Mendix has announced a new AI-assisted development solution for low-code application development. Mendix Assist is based on machine learning analysis from more than 5 million anonymized app flows. According to the company, it provides 90 percent accuracy on next-step suggestion, and quality, performance and maintenance recommendations.

Mendix Assist is designed to provide hands-on mentoring for new developers, increase developer productivity, and decrease time and cost impact of functional and non-functional defects.

“With a one percent unemployment rate for software developers, the talent shortage is not forecasted to improve and development managers have been lacking the means to dramatically improve team productivity. They have also been unable to tap into the nearly 10-times as many non-technical developers available, and teaching and enabling them to build applications is key to jumping on the digital transformation train,” said Johan den Haan, CTO of Mendix.  “Mendix Assist is like training wheels for first-time developers and drive-assist for more seasoned developers.”

IBM releases next-generation of UrbanCode

IBM is updating is DevOps solution with UrbanCode Deploy 7.0 and UrbanCode Velocity 1.0. The latest version of UrbanCode Deploy features a new endpoint management layer in order to help teams operate at scale. In addition, it enables the ability to share deployment processes, updates the UrbanCode user interface and provides a new Safe Edit functionality.

UrbanCode Velocity is designed to provide deeper insights into builds, deploys, tests, releases and trends.

“A growing number of companies are moving beyond the traditional DevOps approaches of applying lean and agile in isolated projects or teams. Today, the name of the game is what’s being dubbed as DevOps ‘Day 2,’ a world that emphasizes scalability and teamwork. In such environments, development teams shift right, operations teams shift left and together they adeptly deliver and manage multiple, complex projects at the same time,” the company wrote in a post.

FreeBSD Foundation celebrates 25 years

The FreeBSD foundation is celebrating the project’s legacy and continuing impact. FreeBSD is an open-source operating system. On June 19, 1993, the foundation officially declared the day to be FreeBSD day.

“Used by billions of people around the globe, FreeBSD is used to teach operating system concepts in universities. Companies also develop products on FreeBSD, and universities use it as a research platform,” the foundation wrote in a post. “In fact, there’s a good chance you’re already using at least some code derived from FreeBSD in your everyday life. For example, if you stream movies via Netflix, chat with friends on WhatsApp, or play the latest PlayStation 4 game sensation, you’re already using FreeBSD.”

Uptycs emerges from stealth

Uptycs, an osquery-powered security analytics platform, emerged from stealth today with a $10 million Series A round of funding. The platform is designed to provide a universal open-source endpoint agent and enable unified fleet visibility, intrusion detection, vulnerability management and compliance across Linux, macOS, Windows, containers and cloud workloads.

“Organizations aren’t Windows-centric anymore. There is an increasing mix of Windows, Linux, Mac and containers running across the enterprise, especially in cloud and hybrid environments,” said Uptycs CEO and founder Ganesh Pai. “Security solutions have not kept pace to serve the needs of today’s modern computing environments. There are growing blind spots especially for cloud workloads and macOS that osquery is uniquely capable of covering. Uptycs is helping companies leverage the benefits of osquery quickly, and at scale.”

Constellation Labs announces Orion

Constellation Labs announced a new membership portal to serve as a platform for Constellation teams, developers and community members to communicate, share resources and contribute to the network. Constellation Labs is a scalable blockchain for consumer-grade apps. Orion will enable developers and members to earn tokens for contributing to the network access activities including bug reporting and white paper mistranslations.

“We want to empower our community to help shape, build, and grow the ecosystem efficiently, while encouraging our developers and community members to stake their tokens. At Constellation, we are eager to create a way to digitally capture and quantify trust that exists between people in the world, and use it to secure the network. It’s our hope that by opening up this incentivized portal and encouraging the staking of our token, we will mobilize the Constellation community at large to address the obstacles to scaling the network,” said Brendan Playford, CEO of Constellation.