SD Times news digest: GitLab 12.9, DirectX and Collabora collaborate on OpenCL and OpenGL, and Acquia announces new low-code tools for Drupal

GitLab 12.9 was released to help developers achieve enhanced security with the management of secrets via the HashiCorp Vault managed application, better visibility with code quality reports & customizable value stream analytics, and easier administration with group deploy tokens. When Container Scanning detects vulnerabilities, GitLab 12.9 can now give a suggested solution for the vulnerability, […]

HCL AppScan 10 to come with improved app security testing capabilities

HCL has announced a major update to its automated application security testing and management tool. AppScan 10 is designed to provide faster and more accurate security scans, secure DevOps and help enterprises manage application security problems.  “AppScan V10 is another example of HCL Software’s commitment to unlocking new value in a battle-tested product that thousands […]

Visual Studio 2019 version 16.5 now available

Microsoft has announced the latest version of Visual Studio. Visual Studio 2019 version 16.5 adds new XAML, .NET, C++, and debugging features. XAML This release adds the XAML Hot Reload for Xamarin.Forms, which helps accelerate development by making it easier to build, experiment, and iterate over a mobile app’s user interface. With this update, as […]

SD Times news digest: IBM to add new AI capabilities to Watson, Threat Stack supports Ruby, and GitLab’s Remote Work Report

IBM announced several new IBM Watson technologies designed to help organizations begin identifying, understanding, and analyzing some of the most challenging aspects of the English language with greater clarity.  The technologies represent the first commercialization of key Natural Language Processing (NLP) capabilities to come from IBM Research’s Project Debater, an AI system capable of debating […]

premium Guest View: Don’t use velocity as a weapon

As I travel around talking to Scrum teams, developers and pretty much anyone involved in building products, they seem to always bring up “velocity.”  Don’t get me wrong; velocity is a good measure, but it is only ONE measure, and it is one that can be quite subjective as well. In Scrum, for example, teams […]

What’s coming in the Java 14 release

Java 14 is expected to be released laster this month. The latest update to the programming language features a number of changes. Here is a breakdown of upcoming changes: JEP 305: Pattern Matching for instanceof (Preview): Pattern matching allows common logic to be expressed “concisely and safely.” According to OpenJDK documentation, the motivation for introducing […]

How to get DevSecOps right

fDevOps and security teams are learning how to work together, albeit somewhat awkwardly in these early days of DevSecOps. One reason why it can be difficult to get the partnership “right” is that people define DevSecOps in different ways. “If you asked a room of 10 people to define DevSecOps, you’d get 15 definitions. I […]