Microsoft calls for public regulation of facial recognition technology

Facial recognition has many beneficial uses for society, but it also has the potential to be misused and abused. Microsoft recognizes this and is laying out the steps it is taking to ensure facial recognition technology is used for good, as well as its recommendations to the government and the technology industry. “Advanced technology no … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Dynamsoft’s Dynamic Web TWAIN SDK, Undo’s funding round, and Intel’s latest acquisition

Dynamsoft’s Dynamic Web TWAIN document scanning SDK has been updated to version 14.0. The new version adds improvements to workflow efficiency when working with images and uploading files. It also includes an optimized HTML5 image viewer which support loading local images using drag-and-drop. The image viewer also enables users to adjust image sequences using drag-and-drop … continue reading

WSO2 introduces an integration agile approach to microservices

WSO2 announced the Summer 2018 release of its agile integration platform with a new approach to implementing microservices at WSO2Con US 2018 in San Francisco today. According to the company, while microservices are the software architecture of choice, agile development is being hindered by legacy technology. The Summer 2018 release aims to address this with … continue reading

GitHub Enterprise 2.14 is now available

GitHub has announced the 2.14 release of its enterprise solution. GitHub Enterprise 2.14 adds several new developer tools and improvements to administration, and is designed to connect teams to “the power of the open source community.” According to the company, the release adds unified search, which allows developers to search for public content and collaborate … continue reading

Google gives Apigee more API control and visibility capabilities

Google has announced new Apigee capabilities to provide organizations with more control and visibility into their APIs. According to Google, the new capabilities will enable organizations to deliver connected experiences, create operational efficiencies, and unlock data. The company announced a new partnership with Informatica, a integration-platform-as-a-service provider, to bring new capabilities such as the ability … continue reading

SD Times news digest: TypeScript 3.0 RC, Microsoft Teams, GitHub’s security alerts for Python and Bootstrap 4.1.2

Microsoft is one step closer to TypeScript 3.0 with the latest release candidate of the JavaScript superset programming language. TypeScript 3.0 RC features project references, extracting and spreading parameter lists with tuples, richer tuple types and support for React’s defaultProps. According to the company, the biggest feature it worked on for this release is the … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: GraphQL Engine from Hasura

With its open source release this week, GraphQL-as-a-Service company Hasura’s GraphQL Engine is looking to lift the burden on front-end and enterprise application developers who want to begin incorporating GraphQL’s data querying and manipulation capabilities in their preexisting Postgres-based applications without having to dig through the back-end of GraphQL’s code to implement it. ”GraphQL and … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: Building better app experiences with focus on web technologies

AngularJS, the popular JavaScript library, was spawned from the idea of creating a framework with an application mentality for building experiences on the Web. Version 6 was released in May with a focus on the toolchain more so than the framework itself. According to Stephen Fluin, developer advocate at Google, the idea for Angular JS … continue reading

CloudBees DevOptics adds new monitoring capabilities for DevOps teams

CloudBees is giving DevOps teams real-time value stream visibility and insights for monitoring, measuring, and managing DevOps performance with new capabilities in its DevOptics solution. According to the company, these new capabilities will solve a big problem that organizations face when trying to adopt DevOps practices, which is that they invest in new ways to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: BrowserStack debugging tools, Snowflake on Microsoft Azure and System.IO.Pipelines

BrowserStack is announcing new debugging tools and native mobile functionalities to its web and mobile app testing platform. In addition, the company announced it is adding new devices to its Real Device Cloud coverage with support for Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ and the 2018 Apple iPad. Support for iPhone 6, 6s, 6s Plus and 2018 … continue reading

Broadcom announces plans to acquire CA Technologies for $18.9 billion

The infrastructure technology management software solution provider CA Technologies has announced it is entering into a definitive agreement to be acquired by the semiconductor company Broadcom. Broadcom is acquiring the company for $18.9 billion. CA shareholders will receive $44.50 per share in cash. “We are excited to have reached this definitive agreement with Broadcom,” said … continue reading

Investing in QA is like buying insurance: Know your risk

Chief information officers have a number of critical mandates these days, from managing diverse IT infrastructure to helping business units develop revenue-driving services and ensuring great uptime and experiences for users. The thread stitching together all of these goals is software quality. Yet CIOs aren’t always on the same page as the quality assurance team. … continue reading

Your cloud should adapt to you, not the other way around

Know your apps, know your workloads, know your team. In the second installment of this occasional series on cloud migration, Don Boulia, GM of IBM Cloud Developer Services, and guest Lauren Nelson, principal analyst at Forrester Research, discuss the importance of designing a cloud to fit your needs, instead of redesigning your business for cloud. … continue reading

The hidden costs of data breaches

The average cost of a data breach is $3.86 million globally. That is a 6.4 percent increase from 2017, a newly released report revealed. The Cost of a Data Breach 2018 conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM Security found the cost of data breaches on a business’ bottom line has been steadily increasing … continue reading

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