SD Times news digest: Rust’s 2019 roadmap, GitLab 11.10, and Acronis opens core platforms

The Rust Core Team released its annual roadmap that lists rejuvenation and maturation as the 2019 themes for the Rust project. The roadmap is based on surveys and blog posts that were gathered last year. To scale better, Rust created a Governance Working Group that is devoted to working with each team to improve governance … continue reading

A Critical View of the Agile Manifesto

It’s been 18 years since the members of “The Agile Alliance” wrote this manifesto. Since then, Agile has dominated the software industry’s mindset for how to manage software development. We have abandoned the “Old Way” of trying to fit software into the frameworks developed for other disciplines. We have recognized that change is both a … continue reading

Sauce Labs report: Most companies fail to meet continuous testing benchmarks

Sauce Labs published its first report that analyzes how companies measure up to benchmarks of four key continuous testing pillars. The company also announced its acquisition of Screener and availability of Sauce Headless. The Continuous Testing Benchmark Report was based on user data from the company’s continuous testing cloud between June and December of last … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Docker and Arm partner up, Clubhouse integrates Sentry, MongoDB is set to acquire Realm, Acceptto announces integration with multiple cloud platforms

Docker, which specializes in container platforms, and Arm, designers of computing architectures for processors, partnered up to create a cloud-native unified software development and delivery model for cloud, edge, and IoT environments. The collaboration will enable cloud developers to build applications on the Arm architecture and will “remove the dependencies of applications from infrastructure, while … continue reading

Databricks open-sources Delta Lake for data lake reliability

Databricks today announced Delta Lake, an open-source project designed to bring reliability to data lakes for both batch and streaming data. The project was revealed during the Spark +AI Summit taking place this week in San Francisco. Data lakes are used as repositories for structured and unstructured data, but factors such as failed writes, schema … continue reading

Rancher Labs combined Linux with Kubernetes in new OS platform

Rancher Labs today released a new operating system built for its k3s Kubernetes distribution to simplify administration and make k3s clusters even more secure. Before k3OS, users of Rancher Labs’ k3s still had to manage the underlying Linux operating system separately, Sheng LIangi, CEO and co-founder of Rancher, told SD Times leading up to the … continue reading

Node.js 12 is now available

Node.js was upgraded to version 12, which includes faster startup and better default heap limits, as well as many upgrades and new features. The Node.js Long Term Support (LTS) release will come out in October this year. Node.js is an open-source, cross-platform JavaScript run-time environment that executes JavaScript code outside of a browser. In Node.js … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CNCF CI dashboard gets V2.2.0 update, Harness announces $60 million in Series B funding, Redis Enterprise now on Microsoft Azure

The newly updated CNCF CI V2.2.0 dashboard update adds third-party validation of builds, deployments and end-to-end testing for CNCF’s Graduated and Incubating projects. The CNCF CI status dashboard continually validates each project for any commit on stable and head that’s running on Kubernetes clusters provisioned to a bare metal environment. The results of each testing … continue reading

Revulytics introduces interactive path analytics in its Usage Intelligence platform

Software analytics provider Revulytics has announced new reporting capabilities in its Usage Intelligence platform, which integrates with applications to provide usage analytics. The platform now includes User Flow reporting, which will provide product teams with an interactive visualization of the paths that users take when navigating an application. With User Flow reporting, teams will be … continue reading

Microsoft releases .NET Framework 4.8

Microsoft released .NET Framework 4.8, updating its software framework with new and improved features. The update is available for Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 as it comes standard on the May 2019 OS update. Version 4.8 includes an improvement of the JIT through bug fixes and code generation-based performance optimization … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android Studio 3.4 now available, Microsoft acquires Express Logic, Silicon Labs releases Series 2

The Android Studio team released Android Studio 3.4 as a response to users’ problems with core features in the IDE, according to a company post. One of the improvements is a revamped user interface called Project Structure Dialog (PSD) that allows users to manage Gradle project files, a feature that has been a “long-standing request … continue reading

premium The seismic shift in how we test software

As it’s been since ARPANET, functional web software today is mostly shipped by luck, duct tape, or sheer will. Ask any engineer with tenure at an ecommerce company and they can tell you about the last time they broke checkout, the defining feature of doing commerce online. Every year we have groundbreaking technologies that change … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Mozilla launches Mozilla WebThings, Microsoft open-sources Data Accelerator, Clear Software and Automation Anywhere team up

Mozilla released Mozilla WebThings, an open platform for monitoring and controlling devices over the web with two core components: WebThings Gateway and WebThings Framework. WebThings Gateway provides software distribution for smart home gateways that can track logs, alarms and more. Version 0.8 is now available, enabling developers to switch their gateway network settings through the … continue reading

CloudBees absorbs Electric Cloud to further its continuous delivery goals

CloudBees, continuous economy proponent and provider of enterprise support around Jenkins, has announced that earlier this month it acquired continuous delivery company Electric Cloud. With the company under its wing, CloudBees said it is now able to provide the whole gamut of the continuous spectrum including integration, delivery, deployment and application release automation (ARA). “By … continue reading

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