SD Times news digest: OpenTelemetry announces beta support for languages, MariaDB’s SkySQL, and dotData Enterprise

OpenTelemetry announced the first wave of beta releases for Java, Go, JavaScript, Python, and .NET Components.  “We’ve made significant progress on OpenTelemetry in the last few weeks as we’ve successfully added more languages for inclusion in the beta launch. We’ll continue to add more language-specific components to the project as we move forward, bringing us … continue reading

HCL: Global services and now software too

There has been a lot of curiosity among our subscribers about HCL Software, ever since the news of HCL’s acquisition of several product portfolios from IBM closed on July 1, 2019.   We were pleased to have the opportunity recently to sit down with Darren Oberst, the head of HCL Software, and get answers to … continue reading

premium SD Times April 2020

The latest issue of SD Times is now available. This issue takes a in-depth look at chaos engineering. In order to build resilient systems, software teams must embrace the chaos. Other stories include how businesses can adapt for remote work, the testing in DevOps buyers guide, making open source work for your business and a … continue reading

Governance, compliance and risk management does not have to be a lengthy, tedious process

Software development may be a faster process thanks to the rise of Agile, DevOps, and continuous delivery, but governance, compliance and risk (GRC) management are slowing things down.  There are many manual and lengthy checks that go into GRC to make sure the software is secure, adheres to laws and regulations, and is on track … continue reading

GitLab moves 18 of its DevOps features to open source

GitLab announced that 18 of its features are moving to open source including related issues, export issues, issue board focus mode, and service desk. “This marks a major milestone in our efforts to empower the community to collaborate more robustly and to take our single tool for the DevOps lifecycle to the next level,” Sid … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Stack Overflow Dark Mode, SmartBear acquires TM4J, and Visual Studio 2010 version 16.6 Preview 2

Stack Overflow has released a beta of Dark Mode for its website. According to the company, this was one of the most requested features.  The request for Dark Mode was the 12th most upvoted question on Stack Overflow’s Meta community (out of 41,785 questions) and the #1 most upvoted on Feature Request overall. However, the … continue reading

Eclipse Foundation offers open-source alternative to Visual Studio Code

The Eclipse Foundation just released version 1.0 of an open-source alternative to Visual Studio Code called Eclipse Theia. Theia is an extensible platform that allows developers to create multi-language cloud and desktop IDEs, allowing them to create entirely new developer experiences. According to the Eclipse Foundation, the differences between Theia and Visual Studio Code are … continue reading

How to accelerate development with well-maintained and secure open-source components

Open-source code and frameworks can be found in most modern software applications, as developers find great value in using functionality that has already been written. Open source has little or no upfront monetary cost and saves developers valuable time to work on higher-value projects. But among the problems with open source are that the code … continue reading

SD Times Blog: What is our future?

A recent Zoom meeting saw Catchpoint founder and CEO Mehdi Daoudi sitting in the garage of his Los Angeles home, far from his New York City offices, explaining to me that’s where he and his early team built their first server on the way to building out a very successful monitoring enterprise. He was in … continue reading

Software development and testing considerations

Did you know there are at least 60 defined software development methodologies that have come out over the past five decades? The various options boggle the mind. Waterfall, lean, and agile are some of the best known, but there are so many more, including Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) and Test-Driven Development (TDD), as well … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Automation Anywhere’s Bot Security, Linux 5.6, and the IntelliSense Code Linter for C++

Automation Anywhere has launched the Bot Security program . The Bot Security program introduces a flexible, multi-tiered framework to certify that bots built by customers, partners, and publishers of bots on Bot Store are pre-certified and trusted to scale RPA more rapidly and securely. Bot Security includes four levels of protection: malware scan; self-attestation and … continue reading

Developers take on COVID-19 with open-source projects, hackathons

In the past few weeks the coronavirus pandemic has taken hold in the United States, and the disease will continue to have a massive impact around the world for the foreseeable future. But even in the midst of panic and uncertainty, communities are coming together to do what they can. People are 3D printing face … continue reading

Communication is key when leading teams from afar

The current novel coronavirus pandemic has locked office doors everywhere and scattered teams to their respective homes, forcing more leaders to take a different approach of steering their organizations. But at least in sectors such as software development and IT, leadership from afar is not uncharted territory, according to Dr. Vince Molinaro, a strategic leadership … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google cancels I/O 2020, Intel opens oneAPI DevCloud, and GraphQL Mesh

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Google announced that it is completely cancelling its I/O Developers Event that was set to happen May 12 – 14th. “Please know that we remain committed to sharing ongoing Android updates with you through our developer blogs and community forums,” Google wrote in a tweet.  Intel opens oneAPI DevCloud for … continue reading

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