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Microsoft introduces Project OpenFuzz to reduce the complexity of fuzz testing

Microsoft is releasing a new open-source tool to help developers find and fix bugs at scale. Project OpenFuzz is a fuzz testing framework for Azure. According to Microsoft, fuzz testing is an effective method for improving code quality, and is a gold standard for finding and removing exploitable security vulnerabilities. Although it is effective, it’s … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Moment.js is in maintenance mode, .NET 5.0 RC 1 released, and Android GPU Inspector open beta

The Moment.js team has announced the project is now consider in maintenance mode. This means that the working group behind the project will not be adding any new features or capabilities and will not change Moment’s API to be immutable. “The modern web looks much different these days. Moment has evolved somewhat over the years, … continue reading

Microsoft open sources TensorFlow-DirectML

Microsoft has announced it is open sourcing its extension of TensorFlow for Windows. The source code for TensorFlow-DirectML is now available on GitHub.  “TensorFlow-DirectML broadens the reach of TensorFlow beyond its traditional Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) support, by enabling high-performance training and inferencing of machine learning models on any Windows devices with a DirectX 12-capable … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Fluid Framework

In an effort to get developers to build better collaborative solutions, Microsoft has announced its Fluid Framework is now open sourced. The Fluid Framework is a TypeScript library, powered by the same code as Microsoft 365, that enables developers to build distributed, real-time collaborative web apps.  Key features include: a client-centric application model, data persistence, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitLab announces changes to free tier, Microsoft launches deepfake detector to fight against misinformation, and Redis Labs achieves Advanced Technology Partner status in AWS Partner Network

GitLab announced that it is lowering the current monthly usage limit as it found that 98.5% of free users are using 400 CI/CD minutes or less per month.  “While we are excited by this exponential growth, our underlying costs to support this growth have increased significantly. As GitLab matures as both a company and a … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Instana announces direct integration of traces, LEADTOOLS version 21 released, and Half type introduced in .NET 5 Preview 7

The latest integration of traces allows Instana users to drill down into profiles related to individual requests and user traces which require investigation.   “Instana’s single-click direct path from individual traces directly to applicable process profiles makes it both easy and quick for users to get the information they need to identify CPU, Memory and Concurrency … continue reading

SD Times news digest: WhiteSource supports Microsoft VS Code Editor, Microsoft’s Zero Trust deployment guide, and Google’s steps on OAuth 2.0 flows

WhiteSource has announced it will now integrate with Microsoft Visual Studio Code Editor. According to the company, the integration gives Visual Studio Code developers visibility and security alerts on problematic open-source components while continuing to develop within their preferred development environment. “Integrating security testing pre-build allows issues to be detected earlier when they are easier … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Rust 1.46 released, AnalysisLevel introduced in .NET 5’s C# compiler, and ArangoDB 3.7

The latest Rust programming langauge release enables new things to appear in ‘const fn,’ two new standard library APIs, and one feature useful for library authors. By including the features in ‘const fn’, this led to a 40x performance improvement in Microsoft’s WinRT bindings for Rust, according to the working group behind the language. The … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Fastly to acquire Signal Sciences, LDRA launches Secure Software Development Resource Centre, and Dynatrace announces observability for AWS

Fastly entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Signal Sciences for approximately $775 million in cash and stock.  The acquisition will expand Fastly’s security portfolio through developer-first web applications and API protection solutions, according to the company.  “Fastly was founded to meet developers’ need for greater visibility and control. Now, as the digital transformation movement … continue reading

Microsoft reveals new cybersecurity issues in a remote world

Microsoft has released new data to show how the pandemic is accelerating the digital transformation of cybersecurity. According to the data, 58% of respondents report that they have increased their security budgets due to COVID-19, 82% plan on adding more security staff, and 81% feel pressure to lower security costs.  “The role of security in … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Checkmarx teams up with GitLab on DevSecOps, Google DevTools update, and Microsoft TileCode

Checkmarx has announced it will integrate its application security testing solutions directly into the GitLab pipeline.  Developers will now have access to automatic SAST and SCA security scans in the event of pull or merge requests, eliminating time-consuming manual scans and allowing developers to find and fix vulnerabilities earlier in the SDLC and make security assessments … continue reading

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TypeScript 4.0 now available

The latest version of TypeScript is now available. According to Microsoft, TypeScript 4.0 represents the next generation of TypeScript releases and focuses on expressivity, productivity, and scalability.  RELATED CONTENT: TypeScript 3.9 New features in this release include: Variadic tuple types Labeled tuple elements Class property inference from constructors Short-circuiting assignment operators Unknown on catch clauses … continue reading

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