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 … continue reading

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 … continue reading

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.  … continue reading

Apple to end UIWebView API support

The end of Apple’s UIWebView support is quickly approaching. The company announced that as of April 2020 it will no longer accept new apps that use the UIWebView API, and as of December 2020 the company will no longer accept app updates that use UIWebView.  “If your app still embeds web content using the deprecated … continue reading

HCL AppScan 10 to come with improved app security testing capabilities

HCL has announced a major update to its automated application security testing and management tool. AppScan 10 is designed to provide faster and more accurate security scans, secure DevOps and help enterprises manage application security problems.  “AppScan V10 is another example of HCL Software’s commitment to unlocking new value in a battle-tested product that thousands … continue reading

GitHub acquires npm

GitHub acquires JavaScript package manager provider npm

GitHub has announced plans to acquire npm. Npm is the company behind the Node package manager for the programming language JavaScript, the npm Registry and npm CLI. “npm is a critical part of the JavaScript world. The work of the npm team over the last 10 years, and the contributions of hundreds of thousands of … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: OpenSilver

A open-source reimplementation of Silverlight has been released. OpenSilver is a modern, plugin-free, open-source version of Microsoft’s Silverlight solution that runs on current browsers via WebAssembly.  The team explained that while Microsoft Silverlight has enabled developers to build rich Internet apps using C#, XAML, and .NET, browsers have stopped supporting plugins. As a result, many … continue reading

Atlassian brings no-code automation to Jira Cloud

Jira Cloud is the latest solution to offer no-code capabilities to its users. Atlassian has announced no-code automation is now available natively in Jira Cloud. “Even the most inspiring initiatives can get bogged down in the monotony of everyday tasks, like manually assigning work or sending passive-aggressive reminders to update a status. It’s everyone’s fantasy … continue reading

Split introduces approval flows for feature flags

In an effort to keep risky changes from making it into production, feature delivery platform provider Split Software has announced the release of Enterprise Approval Flows. This new feature is designed to help engineering teams stay compliant with policies and audits as well as identify any risks.  According to the company, much like a code … continue reading

Communication between services key to realizing benefits

The benefits of microservices over monolithic architectures are undeniable, but they don’t always come to fruition. Deven Phillips, a senior consulting engineer at Red Hat, explained while microservices accelerate delivery speeds, improve quality and reduce costs, it doesn’t happen instantly and it doesn’t provide a clear path to those results.  “The major problem is that … continue reading

Instana brings automated alert system to APM

Application performance provider Instana has announced a new way for DevOps and IT Ops teams to manage and execute alerts. Instana SmartAlerts is an automated IT alert management system based on environmental and situational use cases.  According to the company, performance monitoring can become confusing when trying to figure out what you want to get … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Contentful’s App Framework, Ktor 1.3, and Mozilla turns to WebAssembly to secure Firefox

Contentful has announced a new app framework to help companies move away from monolithic suites and build a digital experience stack. “We’re in a new era of digital experiences, where customers expect unique brand experiences across an increasing number of channels,” said Steve Sloan, CEO of Contentful. “Brands can’t keep up with this demand using … continue reading

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