Topic: software

SD Times news digest: Quick Base Sandbox, Google Pay’s Business Console, and XML Spy

Quick Base has announced a new way for business professionals to work with IT and test low-code applications. The new Sandbox capability enables cross-functional teams to quickly create and optimize business-critical applications without risking disruption. Sandbox provides a place to easily collaborate with IT when making changes to new and existing workflows, while giving IT … continue reading

SD Times news digest: OpenTelemetry announces beta support for languages, MariaDB’s SkySQL, and dotData Enterprise

OpenTelemetry announced the first wave of beta releases for Java, Go, JavaScript, Python, and .NET Components.  “We’ve made significant progress on OpenTelemetry in the last few weeks as we’ve successfully added more languages for inclusion in the beta launch. We’ll continue to add more language-specific components to the project as we move forward, bringing us … continue reading

HCL: Global services and now software too

There has been a lot of curiosity among our subscribers about HCL Software, ever since the news of HCL’s acquisition of several product portfolios from IBM closed on July 1, 2019.   We were pleased to have the opportunity recently to sit down with Darren Oberst, the head of HCL Software, and get answers to … continue reading

Software development and testing considerations

Did you know there are at least 60 defined software development methodologies that have come out over the past five decades? The various options boggle the mind. Waterfall, lean, and agile are some of the best known, but there are so many more, including Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM) and Test-Driven Development (TDD), as well … continue reading

Communication is key when leading teams from afar

The current novel coronavirus pandemic has locked office doors everywhere and scattered teams to their respective homes, forcing more leaders to take a different approach of steering their organizations. But at least in sectors such as software development and IT, leadership from afar is not uncharted territory, according to Dr. Vince Molinaro, a strategic leadership … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Coyote

Microsoft has announced the release of Coyote, an open-source .NET framework that guides developers toward designing, implementing, and testing code in a way that embraces non-determinism and asynchrony and to help them create asynchronous systems.  The testing tool controls every source of non-determinism defined, including the exact order of every asynchronous operation, which allows it … continue reading

NativeScript 6.5 now available with experimental KotlinJS support

The latest release of the cross-platform app development framework NativeScript is now available. Version 6.5 expands the functionality of the ‘Tabs’ and ‘BottomNavigation’ components by providing means for creating them programmatically. The new release also includes new styling properties and experimental KotlinJS support. The team explained it continues to support Kotlin on the front end … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Git 2.26.0 released, Apache updates, and IIC’s software trustworthiness best practices

The latest version of Git is now available. In Git 2.26.0, protocol version 2 – which starts with the client request and provides a way for the client to tell the server which references it’s interested in – is now the default.  The new release also includes new config options form a few different files: … continue reading

SD Times news digest: DeepCode’s C/C++ support, Microsoft extends Windows ML and DirectML, and Google ends support for JSON-RPC protocol

DeepCode, the platform for AI-powered code reviews, has announced support for C/C++. “C and C++ are dominant in the realm of software that is close to the hardware, such as operating systems or software with high performance or even real-time aspects,” the DeepCode AI team wrote in a post. Additionally, DeepCode engineer Jan Eberhardt stated: … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Android 11 Developer Preview 2, Eclipse 4.15, and Apache Samza 1.4 released

Google has released the second developer preview of its upcoming operating system. Android 11 Preview 2 is for developers only and includes a 5G state API to let users quickly check whether the user is currently on a 5G radio or non-standalone network, hinge angles for foldables, call screening service improvements, and new controls in … continue reading

SD Times news digest: GitHub mobile, Contrast Security’s new DevSecOps capabilities and Windows Terminal Preview 0.10

GitHub for mobile is now available. The solution aims to bring a fully-native GitHub experience on iOS and Android, enabling users to stay in touch with their teams, triage issues, and merge code right from their mobile devices. Users can also organize tasks in a swipe to get their inboxes to zero in no time, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Rust 1.42.0, Microsoft releases patch for critical security bug, and Sonatype expands support for open-source security and governance

Rust 1.42.0 includes more useful panic messages when unwrapping, subslice patterns, the deprecation of Error::description, and more. Additionally, Rust said it is downgrading 32-bit targets to Tier 3 support by the project, since Apple no longer supports it either.  More details on the language update are available here. Microsoft releases patch for critical security bug … continue reading

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