Bliki: KeystoneInterface

Software development teams find life can be much easier if they integrate their work as often as they can. They also find it valuable to release frequently into production. But teams don’t want to expose half-developed features to their users. A useful technique to deal with this tension is to build all the back-end code, […]

Android 11 Developer Preview 3 now available

The Android development team has opened up the Android 11 Developer Preview 3 (DP3). This preview build can be accessed only on Pixel 2, 3, 3a, and 4 devices. The update with DP3 will be automatically downloaded for those currently using a Developer Preview build, or it can be downloaded manually. This preview includes a […]

SD Times news digest: Tasktop Hub 20.2, new Google Spanner features, and Confluent raises $250 million

The latest version of Tasktop Hub is now available. Tasktop Hub 20.2 is designed to make toolchain integration easier by enabling large-scale organizations to accelerate the flow of work and business value across their software portfolio.  Key highlights include more control over operational processes using Conditional Field Flow, conflict resolution at the field-level, enhanced support […]

Open Mainframe Project aims to fill COBOL skills gap

The Open Mainframe Project is looking to fill a technology skills gap by providing COBOL resources to the public sector.  According to the project, more than 10 million people in the United States have filed for unemployment due to the COVID-19 crisis, and there is an emergent need for COBOL programmers. “This pandemic underscores the […]

Git celebrates 15th anniversary

It has been 15 years since the distributed version control system Git was released. Linus Torvalds, known for developing the Linux kernel, first released Git on April 7, 2005.  Today, it is “arguably the world’s most powerful distributed control system,” according to GitLab. “In the 21st century, software excellence is the new operational excellence, making […]

premium Making open source work for you and your business

Open-source software continues to win over developers and enterprises. A recent report found that 92% of applications use open-source components, and open source is the de facto standard for software development.  The report, which was conducted by managed open-source company Tidelift, found open source exceeds proprietary software in technology flexibility and extensibility, developer satisfaction, total […]

How do you help test in DevOps?

Shamim Ahmed, CTO for DevOps Solutions at Broadcom, a global technology company: The promise of DevOps is that we could deliver more, faster, with no sacrifice in quality. In reality – we see some common blocks to DevOps success. At Broadcom, we address those challenges: we help eliminate the testing bottleneck and bring teams together […]

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, […]