Guest View: In praise of open source

When you think of little social movements that bring about big societal shifts, the first thing that comes to mind probably isn’t open source. But maybe it should be. The technological revolution that is steadily digitizing every nook and cranny of human activity obviously relies on code, and open-source code underpins much of the recent … continue reading

QbitLogic releases AI-powered security solution, CodeAI

QbitLogic is leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to better protect software systems. The company announced the release of CodeAI, a next generational SaaS platform designed to repair security defects before releasing solutions to the public. The company is known for its work with DARPA to build an “unhackable” drone utilizing artificial intelligence. “Bug repairs … continue reading

SD Times news digest: NativeScript 4.0, Mozilla introduces wasm-pack, and Google launches coding app for beginners

The open-source framework for developing native apps with Angular, TypeScript and JavaScript is getting a major released. NativeScript 4.0 features changes to its application root view, flexible frame composition that can be useful for implementing secondary navigation with frames, modal view changes, updated templates, and multiple independent UI components. According to the team, this is … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: C++ Core Guidelines

As the Standard C++ Foundation works to improve the C++ programming language, two C++ experts want to ensure the success of the language among developers. The C++ Core Guidelines was introduced two years ago by C++ creator Bjarne Stroustrup and C++ expert Herb Sutter. It is an open source project aimed at building modern authoritative … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Fission

Built by Platform 9 and other contributors in the Kubernetes community last year, Fission is a open-source Function as a Service (FaaS) serverless framework focused on developer productivity and high performance. The framework enables developers to write short-lived functions in any language and map them to triggers such as message queues, timers, HTTP requests, or … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: ESLint

ESLint wants to help clean up your JavaScript code. ESLint is a pluggable linting solution for JavaScript and JSX. Code linting is a type of static analysis designed to identify and report on problematic problems. “JavaScript, being a dynamic and loosely-typed language, is especially prone to developer error. Without the benefit of a compilation process, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Intel’s security pledge, VS Code Java tools, and new Skype encryption

In the aftermath of Google Project Zero’s security exploits, Intel has announced that the company will work closely with their partners with a shared goal of restoring confidence in the security of the customers’ data as quickly as possible. Last week, it was revealed one of the vulnerabilties, Meltdown, was found on Intel processors, and … continue reading

IBM announces new code patterns and bot solution for developers

IBM is announcing new tools for building artificial intelligence, blockchain, data and cloud solutions. The company announced the release of more than 120 code patterns designed to help developers better search for open source code. “These patterns do the dirty work for the developer – they are curated packages of code, one-click GitHub repos, documentation … continue reading

Atlassian introduces Bitbucket Deployments in Bitbucket Cloud

Atlassian has announced the release of Bitbucket Deployments in Bitbucket Cloud, a new deployment solution that manages and tracks code through development to code review, build, test and deployment. According to the company, when you push out code at such a rapid pace, it can be complicated and complex to keep up with all the … continue reading

Study finds auto-fix tools help programmers better protect their code

Could the recent Equifax data breach been prevented if the credit agency had the right programming tools in place? That’s the question researchers from North Carolina State University set out to answer in their recent study: Can Automated Pull Requests Encourage Software Developers to Upgrade Out-of-Date Dependencies? According to the researchers, a majority of software … continue reading

GitHub Universe outlines plans for the future of software development

About ten years ago, GitHub embarked on a journey to create a platform that brought together the world’s largest developer community. Now that the company believes it has reached its initial goals, it is looking to the future with plans to expand the ecosystem and transform the way developers code through new tools and data. … continue reading

Test Driven Development is alive and well

Despite what you might have heard around the industry and on the Internet, Test Driven Development (TDD) is not dead. The practice is still alive and well, especially in this new modern agile world. TDD is a developer-focused practice where developers, not testers, write the test before they write their code, and then they keep … continue reading

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