Software Engineering

IntelliJ IDEA 2021.2 introduces project-wide analysis

The latest version of JetBrains’ Java IDE is now available. IntelliJ IDEA 2021.2 includes several updates aimed at improving the daily experience of the platform. It includes a new project-wide analysis feature that allows developers to track errors before compiling the code.  JetBrains also added a number of actions that will activate when a project is saved. These include things such as reformatting code and optimizing imports.  Markdown support has… Read More »IntelliJ IDEA 2021.2 introduces project-wide analysis

SD Times news digest: Infosys unveils new Enterprise Agile DevOps capabilities, Algolia announces Series D funding, Ampere to acquire OnSpecta

The digital services and consulting provider Infosys unveiled a new set of Enterprise Agile DevOps capabilities that will help businesses strengthen customer-centricity and innovation. Enterprises can transform the way they develop and deliver products and services by reimaging customer journeys.  “Forward thinking firms are now evolving to a product centric operating model to ingrain customer centricity, business agility and innovation in the fabric of their organizations. Building product management and… Read More »SD Times news digest: Infosys unveils new Enterprise Agile DevOps capabilities, Algolia announces Series D funding, Ampere to acquire OnSpecta

Biometrics: An evolving industry with unique risks

As evidenced in the world of business, government and everyday life, the technology of biometrics is widespread and expanding. For example, people can unlock their smartphones with their faces. Banks can recognize customers by the sound of their voice, and police can identify suspects with automated fingerprinting. These are just some of the common applications for biometrics. But while the technology offers many benefits – from convenience and faster service,… Read More »Biometrics: An evolving industry with unique risks

IBM introduces new operating system for IBM Z systems

IBM has announced the next generation of its operating system for its IBM Z systems, which are a suite of mainframe servers. IBM z/OS V2.5 is designed to accelerate the adoption of hybrid cloud and AI as well as drive modernization initiatives.  A recent study conducted by the IBM Institute for Business Value revealed that 71% of executives claim mainframe-based applications are still central to business strategy. Further, the study… Read More »IBM introduces new operating system for IBM Z systems

SD Times news digest: DataRobot to acquire Algorithmia, Synopsys announces Rapid Scan, Thundra announces Foresight CI Observability Tool

DataRobot announced that it’s acquiring the MLOps platform Algorithmia to deepen its capabilities to unlock value from AI through better, faster, frictionless solutions for every part of the modern enterprise. “We understand that businesses cannot get the value of their ML models unless they have the ability to deliver those models quickly, reliably, and at scale,” said Diego Oppenheimer, the CEO of Algorithmia. “It’s been clear to us for many… Read More »SD Times news digest: DataRobot to acquire Algorithmia, Synopsys announces Rapid Scan, Thundra announces Foresight CI Observability Tool

Nearly a quarter-century later, why is C++ still so popular?

Despite C++’s downward trend on the TIOBE Programming Community index since 2001, the language’s fall from the coveted top two slots in 2020, vociferous and persistent claims that C++ is “dead like COBOL,” and the inroads the Rust is making in developer circles – C++ is still as viable, vital and relevant as ever.  There’s no arguing with the language’s ongoing popularity. The numbers are clear in the June 2021… Read More »Nearly a quarter-century later, why is C++ still so popular?

The bumpy road of moving applications to the cloud

Everywhere you look, companies are involved in some sort of digital transformation. For some, it means moving their entire business to the cloud which may include building or purchasing software for payroll, ordering, fulfillment and many other activities. For larger firms, entrenched with legacy applications, it means migrating or rewriting hundreds or perhaps thousands of applications to the cloud. This is no small feat, given the complexity and brittleness of… Read More »The bumpy road of moving applications to the cloud

SD Times news digest: MobileTogether 7.3, Sila announces $13 million Series A round, and Cloudflare launches Project Pangea

Altova announced the release of MobileTogether 7.3, a rapid app development platform for building enterprise solutions.  The latest release introduces options to enable in-app purchases in the native iOS, Android, and Windows apps they create using MobileTogether and the ability to embed the MobileTogether Windows client in one’s own UWP.  It also adds support for tooltips, Android 11, and support for additional database versions. Additional details are available here.  Sila… Read More »SD Times news digest: MobileTogether 7.3, Sila announces $13 million Series A round, and Cloudflare launches Project Pangea

Five tips for Olympian applications

The performance of world-class athletes as they train for the Olympic games and engineering the performance of your applications in preparation for production releases share some interesting traits. In this blog, I want to share some basic guiding principles that will help make your applications finish strong. Efficiency, Not Just Speed Not every Olympic sport is a speed race. There are plenty of other areas where winning is about strength… Read More »Five tips for Olympian applications

SD Times news digest: New Relic for Startups available on AWS Activate, Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Private Preview, Xojo 2021 release 2

As part of AWS Activate and New Relic for Startups, startup founders and engineering teams get exclusive discounts, free credits, and support for New Relic’s cloud-based observability platform. “While you might have a great product market fit, a prototype, and a pitch deck, an idea is often only as good as the infrastructure you have to scale it. With this in mind, we’ve recently launched New Relic for Startups as… Read More »SD Times news digest: New Relic for Startups available on AWS Activate, Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Private Preview, Xojo 2021 release 2