GitHub launches learning and training lab for developers

GitHub launched the GitHub Learning Lab today, a program that aims to help developers learn new skills without having to leave GitHub. In addition to learning and surfacing new skills, the lab will also help developers apply those skills to the software development platform.  “GitHub is more than a home for code. It’s a forum … continue reading

RSA 2018: AI-powered threat management from IBM, container support for McAfee Cloud Workload, and Yubico’s new passwordless solution

Security matters now. That is the theme at this year’s RSA Conference taking place in San Francisco this week. “There is an urgency and pressure being felt now more than at any time over the last few years. Whether you are looking at national or local politics or the pressures of your company’s board room … continue reading

Survey finds frequent critical vulnerabilities in serverless open-source applications

Open-source libraries reliant on serverless architecture frequently skimp on essential security measures, according to serverless security runtime environment provider PureSec’s Ten Most Critical Security Risks in Serverless Architectures 2018 report. The analysis found critical vulnerabilities or misconfigurations that “could allow attackers to manipulate the application and perform various malicious actions” in 21 percent of 1,000 … continue reading

Android Things Developer Preview 8 launched

Android’s IoT team announced the release of Android Things Developer Preview 8 today, marking the final preview release of the platform before its upcoming stable release. “Developer Preview 8 represents the final API surface exposed in the Android Things support library for the upcoming stable release,” Dave Smith, developer advocate for IoT at Android wrote … continue reading

CA Technologies acquires SourceClear for its DevSecOps portfolio

CA Technologies announced its acquisition of software composition analysis specialists SourceClear early this week with aims to incorporate SourceClear’s SaaS-based SCA tool and proprietary vulnerability database with their Veracode cloud platform. “We are excited about what this acquisition means for our customers in terms of increased support for SCA in DevSecOps environments and the ability … continue reading

New debugging, visualization and database tools in N|Solid 3.1

Real-time application performance monitoring company NodeSource announced the release of N|Solid 3.1 today, bringing a new debugging tool to their Node.js application development, management, security and analysis platform, alongside other new features. NodeSource says the new tool, which utilizes cross-process snapshot diffing, can help teams spot memory leaks more quickly. While the technique has been … continue reading

Google gives developers text-to-speech capabilities

Google announced the integration of its text-to-speech synthesis with the Google Cloud Platform today in the form of Cloud Text-to-Speech. According to the company, developers have been asking for ways to add text-to-speech into their applications.   The text to speech conversion technology is powered by machine learning and comes with 32 different voices from 12 … continue reading

Microsoft releases its Azure Service Fabric to open source

Microsoft’s Service Fabric Team announced the open-source release of Azure Service Fabric under the MIT license yesterday. The team behind the distributed systems platform, designed to easily package, deploy and manage scalable and reliable microservices and containers, will be transitioning to a completely open development process on GitHub over the coming months. While the Service … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: StackBlitz

Fed up with the time it takes to download and initialize development projects for testing locally, developer at GoThinker Eric Simons decided it was time for something better. That’s why him and his team set out to make this week’s project of the week — StackBlitz, an onlineVS Code  IDE that allows you to live … continue reading

Tricentis expands scriptless test automation capabilities in Tosca 11.1

Continuous testing platform provider Tricentis announced the release of Tricentis Tosca 11.1 with new scriptless test automation capabilities. The latest version features new testing enhancements for SAP environments, mobile devices, business intelligence and data warehouses. The enhancements are designed to provide increased risk coverage. With the new release, Tricentis Tosca supports SAP WinGUI 7.5, has … continue reading

Fight for software freedom continues, FSF says

The Free Software Foundation’s future is looking bright according to its Fiscal Year 2016 Annual Report. The report outlines efforts and accomplishments by the free “as in freedom” software advocacy group over the previous year, from activism to awards and growth in membership and infrastructure. With individual contributions to the non-profit totalling more than $1 … continue reading

Report: Companies plan to spend more on automated testing this year

With Agile and DevOps adoption on the rise, more companies are looking to boost their automated testing portfolios. The cloud-based continuous testing provider Sauce Labs’ released survey results today from its annual Testing Trends in 2018: A Survey of Development and Testing Professionals. According to the report, 45 percent of respondents plan to increase their … continue reading

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