Topic: software bugs

Clever-Commit coding assistant uses AI to protect against bugs

A new coding assistant is leveraging artificial intelligence to learn from previous bugs and bug fixes, and identify when new bugs are introduced. Clever-Commit, originally known as Commit-Assistant, is a new AI technology designed for programmers by Ubisoft La Forge. According to Ubisoft, the AI-based coding system uses the latest machine learning and big data … continue reading

Facebook’s SapFix uses AI to reduce the time spent debugging

Facebook is introducing a new AI hybrid tool aimed at finding and fixing bugs automatically. SapFix is designed to find bugs, generate fixes and propose action plans to engineers before rolling out into production. The company announced the tool at its annual @Scale conference in San Jose this week. According to the company, SapFix significantly … continue reading

SD Times news digest: WhiteSource’s free vulnerability checker, Julia 1.0, and the Blockchain Learning Center

WhiteSource is making its Vulnerability Checker available for free for developers to detect if their solutions contain any of the 50 most critical open-source bugs out there today. The checker will enable users to import and scan any library as well as check if their projects are susceptible to the most recent and common bugs. … continue reading

Microsoft announces the Microsoft Security Risk Detection tool

Microsoft is releasing a new tool that uses artificial intelligence to find and detect software bugs. The Microsoft Security Risk Detection tool, previously known as Project Springboard, will be available by the end of the summer. “The tool is designed to catch the vulnerabilities before the software goes out the door, saving companies the heartache … continue reading

The best crash and bug reporters  of 2017

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.”  — John Ruskin As creators of software, we strive to eliminate bugs to create the best experience for our users. But we can only fix problems we know about, and the more we know, the faster it goes.  All third-party mobile bug … continue reading

Klocwork 2017 finds and prioritizes software bugs faster

Rogue Wave wants to make it even easier to find vulnerabilities on the fly with the release of Klocwork 2017. Klockwork is the company’s static code-analysis tool. The latest release introduces SmartRank, a defect-recommendation engine. “We knew our users were struggling with too many issues and no way to prioritize them,” said Walter Capitani, Klocwork … continue reading

Adobe releases Flash security update

For anyone out there still using Adobe’s Flash Player, the company has just announced a significant security update. According to an Adobe security bulletin, the patch addresses “critical vulnerabilities that could potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.” In total, the company found 23 security loopholes, as well as reports of … continue reading

Alphabet passes Apple, researchers create auto-bug-repair system, and Syncfusion’s Big Data Platform released—SD Times news digest: Feb. 2, 2016

Shares of Alphabet, Google’s holding company, opened nearly three percent higher today, pushing it past Apple. This makes Alphabet the most valuable public company, according to a report by CNBC. Alphabet has a market cap of US$547.1 billion, which is higher than Apple’s $529.3 billion. The last time Google was more valuable than Apple was … continue reading

Researchers team up to develop software that eliminates bugs

A team of researchers is looking to put an end to the industry’s longstanding software security problem. As part of a five-year, US$10 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF), computer scientists from MIT, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale are coming together to develop integrated tools that exterminate software bugs. “In our … continue reading

Test IO moves crowdtesting operations to the U.S.

Test IO, formerly known as Testcloud, is coming to the United States. Test IO is a crowdsourced testing platform that has more than 20,000 testers checking apps and websites looking for bugs from every angle, according to the company. “Today’s economy is driven by mobile apps and software, and developers at startups all the way … continue reading

SourceClear raises funding to help improve software security

The software development industry is growing by leaps and bounds every day, but security still seems to be a problem that hasn’t been conquered. Many businesses have had the displeasure of dealing with hack attacks, and we read about them almost every week. So here comes SourceClear: a security company focused on software developers that … continue reading

Majority of Android vulnerabilities are due to lack of security updates

A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge have discovered that about 87% of Android vulnerabilities are due to a lack of security updates from manufacturers. The researchers used a device analyzer app they created to get statistics from more than 20,000 devices. With the data they collected, they rated each device manufacturer based … continue reading

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