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SD Times news digest: MIT’s lane-change algorithm, PostgreSQL 11 beta 1, and Oracle APEX 18.1

SD Times news digest: MIT’s lane-change algorithm, PostgreSQL 11 beta 1, and Oracle APEX 18.1

Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created a new algorithm for self-driving cars. The new lane-change algorithm allows for more aggressive lane changes than the currently available algorithms do and relies on immediate information about other vehicles’ directions and velocities, rather than on statistical models of the environment. “The optimization […]

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Katran

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Katran

While engineers are likely to implement hardware-based solutions for handling network load balance, Facebook’s scale of operation far outweighed the practicality of hardware load balancing, instead requiring the development of a lightweight software solution. The current result of Facebook’s efforts is its latest open-source release, scalable network load balancer Katran. The company’s software load balancing […]

NoSQL, data governance and the rise of the application developer

NoSQL, data governance and the rise of the application developer

Application developers, your day has come. You are inhabiting a new world of development, where the business calls on you to create solutions that tend to be real-time and mobile. Digital transformation and developing unique applications are now core to driving the business forward. Essentially, application development has become the business. The focus on delivering […]

SD Times news digest: WhiteSource’s software composition analysis, MapR’s AI training program, and MariaDB TX 3.0

WhiteSource has announced the launch of its software composition analysis tool, Effective Usage Analysis. The solution provides details on how software components are being used and highlights their impact on the application’s security. According to WhiteSource, the tool will reduce open-source vulnerability alerts by 70 percent.   “Our Effective Usage Analysis technology allows security and […]

GitLab 10.8 open sources push mirroring

GitLab 10.8 open sources push mirroring

GitLab 10.8 was released this week with the open sourcing of a highly requested feature. The company announced its push mirroring capability is now open sourced. Push mirroring was originally introduced as a paid feature, but GitLab says it is one of the most frequently requested to be moved into the open-source codebase. This move […]

Apache Wicket 8.0.0 released

Apache Wicket 8.0.0 released

The Apache Software Foundation has announced the general availability of Apache Wicket 8.0. Apache Wicket is a open-source Java web framework designed to build complex web apps that leverage the benefits of object oriented programming. The Wicket team set out on a mission with version 8 to help developers write less, but achieve more. With […]