Topic: google

Google to fund two full-time Linux kernel security developers

Google and the Linux Foundation have announced plans to maintain and improve Linux’s long-term security. As part of the plan, the organizations will prioritize funds to underwrite long-time Linux kernel maintainers Gustavo Silva and Nathan Chancellor as full-time developers focused on Linux kernel security development.  This decision follows a survey by the Linux Foundation’s Open … continue reading

Google to address memory-safety issues in open source

Google is tackling one of the most problematic security issues in open source: memory-safety vulnerabilities. According to a recent report from Microsoft’s Security Response Center, a majority of vulnerabilities are due to memory-safety issues, and Google believes almost half of these issues could be prevented with a memory-safety language.  “Software written in unsafe languages often … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Matillion raises $100 million for cloud data, Uno Platform 3.5, and Palo Alto Networks to acquire Bridgecrew

Matillion announced that it raised $100 million in Series D funding that it will help organizations innovate with data to unlock insights.  Matillion offers a cloud-native platform that helps organizations transform raw data into analytics-ready data by providing low-code/no-code solutions. “Matillion accelerates the value of today’s cloud data platforms, ensuring that data teams can work … continue reading

Google announces OSV for triaging open-source vulnerabilities

Google launched Open Source Vulnerabilities (OSV) this week to provide users with precise data on where a vulnerability was introduced, where it got fixed, and to help users know if they’ve been impacted.  According to Google, OSV solves issues surrounding open-source security using automation in two key ways: improving the accuracy of vulnerability queries and … continue reading

Google unveils new API management solution: Apigee X

Google has announced the latest version of its API management platform Apigee. This release, Apigee X, brings together Google’s expertise in AI, security, and networking, to help companies better manage their APIs.  “Being an industry leader in the space of API management, and having worked across customers for a decade, we’ve seen how enterprises can … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitHub releases study on cloning behaviors, Google for Startups Accelerator: Voice AI program, and Kin + Carta acquires Cascade Data Labs

In the recent study, GitHub compared the different clone options to determine how certain options affect Git performance.  The study found that when focusing on a single repository, the best approach is to do a full clone and then always perform a full fetch into that clone.  Also, calculating a shallow fetch is computationally more … continue reading

SD Times news digest: gRPC Kotlin 1.0 for Android and Cloud, Cloudflare Pages, and Digital.ai’s VSM patents

Google has announced version 1.0 of gRPC Kotlin for Android and Cloud. gRPC is an open-source universal RPC framework.  “Kotlin is now the fourth “most loved” programming language with millions of developers using it for Android, server-side / cloud backends, and various other target runtimes. At Google, we’ve been building more of our apps and … continue reading

Google, Slack, Zoom, and others form Modern Computing Alliance

A number of companies, including Google, Slack, and Zoom, are coming together to launch the Modern Computing Alliance. The goal of the alliance is to address IT challenges that companies are facing across the entire technology stack, from silicon to cloud. Their mission is to “drive ‘silicon-to-cloud’ innovation for the benefit of enterprise customers—fueling a … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Google Fuchsia

Fuchsia is an open-source capability-based operating system that was initially released in 2016, and is currently under development by Google. Google announced this week that it would be expanding on the project and making it easier for the public to contribute. The company released a new public mailing list for project discussions, added a governance … continue reading

Google gives Apps Script IDE a redesign

Google has announced it has redesigned its Apps Script IDE. Apps Script is a decade-old platform for automating Google Workspace apps. It lets users do things such as create menus in Google Sheets, manage responses in Google Forms, or create a Hangouts Chat bot.  Apps Script has gone through several evolutions over its lifetime, but … continue reading

Google Firebase adds new building blocks to accelerate application development

Google is updating its mobile platform Firebase with new building blocks to accelerate app development. The company made a number of announcements at its Firebase Summit 2020 this week. “Over the past few months, we’ve seen that apps not only improve the way we live, they also enhance our ability to adapt to change. In 2020, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google launches new developer resources, AWS Digital Workplace Competency, and OpenJDK moves to GitHub

Google announced a new resources Learn website designed to help developers achieve the knowledge and skills necessary to develop software using Google’s technology.  Previously, educational content was separated by product area and platform, but now the website links all of the educational activities together.  The resources include Codelabs to walk users through the process of … continue reading

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