Consistent releases are key for C++

The maintainers of the C++ standard are adamant about sticking to the clock, prioritizing a new version of C++ every three years rather than holding back each release till it is pumped with new features. With C++20 around the corner, the chair of the ISO C++ standards committee Herb Sutter explained why they have been … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Deep learning algorithm solves Rubik’s Cube, Apollo Data Graph Platform updated, and Progress’ MOVEit cloud solution

A deep learning algorithm created by researchers at the University of California Irvine (UCI) can solve Rubik’s Cubes faster than any human without any specific domain knowledge or in-game coaching from humans.  In a study, the researchers demonstrated that DeepCubeA solved 100 percent of all test configurations, finding the shortest path to the goal state … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Facebook open sources JavaScript engine, Micro Focus announces RPA solution, and Mobile Labs’ GigaFox StarterKit

Facebook is open-sourcing Hermes, a JavaScript engine that focuses on React Native apps and is optimized for mobile apps.  The company explained it noticed the JavaScript engine was a significant factor in startup performance and download size and decided to optimize JavaScript performance in more constrained mobile environments.  Facebook focused on interpreter performance by abandoning … continue reading

Microsoft open sources quantum development kit

Microsoft is looking to open up the quantum ecosystem to experts, development and researchers with the announcement that its quantum development kit (QDK) is now open sourced. Microsoft hopes quantum computing will be used to help global challenges such as clean energy solutions and resource-efficient food production. It is already working with Case Western Reserve … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google’s SDK for smart home integrations, AWS Toolkit expanded to Visual Studio Code and Windows 10 goes passwordless

Google announced a developer preview of local home SDK to enhance smart home integrations. The SDK will enable developers to do this by building on the existing Smart Home platform to create local execution paths via Google smart speakers and Nest smart displays, according to Google.  It introduces two new intents: ‘Identify’ to verify that … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Qinling

This week’s SD Times Open Source Project of the Week — OpenStack’s Qinling — allows users to run code without provisioning or managing servers and only pay for the compute time they consume. The release is still under development and the current supported release is Stein.  According to the makers of Qinling, the project was … continue reading

Melissa’s email flagging feature created to fulfill GDPR consent rules

As laws such as the European Union’s GDPR regulation and California’s similar upcoming CCPA Act pick up steam, countries around the world are making privacy a priority and forcing companies to rethink how they obtain consent from their contacts — even when it comes to sending emails.  To address the new stringent privacy laws and … continue reading

Report: Most companies prioritize AI, only few have a successful enterprise-wide strategy

About two-thirds of companies are emphasizing an “AI First” culture to take advantage of the many benefits that it offers, yet few can boast that they have obtained enterprise-wide success in implementing the technology. A recent report by the International Data Corporation (IDC) said that only a quarter of companies worldwide have an enterprise-wide AI … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Flutter 1.7, Amazon AuroraPostgreSQL Serverless, and WhiteSource and Codota partner on open-source security vulnerabilities

Google’s open-source mobile application development framework Flutter 1.7 is now available. The release contains support for AndroidX and for updated Play Store requirements as well as a number of new and enhanced components. AndroidX is a new open-source library from the Jetpack team designed to help Android apps stay updated with the latest components without … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Glitch announces Visual Studio Code extension, Azure SQL updates and Google promotes CS learning in schools

Project management software company Glitch announced that it is expanding Glitch to Visual Studio Code enabling developers to develop Glitch apps entirely using Visual Studio Code. Glitch has already been integrated into GitHub and Google Firebase.  The VS extension of Glitch supports key features such as rewind to look back through code history, running commands … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Facebook’s deep learning recommendation model, React Native 0.60 and Rust 1.36

Facebook announced that it is open-sourcing its deep learning recommendation model (DLRM) to work with categorical data, which is used to describe higher level attributes.  The open-source implementation of DLRM can be used as a benchmark to measure the speed at which a model and associated operators perform and how various numerical techniques affect its … continue reading

Source{d} enables oversight over the entire SDLC

Lack of visibility into the entire SDLC is a problem, causing about 70 percent of large IT transformation projects to fail, according to source{d}. To aid enterprises through their digital transformation, source{d} launched source{d} Enterprise Edition (EE), which gives IT executives visibility into codebases, IT teams and processes, and offers the ability to add multiple … continue reading

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