DARPA wants to teach machine learning systems common sense

Machine learning systems are more advanced than they ever have been, but a critical component is still missing: machine common sense. Machine common sense is “the basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge things that are shared by nearly all people and can be reasonably expected of nearly all people without need for debate.” DARPA … continue reading

Transitioning from DevOps to Rugged DevOps: Avoiding the pitfalls

As many as four out of five companies leveraging a DevOps approach to software engineering do so without integrating the necessary information security controls, underscoring the urgency with which companies should be evaluating “Rugged” DevOps (also known as “shift left”) to build security into their development life cycle as early as possible. Rugged DevOps represents … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Mozilla’s Responsible Computer Science Challenge, Qordoba’s $11.5 million round of funding, and New Relic acquires CoScale

Mozilla is calling on professors to integrate ethics into computer science courses and has announced a competition called the Responsible Computer Science Challenge. As part of the challenges, professors will work to conceptualize, develop, and pilot curricula that integrates ethics with computer science, and hopefully scale that to universities across the country. The challenge is … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Skip

Built by a team of veteran open-source contributors within Facebook, Skip is described by the developer team as “a programming language to skip the things you have already computed.” After three years, the project has left active development and has been open sourced. The team wrote that the statically-typed language is experimental, with a goal … continue reading

Apigee API monitoring, extensions and hosted targets now available

API management provider Apigee is releasing a number of new capabilities to give users more control and visibility into APIs. Apigee was acquired by Google in 2016, and these new capabilities are designed to enable organizations to easily access Google Cloud services. The company announced the general availability of Apigee API monitoring, Apigee extensions and … continue reading

Microsoft joins Open Invention Network, issuing 60,000 patents to the organization

In an effort to help shield the Linux community from patent trolls targeting open-source technologies, Microsoft has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), an organization that amasses patents and provides legal and licensing support for Linux and other open-source projects. With its joining of the OIN, Microsoft has provided 60,000 of its software patents to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Snowflake raises $450 million, Google’s ActiveQA TensorFlow, and Looker 6

Snowflake has raised $450 million in equity financing from its existing investors as well as Meritech Capital. “Demand for the data warehouse built for the cloud has exceeded our most optimistic expectations. Our customers love Snowflake and we continue to see unprecedented interest and growth from both new and current customers. To meet that demand, … continue reading

Riverbed announces new application and network performance management capabilities for the cloud

Application performance management (APM) is evolving beyond monitoring just the health and performance of an application and expanding to include the network. Network performance management (NPM) is meant to manage and monitor the performance of a computer network. In the latest release of Riverbed’s SteelCentral, it is targeting both APM and NPM with new capabilities. … continue reading

Big bang theory? Not for cloud-native development

Know your apps, know your workloads, know your team. In the third installment of this occasional series on cloud migration, Don Boulia, GM of IBM Cloud Developer Services, and guest Chris Condo, principal analyst at Forrester Research, discuss how cloud-native development teams can find more success through innovation, automation, and culture shifts. How can cloud-native … continue reading

MongoDB acquires cloud database platform provider mLab

MongoDB has announced a new acquisition to help strengthen its position among developer communities. mLab is a San Francisco-based cloud database service. According to MongoDB, mLab has had experience with developer-centric startup communities, and this new acquisition will help deepen MongoDB’s relationship and involvement with developers. mLab was first launched in 2011 as a Database-as-a-Service … continue reading

VANTIQ focuses on real-time business operations in latest release

VANTIQ has released the latest version of its application development platform Modelo 3.0. This release is designed to bridge the gap between the business and IT with event-driven, real-time business capabilities that span from cloud to edge solutions. “Digital transformation requires new sources of innovation and creativity as we are at a technological inflection point … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Visual Studio’s “Suggest a Feature,” WhiteHat Security’s single-page application scanning, and Quick Base’s new security controls

Microsoft is introducing the “Suggest a Feature” capability in Visual Studio. The new feature will enable developers to submit ideas or feature requests to the Visual Studio Developer Community. Developers will be able to browse suggestions made by others and vote for their favorites, which will help Microsoft understand the impact to the community. “Suggest … continue reading

CollabNet VersionOne, Parasoft partnership brings automated testing to value stream management

With the goal of bringing automated testing into value stream management, CollabNet VersionOne and Parasoft today announced a partnership that will offer integration of their tools. “It’s a great fit,” said CollabNet VersionOne CEO Flint Brenton. “Less than 50 percent, around 35 percent, of our customers are doing automated testing.” That type of testing can … continue reading

No humans allowed: Artificial intelligence for faster, smarter testing tomorrow

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is reshaping our day-to-day lives, changing the way we see the world, pushing us out of our comfort zone, and bringing reality to the unimaginable. With the promise of personalization and eliminating mundane tasks, we have allowed AI to become intimately involved in our lives from listening devices in our homes to … continue reading

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