Topic: automation

Recent major infrastructure attacks have put cybersecurity at the forefront

Recent large-scale attacks on enterprise and infrastructure security have led the federal government and private businesses to rethink the way they manage security.  Last month’s ransomware attack on the Colonial Pipeline shut down the main part of its network for five days, affecting fuel supplies across the United States.  Additionally, an attack on SolarWinds infrastructure … continue reading

Security shifts left as a team effort

As organizations look towards DevSecOps as a way to infuse security throughout the software development life cycle while at the same time accelerating releases, more sides of the business have their hands on deck regarding security. However, it’s still the security side that’s on the hook when a major breach happens.  “People like to say … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Cloudera to be acquired for $5.3 billion, Kofax’s new low-code capabilities, and new .NET Foundation open-source projects

Cloudera has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (“CD&R”) and KKR for $5.3 billion in cash, which will result in Cloudera becoming a private company.  “This transaction provides substantial and certain value to our shareholders while also accelerating Cloudera’s long-term path to hybrid cloud leadership for analytics that … continue reading

feature requests

Angular team announces new process for feature requests

Angular announced a new automated feature request process that it will implement over the next few weeks after the team found that a large portion of requests among its three main repos were feature requests.  In the new process, an Angular team member will review a ticket manually and identify it as either a feature … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Ugly Duckling

The SaaS security company Detectify last week announced the general availability of its standalone application security tool: Ugly Duckling. The tool is designed to make easier for ethical hackers to share their latest findings on vulnerabilities and then integrate them into automated security tests on Detectify’s platform. It provides the tools to create more test … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Netlify’s Deploy Previews, Scylla Enterprise 2021, and PostgreSQL 14 beta 1

Netlify announced it acquired FeaturePeek, a project that enables developer teams to preview frontend content.  With the acquisition, FeaturePeek’s developer collaboration product is now a core capability within the next generation of Netlify Deploy Previews.  The new generation of Deploy Previews offers live automated previews, a floating UI, feedback that is automatically synced to the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: LeanIX SaaS Intelligence released, CockroachDB 21.1 released, and LinearB launches ‘Dev Interrupted’

The release of LeanIX SaaS Intelligence uses machine learning and integrations to automatically capture, analyze and report all SaaS applications within the enterprise.  According to the company, the new solution automatically identifies unmanaged contracts, duplicate licenses and wasted cloud software subscriptions.  “We enable companies to make their IT landscape fully visible and easily manageable and … continue reading

gitlab devops report

Report: DevOps offers faster releases, but security still a pain point

The COVID-19 pandemic has led teams to focus on embracing DevOps technologies such as Kubernetes, ML/AI and cloud computing, and as a result, 84% of developers say they’re releasing code faster than ever before.  That was one of the key findings in GitLab’s fifth annual DevSecOps survey, which this February asked 4,300 DevOps team members … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Arc’s remote developer community, the Bytecode Alliance, and Nintex advances automation

The remote career platform Arc announced plans to help developers build their remote careers with a new platform and community. The new open remote platform aggregates more than 54,000 remote developer jobs from more than 13,000 companies hiring. Developers can also use the Arc community to ask questions, share experiences and discuss challenges.  RELATED CONTENT: … continue reading

Applitools serves up new test automation recipes in Automation Cookbook

Applitools has launched an Automation Cookbook to help upskill developers and test engineers. The new cookbook will feature free bite-sized videos, test automation recipes and a Test Kitchen to practice in for free.  The cookbook was created by a team from Applitools Test Automation University. According to Colby Fayock, a developer advocate at Applitools who … continue reading

IntelliJ IDEA 2021.1 released with collaborative Code With Me service

JetBrains has announced the public launch of Code With Me as a part of the IntelliJ IDEA 2021.1  release.  Code With Me is a collaborative development platform designed to enable users to share projects in their IDE and work on it with others in real time. It also includes smart context-based code autocompletion, navigation between … continue reading

BMC’s latest updates focus on modernizing mainframe app development and delivery

BMC, a provider of software solutions for the autonomous digital enterprise, announced new offerings and integrations with its BMC Automated Mainframe Intelligence (AMI) and BMC Compuware portfolios that focus on streamlining mainframe application development, increased uptime and faster threat detection.  The BMC Compuware ISPW solution for software change management enables developers to easily edit source … continue reading

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