SD Times news digest: Stack Overflow Dark Mode, SmartBear acquires TM4J, and Visual Studio 2010 version 16.6 Preview 2

Stack Overflow has released a beta of Dark Mode for its website. According to the company, this was one of the most requested features.  The request for Dark Mode was the 12th most upvoted question on Stack Overflow’s Meta community (out of 41,785 questions) and the #1 most upvoted on Feature Request overall. However, the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Automation Anywhere’s Bot Security, Linux 5.6, and the IntelliSense Code Linter for C++

Automation Anywhere has launched the Bot Security program . The Bot Security program introduces a flexible, multi-tiered framework to certify that bots built by customers, partners, and publishers of bots on Bot Store are pre-certified and trusted to scale RPA more rapidly and securely. Bot Security includes four levels of protection: malware scan; self-attestation and … continue reading

Communication is key when leading teams from afar

The current novel coronavirus pandemic has locked office doors everywhere and scattered teams to their respective homes, forcing more leaders to take a different approach of steering their organizations. But at least in sectors such as software development and IT, leadership from afar is not uncharted territory, according to Dr. Vince Molinaro, a strategic leadership … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google cancels I/O 2020, Intel opens oneAPI DevCloud, and GraphQL Mesh

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Google announced that it is completely cancelling its I/O Developers Event that was set to happen May 12 – 14th. “Please know that we remain committed to sharing ongoing Android updates with you through our developer blogs and community forums,” Google wrote in a tweet.  Intel opens oneAPI DevCloud for … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Coyote

Microsoft has announced the release of Coyote, an open-source .NET framework that guides developers toward designing, implementing, and testing code in a way that embraces non-determinism and asynchrony and to help them create asynchronous systems.  The testing tool controls every source of non-determinism defined, including the exact order of every asynchronous operation, which allows it … continue reading

NativeScript 6.5 now available with experimental KotlinJS support

The latest release of the cross-platform app development framework NativeScript is now available. Version 6.5 expands the functionality of the ‘Tabs’ and ‘BottomNavigation’ components by providing means for creating them programmatically. The new release also includes new styling properties and experimental KotlinJS support. The team explained it continues to support Kotlin on the front end … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CData raises $20 million for data connectivity, Split adds data integration to Google Analytics, and GitHub’s Security Bug Bounty Program

CData announced a $20 million Series A investment round from Updata Partners that will be used to accelerate the rollout of new data connectivity solutions.  The company offers real-time drivers and data connectivity solutions for hundreds of SaaS, NoSQL, and Big Data sources that enable modern and legacy applications to connect with cloud data. Updata … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitLab 12.9, DirectX and Collabora collaborate on OpenCL and OpenGL, and Acquia announces new low-code tools for Drupal

GitLab 12.9 was released to help developers achieve enhanced security with the management of secrets via the HashiCorp Vault managed application, better visibility with code quality reports & customizable value stream analytics, and easier administration with group deploy tokens. When Container Scanning detects vulnerabilities, GitLab 12.9 can now give a suggested solution for the vulnerability, … continue reading

premium Supercomputers are fighting climate change

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced that it is ramping up its computing power with two new Cray supercomputers in Virginia and Arizona, each with 12 petaflops of capacity, bringing NOAA’s total power up to 40 petaflops.  These computers will unlock new possibilities for better forecast model guidance through higher-resolution and more comprehensive … continue reading

Kotlin 1.4-M1 preview released with a more powerful type inference algorithm

JetBrains has released a preview of the upcoming release of Kotlin. The Kotlin 1.4-M1 release includes a new, more powerful type inference algorithm that is enabled by default, as well as new features and language changes.  Within the more powerful algorithm, SAM conversion for Kotlin functions and interfaces allows users to pass a lambda when … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Neo4j BI Connector, new Android tools for game development, and Pluralsight Flow

Neo4j has released a new business intelligence (BI) connector designed to bring live graph datasets to popular BI technologies such as Tableau, Looker, TIBCO Spotfire, Oracle Analytics Cloud and MicroStrategy. The Neo4j BI Connector also allows users to create the visualizations and dashboards that will help extract the hidden value in data, and service to … continue reading

IBM pledges to help fight COVID-19 with Call for Code competition and compute power

IBM announced that it is dedicating a large amount of computing power to help researchers better understand COVID-19 and ultimately search for potential cures. In addition, this year’s IBM Call for Code Global Challenge will take on both climate change and the virus.  The 16 dedicated systems with more than 330 petaflops, 775,000 CPU cores, … continue reading

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