Combating burnout in development

Burnout is a major issue in tech, and it’s one that needs addressing. After two and a half years (or more) of remote work, poor work-life balance, lack of flexibility and more, it’s no wonder that the Great Resignation is happening and that so many developers are reporting that they’re burned out.  Forty-nine percent of … continue reading

WSO2 founder receives 2022 IEEE TCSVC Research Innovation Award

Dr. Sanjiva Weerawarana, CEO and founder of the API company WSO2, has been awarded the 2022 IEEE TCSVC Research Innovation Award.  The award is decided on by IEEE’s Computer Society Technical Community on Services Computing (TCSVC). It recognizes technologists that have significant influence on “the direction of research and development of the field, transferred theory … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: data-diff

Data-diff is a new open-source project that was released by Datafold earlier this week. It is used for validating data across different databases.  It uses a simple CLI for creating monitoring and alerts, and can be used to bridge column types of different formats.  According to the project’s GitHub page, data-diff is able to verify … continue reading

Report: Rust takes the crown in Stack Overflow Developer Survey

For the seventh year, Rust has been named the most loved language in Stack Overflow’s Developer Survey.  Eighty-seven percent of Rust developers said that they want to continue using the language.  Rust also tied with Python as the most wanted technology in this year’s report, with TypeScript and Go following closely behind. The distinction between … continue reading

Report: Indirect dependencies are increasingly causing trouble for organizations

Dependencies in open-source packages are ripe with the potential to contain vulnerabilities. It’s one thing to try to manage that when you know what those dependencies are, but what about the ones that you’re less aware of?   Only 18% of respondents to a joint survey conducted by Snyk and the Linux Foundation said they are … continue reading

Value stream management isn’t new; It has its origins decades ago in manufacturing

It may seem as though value stream management is a new concept in the world of software development; SD Times has written countless articles about it over the past few years and has hosted three conferences on it since 2020. But it has its origins decades ago in manufacturing. In an SD Times Live! event, … continue reading

How obfuscation can help with data breach mitigation

Data breaches are nothing new, but they have pretty consistently increased year-over-year. Despite the massive amounts of money companies invest into security to prevent breaches, they still commonly occur. According to a report from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), 2021 saw an all-time high of data breaches, 23% more than the previous all-time high.  … continue reading

Kotlin 1.7.0 now available with alpha version of K2 compiler

The latest version of the Kotlin programming language is now available. Kotlin 1.7.0 includes updates like an alpha version of the K2 compiler, improvements to incremental compilation in Gradle, and more.  In addition to performance improvements, the goal of the new K2 compiler is to speed up development of new features in the language, unify … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: OpenTDF

OpenTDF allows developers to utilize the Trusted Data Format (TDF) to incorporate data protection in their applications. TDF itself is a data object wrapper and it can be used to protect nearly all electronic data types. TDF standards and specifications are currently maintained by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.  OpenTDF is an … continue reading

Practical wins you can achieve with value stream management

Value stream management sounds great in theory, but the path to implementing it can seem daunting if you’re trying to do it all at once. It requires cooperation from different organizations in the business, adoption of new practices, and adoption of new technologies to facilitate it. At {virtual} VSMcon 2022, Bob Davis, chief marketing officer at … continue reading

Flow metrics are important to stabilize your software delivery

While getting software out into the world is the main goal of many companies, it’s important to remember that the engagement and happiness of the people building that software impacts how productive they are as well as the quality of their work. Unfortunately it’s all too common to find product teams overloaded and overwhelmed with … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Flipper

Flipper is a mobile app debugger for iOS, Android, and React Native applications. From its desktop interface, developers are able to visualize, inspect, and control their mobile apps.  It also includes functionality to enable developers to extend the platform by creating their own plugins.  According to the project’s website, these plugins are the heart of … continue reading

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