Guest View: It’s getting too technical

Every business analyst has heard this at least once, if not often: “I don’t want to get too technical for this discussion.” But the fact of the matter is “it is getting technical.”  With more organizations moving to the cloud and developing cloud-based solutions, terms of information technology that have been used in the software […]

Monitoring applications in modern software architectures

In today’s modern software world, applications and infrastructure are melding together in different ways. Nowhere is that more apparent than with microservices, delivered in containers that also hold infrastructure configuration code. That, combined with more complex application architectures (APIs, multiple data sources, multicloud distributions and more), and the ephemeral nature of software as temporary and […]

SD Times news digest: HackerRank announces remote hiring solution, Embarcadero RAD Studio 10.4, Qt 5.15 LTS documentation and Qt for Android

HackerRank announced a new remote hiring solution and the formation of the independent Skills Advisory Council to standardize hiring. The company made updates to CodePair to facilitate a significant piece of the hiring process that has shifted from on-site interviews to remote.   “While hiring in many categories has slowed or stopped, the market for tech […]

SD Times news digest: The Fastly Developer Hub, Progress Telerik R2 2020 release, and OMG Digital Twin Consortium

Fastly is giving developers a new place to build solutions at the edge. The Fastly Developer Hub has been set up to provide developer resources for engaging, innovating, and building at the edge.  The Developer Hub contains a testing sandbox, ready-to-deploy code snippets, and a growing repository of structured tutorials, reference materials, and documentation. “Our […]

premium Why software delivery management matters

Software delivery has come a long way in the last 10 years. Many organizations have scrapped the restrictive waterfall model in favor of collaborative approaches that enable them to build faster, change features midstream and deliver updates continuously. But today’s delivery processes aren’t as efficient as they could be. They’re still fraught with bottlenecks, mistakes […]

TypeScript 3.9 now available

Microsoft is releasing the latest version of TypeScript. TypeScript 3.9 introduces speed improvements to the compiler and editing experience and reduces bugs and crashes. The team accepted a number of pull requests that optimize speed, each of which should reduce compile times by 5-10%. “Our team has been focusing on performance after observing extremely poor […]

Developers buying in to security tasks

Security has become enough of a drumbeat issue that its importance has trickled down from the CISOs through the security organization to software developers. And slowly but surely, developers are beginning to take ownership of security as a part of the development life cycle. But this heightened awareness of security hasn’t necessarily led to better […]

SD Times news digest: Instana’s continuous production profiling for Node.js and Go, Toolbox App 1.17, and time traveling bug reporting in Julia 1.5

Instana announced a set of enhanced troubleshooting and monitoring capabilities for developers with new always on production profiling solutions for Node.js and Go applications. “As companies continue to accelerate their development pipelines, developers are more critical to the overall delivery cycle, as evidenced by the large number of Instana users from development organizations,” said Chris […]

SD Times news digest: ActiveState’s Python 2 support, DeepCode’s bug bounty contest and Cloud Foundry’s tutorial hub

ActiveState is delivering Python 2 support beyond end-of-life with the release of the latest ActivePython for Enterprises.  According to the Python Package Index, developers are continuing to work with Python 2 resources months after the Python Software Foundation officially ended support. “Some of these customers are currently unable to migrate for a variety of market […]