SD Times news digest: Grafana 7.0 released, RedisAI and RedisGears, and Datical is now Liquibase

Grafana 7.0 includes significant enhancements to simplify the development of custom plugins and drastically increase the power, speed, and flexibility of visualization.  The UI now includes a new table panel, a new grid layout engine, and data visualizations are now based on specific data configurations (min/max/mean graphs, etc.) to provide better consistency across Grafana. Other … continue reading

Microsoft builds a new online developer conference experience

Federal guidelines on social distancing have prevented conferences from taking place for the past few months. But just because physical events can’t be held isn’t stopping many companies from still hosting their planned events virtually.  While many events have simply been livestreams of what the event would have been if it had gone on in … continue reading

Report: Python 2 no longer maintained, but still used

Despite Python 2 nearing end-of-life on January 1, 2020, 10% of Python developers were still using it in 2019, according to JetBrains’ 2019 Python developer survey.   The share of developers still using Python 2 has been decreasing year-over-year. JetBrains’ 2017 survey found that 25% were using Python 2 and their 2018 found that 16% were … continue reading

IBM releases the Equal Access Toolkit for developers

Ahead of this week’s Global Accessibility Awareness Day, IBM is releasing an open-source Equal Access Toolkit and Accessibility Checker to help developers and testers easily embed accessibility into their workflows. “Although nearly 1 in 4 adults in the U.S. face some type of disability, an industry sample has found that in 2020 over 98 percent … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Java Client roadmap updates, Xs:code and Redis’ partnership, and Venafi acquires Jetstack for digital transformation

The Java Client roadmap extends the availability and support timelines for many Java Client-related technologies. Commercial support and updates for Java SE 8 have shifted from March 2025 to at least December 2030. Also, personal use of Java SE 8 has been extended indefinitely from the previously announced date of December 2020. Additional details on … continue reading

Microsoft provides insight into its programming language Bosque

Microsoft Research is working on a new programming language designed around cloud-first development and artificial intelligence. As part of its work, the company announced new capabilities for the Bosque programming language created to support automated reasoning tools. According to Microsoft, Bosque derives from a combination of TypeScript inspired syntax and types plus ML and Node/JavaScript … continue reading

SD Times news digest: MongoDB for VS Code, Rust celebrates 5 years, and DigitalOcean’s $50 million round of funding

MongoDB wants to help make developers more productive with the release of MongoDB for VS Code. The solution enables developers to quickly connect to MongoDB and MongoDB Atlas and work with their data to build applications right inside their code editor.  Users can connect to a MongoDB or Atlas cluster, create MongoDB Playgrounds, and quickly … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Deno

Deno is a simple, modern and secure runtime for JavaScript and TypeScript that uses V8 and is built in Rust. Version 1.0 was released this week.  It is secure by default, supports TypeScript out of the box, ships only a single executable file, and has built-in utilities like a dependency inspector (deno info) and a … continue reading

premium Why software delivery management matters

Software delivery has come a long way in the last 10 years. Many organizations have scrapped the restrictive waterfall model in favor of collaborative approaches that enable them to build faster, change features midstream and deliver updates continuously. But today’s delivery processes aren’t as efficient as they could be. They’re still fraught with bottlenecks, mistakes … continue reading

Melissa to offer data optimization services to help with election security

With November’s election approaching, election security is something many people are already starting to think about. Data verification company Melissa has announced that it will be offering free data optimization services that will improve registered voter rolls and encourage fair election processes. According to Melissa, the combination of increasing numbers of vote-by-mail options and an … continue reading

NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX developer kit now available with cloud-native support

In an effort to help developers build, deploy and manage AI at the edge, NVIDIA has announced its Jetson Xavier NX developer kit with cloud-native support.  Compared to its predecessor Jetson TX2, NVIDIA explained Jetson Xavier NX delivers more than 10x higher performance and with cloud-native support can handle high AI and compute needs.  RELATED … continue reading

SD Times news digest: NVIDIA to accelerate Apache Spark, Google cloud training and MariaDB SkySQL power tier

NVIDIA announced that it is collaborating with the open-source community to bring end-to-end GPU acceleration to Apache Spark 3.0. In addition, AI model training will be able to be processed on the same Spark cluster, instead of running the workloads as separate processes on separate infrastructure.  “Data analytics is the greatest high performance computing challenge … continue reading

NVIDIA releases GPU-accelerated app framework for conversational AI services

NVIDIA announced a new solution to help organizations create artificially intelligent conversational services at its online GPU Technology Conference (GTC) this week. NVIDIA Jarvis is a GPU-accelerated app framework that leverages video and speech data to build customized, language-based AI services.  “Conversational AI is central to the future of many industries, as applications gain the … continue reading

Staying in sync with your data

Data has become more important than ever as businesses look to gain new insights and bring new value to customers. The problem, however, is an overwhelming amount of data between the tens if not hundreds of SaaS services, databases, and file formats being used.  “If you can’t connect to that data, then you can’t govern … continue reading

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