May 2021

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… Read More »Guest View: Use hackathons to validate your product

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 into their frontend web applications to monitor for… Read More »SD Times news digest: LogDNA’s Browser Logger, Rust 1.5.2.0 released, and Google Play to launch new safety section

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Kubewarden

Kubewarden is a new open-source policy engine aiming to simplify the adoption of policy-as-code. It provides a set of Kubernetes Custom Resources that makes the enforcement of policies in a cluster easier. According to Flavio Castelli, distinguished engineer at SUSE and contributor to the project, policies can be written in any programming language because Kubewarden uses WebAssembly. The policies are also portable binary artifacts, which means that a policy could… Read More »SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Kubewarden

Do techies need financial skills to avoid overspend in the cloud? Introducing… DevSecFinOps

An angry CFO with an unexpected $50,000 invoice on their desk may not be one of the intended outcomes of a cloud migration project. After all, isn’t the move supposed to save you money? However, this scenario isn’t uncommon among enterprises that move from the on-premise environment that they have become accustomed to. It goes… Read more » The post Do techies need financial skills to avoid overspend in the… Read More »Do techies need financial skills to avoid overspend in the cloud? Introducing… DevSecFinOps

Linux Technical Advisory Board releases report on UMN patches

The Linux Technical Advisory Board (TAB) released a new report to show the remediation measures that were undertaken after researchers from the University of Minnesota (UMN) submitted compromised code submissions to the Linux kernel.  UMN previously submitted many big fixes that were merged into kernel releases as part of an, but the breach of trust between the community and UMN first started when UMN researchers did an experimental research project… Read More »Linux Technical Advisory Board releases report on UMN patches

Confusing the What with the How

Imagine you are building a house. You get all your tools, lay out the lumber, and start constructing the first room. As you are building the room, you decide if it’s a living room, or a kitchen, or a bathroom. When you finish the first room you start on the second, again deciding, as you build, what kind of room it will be. Let’s face it, no one would do… Read More »Confusing the What with the How

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.… Read More »Google celebrates World Password Day 2021 with hope for a passwordless future

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 release continues to improve its… Read More »SD Times news digest: Visual Studio 1.56 released, Contrast Security adds Go support, and SmartBear supports Simulink for peer code review