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SD Times news digest: Topcoder’s new data science and AI features, Microsoft’s bug bounty program for ElectionGuard and Samsung’s Linux on DeX removed in Android 10

TopCoder, a Wipro company, announced that it is adding new data science and AI features to its network and on-demand digital coder talent platform.  This includes native GPU support and the ability to develop advanced analytic solutions with any tool, library or cloud application service.  “Topcoder is a bridge between IT talent and the enterprises … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft’s AI for Accessibility grants, Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.2, and Accusoft Barcode Xpress .NET Core

Microsoft announced that it is offering a grant to ObjectiveEd, the makers of the Braille Tutor app, which incorporates AI-based speech recognition to help students practice reading Braille with personalized learning plans. The grant is part of Microsoft’s AI for Accessibility program to help people using AI-powered technology. The Braille Tutor app was created because … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Dapr

Microsoft announced the alpha release of its open-source, portable, event-driven runtime called Dapr. The aim is to make it easier for developers to build microservice applications. According to the company, microservices benefits of scalability, loose service coupling and independent deployments come at the expense of increased complexity of distributed systems. In addition, writing an application … continue reading

Microsoft and NIST partner on best patch management practices

When the ransomware NotPetya hit in June 2017, the results were devastating. A variant of the widespread Petya ransomware, NotPetya affected several large companies from a variety of different countries, according to Kaspersky Labs, who initially named the variant.  After this devastating global cyberattack, Microsoft began conducting research into why customers weren’t practicing proper cybersecurity … continue reading

Microsoft reveals foldable Surface devices and new operating system

When Samsung first released its foldable phone model earlier this year, things didn’t go as planned. Users reported that the top layer of the screen, which looked like a screen protector, peeled off easily, damaging the display.  Even after extensive testing by robots, Samsung had failed to test what use would actually look like when … continue reading

SD Times news digest: TypeScript 3.7 beta, .NET Core Windows Forms Designer Preview 1, and Databricks partners with Tableau to run BI on data lakes

Microsoft announced the TypeScript 3.7 beta, introducing new features and bug fixes.  The new features include optional chaining, which allows users to write code where they can immediately stop running some expressions if they run into a ‘null’ or ‘undefined.’ It also introduces nullish coalescing, which can be thought of as the ‘??’ operator – … continue reading

Microsoft and Cisco Talos researchers warn against new malware strain

Researchers from Microsoft and Cisco Talos have found a new fileless malware strain dubbed Nodersok by Microsoft or Divergent by Talos. The malware leverages the popular Node.js framework (which has not often been used for such attacks) used by many Web applications and WinDivert, a network packet-capture and manipulation utility, to turn the systems into … continue reading

Microsoft releases .NET Core 3.0

Today, during the virtual summit .NET Conf, Microsoft announced the availability of its updated cross-platform framework .NET Core 3.0. This release is packed with improvements, new features and advanced support.  The biggest changes in 3.0 include: .NET Core 3.0 has already been battle-tested and will soon be deploying on large workloads Performance has been enhanced … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: STL

The Microsoft Visual C++ compiler and libraries (MSVC) team announced this week that it would be releasing its implementation of the C++ Standard Library (STL) into open source.  The project will include all product source code, a CMake build system, and a README for more information.  “Working on the STL in GitHub will allow our … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Tableau2019.3, Redgate SQL Change Automation 4.0, and Microsoft releases Cascadia Code

Tableau Software announced the general availability of Explain Data in its 2019.3 release. This capability enables users to use advanced statistical analysis with no complex data modeling or data science expertise, the company explained. Additionally, the release also expands the company’s data management capabilities with a new Tableau Catalog that introduced a new Tableau Server … continue reading

AI-powered code review now available for Visual Studio Code

DeepCode is bringing its AI-powered code review capabilities to Visual Studio Code. The company announced an open-source extension that will enable developers to use DeepCode to detect bugs and issues in Visual Studio Code.  RELATED CONTENT: Artificially intelligent “co-developers” Be (AI) smarter about your digital transformation New AI platform tackles ten steps of AutoML DeepCode … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Visual Studio Code 1.38, CircleCI’s security incident, and Google introduces differential privacy controls

Microsoft announced the August 2019 release of Visual Studio Code 1.38, adding updates as well as new features.  Some of the key highlights include the ability to keep letter casing across multi-file search/replace; to check min, max, enum values and glob patterns; quick navigation features; and links to MDN documentation directly from IntelliSense.  The full … continue reading

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