Fortifying app security with the help of Terraform

A staple of DevOps tech stacks, Terraform is an Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) provisioning and management tool developed by HashiCorp. While Terraform itself is rarely associated with app security and is not directly related to the safety and cyber protection of applications, using it correctly is pivotal in the implementation of security best practices. 

As DevOps continues to morph into DevSecOps, and as supply chain attacks continue to breach enterprise systems,...

Java remains backbone of enterprise applications

Java is set to remain the stable backbone of enterprise applications, according to a new report from Perforce Software.

The 2024 Java Developer Productivity Report is based on a survey of 440 respondents across 72 countries. Among the key findings, 60 percent of respondents said their companies plan to add Java developers in the coming year, while 42 percent plan to increase their Java development tool budgets.

"These investments in tools and talent are testament to...

Google adds iOS and Android simulators to Project IDX

Google has added iOS and Android simulators directly within its cloud-based developer workspace, Project IDX. 

The search giant launched Project IDX six months ago as an experimental tool to streamline full-stack, multiplatform app development. It consolidates the complex workflows traditionally associated with building mobile and web apps into a single, collaborative environment.

Pasquale D’Silva, developer of the AI-powered content creation app Tanaki built with...

AWS AppFabric boosts productivity across SaaS apps using AI

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced a new feature for its AppFabric service that helps software developers create more productive experiences in cloud applications using AI capabilities spanning multiple Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) tools.

The productivity feature for AppFabric, now in preview, enables developers to build or enhance AI-powered assistants in their apps that can understand the context from other SaaS applications end users rely on.

This new feature...

Xbox and Inworld AI forge game-changing alliance

Xbox has unveiled a partnership with Inworld AI aimed at transforming game development using AI-powered tools.

In a blog post, Haiyan Zhang, General Manager of Gaming AI at Xbox, reflected on the evolution of gaming AI from the days of Ms Pac-Man to the present. Zhang highlighted the transformative potential of modern AI in creating living worlds, dynamic narratives, and intricate characters.

While traditional rule-based AI set the foundation, the integration of Large...

State of Java: Resilience amid licensing changes and security concerns

Azul has unveiled its first annual State of Java Survey & Report, which offers a deep exploration of the Java landscape.

The study – based on responses from over 2,000 Java users worldwide – aims to provide unparalleled insights into Java's current standing, particularly its influence on enterprises of various sizes.

Java's ubiquity and vital role

The report underscores Java's pervasive presence, with a staggering 98 percent of businesses surveyed utilising...

Stack Overflow reveals UK’s top 10 best-paid developer roles

Stack Overflow has unveiled the UK's top 10 best-paid developer positions, shedding light on the lucrative avenues within the industry.

Leading the pack are developers in senior executive roles, enjoying an average salary of £128,200 ($155,173). Notably, these professionals experienced a significant 30 percent increase in their salaries between 2022 and 2023, reflecting the industry's robust growth. 

Following closely are engineering managers, earning an average of...

Kubernetes platform Codezero unveils 2.0 at Civo Navigate Europe

Codezero, the Kubernetes platform developed by former Microsoft executive Narayan Sainaney, has announced its 2.0 version.

The platform allows users to effortlessly create Kubernetes clusters in under ninety seconds, followed by seamless debugging and testing within simulated collaborative environments. This novel approach – referred to as "Omni-Dev" – offers unprecedented visibility and interaction, promising to accelerate development while reducing bugs and security...

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

A security camera surrounded by clouds.

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...

Why faster developer feedback time is getting important and how enterprises are accelerating it

“No matter how embedded your brand is in customers’ lives today, if you stop meeting their expectations, it’s easy for them to switch to a competitor tomorrow. ”

- Forrester’s Best Practice Report titled ‘Optimize Your Digital Experience To Compete For Customers’

Innovation cycles for digital businesses have become shorter. Period. There’s no hiding from this truth. New-age digital-first customers have a variety of options at their fingertips. With a...