Software Engineering

Amazon launches Amplify Flutter for building cross-platform apps

Amazon has announced the general availability of Amplify Flutter, which is a new solution that combines AWS Amplify and Flutter to enable developers to build cross-platform apps.  AWS Amplify provides a set of tools for building scalable web applications, while Flutter is Google’s UI toolkit for mobile, web, and desktop application development.  Key benefits for AWS customers include an interface for authenticating users, an interface for managing user content in… Read More »Amazon launches Amplify Flutter for building cross-platform apps

SD Times news digest: Fairwinds Insights 3.0, Mabl unveils native desktop app, and Nim 1.4.4 and 1.2.10

The latest release of Fairwinds Kubernetes security monitoring and governance solution aims to bridge the gap between security, development and operations. Fairwinds Insights 3.0 features resource monitoring; automation roles; and a new Open Policy Agent policy UI. The resource monitoring functionality is now integrated with Prometheus Collector to provide fine-grained resource usage data and reports on how much workloads costs and on cost trends. Automaton rules automatically triage Kubernetes misconfiguration… Read More »SD Times news digest: Fairwinds Insights 3.0, Mabl unveils native desktop app, and Nim 1.4.4 and 1.2.10

Google to fund two full-time Linux kernel security developers

Google and the Linux Foundation have announced plans to maintain and improve Linux’s long-term security. As part of the plan, the organizations will prioritize funds to underwrite long-time Linux kernel maintainers Gustavo Silva and Nathan Chancellor as full-time developers focused on Linux kernel security development.  This decision follows a survey by the Linux Foundation’s Open Source Security Foundation (OpenSSF) and the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH), which found… Read More »Google to fund two full-time Linux kernel security developers

Data mesh challenges common data assumptions

A new data architecture that aims to challenge the preconceived notions of data and enable organizations to scale and move faster was introduced at this month’s Starburst Datanova conference. “The inconvenient truth is that despite increased investment in AI and data, the results have not been that great,” Zhamak Dehghani, director of emerging technology for Thoughtworks North America, said at the conference. Organizations are failing to bootstrap, failing to scale… Read More »Data mesh challenges common data assumptions

TypeScript 4.2 comes with smarter type alias preservation

Microsoft has announced the official release of TypeScript 4.2, the latest version of its JavaScript superset programming language. There are a number of new features in this release, including smarter type alias preservation, leading/middle rest elements in tuple types, and stricter checks for the “in” operator.  Type aliases can be used to avoid having to repeat functions that work for a number of different types, such as strings, numbers, and… Read More »TypeScript 4.2 comes with smarter type alias preservation

SD Times news digest: Applause launches Product Excellence Platform, Hasura 2.0 released, and Planview acquires PPM providers Clarizen and Changepoint

Applause’s new Product Excellence Platform includes a new codeless automation SaaS product designed to give brands insight and expertise to release their digital assets.  The new offering enables teams to execute codeless test scripts on real devices for native Android and iOS mobile apps, with web support coming soon. Later this year, a test case management product will also launch, according to the company.  “Customers today are won and lost… Read More »SD Times news digest: Applause launches Product Excellence Platform, Hasura 2.0 released, and Planview acquires PPM providers Clarizen and Changepoint

AI in testing is no longer just a buzzword

There are many buzzwords in the software development industry, but AI in testing is proving to be more than just a marketing term. According to this year’s World Quality Report sponsored by Micro Focus, Capgemini, and Sogeti, 86% of respondents said that AI is a key criterion for selecting new QA solutions.  In a webinar with SD Times last week, Frank Moyer, CTO of Kobiton, and Alex Drag, product manager… Read More »AI in testing is no longer just a buzzword

SD Times news digest: Qualcomm’s first AR reference design, GitLab 13.9, and Sider’s new programming language support

Qualcomm has announced it’s first augmented reality reference design. The new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR1 AR Smart Viewer Reference Design aims to reduce commercialization time for OEMs to deliver high-quality immersive experiences.  According to the company, users get a 30% reduction in overall power consumption in the system, the 2D app framework provides a systems-level feature that helps launch smartphone applications into multiple virtual displays visible in a user’s environment, and… Read More »SD Times news digest: Qualcomm’s first AR reference design, GitLab 13.9, and Sider’s new programming language support

Android 12 first preview includes new tools for improving user experience

The Android Development team has announced the release of the first preview for Android 12. Android 12 will introduce new tools for building improved user experiences, such as compatible media transcoding, along with privacy and performance optimizations.  “With each version, we’re working to make the OS smarter, easier to use, and better performing, with privacy and security at the core. In Android 12 we’re also working to give you new… Read More »Android 12 first preview includes new tools for improving user experience

SD Times news digest: MLH Fellowship, free Node.js training, and Python 3.9.2 and 3.8.8

GitHub has announced the MLH Fellowship is expanding to include American Express and Adobe to its summer 2021 program in which students will be able to use real tools and experience around how to collaborate remotely and globally while working along with experienced engineers.  The fellowship was created to fill in the lack of internships that were disrupted due to the pandemic.  Since the start of the program in summer… Read More »SD Times news digest: MLH Fellowship, free Node.js training, and Python 3.9.2 and 3.8.8