Rust 1.58.1 now available with fix for security vulnerability

The Rust team has announced the release of Rust 1.58.1, which includes some important fixes for features introduced in Rust 1.58.0. It fixes a race condition in the library “std::fs::remove_dir_all,” otherwise known as the vulnerability CVE-2022-21658. According to the Rust team, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability to trick a privileged program into deleting files … continue reading

AngularJS Long Term Support is officially discontinued

Four years after announcing discontinuation plans, Angular has officially discontinued long term support (LTS) for AngularJS. AngularJS is the first version of the Angular framework, which was released in 2010. All subsequent released versions were called Angular.  It had initially planned to end LTS in July 2021, but because of COVID-19, it decided to push … continue reading

Aptiv to acquire Wind River and accelerate innovations in automotive technology

Vehicle technology company Aptiv has announced its intent to acquire the embedded systems company Wind River from TPG Capital. The acquisition is valued at $4.3 billion and is expected to close mid-year.  “The automotive industry is undergoing its largest transformation in over a century, as connected, software-defined vehicles increasingly become critical elements of the broader … continue reading

Open Source Institute forms to boost open-source skills

In an effort to improve open-source skills in the IT sector, the University of Canberra and Instaclustr have formed the Open Source Institute (OpenSI). OpenSI will focus on open source training, certification, and research and development.  The first online course offered through OpenSI will be Developer Training and Certification for the event streaming platform Apache … continue reading

Visual Studio 2022 17.1 Preview 2 introduces several Git productivity improvements

Microsoft recently announced the second preview of Visual Studio 2022 17.1. This release includes new features that align with themes of Visual Studio 2022, such as productivity.  New Git productivity features will make day-to-day work much easier, according to Microsoft. Developers will now be able to compare the current branch in a repository with other … continue reading

New value stream tool illuminates areas where waste can be eliminated

ConnectALL Wednesday gave a sneak peek into its forthcoming Designer tool that visualizes work from idea through delivery and can illuminate areas where waste and non-value work cost organizations time and money. The sneak peek was demonstrated during an SD Times Live! talk by ConnectALL’s COO and president Lance Knight and principal solutions architect Johnathan … continue reading

2022: The year of hybrid work

Remote work was once considered a luxury to many, but in 2020, it became a necessity for a large portion of the workforce, as the scary and unknown COVID-19 virus sickened and even took the lives of so many people around the world.  Some workers were able to thrive in a remote setting, while others … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Mattermost

Mattermost is a platform that enables collaboration throughout the software development life cycle.  It offers integrations with several other tools — such as GitHub, Jira, and PagerDuty — so that developers can collaborate without needing to switch between different applications.  According to the Mattermost team, nearly 40% of the work week on average is wasted … continue reading

2021 Year in Review: DevOps

As the workplace we once knew changed over the past two years, so did the way DevOps teams worked.  While the initial goal of DevOps was to facilitate greater collaboration between developers and operations teams, a lot of recent focus has been on how DevOps teams can measure the value they are providing to the … continue reading

Year in Review 2021: Java

This year, there were two major releases of Java — Java 16 and Java 17. Java 17 is also a long-term support (LTS) release, the last of which was Java 11. The next LTS release of Java will be in 2023 with Java 21. This will change the LTS release cadence from three to two … continue reading

Low code solutions come of age

At the start of the year, we declared that 2021 would be the year of low code. It turned out to be a fairly accurate prediction.  Low code was used throughout the past two years by small businesses needing to quickly open online storefronts, companies needing to create tooling to support remote workers, and by … continue reading

Uno Platform 4.0 introduces extensions

The latest version of the Uno Platform was unveiled at UnoConf. Uno is a UI platform that uses C# and WinUI and can be used with single-codebase applications across Windows, WebAssembly, iOS, macOS, Android, and Linux.  One major addition in Uno Platform 4.0 is Uno Extensions, which is based on Microsoft Extensions, which are capabilities … continue reading

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