SD Times news digest: Quick Base Kanban reports, Node.js downloads, and Google Play Instant updates

No-code app development solution provider Quick Base announced it was bringing Kanban reports to its platform. Kanban is an Agile approach to organizing, visualizing, updating and acting on work in progress. The newly added reports provide information of work ideas such as status, phase, people and other important attributes. It is a drag-and-drop tool featuring … continue reading

Web development tools, frameworks evolve quickly

Changes in technology have led to changes in how web applications are created. And that has caused some consternation among web developers. A decade ago, the development choice was to use .NET or Java, which meant WPF or ASP.NET for Microsoft developers. Java has been a bread-and-butter language for a long time, so that’s a … continue reading

SD Times news digest: N|Solid 3.2, Microsoft Azure Databricks, Project Natick and SmartBear SoapUI Pro 2.4

NodeSource has announced the release of its platform for managing, securing and analyzing mission-critical Node.js apps. N|Solid 3.2 features new diagnostic functionality and an improved UI for monitoring and managing large-scale Node.js deployments. “As our customer base has grown along with the Node.js ecosystem, we saw the need for more powerful monitoring and management functionality … continue reading

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Pluralsight Technology Index shows Java is in demand

Java is in demand, according to Pluralsight Technology Index. Pluralsight launched the index to rank the demand and growth rate of more than 300 software development languages, tools, and frameworks. This provides CIOs, CTOs, and their teams with insights on technology trends in order to inform their technology strategies and direct their personal skill development … continue reading

Node.js announces the first release in its latest 10.x release line

Node.js has announced 10.0.0, the first release in its 10.x line. Starting in October 2018, the Node.js 10.x releases will be the new release line with Long Term Support. Releases in the Long Term Support line focus on stability, extended support, and providing a reliable platform for applications of any scale. This release is the … continue reading

New debugging, visualization and database tools in N|Solid 3.1

Real-time application performance monitoring company NodeSource announced the release of N|Solid 3.1 today, bringing a new debugging tool to their Node.js application development, management, security and analysis platform, alongside other new features. NodeSource says the new tool, which utilizes cross-process snapshot diffing, can help teams spot memory leaks more quickly. While the technique has been … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Violet

Salesforce has announced it is open sourcing its Node.js voice enabling platform Violet. The project was started early last year in collaboration with the Amazon Salesforce Immersion team. The teams worked to leverage voice capability while building a great user experience. “We quickly got very excited about the potential voice-enabled devices present-s-, but it also … continue reading

Node.js reached new milestones in 2017

The Node.js company NodeSource is releasing a Node by Numbers 2017 analysis to look at the growth and adoption of the JavaScript project. Node.js is a JavaScript runtime that features an event-driven, non-block I/O model. “By all measures, 2016 was a fantastic year for Node.js – and 2017 was even better. Metrics across the board … continue reading

NodeSource announces $17.5 million round of funding

The Node.js company NodeSource is celebrating the holidays with a new round of funding announced today. In a series B funding, the company raised $17.5 million. The money will be used towards the company’s engineering, support and global go-to-market teams. This brings NodeSource’s total amount raised to $33.4 million since 2014. “Our Node.js solutions are … continue reading

Coding Dojo: The top seven programming languages of 2018

As programmers prepare for the new year, they will need to stay up-to-date on the most in-demand skills employers are looking for. Coding Dojo has released the top seven most in-demand programming languages developers should be aware of over the next year. “Software development is a dynamic field. New and in-demand programming languages, frameworks and … continue reading

NodeSource releases N|Solid 3.0 with large-scale Node.js deployment features

NodeSource has announced the latest release of N|Solid, which is the company’s flagship product designed to provide visibility into Node.js app performance and system health. N|Solid 3.0 has a new set of features to make it easier for customers to secure, monitor, and manage large-scale Node.js deployments. “N|Solid 3.0 introduces more comprehensive and customizable thresholds … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Pyro

Uber AI Labs is releasing its probabilistic programming language, Pyro, into open source this week. Pyro is part of Uber’s larger plan to provide reliable transportation by matching riders to drivers, suggesting routes, finding carpool combinations, and designing next generation vehicles. “To solve these challenges, we are combining state-of-the-art artificial intelligence (AI) techniques with the … continue reading

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