SD Times news digest: GitLab 13.6 released, JetBrains DataGrip 2020.3 released, Amazon Managed Workflows available on Apache Airflow

GitLab 13.6 includes Auto-Deploy to Amazon EC2 using Auto DevOps without using Kubernetes, and a usage trends dashboard.  With the code quality severity included within the merge request and the Full Code Quality Report, users can now quickly determine which code quality violations are critical to resolve before merging.   Updates to the Project Security Dashboard … continue reading

etcd graduates from CNCF

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: etcd

This week’s highlighted open-source project is etcd, which is a key-value store that provides a reliable way to store data needing to be accessed by a distributed system.  Key features of the project include its simple interface, key-value storage, the ability to watch specific keys or directories for changes, optional SSL client certificate authentication, optional … continue reading

Microsoft announces new steps to protect data

The new protections Defending Your Data include a contractual commitment to challenge government requests for data as well as a monetary commitment.  These protections come after a ruling earlier this year from the Court of Justice for the European   examining transfers of data from the EU as well as union and draft recommendations issued … continue reading

GitHub accounts in Visual Studio 2019

GitHub accounts now integrated into Visual Studio 2019

Microsoft has announced that Visual Studio 2019 now comes with a fully integrated GitHub account experience. Starting with Visual Studio 2019 version 16.8, developers can add GitHub and GitHub Enterprise accounts directly from Visual Studio. According to Microsoft, this new functionality makes accessing GitHub accounts as easy as accessing Microsoft accounts, which will make it … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Electron JS 11.0 released, CodeBot UX is available to early access users, and Build.security emerges from stealth

The new version of Electron JS includes upgrades to Chromium 87, V8, 8.7, and Node.js 12.18.3 as well as support for Apple silicon and general improvements. Other improvements include an added V8 crash message and location information to crashReport parameters and improved performance for sending wide objects over the context bridge. Additional details on all … continue reading

Why value stream management is a must-do, not a “nice to do”

Rome wasn’t built in a day and apps aren’t developed overnight. Or at least they shouldn’t be. Speed to market isn’t going to help drive business if the product you are delivering doesn’t meet your customers’ expectations. The digital transformation challenge Online sales increased 43% year-over-year for the month of September, as commerce and customer … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Kotlin 1.4.20 released, Android releases its target API level requirements for 2021, Accusoft announces beta testing program

The update brings support for new JVM features like string concatenation via invokedynamic, improved performance and exception handling for KMM projects, and extensions for JDK Path: Path(“dir”) / “file.txt”. Kotlin 1.4.20 also introduces a new configuration block for the browser target called commonWebpackConfig. Inside it, users can adjust common settings from a single point, instead … continue reading

Environment-free computing company Gravitational rebrands as Teleport

Gravitational changed its name to Teleport and released the Teleport Unified Access Plane.  “The decision to formally change our name to Teleport supports the natural evolution that our company has followed from the point it was founded – to create software for engineers that allows them to quickly access any resource anywhere,” said Ev Kontsevoy, … continue reading

premium App testing: how companies are getting it right — and wrong

As we enter the fourth quarter of an explosively eventful year, important trends are emerging within the app testing industry – trends that will surely extend into 2021. The most important is the accelerated pace at which companies are moving to the cloud. The speed-up is being driven by the need to support remote teams … continue reading

Amazon, Codefresh, GitHub, Microsoft, and Weaveworks launch the GitOps Working Group

As the GitOps trend continues to take hold of the software development community, a group of technology companies are banding together to provide developers with the necessary skills. Amazon, Codefresh, GitHub, Microsoft, and Weaveworks announced the GitOps Working Group. This is an open Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) project inside the fluxcd GitHub organization.  The … continue reading

TypeScript 4.1 comes packed with new features

The latest version of Microsoft’s programming language TypeScript is now available. TypeScript 4.1 introduced a number of new features, such as template literal types, key remapping in mapped types, and recursive conditional types. String literal types allow developers to model functions which expect a specific set of strings. Template literal strings can be used to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Infragistics updates Ignite UI for Angular 11, Buildkite expands GitHub integration, and Rust 1.48

Infragistics’ Ignite UI toolkit for Angular 11 includes a complete library of Angular-native UI components, material-based components and over 60 high-performance charts and data grids. The new release includes additions such as updates to all of the Angular grids, export to Excel, accessibility/ARIA, and more across all of the controls in its enterprise-grade toolkit.  “We’ve … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: cert-manager

Kubernetes service provider Jetstack is donating its open-source certificate management project to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Cert-manager will join the CNCF as a sandbox project.  The solution is designed as an “add-on” to Kubernetes, and automates the management and issuance of TLS certifications. It can be used programmatically by Kubernetes-native apps as well … continue reading

The move from RDBMS to NoSQL requires optimizing over time

Businesses are quickly moving to NoSQL databases to meet performance and scalability requirements that today’s troves of data demand. The shift from relational database management systems (RDBMS) to NoSQL is becoming increasingly prevalent.  “Most applications that we see go to NoSQL are Greenfield, but we’ve also started to see more migrations recently from relational backends … continue reading

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