xMatters, a BPM company, announced today the release of its integration platform, which has connectivity technology designed to help enterprises overcome hurdles in DevOps adoption.

Enterprises face challenges in embracing DevOps as a result of the agility of modern systems conflicting with compliance, stability and reliability requirements of legacy systems, said the company. The xMatters Integration Platform connects modern and legacy systems and business processes to change the way development and operations teams work together in a DevOps environment. With this, standard IT service management processes can be managed with DevOps processes.

The platform operationalizes, contextualizes and automates communications within DevOps processes to help collaboration between individuals and teams.

GitLab release aims to be faster
GitLab 8.5 has been released, and with this release comes increased performance and speed with Todos. Todos is a chronological list of to-dos that need input. When an issue or merge request is assigned, a new list item is created automatically.

Also, when a change is made (like replying to a comment or updating an issue), the to-do is automatically set to “Done.” Items can be marked manually as well, according to a GitLab blog post. If there are two or more teams geographically spread out while the GitLab instance is in a single location, “fetching long repositories can take a long time,” according to the blog. With GitLab Geo, there is a secondary GitLab instance that mirrors the main GitLab instance. The Geo instance can be used for cloning and fetching projects, in addition to reading any data.

GitLab is also introducing the alpha of GitLab Geo, which allows a remote replication of an entire GitLab instance. With this release, there is also support for relative URLs in Omnibus installations, which was a contribution received from contributor Artem Sidorkeno.

Microsoft announces TypeScript 1.8
Version 1.8 of Microsoft’s typed superset of JavaScript is now available. TypeScript 1.8 features full support for module augmentation, a stronger type system with string literal types, and the ability to catch more bugs.