Topic: microsoft

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

SD Times news digest: HCL’s #CodeforCOVID19 Hackathon, WebView2 preview for .NET, and Flutter and Firebase updates

HCL announced a hackathon called “Better Health Hackathon: #CodeforCOVID19” to help crowdsource technology innovation to find solutions for the short and long-term impact of the pandemic.  “This hackathon presents an opportunity for technology experts and innovative thinkers to showcase how advanced technology can help identify solutions to challenging problems facing societies,” HCL wrote in a … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Neo4J Aura now available on Google Cloud, Microsoft announces end of life support for IE 11 in Microsoft 365 apps and services, Kofax releases Power PDF 4

The integration allows users to launch Neo4J Aura on Google Cloud with a few clicks, unify Neo4j Aura expenditures with their Google services through GCP billing integration, and automatically apply any existing credits. “With GCP and Aura combined, it becomes easy to use graph technology in any distributed cloud application. Users who have “graphy data” … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft launches open source website, TensorFlow Recorder released, and Stackery brings serverless to the Jamstack

Microsoft launched a new open source site, which features aims to help people get involved, explore projects and join the ecosystem.  The site also offers near real-time view of things that are happening across Microsoft’s projects on GitHub.  In addition, the site highlights Microsoft’s open-source projects such as Accessibility Insights, PowerToys and Windows Terminal. More … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft announces a new dev landing page and issues repo, MuseDev’s free code analysis platform, and Applitools’ Ultrafast Cross Browser Hackathon

Microsoft is giving developers new ways to work with Windows. The company announced a new docs landing page and a new GitHub issues repo.  The new landing page aims to help developers set up their development environments and optimize workflow on Windows. It will provide guidance and resources for working with Windows and using open-source … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Instana GitOps-enabled agent, .NET 5.0 Preview 7, and Linux Foundation announces the Advanced Cloud Engineer Bootcamp

Instana is adding a new GitOps enabled agent to its application performance management solution.  According to the company, the Instana agent automatically supports Git-based configuration management to streamline configuration rollouts across multiple hosts. “With this latest unique capability, Instana is giving more control to users while reducing manual effort, enabling them to manage agent configuration … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Visual Studio 2019 16.6 support for C++20 Ranges, WinUI 3 preview 2, and Rust 1.45 released

Visual Studio 2019 version 16.6 contains the first user-visible pieces of C++20 Ranges support, according to Microsoft.  The standard library concepts in ‘<concepts>’ have been shipping in MSVC since version 16.3. This includes the customization point ‘std::ranges::swap.’ Also available are the first batch of Range algorithms in ‘<algorithm>.’ Additional details are available here. WinUI 3 … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Boomi Blueprint Framework for Data Management, Microsoft to end Windows’ PHP 7.2 support, and Instana enterprise enhancements

Boomi’s Blueprint framework includes leadership guidance, design practice, and implementation practices.  “This set of best practices provides companies with the ability to respond to disruptive forces and quickly adapt their digital platform towards desired business vision and outcomes,” Boomi wrote in a post. In addition, leadership guidance provides the Digital Ideation Lab, a Boomi innovation … continue reading

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