Topic: software development

Microservices push the testing focus from UI to API

API testing has become more important than ever because the world of three-tier architectures and monolithic applications is being replaced by something much more complex. That has driven up the number of APIs in applications. According to Joachim Herschmann, senior director and analyst on the application design and development team at Gartner, the number of … continue reading

Altova MobileTogether 8.0 released

Altova announced the release of MobileTogether 8.0, a rapid app development platform for building enterprise solutions and native apps for iOS, Android, and Windows.  The new release adds new features such as a new way of interacting with relational databases, support for modularization, and more.  MobileTogether 8.0 offers a new Database Wizard and support for … continue reading

Lack of automation leaves companies vulnerable to attacks like Log4Shell and Spring4Shell

Sonatype found that nearly 70% of dependency management decisions are suboptimal in a study that evaluated 100,000 production applications and 4,000,000 open-source component migrations.  A large part of this is due to lack of security automation, explained Ax Sharma, senior security researcher, and advocate at Sonatype, in a webinar called “The Impact of Zero-Day Attacks … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: CAS

Community Attestation Service (CAS) is an open-source service that helps users secure their software and is powered by Codenotary’s digital identity infrastructure. The project lets them create a Software Bill of Materials, notarize containers, and let others verify by running and provides a way to view notarized assets’ immutable history in immudb. CAS stores all … continue reading

Latest version of Android Studio now available

The Android development team announced the stable release of Android Studio Chipmunk, the latest version of the official IDE for building Android apps.  One new feature is the Compose Animation Preview which enables developers to inspect and debug animations that were built with Compose. They can inspect the exact values of each animated value at … continue reading

Great Expectations in the customer experience

Henry Ford once said “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” Achieving a good customer experience (CX) is a fine line that comes down to building what the customer wants and building what might solve a problem the customer doesn’t yet know they have.  When companies focus on … continue reading

LinearB raises $50 million in Series B funding

The engineering efficiency platform, LinearB, today announced that it has raised $50 million in Series B funding. The financing round was led by Tribe Capital with participation from new investor Salesforce Ventures as well as existing investors Battery Ventures and 83North.  With this, Sri Pangulur, partner at Tribe Capital, will be joining the board at … continue reading

JetBrains announces partnership with Gitpod

JetBrains and Gitpod announced a partnership that will enable JetBrains’ popular desktop IDEs to leverage the automated, cloud-based developer environments provisioned by Gitpod with native integration.   “As a long-time fan of JetBrains’ work, I am very excited about this partnership, as it combines the peace of mind and convenience of automated, cloud-based developer environments with … continue reading

MuleSoft announces Anypoint Code Builder and solutions to create APIs and integrations

MuleSoft announced its Anypoint Code Builder which helps developers to create APIs and integrations together with Anypoint Flex Gateway and API Governance. Anypoint Code Builder is an IDE with a user experience built on Visual Studio Code. The IDE includes built-in recommendations and includes a library of building blocks for common API and integration patterns. … continue reading

2022 Call for Code will focus on building solutions that take on climate change

Call for Code is an annual development challenge in which developers create solutions to help with a problem the world is facing. It is sponsored by David Clark Cause, IBM, United Nations Human Rights, and the Linux Foundation. This year, the challenge urges developers to create solutions that take on climate change.  The solutions that … continue reading

GitHub enhances Codespaces with improved experience for working with multi-repository projects

GitHub announced new improvements that streamline the Codespaces experience when working with multi-repository and mono-repo projects.   GitHub initially released Codespaces to address cloud-native applications that are housed in a single repository: the most common type of project on GitHub.  For those that are developing a feature that spans many different types of services, GitHub added … continue reading

Sysdig releases new vulnerability prioritization feature

Sysdig announced the release of Risk Spotlight, a vulnerability prioritization feature based on runtime intelligence. The feature enables teams to reduce vulnerabilities by 95% and allows developers to focus on shipping applications faster, according to Sysdig.  It also delivers vulnerability details such as CVSS vector from multiple sources, the fix version, and links to publicly … continue reading

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