GitLab pivots on decision to wipe dormant projects

GitLab appears to have pivoted on a decision to automatically wipe dormant projects.

On Thursday, The Register reported that GitLab planned to delete projects that have been inactive for a year and are owned by free users. The policy was due to come into effect in late September.

GitLab is said to have estimated the policy would save it up to $1 million a year. However, following the report, GitLab’s technically unannounced policy received significant...

Xcode 14 beta practically confirms iPhone 14 Pro will get an AOD

The latest beta of Xcode 14 all but confirms that an always-on display (AOD) will arrive with the iPhone 14 Pro lineup.

AODs have featured on numerous Android devices since around 2016. Over in the Apple garden, the only device to feature an AOD is the Apple Watch (Series 5+)

Rather than have to fully wake up your display to obsessively check for information, AODs enable data to be seen at-a-glance.

AODs require very low refresh rates to preserve battery. The...

Introducing OpenTDF: Open source, accessible security for developers

At Virtru, we believe that the ability to securely share data is essential — and that privacy is a human right that must be protected. It’s a mission we have stuck by since we started in 2011, and sees us supporting over 7,000 organisations worldwide to protect their most valuable asset, their data, with Zero-Trust security and powerful, granular policy controls that tie identity to data, everywhere it moves.

Now, Virtru is giving developers a new way to build security...

Apple opens registrations for next App Store Sessions

Apple developers wanting to optimise their listing and marketing strategies can now register for the next round of App Store Sessions.

The sessions connect developers with Apple’s experts to learn more about all things App Store, including:

Improving your listing pagesAttracting customersTesting marketing strategiesImplementing subscriptionsSuccessfully using TestFlight for beta tests

App Store Sessions were first introduced in February to significant interest. They...

SFC urges developers to quit GitHub

The SFC (Software Freedom Conservancy) has quit GitHub and urges other developers to follow.

SFC is a non-profit that aims to provide a home and services to Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects.

On Thursday, the SFC posted a blog post criticising the dominant role that GitHub has established in FOSS development.

In the post, Bradley Kuhn, SFC policy fellow, and Denver Gingerich, SFC FOSS license compliance engineer, highlighted the dangers of...

ServiceNow launches Lightstep Notebooks help developers speed up troubleshooting

Two people using a Lightstep Notebook.

ServiceNow has unveiled its Lightstep Notebooks, an added feature in Lightstep Observability, designed to enable faster, more collaborative, and more accurate troubleshooting.

Now more than ever, site reliability engineering (SRE) teams are critical to business resilience. According to IDC’s 2022 SRE Survey, more than one-third (36.3%) of SRE organisations cite improved revenues and profits as a key measure of their teams’ success. The same percentage of SRE organizations cite...

SmartBear launches all-in-one web browser and mobile app testing

A brown bear sitting on grass.

SmartBear, a provider of software development and quality tools, has made web testing on BitBar available.

The company has added web browser testing capabilities into its next-gen mobile app testing platform, BitBar, for the most reliable and streamlined cloud-based testing available with instant access to all the latest browsers and devices to support a consistent digital customer experience.

“To meet both software release speed and high-quality requirements,...

Snowflake Native Application Framework aims to help developers build and monetise apps

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Snowflake, the Data Cloud company has launched a Native Application Framework to empower developers to build, monetise and deploy applications.

Currently in private preview, developers can build applications and monetise them on Snowflake Marketplace, and consumers can securely install and run those applications, directly in their Snowflake instances, reducing the need for data to be moved. Snowflake is committed to providing its customers and partners with the best platform for...

Snowflake boosts native python support and data access

A green tree python.

Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, has unveiled new enhancements that improve programmability for data scientists, data engineers, and application developers

The company announced the update this week at its annual user conference, Snowflake Summit 2022, in Las Vegas.

Snowflake’s latest innovations bring Python to the forefront, with the launch of Snowpark for Python, now in public preview, and a native integration with Streamlit for rapid application development and...

Xcode Cloud is now available to all developers

Apple has announced that Xcode Cloud is now available to all developers.

Xcode Cloud was first announced during WWDC 2021. Over the past year, it’s gradually been rolling out in beta to lucky developers.

A year (and a WWDC) later, Xcode Cloud is leaving beta.

Xcode Cloud is a continuous integration and delivery service that’s built into Xcode. The solution accelerates the development and delivery of apps by bringing together cloud-based tools that help...