SD Times news digest: Mendix Assist, IBM UrbanCode, and the FreeBSD Foundation

Mendix has announced a new AI-assisted development solution for low-code application development. Mendix Assist is based on machine learning analysis from more than 5 million anonymized app flows. According to the company, it provides 90 percent accuracy on next-step suggestion, and quality, performance and maintenance recommendations. Mendix Assist is designed to provide hands-on mentoring for … continue reading

SD Times news digest: WearOS developer preview, Synopsys’ Coverity updates, and Apple App Store prohibits cryptocurrency mining

Google has announced new changes to the WearOS by Google developer preview. According to the company, battery life has been a major focus area. After reviewing developer feedback, the company found users were unhappy with the disabling of alarms and jobs for background apps. As a result, Google is reversing the change and will be … continue reading

SD Times news digest: CSHTML5 1.1, Dialogflow updates and Yubico’s mobile SDK for iOS developers

The first stable release of C#/XAML for HTML5 1.1 is now available. According to the team, the release signals CSHTML5 as a final product that will get regular updates. CSHTML5 enables developers to create HTML5 apps with C#, XAML and Visual Studio. The release features bug fixes as well as new improvements including support for … continue reading

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ChefConf 2018 focuses on application-centric application release automation

Chef announced a number of new updates designed to bring businesses beyond infrastructure-centric configuration management. The company released Chef Automate 2.0, Chef Application Automation and Chef Compliance Automation at its annual conference ChefConf 2018 in Chicago today. “The race to modernize IT by deploying and managing new and legacy applications in multiple environments is greatly … continue reading

Curtail ReGrade designed to detect flaws before software is deployed

Curtail Security has announced the release of ReGrade, a new solution designed to detect version differences in the development lifecycle, and prevent high costs associated with late-state discovery of software flaws and configuration errors. According to the company, users will now be able to run their current software against proposed updates and compare the network … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apple developers form new union, ElectricFlow 8.3 and NVIDIA’s deep learning solution

A group of Apple developers are banding together to form the Developers Union. The union is designed to advocate for sustainability in the App Store, according to the developers. This is a community-driven “non-union union” designed to help improve the App Store by focusing on the issues that matter the most to developers. “Today, we … continue reading

QbitLogic releases AI-powered security solution, CodeAI

QbitLogic is leveraging the power of artificial intelligence to better protect software systems. The company announced the release of CodeAI, a next generational SaaS platform designed to repair security defects before releasing solutions to the public. The company is known for its work with DARPA to build an “unhackable” drone utilizing artificial intelligence. “Bug repairs … continue reading

Slack open sources security development lifecycle tool goSDL

The team collaboration tool provider Slack is open sourcing a new tool designed to help developers secure features with high output and low friction. goSDL is a web application tool aimed at providing an entry point for a security development lifecycle (SDL) checklist. “For development teams, process can often be antithetical to speed. Ease of … continue reading

Guest View: “Done” should include security

In today’s fast-paced, digital world, cybersecurity attacks occur daily. Businesses are scrambling to protect their assets and consumers fear for the safety of their personal information. Even large enterprises with ample resources and expertise aren’t safe, with LinkedIn, Yahoo, Sony, Target and the IRS all falling victim to malicious hackers. According to recent research, the … continue reading

Google’s secure domain for apps now available

Google has announced Google Registry’s newest top-level domain (TLD), .app, is now available. The .app TLD was designed for apps and app developers, and features security measures that enable developers to showcase apps to a broad audience. According to the company, having a memorable .app domain name makes it easy for users to find and … continue reading

npm, Inc. releases npm@6 package manager with new security protections

Npm, Inc. has announced the release of the npm@6 package manager. It will feature powerful new security features, such as automatic warnings when developers try to use open source code with known vulnerabilities, and ‘npm audit,’ which is an npm command that allows developers to analyze complex code and pinpoint specific vulnerabilities. A recent npm … continue reading

IBM releases new toolbox to protect AI from adversarial attacks

IBM is releasing an open-source software library to combat against adversarial attacks in deep neural networks (DNNs). DNNs are machine learning models that are capable of recognizing patterns. Current artificial intelligence techniques like recognizing objects in images, speech-to-text, and video annotation is based on DNNs. According to IBM, while DNNs are usually very accurate, they … continue reading

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