SD Times news digest: Visual Studio adds Live Share app casting and contacts, Rockset Partners with Tableau, Android 10 introduces privacy protections for physical activity

Microsoft introduced contacts in Live Share that enables developers to collaborate with recent and contextual collaborators in VS 16.4. In-built audio calling has also been enhanced. “With app casting your debugging sessions can be a powerful place to do real-time collaboration and make progress on hard bugs. With direct invitations and status sharing with contacts … continue reading

Python becomes the second-most popular programming language on GitHub

Python is finally beginning to outrank Java. In the beginning of the year, TIOBE Index predicted Python would soon replace Java and that prediction is becoming a reality with the release of GitHub’s 2019 State of the Octoverse. According to the report, Python outranked Java for the first time, becoming the second-most popular programming language … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google open sources Cardboard, the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework, and Code42’s threat detection capabilities

Google open sourced its Cardboard project that lets developers create VR experiences across Android and iOS devices.  “We think that an open source model—with additional contributions from us—is the best way for developers to continue to build experiences for Cardboard,” Google wrote in a blog post. “We’ve already seen success with this approach with our … continue reading

Dart 2.6 released with dart2native

Google has announced the latest release of its programming language Dart. Version 2.6 comes with dart2native, an extension of its existing compiler with the ability to compile Dart programs to self-contained executables containing ahead-of-time compiled machine code. According to the company, this will enable developers to create tools for the command line on macOS, Windows … continue reading

Machine learning library Apache SINGA now a top-level project

The Apache Software Foundation announced that the machine learning library Apache SINGA is now a top-level project. The project, which started out at the National University of Singapore, trains large-scale machine learning models over a cluster of machines.  The developers behind the project are currently working on SINGA-lite for deep learning on edge devices with … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitHub Sponsors, CTO.ai announces $7.5 million for delivering “DevOps shortcuts”, and Google Play point rewards come to the US

GitHub Sponsors is now out of beta for developers that have bank accounts in one of 30 countries.  The number is still growing and developers without bank accounts there can sign up on the waitlist to join the beta in their country.  “In the coming months, we’ll continue to roll out general availability to countries … continue reading

Sumo Logic acquires JASK for cloud-native security

Continuous intelligence company Sumo Logic announced that it acquired JASK Labs, a provider of cloud-native autonomous security operations center (ASOC) software.  Sumo Logic plans to expand its cloud-native security intelligence solution to supersede legacy SIEM technology. Ninety-three percent of security professionals think traditional SIEM solutions are ineffective for the cloud, according to the company. The … continue reading

A guide to APM solutions

Plumbr: Plumbr is a modern monitoring solution designed to be used in microservice-ready environments. Using Plumbr, engineering teams can govern microservice application quality by using data from web application performance monitoring. Plumbr unifies the data from infrastructure, applications, and clients to expose the experience of a user. This makes it possible to discover, verify, fix … continue reading

SD Times news digest: New Relic acquires IOpipe, Git 2.24 released, and first public release of C++/CLI support for .NET Core 3.1

New Relic acquired technology and team members from IOpipe as part of its investment in serverless technologies.  IOpipe aims to help developers build and run serverless applications faster. It provides visibility into AWS Lambda by providing detailed, hard-cardinality data to troubleshoot workloads. The company has put together a migration guide for developers currently using its … continue reading

How these companies can help you monitor your applications

Daniella Pontes, senior product marketing manage of InfluxData: InfluxDB time series database offers a platform where today’s highly complex application environments (ephemeral containers, distributed apps in hybrid and multi-cloud, mobile applications, expanding APIs and such) can be effectively monitored. InfluxDB provides a scalable time series store that ingests data types (application metrics, logs, tracing and … continue reading

APMs are more important than ever for microservice-based architectures

Application performance management (APM) solutions need to adapt now that the age of monolithic applications has evolved into microservice-based architectures, which are innately distributed and complex and therefore harder to monitor.  Collecting vast troves of data on how apps are performing is no longer enough, and APM providers have been adding new ways to analyze … continue reading

Misty II platform robot brings developer code to life

Misty Robotics released the Misty II platform robot to provide developers with the tools, comprehensive documentation and extensive to build robotic capabilities for businesses and homes, research and education.  “For the price of a computer, developers can bring their code to life and free it from the 2D world of a browser. We’ve already seen … continue reading

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