SD Times Blog: Facebook tips the scale with Libra

Last week Facebook revealed it was entering into the cryptocurrency space with the announcement of its global concurrency Libra. The word Libra is most commonly associated with the zodiac sign meaning balance and harmony. It is interesting Facebook chose this name because of all the different intricacies involved such as blockchain and privacy. Technology often … continue reading

AI robotics research platform PyRobot now open sourced

Facebook wants to accelerate AI robotics research with the open source release of PyRobot. According to the company, the project is designed as a framework and ecosystem that enables AI researchers and students to mobilize a robot in just a few hours, without specialized knowledge of the hardware or details such as device drivers, control … continue reading

SD Times news digest: API Fortress releases Forge, Eclipse 2019-06 IDE and Qt 5.13

API Fortress announced its downloadable test editor Forge, aimed at increasing flexibility in how developers choose to write API tests. According to the company, users can write the tests on their own computer outside of the platform. The company also released the application apif-local that contains the core of the API Fortress platform. The app … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Plum UI Kit

The mobile framework NativeScript team is releasing a new open-source project this week designed to help developers style their applications. The team calls the Plum UI Kit a “kitchen sink native app” meant to provide common app scenarios with copy-and-paste abilities. The project is inspired by the Plum UI Kit on Uplabs. “I’m not sure … continue reading

GitLab turns its focus to DevSecOps

GitLab is taking the next steps in its DevOps initiative with the announcement that it is integrating security into its single application. The company is also releasing auto remediation, security dashboards and plans to release security approvals in an upcoming update. “The advantages of a single application are numerous: A single sign-on eliminates the need … continue reading

The ideal DevOps team structure

As part of GitLab’s mission to power the DevOps life cycle, it is laying out its ideal DevOps team model. “The seamless collaboration between Development and IT operations is a beautiful thing. DevOps was designed to remove silos so that these teams could work together to build, test, and deploy software faster. But there’s a … continue reading

Google adds new level of privacy and insight to data with open-source project

Google has announced the open-source availability of its Private Join and Compute project. Private Join and Compute is a type of secure multi-party computation designed to help organizations work with confidential data sets. The project is a part of the company’s mission to help organizations do more with data while keeping users’ data as safe … continue reading

SD Times news digest: IBM’s next-gen blockchain platform, Apache Bigtop 1.4, and Eggplant expands test automation

IBM announced the next generation of its IBM Blockchain Platform, which has been rearchitected to support deployments via Kubernetes to public clouds or on-premises. Multicloud and other advanced capabilities have also been added to the platform. The new extension for Visual Studio Code is designed to help users integrate smart contract development  and network management … continue reading

HackerOne: The top 10 security vulnerabilities

Companies are paying the highest amount of bounties to fix cross-site scripting (XSS), improper authentication and information disclosure vulnerabilities. Meanwhile, some cloud-based vulnerabilities such as server-side request forgery (SSRF), in which an attacker can abuse functionality on the server to read or update internal resources, are seeing an uptick in bounties. This is according to … continue reading

It’s time to move off of SQL Server 2008

If you are still running Microsoft’s 2008 version of SQL Server, time is running out. The company announced support for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 will end next month. What this means is that Microsoft will no longer be adding new features or providing security updates. Once support ends, this will leave organizations still using the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Syncfusion Bold BI, Postman secures $50 million in Series B, and Progress releases OpenEdge Pro2 6.0

Syncfusion announced its new cloud-based BI intelligence platform, Bold BI, which enables developers and business analysts to create interactive dashboards from raw data sources. The platform integrates with Azure SQL Data Warehouse, Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle as well as generic access to any data source through support of REST. It also includes drag-and-drop design … continue reading

JDK 13 reaches Rampdown Phase One

JDK 13 has entered Rampdown Phase One, signaling that the new version of Java is just weeks away based on the timeline of previous iterations. The overall feature set is now frozen so further JEPs will be targeted toward the next release. RELATED CONTENT: The rise of Kotlin Here is what you can expect from … continue reading

premium Empathy drives software experience design

The acceleration of technology has directly influenced the digital customer’s behavioral patterns, driving enterprises to develop products and services that continue to meet constantly changing demand. Software companies and ISVs cannot afford to take a business-centric approach to push products into the market. It is imperative to fully integrate the customer into the design process … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra, Applitools announces free OSS licensing, and Appery.io’s Ionic 4 integration

Facebook announced its new cryptocurrency Libra, which aims to enable developers and businesses to build new, inclusive financial service products for people all around the world, according to the company. The cryptocurrency comes with the new executable bytecode programming Move, which can be used to implement custom transactions and smart contracts. Move can be used … continue reading

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