SD Times news digest: Gremlin’s Chaos Engineering Practitioner Certificate Program, FusionAuth Advanced MFA, and InstallAware X13 for Ethereum

Gremlin’s new Chaos Engineering Practitioner Certificate Program was designed to help software teams get started with chaos engineering.  “No matter your title and background, Gremlin makes it easy for anybody interested in reliability to become a Chaos Engineering expert,” Tammy Butow, a principal SRE at Gremlin, wrote in a blog post. “This Gremlin Certificate Program … continue reading

Industry Watch: Security first and foremost

The SolarWinds and Colonial Pipeline hacks have brought security to the fore of software development. Once again. And again, our “thoughts and prayers” go out to the customers of those companies, and the companies themselves, harmed by the attacks. I say this because, not unlike the mass shootings that plague America — and please, do … continue reading

Are your metrics right for a remote workforce?

So much of what we do at work has to be measured. There is a sense that, if something cannot be measured, does it even really exist? Certainly, if a project or function can not demonstrate how it is being measured in a clear, understandable manner, its ability to secure approval or signoff is dramatically … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Grafana 8.0 released, Sentry custom dashboards, and Synopsys acquires Code Dx

Grafana 8.0 introduces new alerts that centralize alerting information Grafana managed alerts and alerts from Prometheus-compatible data sources within one UI and API.  Grafana Labs also introduced a new data source: Alertmanager, which is in alpha and includes built-in support for Prometheus Alertmanager.  Also, data sources can now send real-time updates to dashboards over a … continue reading

Apple’s WWDC 2021: Xcode Cloud, AR updates, and Swift concurrency support

Apple announced a number of newly available APIs for developers, updates to the programming language Swift, App Store enhancements and new software features at its online 2021 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 2021) today.  “We’re thrilled to provide our developer community with powerful new tools and technologies to help create even more compelling and higher-quality apps, … continue reading

Understanding the new “open” licenses

The Commons Clause was one of the first licenses that came out to try to combat cloud providers. It made headlines and caused an uproar in the open-source community when Redis Labs announced it was switching to the license. Under the clause, users do not have the right to sell the software, meaning third parties … continue reading

The battle of open-source licenses

Earlier this year, Elastic reignited the open-source licensing debate when it announced it would be changing its license model to better protect its open-source code. Over the last couple of years, a number of companies — including Redis Labs, MongoDB, Cockroach Labs, and Confluent — have been switching their open-source licenses to avoid what they … continue reading

Continuous documentation pulls from the principles of CI/CD

Testing and the SDLC have evolved as a result of continuous integration and deployment becoming a popular method at organizations, but moving forward, organizations need to apply the same principles to documentation to keep developers up to speed.  This is according to the newly released Continuous Documentation Manifesto written by Omer Rosenbaum, the CTO at … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Practical Data Science course, Nintex acquires AssureSign, and Apache weekly roundup

AWS, DeepLearning.AI and Coursera announced the launch of Practical Data Science, three-part series of hands-on courses designed for data professionals to learn the essentials of machine learning. The courses delve into how to use state-of-the art algorithms for natural language processing and natural language understanding using Amazon SageMaker and Hugging Face’s optimization of the BERT … continue reading

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Apple, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla form WebExtensions Community Group

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), which sets international standards for the web, has announced the formation of the WebExtensions Community Group (WECG). WebExtensions is an API for developing extensions for different web browsers.  Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla are among the first to initiate this group, but the WebExtensions Community Group also welcomes other … continue reading

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Open source is a community, not a brand

It’s no longer a question of why should you use open source. The tables have turned and businesses are asking themselves why aren’t they using open source? But an even bigger question has been left unanswered, and that is how are they using open source? Are they staying true to the open source meaning?  As … continue reading

Guest View: The time has come for RPA standards

The robotic process automation (RPA) market is white hot. Driven in part by the global pandemic, which pressured companies to digitally transform the way they work and do business, RPA has rapidly become the fastest growing enterprise technology for industrial and manufacturing operations. Projected RPA sales for 2021 are on track to exceed 2020’s $1.5 … continue reading

LoopBack joins the OpenJS Foundation

IBM’s LoopBack framework joins OpenJS Foundation as an incubating project

The OpenJS Foundation is getting a new incubating project thanks to a donation from IBM. It will be donating its Node.js and TypeScript framework for building APIs, LoopBack. “We are thrilled to welcome LoopBack into the OpenJS Foundation. As the vendor-neutral home to almost 40 open source projects, The OpenJS Foundation exists to sustain the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Native fuzzing for Go, DVC Studio released, and LogStream 3.0 released

The developers behind the Go programming language announced that native fuzzing is ready for beta testing in its development branch, dev.fuzz.  Fuzzing is a type of automated testing that continuously manipulates inputs into a program to find issues such as panics or bugs that existing unit tests might miss.  RELATED CONTENT: Why developers love Go … continue reading

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