SD Times news digest: XebiaLabs’ new DevOps Risk and Compliance features, Split’s free Feature Flag Edition, and Google’s changes to its SMS/Call Log policy

XebiaLabs has launched a new security and risk assessment solution for enterprises. The new solution features enhanced chain of custody reporting, a new security risk dashboard for software releases, and new at-a-glance compliance overviews. According to the company, this will help organizations track app release status and understand security better. “To effectively manage software delivery … continue reading

10 technology trends you should be worried about this year

While businesses are looking for the latest and greatest technology trends to hop on this year, Microsoft is trying to look at the bigger picture. The company’s president and chief legal officer Brad Smith released his top 10 technology developments for 2019 as well as the societal impact the developments will have. “It was a … continue reading

How the right team organization helps to survive a microservices-based project

The work on a microservices project is always stressful. Such projects introduce larger data sets, faster update rates, more requests, more failures, more latency challenges, more service interdependencies, more developers, more documentation, more servers, more networks, more databases.   Yet, all that doesn’t mean you should avoid microsevices-based projects. The right organization of your team … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google acquires DORA, Automation Anywhere’s RPA mobile app, and NVIDIA’s new robotics lab

DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) has been acquired by Google. The acquisition will enable DORA to create better user experiences in Google Cloud for developers and operations through data-driven insights. “The best, most innovative organizations develop and deliver their software faster, more reliably, more securely, and with higher quality, standing as high performers in technology,” … continue reading

Quantum computing, CloudOps, smart home solutions and more from the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show

The annual Consumer Electrics Shows (CES) kicked off this week in Las Vegas with businesses from around the world coming together and showing off their latest and greatest technology. Here are some of the announcements and devices that stood out to us the most: IBM reveals commercial quantum computing IBM unveiled its IBM Q System … continue reading

Industry Watch: Digital transformation is all about the timing

The software development industry is moving fast. Too fast, if you ask me, and for many practitioners I’ve spoken with in the last year at about a dozen events ranging from development to data to monitoring, to DevOps and testing. The folks I’ve spoken with over lunches, in session rooms and at post-conference socials tell … continue reading

SD Times news digest: ML.NET 0.9, GDPR.eu, and Improbable’s response to Unity

Microsoft has announced ML.NET 0.9, the latest version of the open-source, cross-platform machine learning framework for .NET. ML.NET enables developers to leverages existing tools to build custom AI into their applications by creating machine learning models. Models can be created targeting common tasks including classification, regression, clustering, ranking, recommendations, and anomaly detection. ProtonMail launches new … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Ockam

A new open-source project is launching this year to get down to the nitty gritty of IoT developer challenges. Ockam provides a suite of tools for identifying, trusting and including interoperability in connected devices. The project includes a software development kit with a library for Go language developers and a CLI. Future releases will include … continue reading

AWS launches a MongoDB-compatible database service, Amazon DocumentDB

AWS has announced a new document database service to support MongoDB workloads. Amazon DocumentDB can be used to “store, retrieve, and manage semi-structured data.” With the new database, developers will still be able to use the same MongoDB code, drivers, and tools, but will also enjoy improved performance, scalability, and availability, all while not worrying … continue reading

Analyst Watch: Developer or user?

Software developers create an intangible product — software — to define the initial configuration of a processor’s memory. The right memory configuration causes a processor to do what it’s supposed to do. We all tend to refer to the text representations of code as ‘software’ — when in fact, this text is just one step … continue reading

SD Times news digest: ActiveState’s new open-source automation features, Amazon acquires CloudEndure, and Square’s In-App Payments SDK

ActiveState has added new beta features to its platform. According to the company, the new features will help “automatically build, certify and resolve open source language.” Specific features include the ability to select a set of packages from ActiveState’s inventory to create on-demand builds, automated Python builds, automatic dependency resolution, commit-based build history, and integrated … continue reading

Guest View: The modern security hero is a developer

As software becomes more sophisticated, the need for a security culture in organizations becomes more urgent. However, organizations’ security teams rarely have the necessary resources and expertise to support developers. In fact, the BSIMM 2016 survey indicates that for every 245 software engineers, there is 1 security expert. Not only do organizations lack the resources … continue reading

Report: Competition heats up between Angular, React and Vue

Angular is one of the most popular frameworks for JavaScript development today, but competition among other frameworks is coming to fruition. A recently released report revealed interest in React and Vue is growing. The team behind the open-source hybrid mobile app development SDK Ionic released its second annual developer survey based on more than 10,000 … continue reading

Microsoft reveals plans to improve TypeScript in 2019

As JavaScript continues to grow and evolve, so must Microsoft’s implementation of JavaScript, TypeScript. Microsoft has announced new plans for TypeScript this year, and has released a roadmap for its priorities for the first half of the year. According to the company, it will focus on achieving five main goals relating to language design, productive … continue reading

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