Topic: development

SD Times news digest: Synopsys acquires Tinfoil Security, Sisense announces $100 million funding round,and Postman updates its plans

Synopsys announced that it acquired Tinfoil Security, an innovative provider of dynamic application security testing (DAST) and API security testing solutions.  “Tinfoil Security provides Synopsys with proven DAST technology that can be seamlessly integrated into development and DevOps workflows. Furthermore, Tinfoil Security’s innovative API scanning technology addresses an emerging demand in the market and will … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Firefox 72 released with watchpoints feature, Appian acquires the Jidoka RPA platform, and IBM’s new quantum computing collaborations

Firefox 72 has been released with a new watchpoints feature in the Firefox Developer Edition. According to the developer team, watchpoints are a type of breakpoint that help locate where properties on objects are read or set.  “If you add a watchpoint to a property on an object, every time the property is used, the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Python 2.7 officially retires, Coral products for 2020, and Apache Pulsar reaches new milestone

Python 2.7 has officially retired as of January 1st to fully make way for Python 3. For those that are still using Python 2, there is advice for running Python 2 code in Python 3 to ease the transition.  According to a post, a number of critical Python projects have pledged to stop supporting Python … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Magit

Magit is designed as an interface to the version control system Git, implemented as an Emacs package. According to the team, while it is not a “complete Git porcelain,” it is complete enough to allow Git users to perform daily version control tasks directly from Emacs.  “A major advantage Magit has over Git on the … continue reading

What software will be built in the new decade?

We are entering the third decade of the 21st century, and it is full of possibilities for companies who choose to embrace and leverage an open, modern technology landscape. What will we see from product teams creating new software for the enterprise and how will they prioritize what to build? Here are three critical areas … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Ruby 2.7 now available, PyPy 7.3 released, Sensory unveils domain specific assistants for smart appliances

The developers of Ruby announced version 2.7.0 which introduces new features and performance improvements such as pattern matching, REPL improvement, compaction GC and the separation of positional and keyword arguments.  The new release also includes performance improvements such as JIT -ed code now being recompiled to less-optimized code when an optimization assumption is invalidated.  The … continue reading

SD Times news digest: React team principles, Ionic prepares for Angular 9.0, and what’s coming in JDK 14 Rampdown Phase Two

React software engineer Dan Abramov is taking this holiday season to reflect back on the JavaScript library team and principles. Some of the observations he made included: UI before APIs, absorbing complexity to stop it from going into the product code, and allowing hacks and providing idiomatic solutions.  In addition, he noted that the team … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Hour of Code milestones, Test Automation University in 2019, and an open-source version of Apple HomeKit

Code.org announced several new milestones for this year: 50 U.S. states have adopted computer science policies, over 100,000 new CS teachers were prepared by Code.org, and students on Code.org have created 60 million projects. “We want to emphasize that an important part of computer science is understanding how it can help with world challenges. As … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitLab observability comes to Core, HackerRank acquires Mimir, and Boomi to acquire Unifi Software

GitLab announced that it is moving its observability suite to Core to its open-source codebase in 2020.  “If it’s a feature for a single developer who might be working on his or her own individual project, we want that to be in Core because it invites more usage of those tools and we get great … continue reading

SD Times news digest: JDK 14 Rampdown Phase One, Codota acquires code prediction tool TabNine, and Apache Log4J2 2.13.0

The overall feature set for JDK 14 is now frozen and includes pattern matching for instanceof, a packaging tool and NUMA-Aware Memory Allocation for G1. The developers behind JDK 14 said the the stabilization repository, jdk/jdk14, is open for select bug fixes and, with approval, late enhancements per the JDK Release Process (JEP 3). The … continue reading

Google’s Flutter to focus on ambient computing

Google is preparing for an ambient computing future with its UI toolkit Flutter. The company announced new updates and strategies at its Flutter conference Flutter Interact this week. “We live in a world where internet-connected devices are pervading every area of our lives. Many of us transition throughout the day between multiple devices: phones, watches … continue reading

SD Times news digest: SmartBear launches CucumberStudio, API Fortress offers unlimited API monitoring, and Google’s ARCore Depth API

SmartBear released a new behavior-driven development (BDD) solution CucumberStudio. It is designed to bridge the gaps between business, development and testing through Git integration and living documentation.  According to the company, CucumberStudio merges Cucumber with HipTest, which SmartBear acquired in 2018, representing an investment in a solution that supports all aspects of behavior-driven development (BDD). … continue reading

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