Java 12 to be released next month

The latest version of Java is expected to be released on March 19, after having been in its Release-Candidate Phase since February 7. The following is a list of features that will be added or changed in Java 12: Shenandoah: A Low-Pause-Time Garbage Collector (GC): Shenandoah will reduce GC pause times by running evacuation work … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Waymo improves disengagement rate, Google’s app security in 2018, and Microsoft’s AppWindow

Self-driving company Waymo has released a report detailing its disengagements, or how often a human had to take over driving, in California. According to the company, its disengagement rate in California dropped to 0.09 per 1000 miles in 2018, which is a 50 percent reduction and 96 percent increase in the average miles driven between … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Eggplant’s DAI Suite, Sensory acquires Vocalize.ai, and Sencha Ext JS 6.7

Eggplant is releasing an update to its Digital Automation Intelligence (DAI) Suite that it says will make automation simpler. The new capabilities adds automated user experience testing to the company’s existing solution and is designed to make it easier for teams to test the performance and usability of their products, ensuring that they deliver a … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Red Hat cloud-native integration, Oracle Blockchain Platform, and Android Things

Red Hat has introduced new solutions in its Red Hat Integration portfolio. The new solutions offer new ways of connecting application, data, and devices across hybrid architectures. They include Red Hat AMQ Online, Red Hat AMQ Streams, new connectors for Red Hat Fuse Online, and end-to-end API support. “Digital transformation is predicated on the notion … continue reading

Zowe 1.0 released for the modern mainframe

The Open Mainframe Project has announced that after six months of development Zowe is now production ready. Zowe is an open-source mainframe framework that strengthens integrations with modern enterprise applications. By providing interoperability and offering new web technologies, Zowe is designed to enable developers to use familiar open-source tools to access mainframe resources and services. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CogitAI’s self-learning AI platform, ElectricFlow Winter Release, and ShiftLeft’s Series B funding

CogitAI has announced that its Continua software-as-a-service AI platform is now available. According to the company, the Continua platform can turn any “process, system, software bot, or real robot into a self-learning autonomous service to drive actionable business outcomes.” Potential use cases for the SaaS platform include vehicles, video games, building management, Robotic Process Automation … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Next.js 8, Microsoft and Packt’s new cloud-native ebooks, and Mendix on IBM Cloud

Next.js has reached version 8. Next.js is a React framework for static and server-rendered applications. The latest version includes features such as serverless Next.js, massive build-time memory usage reduction, build-time environment configuration, prefetch performance improvements, and smaller initial HTML size. A full list of next features can be found here. Microsoft and Packt release ebooks … continue reading

Firefox 65’s DevTools provide new features to help developers to master CSS layouts

Mozilla recently released Firefox 65, and with it came several new features in DevTools. The release last week introduced better ways to master CSS layouts with its new Flexbox Inspector. “We want you to go from ‘trying things until they work’ to really understanding how your browser lays out a page,” Mozilla wrote in a … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google’s Confidential Computing Challenge, Azure analytics services, and IBM Z Open Unit Test

In an effort to entice developers to improve cloud security, Google, in collaboration with Intel,  is launching the Confidential Computing Challenge. Google is looking for two different types of responses: those that advance confidential computing and those that leverage confidential computing to improve the security of an application. The deadline for submissions is April 1 … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Presto

In an effort to advance Presto’s development, a new open-source foundation has been launched for the project. Presto is an open-source distributed SQL query engine that enables organizations to perform interactive queries on their data. In addition, Presto scales to accommodate large and complex enterprise datasets. The query engine supports a diverse range of use … continue reading

7 essential best practices to follow when adopting a DevOps model

The benefits of DevOps have been talked about for some time now. But a recent report has shown how organizations are reaping the benefits after implementing DevOps. According to a recent survey sponsored by Google and Harvard Business Review Analytics Services, two-thirds of the respondents that have implemented DevOps have seen benefits that impact their … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Talend adds support for Azure’s SQL Data Warehouse, AdaCore and NVIDIA partnership, and erwin Mapping Manager 9.0

Talend has announced support for Microsoft Azure’s SQL Data Warehouse in Stitch Data Loader. The new integration will enable organizations to quickly ingest data and scale, the company explained. According to Talend, the new connector uses Azure Blob Storage and PolyBase to bring data to Azure Cloud, and quickly loads the data into Azure SQL … continue reading

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