The expansion of open source software is coming this year
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 by Richard Harris
2022 was a year of mixed feedback, particularly for the software industry. Despite many macroeconomic warnings, cloud services continued to grow, and the open-source model was embraced.
Coming in 2023 for the Open Source World
2023 is looking positive for the expansion of open-source software. Here are a few trends that will impact our industry next year.
Chat SDK for developers from Agora
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
Agora, Inc. announces the global availability of Agora Chat, a new SDK that aims to make it easy for developers to rapidly embed real-time in-app chat into their web and native apps; providing an immersive experience that keeps their users more connected, informed, and engaged. The launch of Agora Chat coincides with the start of Agora’s flagship event RTE202...
The CodeLogic CSI lands to reduce software breaking code
Thursday, July 14, 2022 by Richard Harris
CodeLogic, the Continuous Software Intelligence company, has launched the developer toolkit that scans post-compile binaries, runtime app behavior, and database connections to provide a complete and up-to-the-second picture of infrastructure-wide software connections and dependencies. CodeLogic says they address the unrelenting complexity that, according ...
SDK runtime within the Google Privacy Sandbox
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 by Nathan Darst
Google recently announced its plans to bring its Privacy Sandbox to Android. Largely conceptual at this point, Google has made it clear this will be a multi-year lift (at least 2 years). The lead time is much appreciated; however, it's so distant that we don't have any solidified documentation, betas, or developer previews to act on. So what does that mean? Well...
Building Better SDKs
Friday, January 14, 2022 by Nathan Darst
Nathan Darst is the Director of SDK Engineering for Kochava, a real-time data solutions company offering the leading omnichannel measurement and attribution solutions for data-driven marketers. Darst talks about building better SDKs, integrating them, using an SDK in code, what good APIs look like, and a ton more.
You've written some amazing code; so amazing...
Compliance as code adoption in 2022
Monday, January 10, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Prashanth Nanjundappa is VP of Product Management at Progress. He has spent his entire career of over 20 years in the tech world, managing cross-functional high-performance teams, focused on building and launching enterprise and consumer products globally.
In the first 12 years of his career, Prashanth worked as a developer, technical lead, and architect for mobile, ...
Web development platform Vercel acquires Turborepo
Monday, January 3, 2022 by Brittany Hainzinger
App security testing platform lands from Oxeye
Monday, January 3, 2022 by Freeman Lightner
Oxeye announced the company’s Cloud-Native Application Security Testing Platform (CNAST). The new platform identifies code vulnerabilities, open-source vulnerabilities, and secrets to highlight the most critical issues in the software development lifecycle, delivering clear guidance for fast and accurate remediation.
App security testing platform CNAST
Intelligence cloud lands from Azul
Monday, December 20, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Azul announced Azul Intelligence Cloud, a new family of products that apply cloud resources to analyze and optimize Java fleets and provide actionable intelligence. Intelligence Cloud’s first offering, Cloud Native Compiler, brings elasticity to Java JIT compilation, enhancing the performance of Java applications in any computing environment, including microservic...
OutSystems launches Project Neo platform
Thursday, November 18, 2021 by Christian Hargrave
OutSystems has unveiled an application platform that enables development teams to build state-of-the-art cloud applications. Today, more than 14 million people use apps created on the OutSystems platform. Customers rely on OutSystems to build everything from mobile apps and consumer websites to workgroup apps and extensions of other core systems like Microsoft, SAP...
Software testing with Visual AI
Thursday, September 30, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
Applitools announced its inclusion in new research published by Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) entitled, "Disrupting the Economics of Software Testing Through AI." According to the report, Visual AI has the highest impact on software testing as compared to other available applications of AI technology in the market today.
Software testing with ...
Cloud native computing foundation welcomes wasmCloud
Friday, August 27, 2021 by Freeman Lightner
WebAssembly Pioneer Cosmonic has announced that the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) has accepted its universal application runtime for building cloud-native applications with WebAssembly that can run anywhere, as its latest Sandbox project.
Couchbase accelerates enterprise applications for customers
Thursday, July 29, 2021 by Richard Harris
Couchbase, Inc., provider of a modern database for enterprise applications, announced the general availability of Couchbase Server 7. This landmark release bridges the best aspects of relational databases like ACID transactions with the flexibility of a modern database, allowing enterprises to confidently accelerate strategic initiatives such as more quickly moving busi...
Managing apps on Kubernetes environments just got easier
Friday, May 7, 2021 by Richard Harris
Ambassador Labs announced the new Ambassador Developer Control Plane (DCP), which for the first time gives developers the ability to manage the entire modern software development lifecycle for Kubernetes environments using tools and processes that are familiar to them. Ambassador DCP is designed to address the challenges developers face managing a complex development li...
Infrastructure as code announced by env0
Monday, March 15, 2021 by Brittany Hainzinger
env0 announced the company’s enterprise-grade Infrastructure as Code (IaC) automation platform featuring self-hosted agents, SAML (Security Assertion Mark-up Language) authentication support and SOC2 Type 2 certification. The enhanced platform delivers production proven remote-run workflow management and a new security framework to empower user deployments and dir...
Improving security posture with static application security testing
Friday, February 12, 2021 by Tim Jarrett
Amid the worldwide pursuit of digital transformation, the software has seen a meteoric rise, and application security has become paramount. As more companies become software-centric, they publish more applications, increasing the risk vulnerable code will be released. To help reduce this risk, static application security testing (SAST) can help dev teams find and fix we...
Five biggest reasons to promote developers into leadership positions
Thursday, February 4, 2021 by Eric Silverman
There is an ongoing shift from "design-thinking" to "DevOps-thinking." While it's a subtle shift from a philosophical perspective, it's one that has massive operational implications. Developers are one of the largest capital investments businesses make, often commanding high salaries because they are highly skilled and/or trained to specific ...
DevOps teams are the rainmakers of the software world
Saturday, January 9, 2021 by Richard Harris
There is still so much work that needs to be done with DevOps pipelines, including securing and testing the delivery process.
The software developer community knows where it needs to go, but the work and obstacles in the way are always bigger than expected. Because of this, I am skeptical we'll see big changes in 2021 in terms of tooling or CI/CD patterns. Rather...
5 mistakes businesses make in application development
Friday, October 23, 2020 by Mayur S Shah
5 Mistakes Businesses Make While Prioritizing Speed Over Security in Application Development
Earlier this year, the Democratic party in Iowa announced its plans to use a smartphone app to calculate and transmit their caucus results. One would think that by using technology to improve the speed of governance, what could possibly go wrong? A lot, apparently. The a...
Kong Inc unveils private beta of Kong Konnect
Friday, October 9, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Kong Inc. unveiled the private beta release of Kong Konnect, a full-stack platform for cloud native applications delivered as a service. Running on any cloud or platform, Kong Konnect provides end users with instant access to a comprehensive suite of tools that enable reliable and secure service connectivity across their APIs and microservices. It helps developers, arch...
Developer kit with cloud-native support announced by NVIDIA
Thursday, May 14, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
NVIDIA announced availability of the NVIDIA® Jetson Xavier™ NX developer kit with cloud-native support — and the extension of this support to the entire NVIDIA Jetson™ edge computing lineup for autonomous machines.
The Jetson Xavier NX module is the ideal platform to accelerate AI applications, delivering greater than 10x higher performanc...
Anvil extends web app development
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Software startup Anvil announced a major extension of its powerful web app development environment, which makes it simple for Python developers to quickly design, build and ship web apps in minutes.
By making its runtime engine open source, any of the 8 million developers worldwide who know the Python language can now choose to deploy their apps on their own machines...
webMethods AppMesh announced by Software AG
Friday, April 17, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Software AG unveiled webMethods AppMesh, a configurable control plane for microservices, APIs and service mesh. Built as an extension of Software AG’s industry-leading webMethods API Management Platform, webMethods AppMesh adds application context to service mesh, which provides better agility, management, and governance of microservices as business apps.
Quick Base introduces Sandbox
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Quick Base introduced Quick Base Sandbox, a new way for business professionals to work with IT to safely innovate and test low-code applications that support unique business processes. Sandbox brings safe testing to business developers for the first time, providing a place to easily collaborate with IT when making changes to new and existing workflows, while giving IT d...
Container runtime scanning open source software launched by Portshift
Thursday, March 26, 2020 by Brittany Hainzinger
Portshift introduced Kubei Open Source container scanning software. Kubei is a unique open source Kubernetes runtime images scanning solution, presented to invite developer collaboration for the hardening of runtime environments. Kubei identifies which pods were built from vulnerable images or contain newly discovered vulnerabilities, then it couples the Kubernetes info...
Best Practices for Kubernetes deployments from Portshift
Monday, January 27, 2020 by Richard Harris
Portshift presents five security best practices for DevOps and development professionals managing Kubernetes deployments. Integrating these security measures into the CI/CD pipeline will assist organizations in the detection and remediation of security issues earlier in the development process, allowing faster and shorter cycles while assuring safe and secure deployment...
Tracing serverless Node.js functions
Monday, January 13, 2020 by Christian Hargrave
Instana announced the ability to trace serverless Node.js functions running on AWS Lambda. The new capabilities, which require zero code modification, deliver superior native serverless tracing automatically, providing performance metrics beyond, and independently from, X-Ray.
“As companies continue to push the envelope in creating smaller, more dynamic service...
All things Java
Friday, January 10, 2020 by Richard Harris
In an age when there is a constant demand for new, especially when it comes to technology, some things continue to stand the test of time. Java, for example, has been around for decades, but it is still the go-to programming language for untold numbers of developers. In fact, the language has never fallen below No. 2 on the Tiobe Index, and as of August 2019, it was No....
MuleSoft announces new tools
Monday, November 25, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
MuleSoft, the provider of the platform for building application networks, has announced new tools, pre-packaged connectors, and learning modules to empower anyone to compose connected customer experiences, without writing a single line of code. Now anyone can become an Integration Trailblazer and easily connect data sources – wherever that data resides; accel...
Android Dev Summit highlights
Monday, October 28, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
During the 2019 Android Developer Summit, the Android team announced the future vision of Android, modern Android development experience, and more.
Android Dev Summit highlights: What modern Android development looks like
Jetpack Compose released to developer preview: First announced at I/O last year, Jetpack Compose will enable developers to easily build ...
The rise of microservices with Anypoint Service Mesh
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
MuleSoft has announced Anypoint Service Mesh, a new solution that dramatically simplifies how companies can discover, manage and secure microservices. Anypoint Service Mesh brings security and reliability to any microservices-based application, regardless of language or deployment model, freeing developers from custom code. Customers can also now publish and discov...
WSO2 Enterprise Integrator 7.0 is here
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 by Freeman Lightner
Integration is becoming an integral part of software development as the applications driving today's digital businesses combine data, events, and services from within the organization, throughout ecosystems, and across devices. As a result, IT organizations increasingly need to adopt a range of integration styles and architectural integration models while keeping pa...
.NET Core 3.0 is here
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by Richard Harris
Microsoft has announced the release of .NET Core 3.0. It includes many improvements, including adding Windows Forms and WPF, adding new JSON APIs, support for ARM64 and improving performance across the board. C# 8 is also part of this release, which includes nullable, async streams, and more patterns. F# 4.7 is included and focused on relaxing syntax and targeting .NET ...
InterSystems launches QuickML with machine learning capabilities
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 by Christian Hargrave
InterSystems, a provider of information technology platforms for health, business, and government applications, has launched QuickML, available to users of the InterSystems IRIS Data Platform and the InterSystems IRIS for Health Data Platform. The announcement was made at InterSystems Global Summit 2019, the company's annual conference,...
What's new in NGINX Plus R18
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 by Richard Harris
NGINX, Inc. has announced the general availability of NGINX Plus R18. NGINX Plus is an all-in-one load balancer, content cache, web server, proxy, API gateway, and Kubernetes Ingress Controller. This versatility enables you to simplify your architecture for delivering both traditional applications and new ones based on microservices.
NGINX’s flexibility, ...