Report: Security suffering due to a “zombie code” apocalypse

A majority of codebases contain outdated components, or “zombie code,” which can result in unpatched vulnerabilities lingering long after they should have been fixed. According to Synopsys’ Open Source Security and Risk Analysis report, which was released today, 91% of codebases contain components that are at least 10 versions out-of-date. Furthermore, 49% of codebases contain … continue reading

White House recommends software be written in memory safe languages to improve cybersecurity

The White House Office of the National Cyber Director (ONCD) is calling on technology leaders to work together to reduce the software attack surface by adopting memory safe programming languages. Memory safety bugs are one of the most prevalent security issues over the last few decades, according to a report published by the office. These … continue reading

Unqork Winter 2024 release focuses on modular development

Unqork unveiled its Winter 2024 Platform Release, which emphasizes modular development capabilities, allowing users to design components and applications that can be widely applied across numerous scenarios.  This approach promotes standardization and aims to lower development costs, aligning with Unqork’s strategy to streamline and expedite the digital solution development process, according to Unqork. Among the … continue reading

Octopus Deploy acquires Codefresh, expanding its CI/CD capabilities with GitOps

Continuous deployment automation platform provider Octopus Deploy announced today that it is acquiring Codefresh, which produces a modern CI/CD platform with GitOps and is a maintainer of the Argo open-source delivery project. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The acquisition in part is to strengthen Octopus’ support for Kubernetes, according to the company’s announcement.  … continue reading

Mistral AI announces its largest AI model yet and a partnership with Microsoft for deployment

Mistral AI announced the launch of Mistral Large, its newest flagship AI model available through its own la Plateforme or through Azure AI, which is the first external partner to host Mistral’s models.  The model’s reasoning capabilities can be used for complex multilingual reasoning tasks, including text understanding, transformation, and code generation. Mistral Large introduces … continue reading

Bad habits that stop engineering teams from high-performance

I’ve been working in and managing Agile engineering teams for over a decade, and whilst I won’t profess to know everything you should be doing, I can share some insight on things you definitely should not be doing. All learned from screwups, I might add. You’ll find excuses, like “Oh, I’ll get back to it … continue reading

Platform Engineering is not (just) about infrastructure!

In the fast-paced and ever-changing world of technology, the term “Platform Engineering” is often subject to a narrow interpretation, confined to the spheres of infrastructure and systems management. Because of this, it could be perceived as an exclusively technical domain, dominated by servers, clusters, and networks. This limited view, however, does not give proper justice … continue reading

The software-defined trend for embedded devices

The landscape of IoT devices is transforming, marked by a fundamental evolution toward software-driven innovation. In this era, the paradigm of Software-Defined IoT devices is redefining traditional notions, where software supremacy over mechanical hardware unleashes a wave of dynamic, upgradable smart devices embedding distributed intelligence. Visionary OEMs are at the forefront of this transformation, harnessing … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Quivr

Quivr utilizes the power of generative AI to function as a personal assistant. The developers behind the project compared it to the note-taking app Obsidian, but turbocharged with AI capabilities. Quivr is designed to prioritize speed and efficiency, ensuring users can quickly and easily access their data. It is built to be secure, giving users … continue reading

JetBrains launches beta for new terminal in all of its IDEs

JetBrains has announced a beta for its new terminal across its IDEs, which will be an overhaul of the terminal that keeps the main functionality of the old terminal and adds newer features that improve productivity and efficiency.  Users running JetBrains IDE 2024.1 or later can switch between the new and old terminal by going … continue reading

Stable Diffusion 3 now in early preview

Stability AI, the company behind the text-to-image AI model Stable Diffusion, has just released an early preview of Stable Diffusion 3.  “With Stable Diffusion 3, we strive to offer adaptable solutions that enable individuals, developers, and enterprises to unleash their creativity, aligning with our mission to activate humanity’s potential,” Stability AI wrote in a blog … continue reading

Google releases Gemma, a new AI model designed with AI researchers in mind

Google is building on the success of its Gemini launch with the release of a new family of lightweight AI models called Gemma. The Gemma models are open and are designed to be used by researchers and developers to innovate safely with AI.  “We believe the responsible release of LLMs is critical for improving the … continue reading

Next for Gen AI: Small, hyper-local and what innovators are dreaming up

In late 2022, ChatGPT had its “iPhone moment” and quickly became the poster child of the Gen AI movement after going viral within days of its release. For LLMs’ next wave, many technologists are eyeing the next big opportunity: going small and hyper-local.  The core factors driving this next big shift are familiar ones: a … continue reading

OpenAI announces text-to-video model called Sora

OpenAI announced its text-to-video model, Sora, that can create realistic and imaginative scenes from text instructions. Initially, Sora will be available to red teamers for the purposes of evaluating potential harms or risks in critical areas, which will not only enhance the model’s security and safety features but also allows OpenAI to incorporate the perspectives … continue reading

Next Page »
DMCA.com Protection Status