SD Times news digest: Bugsnag’s Releases Dashboard, Google’s PageSpeed Insight, and an Adobe security update

Bugsnag has launched anew Releases dashboard designed to provide teams visibility into their releases. Bugsnag is an error monitoring solution for web, mobile and server apps. This new dashboard will also enable development teams to put out releases faster and more often, according to the company. It has a crash rate indicator to show the … continue reading

Getting connected projects right: The IoT metrics that matter

The Internet of Things (IoT) has become a trending phrase for consumers and a top priority for businesses embarking on their digital transformation. As worldwide spending on IoT devices skyrockets,  IDC’s Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide predicts that global spending in IoT will leap from over $800 billion in 2017 to $1.4 trillion … continue reading

Redgate acquires SQL Manager tool from SysKit for GDPR compliance

Redgate today acquired the SQL Manager tool from SharePoint and SQL Server solution provider SysKit. The tool will allow Redgate to provide the data privacy and protection needed within databases as well as help meet the requirements of the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The regulation will be enforced on May 25 and organizations … continue reading

CES 2018: Announcements, gizmos and gadgets

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is kicking off in Las Vegas this week with a number of companies showcasing their latest innovations. From artificial intelligence, self driving and virtual reality solutions, here are some of the most popular and interesting products we’ve seen so far. Android Things: Google’s Android-based embedded operating system, Android Things, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin in 2018, Intel addresses Meltdown and Spectre, Wi-Fi Alliance’s security enhancements

ComponentOne Studio for Xamarin has announced its upcoming plans for 2018. Its next release with feature improvements to existing controls. New features include a new Dashboard sample, better project templates with .NET Standard support, column reordering for FlexGrid, dragging interactions with the Gauge controls, animations and expanded zooming and panning functionality for FlexCharts. “All of … continue reading

JS Foundation unites projects for serverless application development

The JS Foundation has paired up two of its projects in order to deliver a set of tools that would allow JavaScript developers to deploy serverless apps. Serverless applications have many benefits, such as modularity, ease of upgrade, and cost reductions, but often teams have problems getting started with the build process, the foundation said. … continue reading

Google creates software protection technique to ward off Spectre bug

As companies scramble to put out patches and fixes for the recent Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities, Google has come up with a new technique to help developers mitigate the risks. The company has developed Retpoline, a binary modification technique designed to mitigate risks against Spectre’s branch target injection attack. “‘Retpoline’ sequences are a software construct … continue reading

Hologram announces multi-factor authentication solution for IoT devices

Hologram, a software defined cell network for IoT, has announced a multi-factor authentication solution for connected devices. Multi-factor authentication means that a user needs to confirm their identity in addition to providing a password, such as a passcode sent to their phone. While a majority of the Internet already participates in existing multi-factor authentication, Hologram … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Verizon acquires threat detection company, npm’s operations incident, and Element Analytics’ funding

Verizon has acquired Niddel, a company that provides machine-learning-based threat detection. Niddel’s technology will be integrated into Verizon’s existing offerings. The terms of the transaction have not been announced as of this post. “Using machine learning to improve information accuracy significantly reduces false positives and significantly improves our detection and response capabilities,” said Alexander Schlager, … continue reading

Done is dead – welcome to outcome-driven development

We’ve all been groomed to measure our work by output. That means defining success as shipping a product, feature or bug fix to customers. To ship more frequently, many of us have adopted agile methodologies. But for many teams, practices of releasing software to customers are still about a decade behind. Saddled with yesteryear’s labor-intensive … continue reading

npm finds React is leading the JavaScript web development framework pack

npm has just released the first State of JavaScript report for 2018. The series of reports will offer a complete review of JavaScript development trends and practices. “The JavaScript community is growing at a rate unprecedented in the history of programming languages, and the npm registry is growing right along with it,” said Laurie Voss, … continue reading

Industry Watch: Transformation can be a monster

Frankenstein is a monster. IT can harm the people who created it. Ergo, IT is a monster. Taking a software tool from this vendor, hardware from another vendor, using a cloud-based storage and network system, can often lead to problems not foreseen by those who approved that approach. “There’s a new philosophy of how IT … continue reading

Guest View: Want to crush your organization strategy? Study up on neuroscience

How many times have you started the year with a list of New Year’s resolutions meant to transform yourself into an entirely new person? And how many times have you succeeded? The majority of us have set out on such a mission to reinvent ourselves. And by Valentine’s Day, we’re fishing through the freezer for … continue reading

Major tech companies scramble to put out fixes for Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities

Earlier this week it was announced that modern CPUs are suffering from two major vulnerabilities being referred to as Meltdown and Spectre. The vulnerabilities will enable attackers to access sensitive information stored on computers. “Meltdown and Spectre exploit critical vulnerabilities in modern processors. These hardware bugs allow programs to steal data which is currently processed … continue reading

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