Guest View: Why Day 2 is critical in DevOps

Ready. Set. Deploy. The excitement and anxious energy developers feel the first time a new application runs in a production environment is probably a much smaller scale version of what NASA engineers felt when the Apollo 11 landed on the moon. And while there are no space travel celebrations until the astronauts safely return home, … continue reading

Altibase Hybrid Partitioned Table

SD Times news digest: Altibase creates hybrid partitioned table, Workato raises $70 million, and Five9 introduces App Marketplace

Altibase has announced that it has created a new hybrid partitioned table. This will help data scientists more effectively and efficiently sort data and store it in corresponding storage locations. This enhances performance when a table needs to process large sets of data. According to Altibase, hot data (frequently used) and cold data (not frequently … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Cloud native means Kubernetes

Attending the Pivotal SpringOne conference last month has hit home how important is the alignment around Kubernetes in the cloud-native technology world. This event is a developer conference for the popular Java web framework Spring — Pivotal was keen to quote from the recent JetBrains survey that the two most popular offerings in this category … continue reading

London Underground platform that says mind the gap

Report: Cybersecurity workforce needs to grow 145% to fill skills gap

There is currently a skills gap in cybersecurity, and companies need to go a long way to fill that gap. According to a new study from (ISC)2, the cybersecurity workforce will need to grow 145% in order to close that gap. The 2019 (ISC)2 Cybersecurity Workforce Study estimates that the cybersecurity workforce is currently made … continue reading

Is the Hadoop party over?

Fifteen years ago, the Hadoop data management platform was created. This kicked off a land rush of companies  looking to plant their flags in the market and open-source projects began to spring up to extend what the platform was designed to do. As often happens with technology, it ages, and newer things emerge that either … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Visual Studio adds Live Share app casting and contacts, Rockset Partners with Tableau, Android 10 introduces privacy protections for physical activity

Microsoft introduced contacts in Live Share that enables developers to collaborate with recent and contextual collaborators in VS 16.4. In-built audio calling has also been enhanced. “With app casting your debugging sessions can be a powerful place to do real-time collaboration and make progress on hard bugs. With direct invitations and status sharing with contacts … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Titan

Data is becoming more important than ever, and developers are beginning to realize they need better ways to harness and work with data. The problem, however, is that data isn’t handled the same way development is and therefore it can become a time-consuming and complex process.  “The rise of git, docker, and DevOps has created … continue reading

Python becomes the second-most popular programming language on GitHub

Python is finally beginning to outrank Java. In the beginning of the year, TIOBE Index predicted Python would soon replace Java and that prediction is becoming a reality with the release of GitHub’s 2019 State of the Octoverse. According to the report, Python outranked Java for the first time, becoming the second-most popular programming language … continue reading

The demise of Flash

There once was a time where Adobe Flash was the obvious choice for building rich web applications, but as the Internet began to grow and technology started to advance, Flash slowly started to die out.  Over the last couple of years more and more businesses have announced that they will no longer support Flash. There … continue reading

Saving Flash from extinction

Flash is quickly approaching the end of its life. Adobe plans to halt updates and distribution by the end of 2020, and encourages any content creators to migrate their existing Flash content to new open formats like HTML5, WebGL, and WebAssembly.  “Several industries and businesses have been built around Flash technology – including gaming, education … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google open sources Cardboard, the Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework, and Code42’s threat detection capabilities

Google open sourced its Cardboard project that lets developers create VR experiences across Android and iOS devices.  “We think that an open source model—with additional contributions from us—is the best way for developers to continue to build experiences for Cardboard,” Google wrote in a blog post. “We’ve already seen success with this approach with our … continue reading

Dart 2.6 released with dart2native

Google has announced the latest release of its programming language Dart. Version 2.6 comes with dart2native, an extension of its existing compiler with the ability to compile Dart programs to self-contained executables containing ahead-of-time compiled machine code. According to the company, this will enable developers to create tools for the command line on macOS, Windows … continue reading

Facebook’s Groups API causes data privacy concerns

Facebook wants to avoid another data privacy blunder. The company is quickly trying to address a problem it found with its Groups API access.  Last year, in an effort to better protect users privacy, Facebook removed and restricted a number of developer APIs — Groups API was one of these restricted APIs. Before restrictions were … continue reading

Microsoft launches Project Cortex to help organizations make sense of their data

Earlier this week at Microsoft Ignite, Microsoft announced the first new service in Microsoft 365 since they released Microsoft Teams in 2017. Project Cortex is a solution that will allow business users to gain valuable insights with their data, in ways they previously couldn’t. Over the years Microsoft has created a number of different ways … continue reading

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