Android 15 developer preview out now

The Android development team has just announced the first developer preview of Android 15.  “Android 15 continues our work to build a platform that helps improve your productivity while giving you new capabilities to produce superior media experiences, minimize battery impact, maximize smooth app performance, and protect user privacy and security all on the most … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: GitButler

GitButler is a Git-based version control client that allows developers to work on multiple branches simultaneously, while maintaining proper version control. It acts as a layer on top of Git that keeps track of the uncommitted changes in a repository.. Changes are grouped into virtual branches, and these branches can be worked in parallel in … continue reading

Microsoft announces principles for dealing with threat actors who are using AI

OpenAI and Microsoft have published findings on the emerging threats in the rapidly evolving domain of AI showing that threat actors are incorporating AI technologies into their arsenal, treating AI as a tool to enhance their productivity in conducting offensive operations.  They have also announced principles shaping Microsoft’s policy and actions mitigating the risks associated … continue reading

Slack AI is beginning to rollout to customers

Slack has announced that Slack AI is starting to officially roll out to customers. First announced in September, Slack AI incorporates generative AI capabilities into the communication platform. The initial set of capabilities include personalized responses to search queries, channel recaps for key highlights of the activity within a channel, and thread summaries to enable … continue reading

The Importance of Prevention: How Shifting Left, Static Analysis and Unit Testing Create Better Code Quality

Developers are constantly balancing demands to provide quality features of the highest standard at a fast pace. Every aspect of business now relies on software, which means developers are constantly working to write and produce the best software they can. Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) help facilitate the creation of that software, but … continue reading

Holepunch launches Pear Runtime, an open-source peer-to-peer app development platform

Pear Runtime, an open-source peer-to-peer (P2P) app development platform, has been launched by Holepunch, a P2P company backed by Tether.  This platform is set to redefine app development by offering a secure, efficient, scalable, and cost-effective solution for developers. With Pear Runtime, developers can create unlimited applications leveraging robust open-source P2P infrastructure, ensuring that they … continue reading

Microsoft reveals what’s to come in .NET 9

Microsoft released .NET 8 a couple of months ago, and even though .NET 9 isn’t expected to be available until the end of this year, the company is sharing some insight into what it has planned for this upcoming release. In addition to releasing the roadmap, the company also announced that the first preview of … continue reading

MongoDB Atlas Stream Processing in public preview

Atlas Stream Processing, a solution that aggregates and enriches streams of high velocity, rapidly changing event data, and unifies working with data, is now in public preview. In the transition from private to public preview, Atlas Stream Processing has focused on enhancing the developer experience to position itself as a go-to solution for development teams. … continue reading

Google to transfer developers to Federated Credential Management API in April for cookie-free user authentication

Continuing on its plan of phasing out third-party cookies from Chrome this year, Google has announced that in a couple of months it will be using the Federated Credential Management (FedCM) API as a cookie-free alternative to signing in using Google Identity Services (GIS). GIS allows users to sign into apps or websites using their … continue reading

Perforce acquires test data management platform provider Delphix

This post has been updated since publication with additional commentary on the acquisition. Perforce today announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire test data management (TDM) platform provider Delphix, adding those capabilities to its wide range of software development and DevOps solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Along with test data … continue reading

GitHub Accelerator applications now open for AI-focused open-source projects

GitHub has just opened up a new cohort for GitHub Accelerator, which is a program that provides funding and support for selected open-source projects. The theme of this cohort will be AI in open-source.  “AI is rapidly changing the way we work and live, and open source collaboration is at the core of AI innovation,” … continue reading

Amazon adds new embedding model choices to Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock

AWS announced updates to Knowledge Bases for Amazon Bedrock, which is a new capability announced at AWS re:Invent 2023 that allows organizations to provide information from their own private data sources to improve relevancy of responses.  According to AWS, there have been significant improvements since the launch, such as the introduction of Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL-Compatible … continue reading

Microsoft reveals Spring roadmap for Semantic Kernel

Microsoft is sharing its roadmap for Semantic Kernel for features that will be implemented prior to the Microsoft Build conference in a few months.  Semantic Kernel is Microsoft’s tool for adding and integrating LLM technology into existing applications.  According to the company, the roadmap groups updates into three main categories: V1.0 parity across languages, additional … continue reading

Ibis 8.0 lets data teams write code once across different engines

Voltron Data has announced the release of Ibis 8.0, an update to its popular Python dataframe API, which has been downloaded over 10 million times. Ibis enables developers to run code across various data platforms by choosing the most suitable query engine for specific tasks.  The latest version introduces the first dedicated streaming backends for … continue reading

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