State of JavaScript 2020 report reveals shakeup among popular frameworks

The latest State of JavaScript report reveals that while React and Vue are still the most popular JavaScript frameworks, the framework Svelte is starting to establish itself as a top contender for the top spot.  Svelte has a user based that is 89% satisfied with it. Sixty-six percent of survey respondents were interested in using […]

SD Times news digest: Harness reaches $1.7 billion valuation, Dynatrace integrates with Snyk Intel data, and WhiteSource expands native support for IDEs

Software delivery platform Harness announced that it will use its recent $115 million in funding to grow its engineering team, support global expansion plans, and extend its intelligent software delivery platform vision. Harness provides an end-to-end platform for intelligent software delivery that implements machine learning to detect the quality of deployments.  “Our goal is to […]

Swimm launches to help developers better understand codebases

Swimm, a developer onboarding and team collaboration tool provider, announced that it raised $5.7 million in seed funding and also launched its platform for sharing information about codebases.  The round of funding was led by Pitango First alongside TAU Ventures, Axon Ventures, Fundfire, as well as angel investors that included the founder of Snyk.  The […]

The Open Testing Platform – SD Times

This is a rather unique time in the evolution of software testing.  Teams worldwide are facing new challenges associated with working from home. Digital transformation initiatives are placing unprecedented pressure on innovation.  Speed is the new currency for software development and testing. The penalty for software failure is at an all-time high as news of […]

GCC front-end for Rust gets new funding for its development efforts

Open Source Security, Inc. has announced new funding for the GCC front-end for Rust project. The funding will go towards full-time and public development efforts.  GCC front-end for Rust is an open-source project designed to provide an alternative Rust compiler for GCC. “The origin of this project was a community effort several years ago where […]

TypeScript 4.2 beta now available

The beta release of TypeScript 4.2 is now available. There are a number of new features being added, and a number of breaking changes as well.  In this version, rest elements can be used in more ways than before. Previously, they were only allowed at the last position of a tuple type, but they can […]

Mobile app demand surging, gaming revenue set to surpass $120B

Research from App Annie reveals the extent of a surge in demand for mobile apps, driven predominately by gaming. Mobile game revenue is expected to increase 20 percent this year to surpass $120 billion. A year into a pandemic, it’s of little surprise to hear that consumption of any form of entertainment has increased—but such […]

Chaos engineering in serverless environments is more useful than you’d think

Chaos engineering has been gaining a lot of traction over the last few years as it moved from its origins at Netflix to more and more companies across the industry. Many development teams use it to prevent downtime by trying to break their systems on purpose so that they can improve those systems before they […]

SD Times news digest: MIT’s quantum hackathon, Workato announces $110 million in funding for integration-led automation, and Veriton and Alteryx team up on unstructured data

MIT’s hackathon iQuHACK (interdisciplinary Quantum HACKathon) is back and it is focusing on helping participants learn what quantum computers are and how to use them. One track for this hackathon focuses on gate-based quantum computing division while the other is for quantum annealing.  The hackathon will take place between January 30th and 31st online with […]

Lenovo unveils new smart glasses for the enterprise

Lenovo unveiled this week at CES new AR smart glasses designed to change the way employees interact with their workspaces whether they’re working remotely or from the office. The  company expects the ThinkReality A3 lightweight AR smart glasses to be available later this year. “As increasingly distributed workforces and hybrid work models become the reality […]