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

premium Report: Older developers ship more frequently than young ones

Developers 55 years of age and older tend to ship software quite a bit faster than their younger, post-college colleagues, according to a report released today by Atlassian. The report also found that the senior developers use fewer tools than average, while younger developers use more modern development practices, such as microservices. “There’s this impression … 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 Open-Source Project of the Week: Principled GraphQL

GraphQL is quickly becoming the preferred approach for working with APIs. It is a query language for APIs, and is designed to give users more insight and understanding into the data inside their APIs. According to GraphQL platform provider Apollo, it’s also so much more than a query language. “It’s a comprehensive solution to the … continue reading

New open-source project introduces code-free deep learning approach

Uber’s AI engineering team wants to make deep learning more accessible with the open-source release of Ludwig. The deep learning toolbox based on TensorFlow aims to give users the ability to train and test deep learning models without having to write any code. “Ludwig is unique in its ability to help make deep learning easier … continue reading

Girls in Tech adds new Python coding program

Girls in Tech wants to add Python skills to women’s toolbelt in a new web development bootcamp announced this week. CODE G: Level II is a 40-hour, 5-day bootcamp designed to teach the basics of web development as well as provide best practices for maintaining codebases. “Python is used by tech firms across the Valley … 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

premium Selecting the best path for application modernization

It’s safe to say that microservices architecture is no longer an emerging new trend, but a mainstream software development strategy. Microservices aren’t just ideal for developing new applications, but are also optimal when modernizing legacy applications. Writing functionality into bite-sized, reusable components is more efficient and speeds up development. It delivers code that meshes well … continue reading

Versioning container content: The ‘single source of truth’

Have you thought about what your future looks like when you’re managing hundreds of containers and microservices that make up a single version of your software solution?  Let’s just say, you’re going to need more than an Excel spreadsheet. Containers and microservices are game-changers in terms of how we develop and deliver software.  In the … continue reading

The developer’s dilemma: Choosing between Go and Rust

If you were to make a list of important programming languages that have appeared in the past decade, Go and Rust would almost certainly be featured on it. Similarly, if you were to sit down and think about which programming languages are best suited to developing secure, microservices-friendly frameworks or applications today, you might find … continue reading

Block Kit for Slack helps developers create engaging user interfaces

The collaboration tool provider Slack is introducing a new solution to help developers build apps that are more visually appealing. The new UI framework Block Kit is made up of stackable “blocks” for customizing the appearance and order of information within an app. In addition, the framework comes with a prototyping tool, Block Kit Builder, … continue reading

Clever-Commit coding assistant uses AI to protect against bugs

A new coding assistant is leveraging artificial intelligence to learn from previous bugs and bug fixes, and identify when new bugs are introduced. Clever-Commit, originally known as Commit-Assistant, is a new AI technology designed for programmers by Ubisoft La Forge. According to Ubisoft, the AI-based coding system uses the latest machine learning and big data … 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

IBM releases new services to harness the power of hybrid cloud

IBM launched a series of hybrid cloud services this week that range from streamlined integration and security to providing live consultation for companies that want to develop their cloud strategy. The company explained that a lot of the process of maintaining a hybrid-cloud infrastructure is manual, resulting in “major security implications and a lack of … continue reading

President Trump launches American AI initiative

The Trump administration is taking a vested interest in artificial intelligence. President Donald Trump has signed an executive order for the American AI initiative, which is designed to ensure federal government agencies prioritize investments in the research and development of America’s AI capabilities. “Continued American leadership in Artificial Intelligence is of paramount importance to maintaining … continue reading

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