Microsoft releases source code analyzer Application Inspector

Microsoft announced a source code analyzer called Microsoft Application Inspector that can help developers identify “interesting” features and metadata.  The tool is a cross-platform CLI that can produce output in multiple formats including JSON and interactive HTML.  Application Inspector can help identify high-risk components and unexpected features that require additional scrutiny under the theory that … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Mozilla releases technology ethics guide, Azure Databricks achieves HITRUST CSF certification, and Clubhouse raises $25 million

Mozilla released a guide for college students that want to enter the tech industry called “With Great Tech Comes Great Responsibility.” The guide has background on the history of tech organizing and advice from academics and  current and former tech workers on how to grapple with challenging choices.  Download the guide here. Azure Databricks achieves … continue reading

Switching to NoSQL is easier than you might think

While many companies still utilize relational databases, the benefits of NoSQL databases are clear, whether that’s the ability to handle large volumes of structured or unstructured data, perform Agile sprints or its flexibility and scalability. And moving to a NoSQL database is easier than most think. Brian Hess, the strategic solution engineer at DataStax, explained … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft previews dual-screen SDKs, CloudVector introduces free API observability tool, and Confluent Platform 5.4

Microsoft announced dual-screen preview SDKs as well as new web standards proposals to enable dual-screen experiences for websites and PWAs on both Android and Windows 10X. The preview SDK for Microsoft Surface Duo includes native Java APIs and an Android Emulator with a preview Surface Duo image that is integrated into Android Studio.  Additionally, Microsoft … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Tasktop Hub 20.1, Scylla Enterprise 2019.1.4, and TriggerMesh’s seed funding

Tasktop announced the release of its Integration Hub v20.1 to simplify toolchain integration and to help scale enterprise software delivery.  The new release includes simple navigation of relationships between configuration elements, a new scheduler for full scans, the ability to configure the flow of private and public comments as well as a new connector Planview … continue reading

SD Times Open Source Project of the Week: Khronos Vulkan

Khronos Vulkan, which just released its 1.2 update, is a low-overhead, cross-platform 3D graphics and computing API.  Vulkan targets high-performance realtime 3D graphics applications such as video games and interactive media across all platforms. The new version includes improved performance, enhanced visual quality and easier development. Last year, Google’s Stadia launched with a host of … continue reading

New Microsoft Edge built on Chromium is out of preview

Microsoft took its new Edge browser out of preview and made it available for download. The company originally unveiled the new browser at Ignite last year.  The new browser is supported on all supported versions of Windows and macOS in more than 90 languages. It’s also available on iOS and Android. “A little over a … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Quantum Machines joins IBM Q network, Next.js 9.2, Splice Machine 3.0 now available

Quantum Machines announced that it would join IBM’s Q Network, which will result in a compiler between IBM’s quantum computing programming languages and those of QM.  The IBM Q Network brings together startups, universities, research labs, Quantum Machines announced that it would join IBM’s Q Network, which will result in a compiler between IBM’s quantum … continue reading

CNCF introduces a Kubernetes bug bounty program

The Cloud Native Computing Platform is funding a new Kubernetes bug bounty program to reward the researchers who find security vulnerabilities in Kubernetes’ codebase as well as build and release processes.  The program was launched by the Kubernetes Product Security Committee together with bug bounty program vendor HackerOne.  “As a CNCF graduated project, it is … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitHub for Android beta now available, Windows Terminal preview 0.8, and WhiteSource announces support for GitLab Ultimate

The beta for GitHub on Android is out now, allowing developers to review code, merge changes and collaborate with others anywhere. GitHub for mobile can be run on any phone running Android 5.1 or later.  “We’re making these tasks easier to complete while you’re on the go, with a fully-native experience. With GitHub for mobile, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Visa acquires API startup Plaid, Git 2.25, and Nintex’s RPA capabilities

Visa announced it will acquire Plaid, a technology layer for financial services that enables connections with users’ bank accounts, for $5.3 billion.  “Consumers now rely on fintech services in so many ways: to pay their bills, to send money to friends, to grow their savings, to manage their student loans, and to create budgets they … continue reading

JFrog announces free C/C++ DevOps package search and discovery tool

JFrog has announced ConanCenter, an open-source, decentralized and multi-platform package manager for developers to create and share native binaries.  ConanCenter aims to improve C and C++ DevOps package search and discovery by providing a better search UX and an easy-to-find list of configuration options.  “With more and more industries integrating onto Conan, including automotive, robotics, … continue reading

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