State of JavaScript: The programming language is anything but boring

No matter how developers feel about JavaScript, one thing is for certain: the programming language keeps evolving year after year. JavaScript developers Raphaël Benitte, Sacha Greif and Michael Rambeau released the State of JavaScript 2017 report to get a complete picture of the programming language. “A few years back, a JavaScript survey would’ve been a … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitHub Enterprise 2.12, Element AI joins MIT’s Systems That Learn initiative, and Facebook’s AR Studio

GitHub Enterprise 2.12 is now available with enhancements to project boards, global webhooks, and repository archiving. Project boards show what is happening to groups of tasks and can be automated to update statuses. Webhooks can now be configured for the entire enterprise instead of one repository at a time. The update also features better repository … continue reading

Developers must keep integration as a primary thought

These day companies are pressured to build applications faster and faster than ever before. There are many different ways to speed up development processes, and a new one that has been catching on is agile integration. Agile integration is the idea of building applications and services with integration in mind, rather than as an afterthought, … continue reading

Unifi releases new AI powered analytics

Unifi Software has announced plans to power its data platform with a new artificial intelligence engine. OneMind is designed to source, explore and prepare data for businesses so that they can make educated decisions more easily. In addition, OneMind learns from the data in order to predict patterns and recommend datasets. The Unifi Data Platform … continue reading

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Microsoft previews Quantum Development Kit

Microsoft is helping to democratize quantum computing with the announcement of the Quantum Development Kit. The company first announced plans to develop a Quantum Development Kit in September at its Ignite conference. “Quantum computing takes a giant leap forward from today’s technology—one that will forever alter our economic, industrial, academic, and societal landscape. With the … continue reading

Datadog introduces Forecasts for predictive monitoring

Datadog is introducing a new artificial intelligence feature to provide better insight into cloud applications. The company announced Forecasts, a new feature designed to predict performance and stability issues before they happen.  Users can use Forecasts to visualize predicted trends as well as specify how far in advance they want to be alerted about potential … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Zigbee Alliance and Thread Group’s Dotdot specification, InfluxData update, and Topcoder’s Hybrid Crowd

The Zigbee Alliance and Thread Group have announced the availability of the Dotdot specification over Thread’s IP network. Dotdot is the Zigbee Alliance’s IoT language that enables smart objects to work on any network, while Thread is an open networking technology for IoT products. “The Thread Group’s vision is to extend IP – the powerful … continue reading

Synopsys acquires Black Duck Software

Synopsys officially announced the acquisition of Black Duck Software this week. The companies first entered into an agreement that would enable Synopsys to acquire Black Duck early last month. According to Synopsys, the acquisition of Black Duck will help provide its customers with visibility into open source software. Black Duck provides automated solutions that detect … continue reading

Industry Watch: Of serverless, backendless and codeless

Serverless technology is being called the next generation of the cloud. The first layer abstracted organizations from their physical servers. (Serverless, like cloud, of course, doesn’t literally mean ‘no server;’ it simply means not YOUR servers!) In its simplest terms, serverless is about developers writing code as a function, which the cloud provider then hosts … continue reading

IBM announces new code patterns and bot solution for developers

IBM is announcing new tools for building artificial intelligence, blockchain, data and cloud solutions. The company announced the release of more than 120 code patterns designed to help developers better search for open source code. “These patterns do the dirty work for the developer – they are curated packages of code, one-click GitHub repos, documentation … continue reading

ZeroStack releases DevOps Workbench

ZeroStack has announced the availability of its DevOps Workbench. The tool will allow developers to create workbenches from a combination of open source and commercial tools using one-click deployment. “I&O leaders are under intense pressure to deliver services to production faster to enable the business to pursue opportunities and respond to threats that may endanger … continue reading

SD Times news digest: MicroStrategy 10.10, Talend’s new developer courses, and UC Berkeley future learning robots

MicroStrategy has announced the general availability of MicroStrategy 10.10. This release adds the MicroStrategy Workstation, which will give users the ability to build and maintain enterprise content, create users and groups, assign security roles, and schedule and publish data mashups for business teams. “We are incredibly excited to release MicroStrategy 10.10, which empowers business teams … continue reading

Enforcing enterprise security policies on hybrid cloud

Server provisioning has historically played a key role in IT’s control over enterprise systems: IT approved and provisioned developers’ requests for compute resources, enforcing security controls and policies along the way. Cloud technologies are being adopted widely, creating hybrid environments. Cloud undermines the traditional provisioning model; developers can now allocate resources themselves with the swipe … continue reading

Guest View: Software reflects teams that build it

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. To deliver more customer value, a software team decides to upgrade the database. They talk to their operations people, who say, “Sorry, we can’t upgrade to the latest version because another team shares the database, and their application won’t support it.” Resigned to their fate, they put the … continue reading

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