Apache Wicket 9 released for the modern Java world

The 9th major release of the open-source Java web framework Apache Wicket is now available. Wicket 9 is built on top of Java 11 and designed to help web developers keep up to date with Java’s evolution.  “The release of Java 9 has been a turning point in Java history which laid the foundation for … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Altova low-code debugger, Auth0 and NS1 funding, and Portshift K8SHIELD framework

Altova announced the release of MobileTogether 7.0, a low code app development framework that introduced a new debugger for testing and troubleshooting app behavior during development in addition to numerous tools for defining controls, actions and UI refinements.  “Developers who are building highly sophisticated apps and solutions need the ability to troubleshoot throughout the development … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Kotlin 1.4-M3, VS Code version 1.47 released, and new SwaggerHub DevOps features

JetBrains has released the last milestone preview of Kotlin 1.4. Among the standard library changes in 1.4-M3, JVM libraries now come with the module-info descriptor, functional interfaces are added to the standard library, and new collection operations to cover real-life costs were added.  The new jlink tool allows users to generate a custom java runtime … continue reading

Sentry helps developers find performance issues with agentless front-end monitoring

Sentry wants to give developers the ability to find and resolve performance issues with the introduction of agentless front-end performance monitoring for Python and JavaScript. According to the company, developers can trace performance issues to poor-performing APIs and other related errors in just a few lines of code.  “As more organizations go digital, it is … continue reading

Contact tracing apps need to establish trust to be effective

As the world tries to fight the coronavirus pandemic, contact tracing is a key practice for preventing outbreaks. Contact tracing is the method of contacting every person an infected person might have had close contact with and getting them tested so they don’t go out and unknowingly spread the virus. While much of this tracing … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Boomi Blueprint Framework for Data Management, Microsoft to end Windows’ PHP 7.2 support, and Instana enterprise enhancements

Boomi’s Blueprint framework includes leadership guidance, design practice, and implementation practices.  “This set of best practices provides companies with the ability to respond to disruptive forces and quickly adapt their digital platform towards desired business vision and outcomes,” Boomi wrote in a post. In addition, leadership guidance provides the Digital Ideation Lab, a Boomi innovation … continue reading

Linux Foundation launches Community Specification for creating standards and specifications

The Linux Foundation has created a new way for open source communities to create Open Standards. Through its new initiative, Community Specification, communities will be able to create standards using tools and approaches that are inspired by open source developers.  Community Specification lets contributors more easily start the specification process, and also reduces administrative overhead. … continue reading

Industry Watch: BizOps — Bridging the age-old divide

Since my introduction into the software development industry in 1999, there has been one theme underlying all our coverage of tools, processes and methodologies: Getting business and IT to work closer together. At first, this divide was chalked up to the fact that the two sides did not speak the same language. The business side … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Planview acquires AI/ML company Aptage, AWS IoT SiteWise, and Docker teams up with AWS on bringing apps to the cloud

Planview announced the acquisition of Aptage, which focuses on the application of AI/ML to portfolio management and work management. “For Planview, the acquisition of Aptage brings data science and domain expertise in AI/ML. Not only will that accelerate the company’s current roadmap in AI/ML – a growing area of focus for the market and our … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Lumos

This week’s featured open-source project is Lumos, a Python library built to compare metrics between two datasets, accounting for population differences and invariant features. Lumos was open sourced this month by Microsoft. In a technical paper that shows the results from a real-world deployment of Lumos in Microsoft RTC applications , the Microsoft team wrote: … continue reading

Tidelift catalogs tries to make sense of open-source dependencies

Managed open source company Tidelift wants to help organizations navigate through their open-source dependencies as well as clear up any confusion.  According to the company, organizations usually take a distributed or centralized approach when it comes to managing open-source dependencies. With the distributed approach, developers are free to bring in new open-source components without many … continue reading

IBM weighs in on Istio joining Google’s Open Usage Commons

Google yesterday announced the creation of the Open Usage Commons (OUC), a new open source organization focused on trademarks. As part of the launch, Google reveled the open-source service mesh project Istio would be joining the organization.  As a result, long-timer partner and founding member of the Istio project IBM has expressed disappointment in the … continue reading

premium Feature experimentation: Walk before you run

Software innovation doesn’t happen without taking risks along the way. But risks can be scary for businesses afraid of making mistakes.  There is another way, according to Jon Noronha, senior vice president of product at Optimizely, a progressive delivery and experimentation platform provider. Feature experimentation, he said, allows businesses to go to market quicker while … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android 11 Beta 2, Instana rolls out granular role-based access control, and React Native 0.63

This release achieves the Platform Stability milestone, which means that Android 11’s APIs and behaviors are finalized.  From Beta 2, developers can release compatibility updates with confidence that the platform won’t change, according to Android.  Developers can enroll to get Android 11 Beta updates over-the-air for Pixel 2, 3, 3a, and 4 devices.  Additional details … continue reading

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