Prosus to acquire Stack Overflow for $1.8 billion

The technology investment company Prosus has announced its intent to acquire the online development community Stack Overflow for $1.8 billion. According to Stack Overflow, this acquisition will enable it to continue to operate as an independent company, but with the backing of a “global technology powerhouse.” “Prosus is one of the world’s leading technology investors … continue reading

Facebook goes all in on PyTorch at F8 Refresh

Facebook announced PyTorch will become the company’s default AI framework at its developer conference F8 Refresh this week. PyTorch is an open-source machine learning framework that the company co-created with AI researchers in 2016.  By making PyTorch the default framework for all of its AI and machine learning models, the company believes its research and … continue reading

DockerCon 2021: Updates to the collaborative app dev platform and trusted content announced

Docker announced new improvements to increase velocity, improve workflows, and provide trusted-content offerings to software developers at its DockerCon 2021 annual conference this week.  The Docker Collaborative Application Development Program now features three key improvements: Docker Development Environments, a new version of Docker Compose and Scoped Personal Access Tokens.  “Today’s developers face a variety of … continue reading

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Digital.ai Platform brings artificial intelligence to value stream management

Digital.ai today announced a new AI-powered end-to-end solution for bridging the gap between software delivery and business outcomes. The new Digital.ai Platform is meant to be a next-generation intelligent value stream solution that accelerates value, increases efficiency and reduces risks for enterprises. The company explained adding AI into the new solution will help teams find and … continue reading

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SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Curiefense

Curiefense is an open-source application security platform in the Cloud Native Computing Foundation as a sandbox project. The project was developed and announced earlier this year from the cloud-native application solution provider Reblaze. The goal of the project is to address cloud-native security needs, remove challenges, adopt an open and collaborative platform and use modern … continue reading

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AWS launches containerized web application solution App Runner

Amazon Web Services is making its fully managed container application service generally available this week. AWS App Runner is designed to help developers easily and rapidly develop, deploy and run containerized web applications and APIs by handling all the operational aspects such as provisioning, scaling and managing container orchestration, load balancing and CI/CD pipelines.  According … continue reading

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Google I/O 2021: Android 12, Quantum AI campus, Flutter 2.2, Vertex AI, and more

Google is making a number of improvements and updates across its cloud, security, AI and Android platforms at its virtual Google I/O conference this week.  Top announcements included: The beta version of Android 12 Android 12 features a more personal experience, fluid motions and animations, redesigned system spaces, and new privacy features. “Android 12 builds … continue reading

Capacitor 3 released

SD Times news digest: Ionic Capacitor 3, Firefox Site Isolation Security Architecture, and Splunk to acquire TruSTAR

The latest version of Ionic’s open-source cross-platform native runtime for building Progressive Web Apps, and iOS, Android desktop applications is now available. Ionic Capacitor 3.0 comes with new features aimed at improving developer experience, performance and native platform support.  The solution was first introduced in 2019 as an alternative for developers using Apache Cordova and … continue reading

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Google digs into modern Android development at I/O

Google is dedicated to providing a more modern Android development experience with new improvements, major updates, and new releases announced across the platform at this year’s Google I/O conference. This is the first virtual Google I/O event the company is hosting since the pandemic started last year. According to Karen Ng, product lead for Android … continue reading

WaveMaker 10.7 improves working in branches

The Java low-code platform provider WaveMaker has announced version 10.7 of its solution. The latest release features better support for working in branches.  According to the company, working in branches enables a standard software development life cycle workflow by ensuring fixes are made without stalling team progress. The 10.7 release includes branching support for hotfixes … continue reading

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Perforce to acquire scriptless mobile testing company 21 Labs

Perforce has announced it will acquire AI-based mobile testing provider 21 Labs. The company hopes this acquisition will strengthen its portfolio of automated testing solutions. Recently Perforce added new features to its testing suite such as Perforce Scriptless, a no-code web testing solution, and the ability to test on virtual devices. Last year the company … continue reading

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IBM Project CodeNet to teach AI how to code

In an effort to make code easier to debug, maintain and update, IBM has unveiled Project CodeNet, an open-source dataset for advancing AI’s understanding and translation of code. The project was announced at this week’s Think conference as a part of IBM’s AI for Code initiative, which aims to help developers improve productivity by automating … continue reading

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