February 2021

Google details three common mainframe modernization mistakes

As more organizations embark on mainframe modernization journeys, Google wants to make sure they head down the right path. The company outlined common pitfalls and antipatterns businesses face when migrating or modernizing their workloads.  “Migrating or modernizing your mainframe workloads is complex and challenging, even under ideal conditions,” Travis Webb, solutions architect at Googe, wrote in a blog post. “If you avoid the antipatterns discussed in this document, you increase… Read More »Google details three common mainframe modernization mistakes

Microsoft introduces new tools for responsible AI

Microsoft has announced new capabilities in its responsible AI (RAI) toolkits for helping data scientists reduce bias within their machine learning models. Last May at Microsoft Build, it announced three tools for the toolkit: InterpretML, Fairlearn, and SmartNoise.  SmartNoise is a collaboration between Microsoft and Harvard and is used to protect personal data while allowing researchers to gather insights from that data using differential privacy. SmartNoise now offers the ability… Read More »Microsoft introduces new tools for responsible AI

SD Times news digest: xMatters’ data-driven DevOps approach to incident resolution, SolarWinds APM integrated experience, and Atlassian acquires Chartio

xMatters has announced new capabilities designed to help teams respond faster to incidents. According to the company, its data-driven DevOps approach helps DevOps, SRE and operations teams collaborate through the xMatters Incident Console, Slack, Microsoft Teams and Zoom. Other updates include a new “Incidents by Severity” widget, and new capabilities in its messaging user interfaces so teams can communicate better and react quickly to time-sensitive issues.  “Competitive companies don’t want… Read More »SD Times news digest: xMatters’ data-driven DevOps approach to incident resolution, SolarWinds APM integrated experience, and Atlassian acquires Chartio

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: PennyLane

PennyLane is an open-source, cross-platform Python library for differentiable programming of quantum computers. Differentiable programming refers to a programming paradigm that leverages automatic differentiation. PennyLane tries to bridge the gap between quantum computing and machine learning. According to the project’s GitHub page, PennyLane enables users to train quantum computers much like neural networks.  Xanadu, the company behind PennyLane, explained: “We’re entering an exciting time in quantum physics and quantum computation:… Read More »SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: PennyLane

Mobile App Development Process Steps to Build Your First Successful App

Successful mobile applications = Result For example, these top smartphone applications Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, TikTok, Snapchat, Tinder are results. Wait, wait, result? These applications are results? Results of what? These top applications are the result of a tested mobile app development process. Being a custom mobile app development company, we have developed over 3500 mobile […]

How to Patent Mobile App Idea (Everything You Need to Know)

If you are an entrepreneur or startup with a wonderful app idea in mind, then this blog is for you. In this blog, we have mentioned a complete guide on how to patent an idea for an app idea before you discuss it with someone. Check out this blog and know how to patent an […]

Google’s Jetpack Compose UI toolkit reaches beta

Google released its new UI toolkit Jetpack Compose, designed to make it easier to build native apps across all Android platforms.  According to the team, Compose offers modern, declarative Kotlin APIs and is built to integrate with existing Android apps and Jetpack libraries.  Google’s product manager Anna-Chiara Bellini and developer relations team member Nick Butcher explained that the beta release of Compose API currently has all the features necessary to… Read More »Google’s Jetpack Compose UI toolkit reaches beta

Checkmarx debuts new Keeping Infrastructure as Code Secure solution

In an effort to better secure cloud-native apps, software security company Checkmarx has launched a new open-source static analysis solution. The new Keeping Infrastructure as Code Secure (KICS) solution enables developers to write secure infrastructure as code (IaC) by automatically detecting issues from the start. According to the company, as organizations move to the cloud they are utilizing IaC to provision infrastructure faster and provide scalability. However, developers are struggling… Read More »Checkmarx debuts new Keeping Infrastructure as Code Secure solution

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