Android Studio 3.6 focuses on code editing and debugging use cases

Google has announced the latest release of its integrated development environment. According to the company, the release of Android Studio 3.6 aims to address quality specifically in code editing and debugging use cases. The company announced a new packaging tool that aims to improve build performance and change the default packaging tool to zipflinger for […]

The Linux Foundation reveals the most commonly used open-source software components

The Linux Foundation is addressing structural and security complexities in today’s modern software supply chains with the release of the ‘Vulnerabilities in the Core,’ a preliminary report and census II of open-source software.  The report was put together by the Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative and the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH).  RELATED […]

The Day After the [Patches] Before

My office implemented both Meltdown and Spectre patches over the weekend… In the previous weeks, both the Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities have been making a great deal of news. At my office – a financial firm – a Windows shop running Windows 7 (like most of the business world), implemented Windows based patches this […]

Computer scientists tackle performance regressions with new tool

Researchers from Texas A&M University have teamed up with computer scientists from Intel Labs to create a tool that will help identify the source of software bugs. According to the researchers, software updates are supposed to make applications run faster, but sometimes they end up doing the opposite. Bugs known as performance regressions pop up […]

Why does the Performance on my iPhone Suck?

You’d be surprised by the answer (or at least you should have been)… I’ve been an iPhone user on and off since 2008. I started with an iPhone 3G, which I ditched inside of three months because the bloody thing couldn’t take or make a call without dropping it at least – literally – a […]

Bliki: OutcomeOverOutput

Imagine a team writing software for a shopping website. If we look at the team’s output, we might consider how many new features they produced in the last quarter, or a cross-functional measure such as a reduction in page load time. An outcome measure, however, would consider measure increased sales revenue, or reduced number of […]

Check for Windows 10 Updates

Quickly check for Windows 10 system updates with this handy how-to… Sometimes, checking for updates on your Windows 10 PC can be a pain. You either have to swipe open the Action Center and then open Settings, or get to Settings through the Start Menu. Then, you have to scroll down to Updates and Security […]

SD Times news digest: erwin’s Data Intelligence Suite, Pega Express’s low-code methodology, and Postman’s new enterprise API features

Erwin announced updates to its Data Intelligence Suite designed to enhance data literacy capabilities and to strength data governance, data lineage and data self-service.  According to the company, erwin DI synchronizes data management and data governance processes in an automated flow so data assets are stored in a central data catalog and then made accessible […]