TypeScript 4.0 beta is here

Microsoft has announced the first beta release for TypeScript 4.0. The most recent version of the language, TypeScript 3.9, was released last month.  TypeScript 3.9 had introduced speed and user experience improvements. TypeScript 4.0 follows Microsoft’s pattern of trying to introduce new features that don’t introduce breaking changes for older versions.  The next version doesn’t … continue reading

DevOps Report: Testing is Everything

DevOps teams often struggle to meet speed and quality goals simultaneously. Intelligent test automation company mabl just released its 2020 State of DevOps Report based on a survey of 1,000 software professionals, including testers and QA professionals (59%) as well as developers and engineers (34%). The key takeaway is that manual testing doesn’t cut it. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Micro Focus’ Visual COBOL 6.0 and Enterprise Studio 6.0, Visual Studio Basic Essentials extension pack and IBM Blockchain Platform 2.5

Micro Focus announced the general availability of Visual COBOL 6.0 and Enterprise Suite 6.0. According to the company, the new releases provide versatile application, process, and infrastructure modernization tools for enterprise developers.  “Through new insight-driven tools, API development capabilities and robust deployment options, these Micro Focus solutions give developers new ways to work with complex … continue reading

Value stream is not as easy as it seems

It is time to start rethinking your value streams.  Lance Knight, COO of ConnectALL, said the industry is making value stream management sound so much simpler than it really is, when in reality it requires teams to start thinking deeper and differently about how their work flows.  The problem is that organizations are looking at … continue reading

Microsoft and Harvard collaborate on differential privacy

Microsoft and the OpenDP Initiative at Harvard have collaborated on a new platform that will offer differential privacy for large datasets. Differential privacy allows researchers to analyze datasets without having important data withheld, while also preserving the privacy of that data, according to Microsoft.  “Differential privacy, the heart of today’s landmark milestone, was invented at … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Perforce’s JRebel and XRebel plugin, .NET 5.0 preview 6, and PHP 8.0 alpha 1

Perforce announced a new combined plugin that will allow Java developers to use JRebel productivity and performance tools in Eclipse IDE. According to the company, packaging JRebel and XRebel will help developers accelerate the time to market for high performance Java applications. JRebel is a Java plugin that allows developers to skip redeploys during development … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: MLflow

MLflow, the open-source machine learning platform created by Databricks, has joined the Linux Foundation. The version update MLflow 1.9.1 was also released this week with bug fixes and improvements. The project has seen more than two million downloads per month and is growing fourfold every year. The project was first introduced at Spark + AI … continue reading

Amazon announces no-code solution Honeycode

Amazon is joining the no-code space with the announcement of Honeycode. The new solution is designed to make it easier for developers to build mobile and web applications with no programming required.  Instead of relying on methods like emailing spreadsheets or documents, Honeycode enables developers to use a simple visual application builder and to utilize … continue reading

Perl 7 announced, expected within the next year

After releasing Perl 5.32 earlier this month, the Perl community is already looking towards the next release of the language, which will be Perl 7. According to a blog post written by Perl book author brian d foy on the Perl website, “Perl 7 is going to be Perl 5.32, mostly.” What this means is … continue reading

Eggplant gets acquired by Keysight Technologies

The digital automation intelligence company Eggplant is joining Keysight Technologies, a technology company that focuses on helping enterprises, service providers and governments innovate in a secure way. Together, the companies hope to advance the automated software test market. Eggplant’s software test automation platform leverages artificial intelligence and analytics to automate test creation and test execution. … continue reading

SD Times news digest: JFrog ChartCenter, GitLab 13.1, and Hasura Cloud public beta announced

JFrog released ChartCenter, a free, central repository of public Helm charts for the developer community.   Developers can search among thousands of Kubernetes-ready packages to find the ones they need and discover and launch applications distributed across many public repositories.  “Your Helm CLI can pull all the public Helm charts you use from a single, central … continue reading

Angular 10 now available

The Angular team has announced a major version of the web framework. Angular 10 covers the entire platform, framework, Angular Material and CLI.  Traditionally, the team releases two major versions every year to coincide with the JavaScript ecosystem and provide a predictable schedule for developers. Angular 9 was just released 4 months ago, and the … continue reading

Android development team releases new ML Kit SDK

The Android development team is adding new features to its ML Kit, which is currently being used in over 25,000 iOS and Android apps.  ML Kit is the company’s solution for integrating machine learning into mobile applications. It was launched in 2018 at its I/O conference. The team is introducing a new SDK that doesn’t … continue reading

Data Theorem releases full-stack security analyzer for modern web apps and cloud services

Data Theorem released a new full-stack security analyzer called Web Secure. It is designed to provide vulnerability analysis for modern web applications from the web layer down to its embedded APIs and cloud resources.  According to the company, the analyzer was built for DevOps and security teams to improve web application security testing, and help … continue reading

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