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  • Android 15 reaches beta

    Fri 4:34pm
    Google has released the first beta of the Android 15 mobile OS for developers and early adopters. This version of the Android operating system emphasizes productivity, user privacy and security, and making apps more widely visible and accessible.The beta was…
  • Meta eyes LLM dominance with new Llama 3 models

    Fri 6:45am
    Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp parent Meta has released a new generation of its open source Llama large language model (LLM) in order to garner a bigger pie of the generative AI market by taking on all model providers, including OpenAI, Mistral, Anthropic,…
  • Cloud cost management is not working

    Fri 5:00am
    Asia/Pacific companies are struggling with wasteful cloud spending, according to a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting. The study found that cloud cost management initiatives and tools are being introduced too late and without a full picture…
  • How to use the new minimal API features in ASP.NET Core 8

    Fri 5:00am
    ASP.NET Core offers a simplified hosting model, called minimal APIs, that allows us to build lightweight APIs with minimal dependencies. Ideal for building fast and simple services, minimal APIs were initially introduced in ASP.NET Core 6 to strip away the…
  • Java proposal would streamline module package imports

    Fri 5:00am
    Java would be enhanced with the ability to succinctly import all packages exported by a module, under a proposal floating in the Java community. The plan would simplify the use of modular libraries in Java.The preview language feature for Java SE (Standard…
  • AWS Snowmobile drives into the sunset

    Fri 5:00am
    Amazon Web Services (AWS) has slowly and silently phased out its Snowmobile service—an offering launched at its annual AWS re:Invent conference in 2016 to help enterprises move data from their on-premises servers to the cloud provider’s data centers to…
  • Java services hit hardest by third-party vulnerabilities, report says

    Thu 5:00am
    Java services are the most-impacted by third-party vulnerabilities, according to the “State of DevSecOps 2024” report just released by cloud security provider Datadog.Released on April 17, the report found that 90% of Java services were susceptible to one…
  • How to upstream code to open source projects

    Thu 5:00am
    Code commonly flows downstream, from an open-source project into an organization’s own products. Upstreaming is the process of reversing that flow—contributing code back to an open-source project. The value proposition of upstreaming includes harnessing…
  • How Microsoft’s Git fork scales for massive monorepos

    Thu 5:00am
    Building applications at scale is nothing compared to building an operating system like Windows, especially when it comes to source code control. How do you manage the repository (or repositories) for such a software behemoth, with thousands of developers and…
  • OpenAI's Assistants API gets a boost

    Wed 6:25pm
    OpenAI, the artificial intelligence research company, has updated its Assistants API with a faster, more accurate file search tool, vector stores, and a tool choice parameter.OpenAI announced the Assistants API update on April 17. The new file_search tool can…
  • Intel, RedHat, and others join hands for Open Platform for Enterprise AI

    Wed 8:31am
    In a move that could redefine how generative AI can be used by enterprises sans the present ambiguity over its ability to scale and interoperable across business systems, the LF AI & Data Foundation has announced the launch of the Open Platform for Enterprise…
  • Intro to Streamlit: Web-based Python data apps made easy

    Wed 5:00am
    A common problem with Python applications is how to share them with other people. Developers frequently use a web interface to solve this issue, presenting the app's functionality by way of a UI. But that solution works best when the application UI is a…
  • ECMAScript 2024 features you can use now

    Wed 5:00am
    The ECMAScript specification is like a portrait of the JavaScript language that is repainted every year. As is typical of modern JavaScript, the spec and real-world practice move in tandem. The newest version of the spec, ECMAScript 2024, includes seven new…
  • SAS Viya and the pursuit of trustworthy AI

    Wed 5:00am
    As the use of ever more powerful AI models continues to grow, ensuring trust and accountability must be at the top of the list of goals, on par with any of AI’s potential benefits. It won’t happen overnight, nor will it result from any single step, such as…
  • Java G1 fix would speed JIT compilation

    Wed 5:00am
    A change to Java’s G1 garbage collector would lower the memory and processing overhead and speed the execution of Java’s C2 optimizing JIT (just-in-time) compiler, benefiting cloud deployments, under a proposal in the Java community.The OpenJDK proposal…
  • Most developers have adopted devops, survey says

    Tue 8:00pm
    As of the first quarter of 2024, 83% of developers were involved in devops-related activities such as performance monitoring, security testing, or CI/CD, according to the State of CI/CD Report 2024, published by the Continuous Delivery (CD) Foundation, a part…
  • Qdrant offers managed vector database for hybrid clouds

    Tue 8:00am
    Open-source database provider Qdrant has made available Qdrant Hybrid Cloud, a dedicated vector database to be offered in a managed hybrid cloud model.Qdrant, the open-source foundation of both Qdrant Cloud and Qdrant Hybrid Cloud, is a vector similarity…
  • Better application networking and security with CAKES

    Tue 5:00am
    Modern software applications are underpinned by a large and growing web of APIs, microservices, and cloud services that must be highly available, fault tolerant, and secure. The underlying networking technology must support all of these requirements, of…
  • 3 secrets to deploying LLMs on cloud platforms

    Tue 5:00am
    In the past two years, I’ve been involved with generative AI projects using large language models (LLMs) more than traditional systems. I’ve become nostalgic for serverless cloud computing. Their applications range from enhancing conversational AI to…
  • ECMAScript 2024 takes shape

    Mon 6:00pm
    ECMAScript 2024, a planned update to ECMA’s standard for JavaScript, is set to include seven new features ranging from array grouping to Unicode strings. The 2024 specification, from ECMA’s Technical Committee 39, is expected to be approved in June.Among…
  • Beyond Git: How version control systems are evolving for devops

    Mon 5:00am
    Tools that manage changes to source code, programs, documents, or other collections of information are known by a variety of names: version control, revision control, source control, or source code management are all common descriptors. Regardless of what…
  • Data pipelines for the rest of us

    Mon 5:00am
    Depending on your politics, trickle-down economics never worked all that well in the United States under President Ronald Reagan. In open source software, however, it seems to be doing just fine.I’m not really talking about economic policies, of course, but…
  • Rust gets security fix for Windows vulnerability

    Apr 12, 2024, 4:28 pm
    The Rust language team has published a point release of Rust to fix a critical vulnerability to the standard library that could benefit an attacker when using Windows.Rust 1.77.2, published on April 9, includes a fix for CVE-2024-24576. Before this release,…
  • How to implement database connection resiliency in ASP.NET Core

    Apr 12, 2024, 5:00 am
    A high-quality application must be stable, performant, scalable, and reliable. The reliability of an application depends on many factors, but one of the most important is resiliency, or the ability to withstand failures or faults during run time. In this…
  • The cloud is benefiting IT, but not business

    Apr 12, 2024, 5:00 am
    “The cloud has tremendous business value!” That’s the battle cry chanted by cloud providers and their allies at every cloud computing conference.You will never hear me say that “the cloud” is always the right solution or, for that matter, the wrong…
  • Microsoft offers SDK for testing framework

    Apr 11, 2024, 6:22 pm
    Microsoft has announced the MSTest SDK. Built on the MSBuild Project SDK system and based on the MSTest runner, the MSTest SDK is designed to give developers a better experience for testing with MSTest, Microsoft’s framework for unit testing.The MSTest SDK,…
  • JetBrains launches IDE management suite

    Apr 11, 2024, 5:00 pm
    JetBrains has introduced JetBrains IDE Services, a product suite intended to simplify the management of the company’s IntelliJ-based IDEs, remote development environments, and AI-powered coding assistant. The suite also includes a collaborative programming…
  • Exploring the Apache ecosystem for data analysis

    Apr 11, 2024, 5:00 am
    The Apache Software Foundation develops and maintains open source software projects that significantly impact various domains of computing, from web servers and databases to big data and machine learning. As the volume and velocity of time series data continue…
  • Xamarin Forms reaches end of life. What should you do?

    Apr 11, 2024, 5:00 am
    In less than a month Microsoft will end support for .NET’s first major cross-platform UI tool, Xamarin Forms. Instead of developers having to build separate UIs for Windows, iOS, and Android, Xamarin Forms gave us a set of cross-platform UI controls we could…
  • JDK 23: The new features in Java 23

    Apr 10, 2024, 5:00 pm
    Java Development Kit (JDK) 23, the next planned version of standard Java, is off and running, with four features now scheduled for the release. The latest two additions are a vector API, which will be incubated for the eighth time, and a second preview of…