Topic: development

Software development and testing considerations

Did you know there are at least 60 defined software development methodologies that have come out over the past five decades? The various options boggle the mind. Waterfall, lean, and agile are some of the best known, but there are so many more, including Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) and Test-Driven Development (TDD), as well … continue reading

Communication is key when leading teams from afar

The current novel coronavirus pandemic has locked office doors everywhere and scattered teams to their respective homes, forcing more leaders to take a different approach of steering their organizations. But at least in sectors such as software development and IT, leadership from afar is not uncharted territory, according to Dr. Vince Molinaro, a strategic leadership … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Coyote

Microsoft has announced the release of Coyote, an open-source .NET framework that guides developers toward designing, implementing, and testing code in a way that embraces non-determinism and asynchrony and to help them create asynchronous systems.  The testing tool controls every source of non-determinism defined, including the exact order of every asynchronous operation, which allows it … continue reading

NativeScript 6.5 now available with experimental KotlinJS support

The latest release of the cross-platform app development framework NativeScript is now available. Version 6.5 expands the functionality of the ‘Tabs’ and ‘BottomNavigation’ components by providing means for creating them programmatically. The new release also includes new styling properties and experimental KotlinJS support. The team explained it continues to support Kotlin on the front end … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Neo4j BI Connector, new Android tools for game development, and Pluralsight Flow

Neo4j has released a new business intelligence (BI) connector designed to bring live graph datasets to popular BI technologies such as Tableau, Looker, TIBCO Spotfire, Oracle Analytics Cloud and MicroStrategy. The Neo4j BI Connector also allows users to create the visualizations and dashboards that will help extract the hidden value in data, and service to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: DeepCode’s C/C++ support, Microsoft extends Windows ML and DirectML, and Google ends support for JSON-RPC protocol

DeepCode, the platform for AI-powered code reviews, has announced support for C/C++. “C and C++ are dominant in the realm of software that is close to the hardware, such as operating systems or software with high performance or even real-time aspects,” the DeepCode AI team wrote in a post. Additionally, DeepCode engineer Jan Eberhardt stated: … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android 11 Developer Preview 2, Eclipse 4.15, and Apache Samza 1.4 released

Google has released the second developer preview of its upcoming operating system. Android 11 Preview 2 is for developers only and includes a 5G state API to let users quickly check whether the user is currently on a 5G radio or non-standalone network, hinge angles for foldables, call screening service improvements, and new controls in … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitHub mobile, Contrast Security’s new DevSecOps capabilities and Windows Terminal Preview 0.10

GitHub for mobile is now available. The solution aims to bring a fully-native GitHub experience on iOS and Android, enabling users to stay in touch with their teams, triage issues, and merge code right from their mobile devices. Users can also organize tasks in a swipe to get their inboxes to zero in no time, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Rust 1.42.0, Microsoft releases patch for critical security bug, and Sonatype expands support for open-source security and governance

Rust 1.42.0 includes more useful panic messages when unwrapping, subslice patterns, the deprecation of Error::description, and more. Additionally, Rust said it is downgrading 32-bit targets to Tier 3 support by the project, since Apple no longer supports it either.  More details on the language update are available here. Microsoft releases patch for critical security bug … continue reading

SD Times news digest: .NET Core uninstall tool 1.0, Mozilla partners with KaiOS, and Apache Ignite 2.8

Microsoft has announced the .NET Core uninstall tool 1.0,  which is available for Windows and Mac. The new tool is designed to help machines become more manageable and save disk space. Starting in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.3, Visual Studio manages the versions of the SDK and runtime it installs. In previous versions, SDKs and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: IBM to add new AI capabilities to Watson, Threat Stack supports Ruby, and GitLab’s Remote Work Report

IBM announced several new IBM Watson technologies designed to help organizations begin identifying, understanding, and analyzing some of the most challenging aspects of the English language with greater clarity.  The technologies represent the first commercialization of key Natural Language Processing (NLP) capabilities to come from IBM Research’s Project Debater, an AI system capable of debating … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Next.js 9.3, Visual Studio 1.43 release, and Google Cloud for Student Developers

The latest version of the React framework Next.js is now available. Next.js 9.3 includes next-gen static site generation (SSG) support, preview mode to bypass statistically generated pages to display drafts from a CMS, built-in Sass support for Global Stylesheets, built-in Sass CSS Module support for component-level styles, and more.  According to the team, all of … continue reading

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