SD Times GitHub project of the week: ksonnet

Heptio is marking a year in business with the release of what it’s calling a “new chapter” for ksonnet, its tool for storing and generating application configurations for Kubernetes deployments. Ksonnet uses a jsonnet, Heptio’s custom language for manipulating and producing JSON documents to generate Kubernetes manifests or YAML, which aren’t human-readable. “Our first efforts … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Ghost 1.0

Ghost, a once tiny prototype idea for blogging, has turned into a fully functional open source blogging platform. The platform today announced its 100th release of Ghost, along with Ghost 1.0, which contains refactors, improvements, and fixes to the entire codebase. The big feature in Ghost 1.0 is a new editor that comes with a … continue reading

JSON vs. XML: The battle for format supremacy may be wasted energy

Back in the late 90s, when standards were proprietary and communication protocols complicated, two data formats appeared on the horizon. The first was the extensible markup language, born as an extension of an existing markup language standard (XML), and designed (by an open committee) with the purpose of storing and defining documents and data through … continue reading

SlamData’s 4.2 release lets users understand data structure, analytics

In order to eliminate all the data preparation and mapping that comes with today’s Big Data challenges, SlamData, a data analytics company, announced 4.2 of its platform with no-code BI for NoSQL, and the ability to explore and embed interactive data reports. According to CEO of SlamData Jeff Carr, over the last eight to 10 years, … continue reading

Microsoft’s Git Virtual File System, Twilio Proxy, and MariaDB TX 2.0 — SD Times news digest: May 25, 2017

Microsoft is providing an update on its Git Virtual File System (GVFS), the company’s effort to scale Git to large projects and teams. According to Brian Harry, a technical fellow at Microsoft, the company has created the largest Git repository available. Over the last three months, Microsoft has largely completed the roll out of GVFS … continue reading

SmartBear’s “State of Code Review 2017,” Cloudflare introduces Argo, and Chain’s Ivy Playground — SD Times news digest: May 18, 2017

SmartBear is releasing the latest results from its “The State of Code Review 2017: Trends & Insights into Dev Collaboration industry survey, which finds that interest in code review has nearly doubled since last year. Fifty-two percent of respondents reported code review as the number one solution for improving code quality. Other solutions included unit … continue reading

PyCharm 2017.1, MicroStrategy 10.7, Next.js 2.0, and Ubuntu 17.04 final beta released — SD Times news digest: March 27, 2017

PyCharm 2017.1 released JetBrains’ announced an update to its Python IDE, PyCharm. PyCharm 2017.1 features a faster debugger, enhanced Python and JavaScript unit testing as well as support for the six compatibility library. With its improved Python unit test runners, developers can now run any test configurations with the IDE. The JavaScript unit testing has … continue reading

Altova MissionKit enhances its Big Data, database and XBRL tools

Altova MissionKit’s latest release features changes to its Big Data, database, and XBRL tools, designed to increase an organization’s productivity. Altova’s last big release was in February, and it focused mostly on support for JSON and .NET APIs, introducing new tools for JSON and features to speed up JSON development. Altova MissionKit 2017 latest updates … continue reading

Researchers develop new bug-finding technique, Nike open-sources software, and Google potentially developing Android Wear devices—SD Times news digest: July 7, 2016

Bug-finding software can determine if there are potential vulnerabilities in computer programs, but there is no way to figure out how many go unnoticed. Researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering collaborated with the MIT Lincoln Laboratory and Northeastern University to take a new approach to this problem. The technique intentionally adds … continue reading

Industry Watch: Different paths to IoT connectivity

The Internet of Things is bringing connectivity beyond smartphones and tablets. But for all things to be connected, there must be a standard for making those connections. Without one true standard, of course, that means each device would have to be able to support multiple ways to connect—and this, of course, is neither efficient nor … continue reading

Google extends Classroom API, CSS tips and tricks, and Google Play awards—SD Times news digest: May 20, 2016

Google is extending its Classroom API to help developers integrate their applications with classroom solutions. The company introduced new coursework endpoints that will give developers access to assignments, grades and workflows. “Learning tools can focus on creating great content and, in turn, use Classroom to manage the workflow for assignments created with this content,” wrote … continue reading

Altova supports JSON, .NET API in latest software release

The Altova MissionKit 2016 R2 developer tools and software introduces some new features for developers who are data-oriented and working with XML data. On the XML side, Altova has incorporated an XQuery debugger. According to product manager David McGahey, it has been difficult to write complex XQuery queries and debug them. It has also been … continue reading

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