SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: OS-C

This week’s open-source project isn’t a development tool, but rather a community of collaborators working together to build a software platform to “boost capital flows into climate change mitigation and resilience,” called OS-C. OS-C is a Linux Foundation project that hopes to create a model that can be used to enable applications used for climate-integrated … continue reading

Broken Access Control is now the highest vulnerability in OWASP Top 10 2021

The latest edition of the OWASP Top 10 showed that all of the highest-priority vulnerabilities since 2017 have shifted and new ones have been introduced.  Broken Access Control has dethroned Injection as the top vulnerability, whereas it previously held fifth place. The 34 Common Weakness Enumerations (CWEs) mapped to Broken Access Control had more occurrences … continue reading

The IT industry’s impact on climate change

Climate change is an issue that affects all of us, and as time passes on, it becomes more difficult to ignore the problem. Every industry plays some part in contributing to climate change and the technology industry is no exception.  On this week’s episode of the SD Times podcast “What the Dev?” SD Times Editor-in-Chief … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android 12 Beta 5, Flutter 2.5 released, Databricks closes Series H funding

Android announced the final Beta update for Android 12 to help developers with testing and development. Since platform stability was achieved with Beta 4, all app-facing surfaces are final, including SDK and NDK APIs, app-facing system behaviors, and restrictions on non-SDK interfaces.  “Today’s Beta 5 release has everything you need to try the Android 12 … continue reading

Using GPT-3 for root cause incident summarization of incidents

The complexity of today’s distributed microservices applications makes it tough to track down the root cause when a problem occurs. The time-proven method of drilling down on monitoring dashboards and then digging into logs simply takes too long. Hunting through huge volumes of logs is tedious and interpreting them is difficult. It also requires an … continue reading

Screenshot of Personal Space, a new feature in Tableau 2021.3

Latest Tableau update improves data prep and management

The latest release of Tableau is now available. Tableau 2021.3 includes better ways to prepare and manage data, explore data through Tableau Server or Online site before sharing with others, and new custom sample workbooks. Improvements to Tableau Prep include linked tasks, which will allow users to automate multiple flow jobs and ensure they happen … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Micro Focus releases UFT Mobile 2021, Liquidware updates its FlexApp solution, Google Workspace hybrid work updates

Micro Focus announced the release of UFT Mobile 2021 which visually enhances the mobile testing experience, optimizes utilization of devices, simplifies administration capabilities, and supports additional technologies.  The dashboard can also assist with decision making. For example, device information is useful when deciding if additional devices of a certain OS version are required in general … continue reading

Reducing friction between dev and app sec teams is key

As developers begin to be responsible for more and more elements beyond just coding, having tools take some of the burden off them will become important. Developers are now expected to become security experts, and while it’s important to know the basics such as how to write secure code, there also becomes a dependence on … continue reading

Is DevOps actually ‘The Bad Place’?

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for the TV show “The Good Place.” In the television series “The Good Place,” four people die and are told they are in heaven — The Good Place. But their time is marked by a series of escalating annoyances that finally makes one of them realize they are … continue reading

SD Times news digest: JetBrains launches DataSpell, an IDE for data scientists, Firefox 92 released, Apache weekly roundup

JetBrains announced a new dedicated IDE for Data Science under the Early-Access Program.  DataSpell offers a productive development environment for data science professionals who are actively involved in exploratory data analysis and prototyping machine learning models. The IDE offers native support for Jupyter notebooks and provides an enhanced experience over traditional Jupyter notebooks. It also … continue reading

Why did it take the Colonial Pipeline hack to focus on security?

We’ve had Solar Winds. Kaseya. Microsoft Exchange. We’ve heard of millions upon millions of personal data files being hacked and exploited. So, why was it that the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack was the one to get people focused on software and infrastructure security? The easy answer is because it hit consumers at the gas pump, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Python in Visual Studio Code – September 2021 release, Elastic completes acquisition of Build.Security, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud 2021.08

Microsoft announced the September 2021 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code, which includes a rich Python editing experience in the browser, a revamped testing experience, and a new button for running and debugging files on the editor. The new version also includes an update regarding the Microsoft Python Language Server’s end of … continue reading

Internet Privacy and User Protection

There are many facets of internet privacy that must come together in order to provide the best possible protection for users, and it all starts with each application and platform doing their part. According to Curtis Simpson, chief information security officer at the cybersecurity platform  provider Armis, the way organizations protect their users comes down … continue reading

Infrastructure management going extinct with serverless

It’s no surprise that organizations are trying to do more with less. In the case of managing infrastructure, they’re in fact trying to do much more in the area of provisioning software — not by lessening it but by eliminating infrastructure altogether, through the use of serverless technology.  According to Jeffrey Hammond, the vice president … continue reading

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