 can now give a suggested solution for the vulnerability, …

Swift 5.2 now available

Swift, the programming language for macOS and iOS, has just released a new update. According to the team behind the language, Swift 5.2 focuses on improving developer experience, with improved compiler diagnostics and code completion, debugging reliability, handling of dependencies, and tooling.  Swift developer John Sundell wrote that “while Swift 5.2’s total number of new …

premium Supercomputers are fighting climate change

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that it is ramping up its computing power with two new Cray supercomputers in Virginia and Arizona, each with 12 petaflops of capacity, bringing NOAA’s total power up to 40 petaflops.  These computers will unlock new possibilities for better forecast model guidance through higher-resolution and more comprehensive …

Kotlin 1.4-M1 preview released with a more powerful type inference algorithm

JetBrains has released a preview of the upcoming release of Kotlin. The Kotlin 1.4-M1 release includes a new, more powerful type inference algorithm that is enabled by default, as well as new features and language changes.  Within the more powerful algorithm, SAM conversion for Kotlin functions and interfaces allows users to pass a lambda when …

SD Times news digest: Neo4j BI Connector, new Android tools for game development, and Pluralsight Flow

Neo4j has released a new business intelligence (BI) connector designed to bring live graph datasets to popular BI technologies such as Tableau, Looker, TIBCO Spotfire, Oracle Analytics Cloud and MicroStrategy. The Neo4j BI Connector also allows users to create the visualizations and dashboards that will help extract the hidden value in data, and service to …

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