Automated releases are quickly becoming the new standard

The move to the cloud, the introduction of new AI technologies, and the evolution of DevOps practices are radically altering the software development landscape. As the speed of innovation increases and customers begin to expect more from software companies, releases need to be quick and as bug-free as possible.  Release automation is an area that … continue reading

Brave makes its Search API available for developers

Brave, the web browser that preserves privacy and automatically blocks ads and tracking, has made its Search API available to developers.  Brave Search is a private search engine, meaning that it doesn’t save your search history or track you. In 2021, Brave made it the default search engine in their browsers, replacing Google.  Developers can … continue reading

How useful has ChatGPT actually been for marketers?

Because of ChatGPT, a lot of the current ways of working are in the process of morphing into something different. One area of the business where this is especially true is marketing. ChatGPT, and other generative AI technologies, are particularly good at communication, rewriting content, and generating ideas, which makes it the perfect companion to … continue reading

There doesn’t have to be tension between engineering managers and individual contributors

Engineering managers and individual contributors usually want the same thing: to produce quality work in a way that feels creative and collaborative, all while doing so in a predictable and sustainable way. I’d even say you would struggle to find someone who doesn’t want this type of work agreement.  It’s also important to note that … continue reading

Microsoft releases Fluent 2 to enable more creativity in design

Microsoft has unveiled the latest evolution of its design system, Fluent. Fluent 2 includes changes that aim to enable better collaboration and creativity.  “We improved on the solid foundations from Fluent 1 and injected innovative additions. All to empower makers at every angle of the system to drive toward a single purpose. That purpose? One … continue reading

SD Times Open Source Project of the week: Microsoft Dev Home

Microsoft Dev Home is a new control center for Windows that offers users a way to monitor projects in their dashboard using customizable widgets. It enables customers to track all of their workflows and coding tasks in one location.  Dev Home also allows customers to set up their dev environment by downloading apps, packages, or … continue reading

Google to use AI to create personalized ads

Google has developed a conversational technology within Google Ads intended to help create campaigns and simplify navigating Search ads by merging the user’s understanding with Google AI. Marketers can give Google AI the landing page they want for their campaign and it will provide a summary of it. From there, it will give keywords, titles, … continue reading

EPUB 3.3 released, becomes W3C Recommendation

EPUB is an interchange format for digital documents that can represent and package together web content like HTML, CSS, SVG, and other resources.  Version 3.3 is backwards compatible with the previous version 3.2, so documents created in 3.2 are also valid in 3.3 and no changes need to be made for document workflows. Becoming a … continue reading

Gartner: CTOs who lack outcome-focused technology risk delayed disruption response

Recent Gartner research has revealed that by 2025, the 80% of CTOs who don’t have the correct tools in place to support business and customer needs or adapt to change will negatively impact their business response to disruption.  The research also showed that executive leaders are currently sharing unrealized dependencies that can help to meet … continue reading

KPI anti-patterns hinder business outcomes

When it comes to data-driven decision-making, quality control, goal alignment, and accountability, establishing and adhering to key performance indicators (KPIs) is the industry standard for creating and maintaining exceptional engineering teams.  Unfortunately, there are a few engineering KPI anti-patterns that reduce the organizations’ ability to understand how their performance relates to business outcomes. When teams … continue reading

Elasticsearch announces new relevance engine designed to bring AI innovation to enterprise data

Elastic, the company behind the distributed search and analytics engine Elasticsearch, recently unveiled Elasticsearch Relevance Engine (ESRE). The engine is backed by built-in vector search and transformer models to help bring AI innovation to proprietary enterprise data. ESRE offers organizations assistance with creating secure deployments so they can access the full value of their proprietary … continue reading

Microsoft Build: Windows Terminal Preview 1.18, Azure Developer CLI, new Azure Cosmos DB features, and more.

Microsoft’s annual developer conference, Microsoft Build, kicked off yesterday, and as a result, the company has been making a lot of updates to its developer offerings.  Windows Terminal Preview 1.18 was released, which means Windows Terminal has now been updated to version 1.17. This release includes the addition of Tab Tearout, which allows you to … continue reading

Tidelift has been awarded a $3.5 million contract to secure software supply chains

Security and resilience solution provider Tidelift has announced that it has been awarded three contracts with the U.S. government, equalling over $3.5 million. With this, the company intends to expand its public sector organization to meet the growing demand for improved cybersecurity supply chain risk management from the U.S. government.  According to Tidelift, this effort … continue reading

Microsoft Build 2023 brings expansions to the AI ecosystem, new plugin capabilities with Microsoft’s Copilot ecosystem, and more

Microsoft Build 2023, the annual conference aimed at engineers and developers using Windows, Microsoft Azure, and other Microsoft technologies, kicked off this morning and there have been several announcements made. An expansion of the AI plugin ecosystem Microsoft’s Copilot ecosystem has been expanded to include Copilot in Power BI and Copilot in Power Pages in … continue reading

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