Parasoft’s Jtest 10.4 increases code coverage while reducing unit testing time

Parasoft says it is reducing unit testing by 50 percent with the latest release of Jtest. Jtest is the company’s automated Java software testing and static analysis tool. According to the company, Jtest 10.4 increases code coverage while greatly reducing unit testing time compared to previous versions. A key update to the Unit Test Assistant … continue reading

NVIDIA reveals new deep-learning updates at CVPR conference

NVIDIA announced an array of deep-learning focused updates to its cloud computing software and hardware initiatives today during the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference (CVPR) in Salt Lake City. The announcements included Apex, an open-source deep-learning extension for the PyTorch library; NVIDIA DALI and NVIDIA nvJPEG, GPU-accelerated libraries for data optimization and image decoding; … continue reading

Crate.io announces the Crate Machine Data platform and Crate 3.0

Data management and Internet of Things solutions provider Crate.io is launching a new platform for processing and analyzing IoT and machine data. The company announced the Crate Machine Data platform, version 3.0 of its open-source SQL database CrateDB and a $11 million Series A round of funding today. With the introduction of the Crate Machine … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Efficiency, ease of low-code power digital transformations

Low-code solutions are often viewed as a means for non-technical people to create line-of-business applications and as a way for developers to create custom solutions that solve specific business needs. An example offered in the first of this series of articles described a restaurant owner who needed a unique software development solution for food purchasing … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Mendix Assist, IBM UrbanCode, and the FreeBSD Foundation

Mendix has announced a new AI-assisted development solution for low-code application development. Mendix Assist is based on machine learning analysis from more than 5 million anonymized app flows. According to the company, it provides 90 percent accuracy on next-step suggestion, and quality, performance and maintenance recommendations. Mendix Assist is designed to provide hands-on mentoring for … continue reading

Unlock the full potential of a QA organization by tracking these KPIs

Test managers are under pressure to test faster and deliver software with fewer defects. Improving these two factors — velocity and defect detection effectiveness — requires a balanced mix of people, processes and tools. Orchestrated properly, anyone can increase a team’s testing delivery speed and trap more defects before the final software release. A multitude of supporting … continue reading

Pulumi emerges from stealth with cloud development platform

Pulumi Corporation is giving developers and DevOps teams a new way to get their code to the cloud. The company emerged from stealth mode today with an open-source cloud development platform for cloud-native apps using containers, serverless functions, APIs and infrastructure. “All developers are now cloud developers. The cloud delivers enormous capabilities; however, creating modern … continue reading

SD Times news digest: IDC’s IoT spending predictions, SafeSpec, and F-Secure acquires MWR InfoSecurity

Market research company IDC has released the latest Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide, predicting that IoT spending will experience a compound annual growth rate of 13.6 percent during the 2017-20122 forecast period. It expects spending to reach $1.2 trillion by 2022. The forecast also shows that the consumer section with lead IoT spending … continue reading

Wolfram releases neural net repository

The software company Wolfram Research is launching a public repository for trained and untrained neural network models. The Wolfram Neural Net Repository builds on the company’s Wolfram Language neural framework to store neural net models and enable the immediate use for evaluation, training, visualization and transfer learning. The Wolfram Language neural network framework includes models … continue reading

SD Times news digest: React Native rearchitecture, .NET Core 2.1 for Red Hat and Python in Visual Studio

With the release of Facebook’s State of React Native 2018, the company has announced it is working on a large-scale rearchitecture of the framework. The rearchitecture is meant to make the framework more flexible and enable it to integrate better with native infrastructure in hybrid JavaScript/native apps. The company says it will take what it … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Gandiva

Data-as-a-Service platform provider Dremio announced a new open-source initiative for Apache Arrow this week. The Gandiva Initiative for Apache Arrow aims to speed up and improve the performance of in-memory analytics using Apache Arrow. The project will leverage the open-source compiler LLVM, and apply any changes to programming languages and libraries starting with C++ and … continue reading

Apple reportedly limits developer access to users’ contacts

Apple wants to make sure developers don’t sell users’ phone contacts or use the data in any malicious way. The company quietly updated its App Store review guidelines to ensure developers cannot use information from contacts, photos or APIs to build a database, and then sell or distribute that database to third parties, Bloomberg found. … continue reading

GridGain Cloud beta released

GridGain Systems has announced the beta release of its in-memory cache-as-a-service solution. GridGain Cloud is designed to provide users with the ability to deploy a distributed in-memory cache and access it using ANSI-99 SQL, key-value or REST APIs. “GridGain Cloud represents an expansion of our in-memory computing solutions to support data-caching for cloud-native applications. For … continue reading

Google’s low-code environment App Maker is now available

G Suite users can now build custom apps to meet their businesses needs with the availability of App Maker, G Suite’s low-code environment. The solution was first announced in November of 2016. “Analysts estimate that the right custom mobile app can save each employee 7.5 hours per week (that’s a week’s worth of lunch breaks!). … continue reading

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