SD Times news digest: WhiteSource’s free vulnerability checker, Julia 1.0, and the Blockchain Learning Center

WhiteSource is making its Vulnerability Checker available for free for developers to detect if their solutions contain any of the 50 most critical open-source bugs out there today. The checker will enable users to import and scan any library as well as check if their projects are susceptible to the most recent and common bugs. … continue reading

IBM and Columbia University to launch new blockchain center

IBM and Columbia University are teaming up to launch a new center dedicated to researching, educating and innovating blockchain technology and data transparency. This is just one of the recent steps IBM has made to accelerate the adoption of blockchain. The company has previously launched the IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan, Blockchain Starter Services, Blockchain … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Oracle Blockchain Cloud, McAfee MVISION and Anaconda Enterprise 5.2

After a successful early-adopter phase, Oracle has announced its Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service is now generally available. The service is a platform for developing digital blockchain networks with hooks into Oracle’s PaaS and SaaS cloud and on-premises applications. “Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service provides customers with a development platform to build their own networks, and to … continue reading

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Researchers launch Oasis Labs for a cloud computing platform on blockchain

Researchers from UC Berkeley, MIT, Stanford, University of Washington, Cornell, and Google have come together to launch Oasis Labs and build a high-performance cloud computing platform on blockchain. Oasis Labs will be led by Dawn Song, a MacArthur fellow and professor of computer science at UC Berkeley. Together, the researchers will work to bring smart … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Neurala Brain Builder beta program, Dispatch Labs developer test network, and Google Play app discovery improvements

Neurala announced plans to launch the Neurala Brain Builder beta program this month. The program is designed to streamline the creation, deployment, analysis and management of deep learning applications, according to the company. “Whereas AI applications are growing at an exponential rate, the existing workflow for creating, validating, deploying, analyzing, and improving their performance has … continue reading

SD Times news digest: The Linux Foundation’s blockchain courses, Alexa Skills Kit SDK for Python, and Instana’s sample microservice application

The Linux Foundation has announced enrollment is now open for a new blockchain training course and a Blockchain for Business professional certificate program that are being offered through edX. The course and certificate program will teach students about the impact of blockchain technology and a way of demonstrating that knowledge. “In the span of only … continue reading

IBM announces starter platform for blockchain developers

IBM is continuing its effort to democratize blockchain technology for developers. The company announced the availability of the IBM Blockchain Platform Starter Plan designed to give developers, startups and enterprises the tools for building blockchain proofs-of-concept and an end-to-end developer experience. “What do you get when you offer easy access to an enterprise blockchain test … continue reading

How software developers will write the future of energy through blockchain

It was 75 years ago this month that construction began on ENIAC, the world’s first digital, programmable, Turing-complete computer. Funded by the U.S. Army and housed at the University of Pennsylvania, its advent unlocked a new technological era for the world. We may now be on the precipice of yet another transformative moment, this time … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sencha Test 2.2, TypeScript 2.9 and the ASF’s added Oath support

Sencha announced the latest version of its cross-platform testing tool, Sencha Test 2.2. Sencha Test features more than 200 enhancements and bug fixes, making it easier to create tests, manage defects and store results, according to the company. Sencha Test 2.2 is designed to expand beyond Ext JS apps with new testing solutions for React … continue reading

Progress Labs discusses blockchain, AR/VR, microapps projects

In development since the beginning of the year, three projects in the most innovative areas of technology were announced today by Progress Labs, the internal incubator at Progress. The work focuses on blockchain, augmented and virtual reality, and microapps. In the area of blockchain, Progress “has taken a stand. We want people building blockchain-based networks,” … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Malicious Android Apps, IBM’s blockchain for good challenge, and GitHub’s Transparency Report

Symantec is reporting that seven malicious apps have been found to reappear on the Google Play Store under different names and publishers after being reported. All of the apps contain the same malware, Android.Reputation.1. According to Symantec, the apps in questions are emoji keyboards, space cleaners, calculators, app lockers, and call recorders. Once installed, the … continue reading

Pluralsight Technology Index shows Java is in demand

Java is in demand, according to Pluralsight Technology Index. Pluralsight launched the index to rank the demand and growth rate of more than 300 software development languages, tools, and frameworks. This provides CIOs, CTOs, and their teams with insights on technology trends in order to inform their technology strategies and direct their personal skill development … continue reading

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