Disrupting the economics of software testing through AI

EMA (Enterprise Management Associates) recently released a report titled “Disrupting the Economics of Software Testing Through AI.” In this report, author Torsten Volk, managing research director at EMA, discusses the reasons why traditional approaches to software quality cannot scale to meet the needs of modern software delivery. He highlights five key categories of AI and … continue reading

Value Stream Management: The practice that finally unites business and IT

Some 86% of respondents to a Broadcom survey on value stream management indicated they are not doing value stream management right now. To that, Lance Knight would say, “Yes, you are. You just don’t know it yet.” Knight, the COO of value stream platform provider ConnectALL, said if a company is already evaluating their processes … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Appian Process Mining now available; Microsoft releases TypeScript 4.6 beta; Soffos Inc. launches AI powered Q&A learning app

Appian, the low-code development platform, today announced the general availability of Appian Process Mining in order to easily identify and address workflow bottlenecks. With this, organizations are empowered to discover process inefficiencies as well as design and automate those workflows in one unified platform.  Appian Process Mining brings users a no-code module that works to … continue reading

Rust 1.58.1 now available with fix for security vulnerability

The Rust team has announced the release of Rust 1.58.1, which includes some important fixes for features introduced in Rust 1.58.0. It fixes a race condition in the library “std::fs::remove_dir_all,” otherwise known as the vulnerability CVE-2022-21658. According to the Rust team, an attacker could exploit the vulnerability to trick a privileged program into deleting files … continue reading

Microsoft reveals 2022 roadmap for Java in VS Code

Microsoft released its roadmap for its planned updates for Java on Visual Studio Code and highlighted its most important improvements in 2021.  2021 saw substantial improvements on all extensions in the Extension Pack for Java including 1.0 release of Language Support for Java, a Gradle for Java extension release, a new and better getting started … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google adds Firebase extension for Google Pay; Facebook develops self-supervised algorithm; AppFire acquires Numbered Headings

The team at Google recently announced the availability of the Firebase extension for Google Pay. Firebase extensions are open-source pre-packaged bundles of code that developers can build into their applications. The extension is intended to increase productivity as well as provide extended functionality to apps. With this extension installed, users can pass a payment token … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Harness community edition

The Harness CI/CD platform is now available through a free, source-available community edition. The company recently announced that it released the CD component of its platform as an open-source tool, whereas previously only the CI component had an open source version.  According to the company, Harness uses machine learning to determine deployment quality and can … continue reading

As applications drive business, iPaaS comes of age

If the adage “data is the new oil” stands true, then Integration Platform as as Service (iPaaS) is the machinery you need to drill and tap it. The allure of iPaaS is that it offers the integration needed to knit and integrate the data and processes of multiple business applications and the actual applications themselves. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: JetBrains Datalore updates; Testlio launches fused testing; Azure SDK January release

The team at JetBrains recently announced new updates being made to JetBrains Datalore. Among these updates are improvements made to the look and feel of the Visualize tab, such as Bigger plots Plot configuration has been moved to the left side of the tab Improvements to lets-plot library graphics  Additionally, JetBrains Datalore has added transitions … continue reading

Linux Foundation announces new certification and courses in open source development

The Linux Foundation announced that it created three new training courses on the edX platform, which cover Linux, Git, and other open source development tools.  The courses can be taken individually or combined to earn a Professional Certificate in Open Source Software Development, Linux and Git. Open Source Software Development: Linux for Developers (LFD107x) covers … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Plutora offers new Quickstart bundle; Kofax announces latest release of Kofax TotalAgility; Bugsnag adds support for Electron and Unreal Engine

Plutora recently announced the release of its test offering, the Test Environment Quickstart bundle. With this, Plutora hopes to simplify the approach to the DevOps transformation as well as provide a quick return on investment. With this release, environment managers and test teams will Gain visibility into their environments and stop manually tracking with spreadsheets … continue reading

The monorepo approach to code management

Codebases are as diverse, unique and interesting as the people who work on them. But almost all of them have this in common: they grow over time (the codebases, not the people). Teams expand, requirements grow, and time, of course, marches on; and so we end up with more developers writing more code to do … continue reading

SD Times news digest: dtSearch 2101.02 release; GrammaTech updates CodeSentry platform; Agnostiq Announces Partnership With Mila

DtSearch, the tool that instantly searches for terabytes of online and offline data across folders, emails, and other online databases, today released a new version of its product line, 2101.02. The product line covers both enterprise and developer applications.  This new version brings users several features, including  Windows 11, Windows Server 2022, and .NET 6 … continue reading

The benefits of software development apprenticeships

Since 2010, the number of U.S. apprenticeships has risen 64 percent and is expected to increase. For software developers, apprenticeships are beneficial for the apprentice, the mentor, and the company. They are an investment in the future of each. Beginners gain skill and exposure toward a possible career while the company grows its talent pool … continue reading

SD Times news digest: White House Open Source Security Summit; Jetpack Window Manager release candidate; Google’s solution challenge 2022

Organizations such as the Linux Foundation, OpenSSF, Google, Akamai, and Red Hat attended a White House Summit meant to address supply chain security challenges following the recent log4j crisis.  “The open-source ecosystem will need to work together to further cybersecurity research, training, analysis, and remediation of defects found in critical open-source software projects. These plans … continue reading

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