sdtimes.com sdtimes.com

SD Times news digest: Scala 3 released, May 2021 Python Extension for VS Code Release, and ArmorCode emerges from stealth

Version 3 of the Scala programming language includes the latest research in type theory and many new features such as new “quiet” syntax for control structures like ‘if’, ‘while’, and ‘for’; optional braces for an indentation sensitive style of programming ;and much more.  The Scala programming language combines object-oriented and functional programming in one concise, high-level language.  One major change in the...

sdtimes.com sdtimes.com

President Biden signs cybersecurity executive order

President Biden yesterday released an executive order designed to improve the government’s efforts to prevent and act against a growing number of malicious cyber campaigns against both the public and private sector. The order is a result of an increasing number of cyber attacks in the United States. For instance, a recent ransomware attack forced the Colonial Pipeline to shut down the main part of its network, affecting fuel supplies...

sdtimes.com sdtimes.com

SD Times news digest: Kendo UI’s latest release, TypeScript 4.3 RC, and Snyk acquires FossID

Progress announced the new release of Kendo UI R2 2021, which introduces Kendo UI for Angular, jQuery and Vue as well as  KendoReact. Kendo UI for Angular delivers new components such as BottomNavigation, MultiSelectTree, Skeleton and Circular Gauge to enhance users’ interaction with the app, data visualization and performance.  KendoReact aims to empower developers to build business apps with components such as External Drop Zone,...

sdtimes.com sdtimes.com

Planview Names Razat Gaurav as Chief Executive Officer

Planview, a global leader in Portfolio Management and Work Management, today announced the appointment of Razat Gaurav as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Gaurav, who is also joining the Company’s Board of Directors, succeeds Greg Gilmore, who is retiring and will continue to serve on the Board of Directors. With more than 20 years of experience in the enterprise software space, Gaurav brings proven leadership in...

sdtimes.com sdtimes.com

SD Times news digest: Appian’s low-code automation platform, Applitool’s Rally integration, and Jetpack Compose for Web

Appian announced that the latest version of the Appian Low-code Automation Platform will be generally available in June.  The platform offers a new code-free approach to unifying enterprise data, new collaboration features, DevSecOps capabilities and more.  The new Appian Intelligent Document Processing (IDP) delivers massive efficiency gains via straight-through processing of large volumes of unstructured data.  Applitools...

sdtimes.com sdtimes.com

Guest View: How compliance fits into DevOps

As security and privacy grow in importance, regulatory compliance is becoming an increasing priority for most businesses. But let’s just say it: compliance audits are not fun.  That’s especially true when it comes to engineering and development teams, who are tasked with gathering all of the relevant data – in other words, evidence – needed to assess and demonstrate compliance with various regulatory frameworks.  The more...

sdtimes.com sdtimes.com

Scaling up Agile requires a change of Pace

Software teams and organizations today are looking to scale faster than ever. The pressure to release features at an increasing rate, while keeping bugs to a minimum is only exacerbated by the growing size of dev teams needed to deliver said features. We add more and more devs to a team, but only get incremental returns, all the while the experienced, senior devs seem to be delivering less and less of their high-value code, which can...

sdtimes.com sdtimes.com

Guest View: Use hackathons to validate your product

You think you have a great product. Your product manager thinks you have a great product. Your developers think they have created a great product. The question is – how do you prove this before you send it out to your alpha and beta testers for real-world feedback?  Therefore, we recommend the multistage hackathon approach to ensure product-market fit and usability. With multistage hackathons, you can start them earlier than the...

sdtimes.com sdtimes.com

SD Times news digest: LogDNA’s Browser Logger, Rust 1.5.2.0 released, and Google Play to launch new safety section

LogDNA announced a new browser logging capability designed to enable full-stack and front-end developers to ingest frontend log data into LogDNA more efficiently to debug web applications. The new feature automatically captures errors and logs occurring in the user’s browser and allows dev teams to centralize those errors alongside server-side logs, according to the company. “Customers struggle to extend their observability stack...

sdtimes.com sdtimes.com

Google celebrates World Password Day 2021 with hope for a passwordless future

Today is World Password Day 2021, and while companies are touting the best password management practices, Google is hoping someday we won’t have to worry about them at all. According to the company, even the strongest passwords can be compromised.  “You may not realize it, but passwords are the single biggest threat to your online security – they’re easy to steal, they’re hard to remember, and managing them is tedious. Many...

sdtimes.com sdtimes.com

SD Times news digest: Visual Studio 1.56 released, Contrast Security adds Go support, and SmartBear supports Simulink for peer code review

The April 2021 release of Visual Studio Code includes improved hover feedback to help users quickly find clickable editor actions, terminal profile improvements, and debugger inline values.  Developers can also now temporarily toggle the line numbers of a cell in the current sessions from the cell toolbar or change the visibility of line numbers for all notebooks through the ‘notebook.lineNumbers’ setting. The team explained the...