Angular 6 wants to be smaller, faster and easier-to-use

The next major release of Angular is expected to be revealed any week now. Angular 6 will continue the team’s focus of being smaller, faster and easier to use. Earlier this week, the team released the version’s fifth release candidate, which included a number of bug fixes as well as the addition of token marking … continue reading

MySQL 8.0 now available

Oracle has announced a major release of its open-source relational database management system MySQL. MySQL 8.0 delivers a number of improvements designed for database administrators and developers building the next generation of web, embedded, mobile, and cloud aps. “MySQL is the most trusted and widely used open source database platform in use today. 10 out … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Scala 3.0 plans, Amazon Skill Blueprints, and Oculus updates privacy for GDPR

The Scala programming language team has announced plans for its 3.0 release. Currently the team is working on Scala 2.13, which is expected to be released in a couple of months, but says it is time to look towards future releases. Scala 3.0 is expected to be released shortly after version 2.14, which at the … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: WorldWind

NASA is teaming up with npm to create software projects that help share critical information about the health of our planet. One project in particular is designed to help developers access NASA data and create interactive visualizations of 3D globe, map and geographical information. WorldWind is a free and open-source visualize cities, and track vehicle … continue reading

GitHub launches learning and training lab for developers

GitHub launched the GitHub Learning Lab today, a program that aims to help developers learn new skills without having to leave GitHub. In addition to learning and surfacing new skills, the lab will also help developers apply those skills to the software development platform.  “GitHub is more than a home for code. It’s a forum … continue reading

Apple open sources FoundationDB

Apple has announced it is open sourcing its distributed database FoundationDB. Apple first acquired FoundationDB in 2015. FoundationDB is designed to provide “the power of ACID transactions in a distributed database.” It features a multi-model data store, a distributed architecture for scaling out and handling faults, and support for heavy loads. The database was first … continue reading

How developers can upgrade their skill sets to boost their careers

Despite the large computer science skills gap, the field is becoming more competitive than ever. As the industry and technology is constantly evolving, developers need to stay on top of the latest trends. The lessons and skills learned in a computer science course almost a decade ago may not match the expertise and knowledge necessary … continue reading

SD Times news digest: NativeScript 4.0, Mozilla introduces wasm-pack, and Google launches coding app for beginners

The open-source framework for developing native apps with Angular, TypeScript and JavaScript is getting a major released. NativeScript 4.0 features changes to its application root view, flexible frame composition that can be useful for implementing secondary navigation with frames, modal view changes, updated templates, and multiple independent UI components. According to the team, this is … continue reading

DataStax Enterprise 6 released with double the Apache Cassandra performance

DataStax has announced the latest release of its distributed cloud database, DataStax Enterprise 6. This release is designed to give users the ability to maintain hybrid cloud flexibility with the benefits of distributed cloud databases on public clouds and on-premises.  DataStax Enterprise is built on the distributed NoSQL database management system Apache Cassandra. According to … continue reading

IBM releases new toolbox to protect AI from adversarial attacks

IBM is releasing an open-source software library to combat against adversarial attacks in deep neural networks (DNNs). DNNs are machine learning models that are capable of recognizing patterns. Current artificial intelligence techniques like recognizing objects in images, speech-to-text, and video annotation is based on DNNs. According to IBM, while DNNs are usually very accurate, they … continue reading

RSA 2018: AI-powered threat management from IBM, container support for McAfee Cloud Workload, and Yubico’s new passwordless solution

Security matters now. That is the theme at this year’s RSA Conference taking place in San Francisco this week. “There is an urgency and pressure being felt now more than at any time over the last few years. Whether you are looking at national or local politics or the pressures of your company’s board room … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Hyperledger bug bounty program, Google Play Protect’s Safe Browsing, and Blazor 0.2

The open-source collaborative effort dedicated to advancing blockchain technology has announced that a new bug bounty program is now open. The program is based off of a private bug bounty the organization has been running for the last six months with HackerOne. HackerOne will continue to lead the public bounty. Currently, the bounty will solely … continue reading

Altova zeros in on JSON Processing in latest release

Altova announced version 2018 release 2 of its MissionKit desktop developer tools and server software products today. MissionKit is the company’s software development suite of XML, SQL and UML tools. The latest release has a major focus on JSON processing with new capabilities that enable users to query and transform JSON data using XPath, XQuery … continue reading

Top tech companies pledge to improve cybersecurity

Thirty-four technology and security companies have made a public commitment to protect, improve, and empower online users. The Cybersecurity Tech Accord is a global agreement among companies pledging to defend against the misuse of their technology, and safeguard users from malicious attacks. “The devastating attacks from the past year demonstrate that cybersecurity is not just … continue reading

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