CollabNet VersionOne and XebiaLabs merge to form integrated Agile DevOps platform

Following on the heels of TPG Capital’s acquisition of CollabNet VersionOne last September, the investment company has announced that CollabNet VersionOne would be merging with XebiaLabs. Together the two companies will work to create an integrated Agile DevOps platform. When TPG Capital first announced it was acquiring CollabNet VersionOne, it had stated that its main strategy … continue reading

GNU Guile 3.0.0 now available

GNU Guile, a programming and extension language for the GNU Project, is now available as version 3.0.0. According to the team, this is the first release in the stable 3.0 release series.  The major new feature in this version is just-in-time (JIT) native code generation, which helps speed up performance. In this release, microbenchmark performance … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitLab.com transitions CDN to Cloudflare, LaunchDarkly raises $53 million, and Datadog launches partner network

GitLab.com has announced that it is changing its content delivery network to Cloudflare. Currently, they are using Fastly to serve content, but switching to Cloudflare will allow them to have a single vendor for CDN, WAF, and DDoS protection.   According to GitLab, this will only affect some GitLab.com users, not GitLab self-managed users. Affected users … continue reading

Tricentis acquires behavior-driven development company SpecFlow

Continuous testing company Tricentis has announced that it is acquiring SpecFlow, a behavior-driven development solution for .NET developers.  SpecFlow uses an approach to specification-by-example that has helped agile teams improve collaboration with stakeholders to deliver high quality software, Tricentis explained. It allows developers to define, manage, and execute human-readable tests.  RELATED CONTENT: Overcoming the challenges … continue reading

Considering CX is the key to unlocking value from Agile

The benefits of Agile development have long been touted: faster development cycles, increased innovation, and improved productivity. But Agile isn’t just about developing faster. Taking into account customer experience (CX) is a key part of it, too. As Agile has gained traction across the industry, software has morphed into a living thing that grows and … continue reading

Google Cloud is acquiring no-code platform AppSheet

Google Cloud is looking to make it easier for business users to create and improve applications without needing coding knowledge. To do so, the company is acquiring no-code platform AppSheet.  “The demand for faster processes and automation in today’s competitive landscape requires more business applications to be built with greater speed and efficiency. However, many … continue reading

Report: 50% of companies don’t have a plan for Python 2 EOL

Python 2 finally reached end of life (EOL) at the start of 2020. Python 2 EOL means that version of the language will no longer receive any sort of updates, including security updates.  “We need to sunset Python 2 so we can help Python users by improving Python faster,” the Python Software Foundation wrote on … continue reading

Report: Maojrity of UK websites fail to conform with the EU’s GDPR

Majority of UK websites are still not following proper cookie content practices, despite the General Data Protection Regulation that went into effect in 2018. A new paper from researchers at MIT, UCL and Aarhus University also showed most UK websites don’t conform to the requirements of the GDPR. The purpose of the study was to … continue reading

How Slack’s custom bots helped streamline Color’s lab

Slack has become a place where developers can find an app for handling almost any task, or they can build their own easily. Bear Douglas, director of developer relations at Slack, has noticed that more and more, developers are no longer just building tools for themselves, but recognizing the value they’ve received from these tools … continue reading

Amazon aims to democratize deep learning with new library AutoGluon

Amazon has launched a new open-source library that will make it easier for developers to deploy machine learning models. With AutoGluon, Amazon aims to help developers deploy their models using just a few lines of code.  “We developed AutoGluon to truly democratize machine learning, and make the power of deep learning available to all developers,” … continue reading

premium Productivity tools are crucial in the current development landscape

As development teams work to ship code faster and faster, streamlining development workflows is crucial. Developers don’t just write code all day. There are other tasks developers spend time on that may be slowing them down and preventing them from doing the work that adds value to a company.  According to ActiveState’s 2019 Open Source … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: ALBERT

Google is open-sourcing a “lite” version of their BERT natural language processing (NLP) pre-training technique. ALBERT is an updated version of BERT that improves 12 NLP tasks, including the Stanford Question Answering Dataset (SQuAD v2.0) and the SAT reading comprehension RACE benchmark. BERT was first open sourced by Google at the end of 2018, and … continue reading

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