Today, GitLab announced a US$20 million Series B funding from investors August Capital, Khosla Ventures, and Y Combinator. This follows its previous round of funding from last September.

With the funding, GitLab is bringing issues, wikis, code review, Continuous Integration and Deployment into one single user interface. Its latest release of Issue Boards and merge conflict resolution contribute to this goal by helping developers collaborate and integrate tools that they need.

GitLab’s “master plan” is designed to help developers move faster from idea to production. The open-source company will focus on creating the tools that closely mirror the way developers work without “duplicating effort or distraction of switching to multiple platforms,” wrote CEO of GitLab Sid Sijbrandij.

GitLab will also work on reducing cycle time and bringing Conversational Development principles directly into its product scope, he wrote.

Sentinet 4.8 brings major improvements for REST APIs
Nevatech has released Sentinet 4.8, the newest version of its API governance and API-management software platform. This release offers major improvements for REST API management and API descriptions.

The new version offers capabilities like new design-time features. New runtime API-management capabilities have been added as a way to address security issues like API security and API message-processing scenarios.

The 4.8 release focuses on extended support for REST API descriptions with full support for the Open API specification, according to the company. Additionally, there is support for REST API parameter types and JSON schemas. With this release, Sentinet OAuth’s security policy has been extended, and there is support for Microsoft SQL Server 2016.

Developers can check out the full list of features and updates here.

MySQL 8.0 is available
The MySQL Development team announced its 8.0 milestone release with a few major highlights.

With this milestone, MySQL will have a real data dictionary implemented as a set of SQL tables stored in InnoDB. Most of it is delivered in this development milestone release. Also, FRM, TRG and PAR files are gone. Instead, information schema has been re-implemented as views on data dictionary tables.

Other highlights include upgrades to character sets, support for indexes, and performance schema changes.

The source code can be found on GitHub, and a full list of changes can be found in the 8.0 release notes.

PerfectlySoft’s Perfect 2.0 framework now available
PerfectlySoft has announced the latest version of its server-side Swift development framework, Perfect 2.0, is available with support for Swift 3.0, Apple’s latest version of its programming language.

Perfect is an open-source server-side platform for full-stack mobile development designed to remove front-end and back-end iOS silos. The latest version features support for FileMaker and Redis data sources as well as XML and ZIP file formats. There are also performance and scalability improvements.

Docker expands its tiered partner program
Docker is addressing enterprise demand for container-as-a-service offerings with a new tiered partner program. Its aim is to make it easier for partners to sell Docker services and solutions, and to provide them the ability to build on their software-defined data centers, infrastructure and cloud technologies.

The program will offer partners resources, training, access to knowledge, and joint selling success stories.

“We are helping our partners build out a practice that complements what they do today, with an incremental opportunity for them to align their business with Docker’s sales cycle,” said Alan Geary, senior director of channels and alliances for Docker.