Portugália Airlines and The Gang launch first immersive e-learning hub on Microsoft Mesh

Portugália Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of TAP Air Portugal, has partnered with The Gang, a developer studio specialising in creating bespoke digital experiences, to launch the first immersive e-learning hub on Microsoft Mesh, a cloud-based platform for collaboration in the digital world.

The new education hub is designed to enhance and streamline Portugália Airlines’ existing training programme by providing an immersive learning environment. This will enable pilots and...

SAS unveils SAS Viya Workbench developer environment for building AI models

SAS has added expanded capabilities to its SAS Viya flagship data and AI platform, including the general availability of SAS Viya Workbench. 

Targeted to developers and modellers, Viya Workbench is a self-service, on-demand compute environment for conducting data preparation, exploratory data analysis, and developing analytical and machine learning models.

Kathy Lange, Research Director for AI Software, IDC, said: “While SAS Viya is the foundation of the SAS...

New OutSystems data fabric unifies data across the enterprise  

OutSystems, a specialist in high-performance application development, has unveiled what it describes as one of the most significant updates to OutSystems Developer Cloud since its initial release.

With the launch of OutSystems Data Fabric, organisations can lay the groundwork to build dynamic applications, harness data across the enterprise, and increase developer productivity. 

In an era where outdated data can cost businesses more than $15 million annually (per IDC...

AppSec teams stuck in catch-up cycle due to massive cloud-native enablement gap

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Backslash Security, a cloud-native application security solution for enterprise AppSec teams, has released a new research study, Breaking the Catch-up Cycle: The New Cloud-Native AppSec Paradigm Survey Report, exploring how the state of application security has evolved given the rise of cloud-native application development.

The study examines the practices, tools, and needs of CISOs, AppSec managers, and AppSec engineers at enterprise organizations of 1,000 or more employees...

A quarter of tech firms use generative AI for software development

Almost one-in-four US technology firms use generative AI tools to boost software development, with significant growth in adoption across major business functions predicted over the next year.

This is according to a new survey of senior technology executives by global strategy consulting firm Altman Solon.

Altman Solon surveyed 292 senior technology executives and interviewed a panel of industry experts to better understand opportunities for generative AI in businesses....

Sophos endpoint security upgrades boost cyberthreat defences

Sophos, a specialist in cybersecurity as a service, has unveiled advancements to its portfolio of industry-leading endpoint security offerings.

New adaptive active adversary protection; Linux malware protection enhancements; account health check capabilities; an integrated zero trust network access (ZTNA) agent for Windows and macOS devices; and more improve frontline defences against advanced cyberthreats and streamline endpoint security management.

Raja Patel, senior...

SwaggerHub Explore lets developers instantly analyse RESTful APIs and Apache Kafka services

SmartBear, a provider of software development and visibility tools, is giving developers instant access to RESTful and Apache Kafka endpoints with the new SwaggerHub Explore.

The free API exploration tool has an easy-to-use interface and accelerates the development lifecycle, allowing developers to easily visualise API data in a single place and quickly evaluate functionality before investing valuable time in API integration. This addresses a major developer challenge and speeds...

Developer shortage remains the top challenge two years in a row

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Even amidst recent layoffs in the tech industry, recruiting developers with the right skills remains the top challenge for 2023, according to the new Reveal survey of 2,228 software developers and IT professionals released by Infragistics.

More than a third of respondents (37.5%) indicated that they will continue to have trouble finding skilled developers in 2023 with DevOps Engineer, Data Analytics Developer, and IT Security Engineer identified as the hardest jobs to...

Intel unveils Quantum Software Development Kit Version 1.0

After launching its beta version in September 2022, Intel has released version 1.0 of the Intel Quantum Software Development Kit (SDK).

The SDK is a full quantum computer in simulation that can also interface with Intel’s quantum hardware, including Intel’s Horse Ridge II control chip and Intel’s quantum spin qubit chip when it becomes available this year. The kit allows developers to program quantum algorithms in simulation, and it features an intuitive programming...

Axelar creates virtual machine to allow dApps to run on every chain

The world of Web3 development has gone multi-chain. Users want the ability to interact across multiple ecosystems, but for developers, building these experiences is painful and potentially risky. Using the wrong infrastructure can lead to billions in losses – and new technology is always developing under their feet.

The Axelar network already connects major blockchain ecosystems, solving widespread security risks with the first generation of “bridges” and interoperability...