Topic: software development

Microsoft Dev Box preview allows developers to create on-demand workstations

Microsoft today announced that the preview of Microsoft Dev Box is now publicly available. The managed service enables developers to create “on-demand, high-performance, secure, ready-to-code, project-specific workstations in the cloud,” the company said. Users can sign into the Azure portal and search for dev box to begin creating dev boxes for their organization.  “With Microsoft … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Astro

Astro is a web framework for building fast and content-focused websites that has gained many new features since its original beta announcement in April.   The latest release, 1.0, was released earlier this week. It includes new <Image /> and <Picture /> components, MDX support with standard syntax for mixing UI components in Markdown, server output … continue reading

CodeSec offers greater code scanning scope for developers

Contrast Security’s free new CodeSec tool was built to help developers secure code quicker without disrupting their workflows, as code scanning is becoming a bigger responsibility for dev teams. Developers are often forced to choose between antiquated enterprise tools that often lack UI functionality and don’t integrate with their workflow, or new developer-centric tools that … continue reading

Harness releases Security Testing Orchestration

Harness Security Testing Orchestration (STO) was launched today to help businesses deliver value quicker by increasing velocity and security in deployments. The tool automates security scanning and governance in the software delivery process. Although DevSecOps gets rid of many late-stage security concerns, it also forces developers to balance quality and speed at which to deliver … continue reading

Solving the issues with current documentation practices

When working on a development team, transparency and knowledge sharing are essential in order to keep track of changes in the code and limit vulnerabilities. This is why creating proper documentation should be considered a top priority for all developers. It is also why the consequences of missing or inadequate documentation can impede application updates … continue reading

GitHub Projects is now generally available

GitHub announced the general availability of the new Projects powered by GitHub Issues. The new version connects planning directly to the work that teams are doing on GitHub.  “The new GitHub Projects connects your planning directly to the work your teams are doing in GitHub and flexibly adapts to whatever your team needs at any … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Appsmith

Appsmith, the open-source low code software that helps developers build internal tools announced that it has raised $41 million in Series B funding. With Appsmith, software engineers can build internal and CRUD (create, read, update and delete) type applications quickly.  Software engineers can build user interfaces with pre-built components and code business logic by connecting … continue reading

Wilco announces first public version and $7 million in seed funding

The immersive upskilling platform for software developers, Wilco, today announced the release of its first public version as well as $7 million in seed funding.  The financing round was led by Hetz Ventures, and featured participation from leading funds and angel investors including Vertex Ventures, Flybridge Capital Partners, and Shopify VP of Engineering Farhan Thawar. … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Budibase

Budibase is an open-source low-code platform for building, designing, and automating business apps such as admin panels, forms, internal tools, client portals, and more. The tool was built to help developers who had to take up to three weeks to build CRUD apps.  The project has a built-in database, External Data Sources, a design GUI, … continue reading

Armory launches Continuous-Deployment-as-a-Service

Armory announced the general availability of Armory Continuous Deployment-as-a-Service to deliver declarative deployments across multiple environments that support advanced progressive strategies. “Our goal is to give companies a solution that’s simple to use but will grow with them as complexity increases,” said Jim Douglas, president and CEO of Armory. “The new product enables development teams … continue reading

JetBrains releases update for Datalore Enterprise

JetBrains announced the launch of Datalore Enterprise 2022.2, an update to its collaborative data science and BI platform for teams, available on-premises and in the private cloud. The new version can be set up in AWS, GCP, Azure or an on-premises machine with the new Docker-based installation. Users can also migrate to Kubernetes later on … continue reading

WWDC 22 introduces better collaboration and focus capabilities along with Passkey security

Today at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC 22), Apple announced many new features for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and Watch OS.  Updates for iOS 16 focused on the lock screen which can now showcase favorite photos, customize font styles, and display a set of widgets to get information at a glance. It also expands the availability … continue reading

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