Open-source developers can now get sponsored through GitHub

Code-hosting services and startups have been experimenting with different ways to get open-source users to pay open-source developers for creating valuable code. While funding services such as Patreon and Tidelift have been around with their own models, the largest open code hosting service GitHub is now on board with the beta announcement of GitHub Sponsors. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitLab 11.11, Xamarin.Forms 4.0, and WhiteSource partners with GitHub

GitLab 11.11 has launched with multi-assignment for MRs and container enhancements that will help increase collaboration throughout the entire DevOps lifecycle, according to GitLab. GitLab now supports multiple assignees for a merge request and automated deployment notifications for Slack and Mattermost. As for containers, the new release now supports Windows Container Executor for GitLab Runners, … continue reading

Progress announces day-zero support for VS 2019 and .NET Core 3.0, releases latest Kendo UI

Progress, a provider of application development and digital experience technologies, announced full day-zero support for Visual Studio 2019 and .NET Core 3.0 across the entire Progress Telerik product line and the latest release of Progress Kendo UI. “With the new additions to Telerik tooling in today’s release, developers can now build with full support for … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Optimizely Rollouts, Parasoft’s Jtest and dotTest, and DataStax announces cloud-native data platform

Digital experience optimization provider Optimizely has announced Optimizely Rollouts, a free tool that lets developers adopt feature flags. By using these feature flags, teams can “target key audiences, update features on the fly and easily roll back poorly performing features ensuring a better product and customer experience,” the company explained. Optimizely Rollouts includes unlimited feature … continue reading

Apache Dubbo becomes top-level project

May is a month rife with graduations, and Apache Dubbo, an open-source remote procedure call framework based on Java, is getting its turn as it graduates from the Apache Incubator to a Top-Level Project (TLP).   The project was originally developed at Alibaba and open sourced in 2011. It entered the Apache Incubator, the gateway to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: ZenHub adds Workspaces for personas, Codefresh releases automation developer report, and Jama’s Connect Risk Management Center

Project management software provider ZenHub today is introducing Workspaces into its platform, enabling teams to view work items in the way that best suits them. Workspaces “evolves the ‘one-view-fits-all’ of project management,” said ZenHub co-founder Aaron Upright. “We recognize teams have different ways of working.” New board functionality built into the platform enables GitHub repositories … continue reading

ACM recognizes innovators for groundbreaking work in AI, computing and software

The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is honoring software pioneers for their work in AI, theory of computation, and computational biology. The association announced recipients for the ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award, ACM Paris Kanellakis Theory and Practice Award, and the ACM AAAI Allen Newell Award.  The ACM Grace Murray Hopper Award has been awarded … continue reading

Report: Data security is the top business use case for AI and ML

As data becomes increasingly important for businesses and users, more and more organizations are turning to artificial intelligence and machine learning for data protection. Newly released data from TIBCO Software found that data security is the top use case for ML and AI in the workplace. Data security includes risk identification, early detection, operational improvement … continue reading

Google releases four new machine learning APIs for developers

Google wants to improve developers ability to integrate machine learning technology into their applications with the announcement of four new APIs in its ML Kit. The new APIs are object detection, tracking, on-device translation and AutoML Vision Edge. “We see strong engagement from users who use these features and as we are extending ML Kit … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Postman 7.1, Auth0 secures $103 million, and an update on the Stack Overflow breach

API development environment provider Postman has announced Postman 7.1, which enables developers to create APIs directly within the app. The release features new API, define, develop, test and observe tabs, API elements, extended schema support, and versioning and version tagging. The new versioning feature allows developers to maintain multiple versions of an API simultaneously, Postman … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sony and Microsoft collaborate on AI and gaming, Visual Studio Code 1.34, and PDFTron secures $71 million

Sony and Microsoft are teaming up to collaborate on developing semiconductors and AI as well as new cloud-based solutions for gaming and content-streaming on Azure. According to the companies, Sony will integrate its image sensors into Microsoft’s Azure AI technology across cloud and edge, and will also blend Sony’s conductors into Microsoft cloud technology. The … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Developing Android Apps using Kotlin, Pluralsight’s Q&A feature, and Algorthimia’s new enterprise AI funding

Google is partnering with Udacity to create Developing Android Apps with Kotlin, a free online course designed to teach developers how to build Android applications using Android Jetpack and the programming language Kotlin. It covers the why and how of Android Jetpack components such as Room for databases, Work Manager for background processing and the … continue reading

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