SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Plum UI Kit

The mobile framework NativeScript team is releasing a new open-source project this week designed to help developers style their applications. The team calls the Plum UI Kit a “kitchen sink native app” meant to provide common app scenarios with copy-and-paste abilities. The project is inspired by the Plum UI Kit on Uplabs. “I’m not sure … continue reading

Google adds new level of privacy and insight to data with open-source project

Google has announced the open-source availability of its Private Join and Compute project. Private Join and Compute is a type of secure multi-party computation designed to help organizations work with confidential data sets. The project is a part of the company’s mission to help organizations do more with data while keeping users’ data as safe … continue reading

It’s time to move off of SQL Server 2008

If you are still running Microsoft’s 2008 version of SQL Server, time is running out. The company announced support for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 will end next month. What this means is that Microsoft will no longer be adding new features or providing security updates. Once support ends, this will leave organizations still using the … continue reading

MongoDB looks beyond databases

MongoDB is looking to expand itself beyond databases and transform into a data platform company. The company made a number of data-focused announcements as well as serverless and security features at its MongoDB World conference this week in New York. MongoDB announced beta versions of Atlas Data Lake, Atlas Full-Text Search and the general availability … continue reading

New report shows shakeup amongst top programming languages

JavaScript and Java continue to dominate the software development world as the top programming languages, but newly released reports indicate the times are changing. JetBrains released its State of Developer Ecosystem 2019 report, which found while Java is still the most popular primary language and JavaScript is the most used overall, Python is gaining speed. … continue reading

Google moves forward with 64-bit operating system requirements

Google is continuing its effort to supporting only 64-bit operating systems and applications. The company first announced its plan at the end of last year, but as the timeline moves closer it is giving developers new updates so they can prepare. According to the Android team, with its recent Project Marble efforts the team has … continue reading

Angular previews next-generation compilation and rendering pipeline Ivy

Now that Angular 8 has been released, developers can opt-in and try the preview version of Ivy. The goal of Ivy is to make Angular smaller, easier to debug and faster to compile. The team has been working on Ivy for more than a year now. RELATED CONTENT: Angular 8 released with builder APIs and … continue reading

TIOBE predicts Python will replace Java as top programming language

Java’s reign as the top programming language is in jeopardy as Python has been steadily rising the chats. In TIOBE’s latest top programming language Index Python has surpassed C++ and is now in the top three programming languages. Java still holds the top spot while C is in second place. According to TIOBE, if Python … continue reading

premium The rise of Kotlin

New programming languages are created every year, but seldom do they gain the attention of developers like JetBrains’ Kotlin has over the last couple of years. Kotlin is a general-purpose, statically typed programming language designed for the JVM, Android, browsers and native solutions. It was created by JetBrains’ language designer Andrey Breslav and officially announced … continue reading

Industry Watch: Of open source, data breaches and speed

When IBM CEO Ginni Rometty joined Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst on stage at last month’s Red Hat Summit to declare that IBM would leave Red Hat alone after its acquisition, cheers went up from the developers in the keynote audience. Their fear, of course, was that IBM would somehow change Red Hat and move … continue reading

SD Times new digest: Databricks’ MLflow 1.0, Nim programming language 0.20, and Visual Studio Code 1.35

Databricks has announced its open-source machine learning platform MLflow has reached 1.0. MLflow was announced last year as a way to help data scientists track and share experiments and models. Since then, the project has grown to more than 100 contributors with its PyPl package download rate reaching about 600K a month, the company explained. … continue reading

New guidelines for featured-based product line engineering now available

Product line engineering (PLE) solution provider BigLever is launching a PLE body of knowledge for feature-based PLE. According to the company, feature-based PLE has proven to provide improvements in time to market, efficiency, product line scalability, and product quality. BigLever defines product line engineering as “the engineering of a product line using a shared set … continue reading

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