Software Engineering

Google unveils logic programming language: Logica

Google introduced the open-source Logica programming language this week. It is designed to compile to SQL and run on Google BigQuery with experimental support for PostgreSQL and SQLite.  According to the company, the language was created to make it easier for developers who have to deal with the challenges of SQL. The challenges with coding using SQL often include constructing statements from long chains of English words and limited support… Read More »Google unveils logic programming language: Logica

SD Times news digest: Visual Studio 2019 v16.10 Preview 2, Software AG webMethods update, and FreeBSD 13 released

The latest release of Visual Studio 2019 v16.10 Preview 2 adds C++20 ranges, IntelliSense completions, new features for testing, Docker tooling enhancements and Git integration.  The new features for C++20 include customized warning levels for external headers and safer remote connections with the addition of  a prompt to accept or deny the host key fingerprint presented by the server.  Users can now run any combination of services defined in your… Read More »SD Times news digest: Visual Studio 2019 v16.10 Preview 2, Software AG webMethods update, and FreeBSD 13 released

Policy as code shifts compliance left

Automating policy enforcement is a key component of ensuring development teams are releasing secure applications in today’s fast-paced, cloud-native world. Many DevSecOps teams are achieving this by utilizing policy as code.  According to Tim Hinrichs, co-founder of Styra, policy as code provides a specific file format for policy that is readable by machines, which allows developers and security teams to automate more of the compliance process. Traditionally, developers would write… Read More »Policy as code shifts compliance left

New Linux research division launches to explore open source ecosystems

The Linux Foundation has launched a new research division to look at the impact of open source. Linux Foundation Research aims to broaden the understanding of open source projects, ecosystems, and impact by looking at open source collaboration. “As we continue in our mission to collectively build the world’s most critical open infrastructure, we can provide a first-of-its-kind research program that leverages the Linux Foundation’s experience, brings our communities together,… Read More »New Linux research division launches to explore open source ecosystems

Empower remote testing teams through real mobile device access

The use of mobile devices to access applications has jumped to an all-time high, making up 56% of all website traffic this year, yet most companies with remote testing teams are struggling with proper device access and the ability to replicate customer bugs, according to mobile testing company Kobiton.  Web conversion rates on mobile wind up around twice as slow as those on laptops and other devices, Alex Drag, the… Read More »Empower remote testing teams through real mobile device access

Eclipse Adoptium building Temurin to support releases of OpenJDK builds

The Eclipse Foundation this week announced that when AdoptOpenJDK transitions to the foundation under its new name: Eclipse Adoptium, it will focus on building a new infrastructure called Eclipse Temurin for building and releasing JDK releases.  AdoptOpenJDK is a project that allows Java developers to download OpenJDK binaries. “Our goal is to meet the needs of both the Eclipse community and broader runtime users by providing a comprehensive set of… Read More »Eclipse Adoptium building Temurin to support releases of OpenJDK builds

Industry Watch: Internet crime complaints rise

The warranty on your car is about to expire. Press 1 to purchase an extension. Someone has stolen your bank information. Click here to change your social security number. Your grandchild has been kidnapped. Send money to help us return the child safely. We get phishing emails like these literally all day long, and now we also get text messages — literally all day long — trying to get us… Read More »Industry Watch: Internet crime complaints rise

SD Times news digest: Qt acquires froglogic, the Embedded Software Testing & Compliance Summit, and Catchpoint’s virtual SRE community event

Qt announced that it will acquire froglogic GmbH, a major provider of quality assurance tools, to bring froglogic’s test automation tools into the Qt product portfolio. “As The Qt Company continues its growth, the acquisition of froglogic is an important milestone in  broadening Qt’s best-in-class software development tools and building in automated testing and code coverage analysis directly into our suite of products. Understanding that speed of delivery for new… Read More »SD Times news digest: Qt acquires froglogic, the Embedded Software Testing & Compliance Summit, and Catchpoint’s virtual SRE community event

Amazon announces OpenSearch, an open-source fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana

In response to Elastic changing its open-source software licenses on Elasticsearch and Kibana, Amazon has introduced the OpenSearch project. The project is a community-driven, open-source fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana. Amazon announced earlier this year it would be creating and maintaining an Apache License, Version 2.0 fork of the open-source products.  “We are making a long-term investment in OpenSearch to ensure users continue to have a secure, high-quality, fully open… Read More »Amazon announces OpenSearch, an open-source fork of Elasticsearch and Kibana

Google’s AppSheet Automation no-code platform now generally available

Google has announced it is making its no-code platform AppSheet Automation generally available. The platform was first announced last fall.  AppSheet Automation helps companies automate their manual tasks and focus more of their time and effort on high-impact work. Its Intelligent Document Processing feature, for example, allows users to automatically extract unstructured data from documents like invoices, receipts, and W-9s.  To coincide with the general availability, Google is also extending… Read More »Google’s AppSheet Automation no-code platform now generally available