Topic: bugs

JetBrains Toolbox introduces new versioning and release changes

JetBrains provides a variety of tools for every developer, including IDEs for Java, JavaScript, Ruby and others. Now, with its shift to subscriptions, one of its new goals is to move away from one major release per year and focus on continuously delivering value independently of versioning. With this new model, JetBrains has noticed a … continue reading

Glibc bug patched by Google

It’s time to patch up glibc. The popular open-source implementation of the standard C library contains a stack-based buffer overflow related to the DNS client-side resolver. This vulnerability has been patched, but is also now publicly known, and thus developers are advised to patch as soon as possible. Despite Google’s announcement of the bug today … continue reading

PostgreSQL security update release, Transcrypt Python 3.5 to JavaScript transpiler, and a new IntelliJ IDEA 16 EAP build—SD Times digest: Feb. 12, 2016

The PostgreSQL Global Development Group has released an update to all supported versions of the database system. Versions include 9.5.1, 9.4.6, 9.3.11, 9.2.15 and 9.1.20. This release fixes two security issues, as well as several bugs that were discovered over the last four months. Users vulnerable to those security issues should update their installations immediately, … continue reading

Rewind helps developers to ‘never miss a bug’

If you ran into an issue in a mobile application and knew there was an easy way to report it, would you? As a user, you might, or you might simply delete the app. For QA teams and users of company apps, though, it’s not a choice. They need their company’s application to run well. … continue reading

NativeScript public beta, Adobe’s approach to flaw detection, and Django REST framework 3.1—SD Times news digest: March 6, 2015

It has been almost a year since Telerik announced its cross-platform framework for Android, iOS, and Windows. Today, that NativeScript framework is finally making it into public beta. Valentin Stoychev, product line manager at Telerik, announced that developers can start using the framework to build native mobile apps with CSS and JavaScript. “We have been … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Microsoft is testing developer biometrics to cut software bugs

There are plenty of methods to catch and fix bugs before a piece of software is shipped, but Microsoft is testing a new one that may be a wee bit invasive for developers: biometrics. A Microsoft Research paper entitled “Using Psycho-Physiological Measures to Assess Task Difficulty in Software Development” details experiments with developer biometrics, or … continue reading

…But the bugs remain

Data suggests quality of software isn’t any better than it was years ago, based on defects … continue reading

Study shows open-source code more bug-free than proprietary

Coverity’s study also examined the Linux kernel, PHP and PostgreSQL … continue reading

Capers Jones: Too many bugs still reaching end users

The expert on software quality has some suggestions on boosting the efficiency of software inspection and testing methods … continue reading Protection Status