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Development Software, Software Category

The Impact of Testing in Software Teams

April 4, 2024

Via: InfoQ

Communicating quality gaps, holding space for good testing, and writing automation are some of the ways that testers contribute to software teams. According to Maaret Pyhäjärvi, we need to think about testing, not testers. Collaboration and having conversations between team […]


Software Category, System Software

New software enables blind and low-vision users to create interactive, accessible charts

March 27, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

A growing number of tools enable users to make online data representations, like charts, that are accessible for people who are blind or have low vision. However, most tools require an existing visual chart that can then be converted into […]


Software Category, System Software

Data replication holds the key to hybrid cloud effectiveness

March 18, 2024

Via: CIO

Three ways that data replication and synchronization can unlock the power of hybrid cloud. At the heart of every business decision, regardless of industry or sector, is data. It’s what business leaders rely on to show them where gaps in […]


Software Category, System Software

Finch 1.1.1: AWS Enhances Windows Compatibility for Open Source Container Development Tool

March 14, 2024

Via: InfoQ

AWS recently announced the general availability of Windows support for Finch, an open-source CLI tool. Finch enables developers to create, execute, and distribute Linux containers on both Windows and macOS. It streamlines container development by combining a minimalistic native client […]


Software Category, System Software

Microsoft Dev Proxy v0.15: Mock the APIs Secured with Entra and Many More

March 11, 2024

Via: InfoQ

Microsoft has recently released Dev Proxy v0.15.0, featuring a range of enhancements aimed at streamlining app development processes. Among a large list of improvements, the most notable addition is the ability to mock APIs that are secured with Entra. Other […]


MAC OS, Operating systems

Is 8GB of RAM Enough for a Mac in 2024?

March 11, 2024

Via: MacRumors

The debate over whether 8GB of RAM is sufficient for a Mac has long been a topic of contention. The controversy goes back to at least 2012, when Apple launched the first MacBook Pro with Retina display, which started with […]


Development Software, Software Category

Making Software Development Boring to Deliver Business Value

March 7, 2024

Via: InfoQ

Given there’s a limit to our cognitive abilities and our comprehension of complex systems, Corstian Boerman argues that software development should become boring. He suggests moving infrastructure out of the way so that it does not burden the day-to-day development […]


Application Software, Software Category

Effective learning software — what is it?

March 1, 2024

Via: TechBullion

Education is evolving to stay current with society. Additionally, instructional software facilitates learning for both students and teachers. In general, educational software is a program or application that enables you to manage learning resources, do assignments online, and engage in […]


Development Software, Software Category

JetBrains Compose Multiplatform debuts UI testing API

March 1, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

JetBrains has released Compose Multiplatform 1.6.0, an upgrade to the company’s declarative UI framework that introduces a UI testing API and improves the common resources API. Compose Multiplatform allows developers to build UIs for Android, iOS, desktop, and web from […]


iOS, Operating systems

iOS 18 may change Apple ID to Apple Account, and it would make way more sense

February 29, 2024

Via: BGR

You can use an iPhone without getting an Apple ID, but you’d have to settle for a dumb phone rather than a smartphone experience. You can’t download apps or any other digital content without an Apple ID. That’s why most […]


Development Software, Software Category

High-risk open source vulnerabilities on the rise, Synopsys reports

February 28, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Nearly three-quarters of codebases assessed for risk by Synopsis in 2023 contained open source components with high-risk vulnerabilities, according to a just-released report from the company, a provider of application security testing tools. While the number of codebases with at […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 11 users rejoice – the case of the disappearing taskbar has been solved

February 28, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Earlier this month, some Windows 11 users noticed that their taskbar was behaving strangely and disappearing following a recent update – and it looks like Microsoft has now released a fix for the annoying bug. A new preview build has […]


iOS, Operating systems

iOS 17.4 RC now available with these 10 new features

February 27, 2024

Via: BGR

With iOS 17.4 expected to be released next week, Apple has now seeded the RC version of this upcoming operating system update. With that, European iPhone users will get some of the biggest updates ever, while the rest of the […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 11 24H2 will block processors that lack the SSE4.2 instruction set

February 27, 2024

Via: TechSpot

Windows 11 is approaching its third anniversary, and Microsoft is gearing up for the next major upgrade. Following the system requirement policy introduced in 2021, the upcoming Windows 11 24H2 release will discontinue support for PCs using certain older CPUs. […]


MAC OS, Operating systems

Apple Seeds macOS Sonoma 14.4 Beta 5 to Developers

February 27, 2024

Via: MacRumors

Apple today seeded the fifth beta of an upcoming macOS Sonoma 14.4 update to developers for testing purposes, with the software coming a week after the release of the fourth beta. Registered developers can opt-in to the beta through the […]


Operating systems, Windows

Microsoft breaks users’ PCs again with latest Windows 11 update

February 27, 2024

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft dropped an update (KB5034765) for Windows 11 on February 13. The patch includes non-security improvements for Windows 11 22H2 and 23H2. However, the update is also causing some unexpected issues for an unspecified number of users, so much so […]


Development Software, Software Category

Rethinking AI’s Impact on Software Development and Testing

February 23, 2024

Via: InformationWeek

Artificial intelligence has rapidly evolved from a buzzword to a crucial tool in software development and testing, marking a transformative shift in the industry. As someone closely involved in this field, I have observed AI’s role in enhancing various development […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows-as-a-nuisance: How I clean up a “clean install” of Windows 11 and Edge

February 23, 2024

Via: Ars Technica

I’ve written before about my nostalgia for the Windows XP- or Windows 7-era “clean install,” when you could substantially improve any given pre-made PC merely by taking an official direct-from-Microsoft Windows install disk and blowing away the factory install, ridding […]


Development Software, Software Category

Java virtual threads hit with pinning issue

February 22, 2024

Via: InfoWorld

Java’s virtual threads, introduced in JDK 21 in September 2023 to make it easier to write and maintain concurrent applications, has suffered from a “pinning” issue that arises with synchronized methods or synchronized statements. Oracle detailed the virtual thread pinning […]


Operating systems, Windows

Windows 11 with no taskbar? A crucial part of Microsoft’s OS has gone missing for some thanks to new update

February 21, 2024

Via: TechRadar

Windows 11’s latest cumulative update comes with an odd bug, it seems, one that reportedly causes the taskbar to disappear – or rather, to become blank space. The February patch (KB5034765) for Windows 11 23H2 (and 22H2) has seen a […]