Postman announces Newman for API testing

Postman has announced a new command line collection runner dubbed Newman. The open-source tool is designed to run and test Postman Collections directly from the command line. Postman Collections enables developers to group individual requests together and organize them into folders. According to the company, creating collections helps teams stay organized, up-to-date, provides the ability … continue reading

Google introduces new biometric authentication API for Android P

Google is looking to improve biometrics in its upcoming operating system Android P. The company announced developers can start using the BiometricPrompt API to integrate biometric authentication into their apps. According to Google, biometrics are an important part to keeping users safe. Apps and devices typically utilize knowledge factors, possession factors and biometrics factors for … continue reading

Pulumi emerges from stealth with cloud development platform

Pulumi Corporation is giving developers and DevOps teams a new way to get their code to the cloud. The company emerged from stealth mode today with an open-source cloud development platform for cloud-native apps using containers, serverless functions, APIs and infrastructure. “All developers are now cloud developers. The cloud delivers enormous capabilities; however, creating modern … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: N|Solid 3.2, Microsoft Azure Databricks, Project Natick and SmartBear SoapUI Pro 2.4

NodeSource has announced the release of its platform for managing, securing and analyzing mission-critical Node.js apps. N|Solid 3.2 features new diagnostic functionality and an improved UI for monitoring and managing large-scale Node.js deployments. “As our customer base has grown along with the Node.js ecosystem, we saw the need for more powerful monitoring and management functionality … continue reading

Spring cleaning 101: Dusting off DevOps pipelines

As we gear up for the warmer summer months, spring cleaning season is upon us. While most people are busy clearing out their closets and dusting off furniture, now is also a great time for dev teams to re-evaluate their current organizational structure – with a special emphasis on their technologies and processes. With more … continue reading

Jitterbit Harmony Summer ‘18 release updated for GDPR and SAP S/4HANA requirements

Enterprise integration platform-as-a-service solution provider Jitterbit announced the newest version of its Jitterbit Harmony iPaaS utility with the Summer ‘18 update today, focused on interconnecting the multitude of modern cloud services. Jitterbit Harmony aims to lower the barrier of entry for users looking to interconnect and manage APIs with a click-based, low-code environment. This latest … continue reading

Facebook focuses on transparency, control and trust at F8

Facebook kicked off its annual developer conference, F8, in San Jose this week with a number of new features and capabilities designed for software developers. “When we launched the Facebook platform eleven years ago, it was impossible to imagine all the innovative ways developers would use the social graph to build a more connected world,” … continue reading

Parasoft releases AI-powered API testing solution

Automated software testing solution provider Parasoft announced the release of Parasoft SOAtest Smart API Test Generator today, an AI-powered utility that aims to make the adoption of API testing simpler for organizations by reducing the technical skill required. According to Parasoft, up to 80 percent of time spent testing is taken up by manual UI … continue reading

Data Connectivity: An unrecognized, multi-issue problem

“Facts are stubborn, but statistics are more pliable,” wrote Mark Twain. Never has this been more true when it comes to data connectivity. If you don’t have good connectivity to your data wherever it may reside, then it’s hard to do applications like artificial intelligence (AI) or analytics. They are very data dependent technologies. Connectivity … continue reading

Guest View: Move fast and fix things: It’s time for an API audit

If you run an open API program, the current controversy surrounding Cambridge Analytica’s use of Facebook data to create psychographic profiles of millions of Facebook users should concern you, and not just because of how your profile data may have been used. I recall being very surprised at how much data I could access through Facebook’s application … continue reading

Industry Watch: Column as a service

As cloud services become more granular, more functionality can be had “as a service.” Two new interesting services caught my eye, and so I present this column as a service to you, dear readers. The first is “failure as a service,” which sounds counterintuitive. Wouldn’t people rather have success as a service? Most would, I’m … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Security Compass’ SD Elements dashboards, Amazon’s Gadgets Skill API, and the Rust Reach program

Security Compass has announced new dashboards for its SD Elements platform, which aims to provide DevOps teams with a single view that shows risks from software, infrastructure security, compliance, and policy. The new insights will allow teams to better incorporate risk management and compliance into the process of creating new software. The SD Elements platform … continue reading

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