BizOps speeds digital transformation

Today’s businesses need to be more agile and digital than they’ve ever been before to adapt quickly to rapidly changing market conditions. Organizational leaders want to maximize business outcomes, so IT must help accelerate time to value and reduce operational risks. To achieve these goals, organizations must push beyond IT-centric forms of Ops and embrace … continue reading

MIT CSAIL researchers develop tool for creating domain-specific languages

Researchers at the MIT CSAIL have just launched a new tool, BuildIt, designed to make it easier for developers to create their own programming languages. According to MIT CSAIL, many programming languages are classified as domain-specific languages (DSLs), which are languages that have been adapted in some way from traditional languages and designed for use … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitHub’s first chief security officer, VS 2019 remote debug support, and Android Sleep API released

GitHub hired Michael Hanley as its first chief security officer to focus on developer-first security.  “Good security and the speed of the business are not opposing concepts when met with thoughtful design and a customer-centric approach. I believe that security done well allows us to go further, faster, and more confidently than ever before,” Hanley … continue reading

SD Times March 2021

SD Times March 2021

The March issue of SD Times is now available. This issue features a look at how to build environmental sustainability into development efforts, why developers love Go, and what’s coming in Java 16. … continue reading

Google details three common mainframe modernization mistakes

As more organizations embark on mainframe modernization journeys, Google wants to make sure they head down the right path. The company outlined common pitfalls and antipatterns businesses face when migrating or modernizing their workloads.  “Migrating or modernizing your mainframe workloads is complex and challenging, even under ideal conditions,” Travis Webb, solutions architect at Googe, wrote … continue reading

Example of Error Analysis exposing the distribution of errors.

Microsoft introduces new tools for responsible AI

Microsoft has announced new capabilities in its responsible AI (RAI) toolkits for helping data scientists reduce bias within their machine learning models. Last May at Microsoft Build, it announced three tools for the toolkit: InterpretML, Fairlearn, and SmartNoise.  SmartNoise is a collaboration between Microsoft and Harvard and is used to protect personal data while allowing … continue reading

SD Times news digest: xMatters’ data-driven DevOps approach to incident resolution, SolarWinds APM integrated experience, and Atlassian acquires Chartio

xMatters has announced new capabilities designed to help teams respond faster to incidents. According to the company, its data-driven DevOps approach helps DevOps, SRE and operations teams collaborate through the xMatters Incident Console, Slack, Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Other updates include a new “Incidents by Severity” widget, and new capabilities in its messaging user interfaces … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: PennyLane

PennyLane is an open-source, cross-platform Python library for differentiable programming of quantum computers. Differentiable programming refers to a programming paradigm that leverages automatic differentiation. PennyLane tries to bridge the gap between quantum computing and machine learning. According to the project’s GitHub page, PennyLane enables users to train quantum computers much like neural networks.  Xanadu, the … continue reading

Google’s Jetpack Compose UI toolkit reaches beta

Google released its new UI toolkit Jetpack Compose, designed to make it easier to build native apps across all Android platforms.  According to the team, Compose offers modern, declarative Kotlin APIs and is built to integrate with existing Android apps and Jetpack libraries.  Google’s product manager Anna-Chiara Bellini and developer relations team member Nick Butcher … continue reading

Checkmarx debuts new Keeping Infrastructure as Code Secure solution

In an effort to better secure cloud-native apps, software security company Checkmarx has launched a new open-source static analysis solution. The new Keeping Infrastructure as Code Secure (KICS) solution enables developers to write secure infrastructure as code (IaC) by automatically detecting issues from the start. According to the company, as organizations move to the cloud … continue reading

Amazon launches Amplify Flutter for building cross-platform apps

Amazon has announced the general availability of Amplify Flutter, which is a new solution that combines AWS Amplify and Flutter to enable developers to build cross-platform apps.  AWS Amplify provides a set of tools for building scalable web applications, while Flutter is Google’s UI toolkit for mobile, web, and desktop application development.  Key benefits for … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Fairwinds Insights 3.0, Mabl unveils native desktop app, and Nim 1.4.4 and 1.2.10

The latest release of Fairwinds Kubernetes security monitoring and governance solution aims to bridge the gap between security, development and operations. Fairwinds Insights 3.0 features resource monitoring; automation roles; and a new Open Policy Agent policy UI. The resource monitoring functionality is now integrated with Prometheus Collector to provide fine-grained resource usage data and reports … continue reading

Google to fund two full-time Linux kernel security developers

Google and the Linux Foundation have announced plans to maintain and improve Linux’s long-term security. As part of the plan, the organizations will prioritize funds to underwrite long-time Linux kernel maintainers Gustavo Silva and Nathan Chancellor as full-time developers focused on Linux kernel security development.  This decision follows a survey by the Linux Foundation’s Open … continue reading

Data mesh challenges common data assumptions

A data architecture that aims to challenge the preconceived notions of data and enable organizations to scale and move faster took center stage at this month’s Starburst Datanova conference. “The inconvenient truth is that despite increased investment in AI and data, the results have not been that great,” Zhamak Dehghani, director of emerging technology for … continue reading

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