SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Qiskit

Qiskit is an open-source framework for creating and running programs on quantum computers. The project was launched by IBM four years ago as an effort to introduce more programmers to quantum computing.  Since then, IBM has updated the SDK to better meet users’ needs and have provided pulse-level control to help programmers understand and work … continue reading

New Linux research division launches to explore open source ecosystems

The Linux Foundation has launched a new research division to look at the impact of open source. Linux Foundation Research aims to broaden the understanding of open source projects, ecosystems, and impact by looking at open source collaboration. “As we continue in our mission to collectively build the world’s most critical open infrastructure, we can … continue reading

Amazon announces OpenSearch, an open-source fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana

In response to Elastic changing its open-source software licenses on Elasticsearch and Kibana, Amazon has introduced the OpenSearch project. The project is a community-driven, open-source fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana. Amazon announced earlier this year it would be creating and maintaining an Apache License, Version 2.0 fork of the open-source products.  “We are making a … continue reading

Mobile security lessons learned from mobile game cheats

Mobile games are often broken into so users can access premium content, paid features and obtain in-game currency. This is done by tampering with memory, bypassing payments and touchID screens, and downloading paid apps for free — and can be done on both jailbroken or non-jailbroken devices.  In a recent webinar on SD Times, Jan … continue reading

Applitools serves up new test automation recipes in Automation Cookbook

Applitools has launched an Automation Cookbook to help upskill developers and test engineers. The new cookbook will feature free bite-sized videos, test automation recipes and a Test Kitchen to practice in for free.  The cookbook was created by a team from Applitools Test Automation University. According to Colby Fayock, a developer advocate at Applitools who … continue reading

Android Open Source Project now supports Rust

In an effort to ensure Android is secure and stable, Google has announced the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) will support Rust for developing the operating system. According to the company, memory safety bugs continue to plague code and memory-safe programming languages like Kotlin, Java and Rust help prevent these bugs from happening in the … continue reading

Top five challenges development managers are facing today

Debugging company Rookout surveyed developer and DevOps managers in the cloud-native space to get a better view of how increased pressure to digitally transform is impacting their ability to form and maintain successful teams.  RELATED CONTENT: How you organize your development teams matter According to the report, the five challenges managers are struggling with are: … continue reading

How you organize your development teams matters

Among the roles played by development managers is to serve as the middle man between the business and developers. They have the hard task of facilitating the needs and wants of the business and end users through their development projects. How they set up, organize and empower their teams can result in the success or … continue reading

Grants can be modified from the Modify object and Modify user/role dialogs

SD Times news digest: DataGrip 2021.1, Visual Studio Code 1.55, and Veracode Hacker Games winner

The first major release of JetBrains’ database IDE is now available. DataGrip 2021.1 focuses on providing a better user experience and solving pain points for users. Updates include UI for grants, context live templates, ability to edit data in MongoDB, new navigation controls, database explorer, and improvements for unsupported databases.  UI for grants are now … continue reading

Programming language compilers and algorithm innovators awarded ACM A.M. Turing Award

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has announced Alred Vaino Aho and Jeffrey David Ullman as the 2020 ACM A.M. Turing Award winners for their work on fundamental algorithms and theory. The ACM A.M. Turing Award, also known as the Nobel Prize of Computing,” includes a $1 million prize with financial support from Google. According … continue reading

Red Hat suspends funding to the Free Software Foundation

The aftermath of Richard Stallman rejoining the Free Software Foundation (FSF) continues as a long-time donor and contributor suspends its funding to the foundation. Red Hat announced that it will suspend any Red Hat funding to the FSF and any FSF-related event. Red Hat contributors have also announced they plan to stop participating in FSF-led … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Open MCT

The Open Mission Control Technologies (Open MCT) is NASA’s open-source project for mission control software. It was developed at NASA’s Ames Research Center in collaboration with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a next-generation mission control framework for data visualization.  NASA currently uses it for data analysis on spacecraft missions, and to support the development of … continue reading

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