SD Times news digest: Perfecto’s new continuous testing capabilities, GitHub’s Bug Bounty program and improving WebAssembly

Perfecto has announced new capabilities for mobile app developers to improve their continuous testing strategy. The new capabilities include enhancements to the company’s Continuous Quality Lab and DigitalZoom reporting solution.  The Continuous Quality Lab allows DevOps teams to evaluate the app quality along with parallel execution on virtually any device being used by their customers, … continue reading

Cloudflare announces new edge computing solution

Cloudflare has announced a new solution for developers to deploy and execute code at the edge. Edge devices provide an entry point to an enterprise’s core network. Edge devices include routers, routing switches and integrated access devices. Cloudflare Workers enables developers to execute JavaScript code at the edge with the benefits of a cloud data … continue reading

Stack Overflow: Developer interest in DevOps and machine learning are on the rise

DevOps and machine learning are emerging as two of the most important trends in the industry today, a new report finds. Stack Overflow released its annual Developer Survey Results to find out where developers are working, and what tools they are using. The report is based off of 101,592 software developers from 183 countries. “Today, … continue reading

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GitLab: 2018 is the year for open source and DevOps

DevOps and open source aren’t slowing down anytime soon, a newly released report revealed. GitLab released its 2018 Global Developer Survey on developers’ perception of their workplace, workflow, and tooling within IT organizations. The demand for DevOps continues to grow, even though there are still challenges created by outdated tools and company resistance to change. … continue reading

Three metrics for measuring engineering speed

Companies want to deliver high quality software fast, but how fast is fast enough? A recently released report by CircleCI found three important development metrics to predict an organization’s velocity and maturity. The metrics are: mainline branch stability, deploy time and deploy frequency. “Most teams have no idea what speed actually means,” said Jim Rose, … continue reading

First developer preview of Android P released

Google has announced the first developer preview of its upcoming operating system Android P. The release of Android P is just a baseline build for developers. The company says it will have a lot more features to announce at its developer conference Google I/O in May. The preview features indoor positioning with Wi-Fi RTT, display … continue reading

International Women’s Day highlights software’s shrinking gender gap

Gender diversity has long been a problem in the technology space, but a newly released report finds the industry is finally making strides to address this. HackerRank’s Women in Tech report found that women make up 53 percent of the graduates and junior developers entering the workforce. This is the highest number to date, according … continue reading

The two big traps of code test coverage

Measurement of code coverage is one of those things that always catches my attention. On the one hand, I often find that organizations don’t necessarily know how much code they are covering during testing — which is really surprising! At the other end of the coverage spectrum, there are organizations for whom the number is … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Khronos Group releases Vulkan 1.1, LDC 1.8 announced, and IBM’s PAIRS technology

The Khronos Group has announced the release of the Vulkan 1.1 specification. Vulkan 1.1 adds features requested by developers such as subgroup operations, while keeping a range of proven extensions from the previous version, Vulkan 1.0. Vulkan 1.1 conformance tests will be open-sourced. The group also announced AMD, Arm, Imagination, Intel, NVIDIA, and Qualcomm have … continue reading

SD Times news digest: ASP.NET Core 2.1.0 preview, Webpack 4 and Snyk’s $7 million round of funding

Microsoft has announced preview 1 of  ASP.NET Core 2.1.0. The next release will introduce Identity UI as a library. According to the company, this will reduce the amount of code that users have to deal with. Microsoft also plans to update the identity scaffolder in order to provide a UI for selecting pages. Also expected … continue reading

Developer training is the key to implementing security into DevOps, CA Veracode says

A DevSecOps strategy won’t work if developers haven’t bought into the movement. CA Veracode held a virtual summit on Assembling the Pieces of the DevSecOps Puzzle yesterday to talk about the importance of developer security training in a DevOps environment. According to Sonali Shah, VP of product management and marketing for CA Veracode, while the … continue reading

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