Category: Devops

Devops started off as a new hype, but it has become the definition of how IT is managed in the cloud era. Developments and operations teams need to work closely together to get the best result possible for the business. Devops is here to stay.

Development

Software development is still growing rapidly. Despite that fact, there are still not enough developers available, the new cloud era has changed the way applications are build, run and managed. This new way of application development has unleashed a redevelopment of many older legacy business applications. A lot of companies are looking at their business processes and how to optimise them in the cloud era, and this usually means the development of new applications and tools.

For example, best-of-breed is becoming more and more popular, where different applications are being combined to get the best possible outcome. These different applications have to work together and developers have to setup Integration platforms like Mulesoft and Dell Boomi to streamline the data processes between applications.

Lowcode

Due to the shortage of developers there is a new emerging trend, called low-code. Low-code, together with no-code gives businesses the opportunity to build new applications based on an existing platform without writing any (no-code) or a lot less (low-code) code. Platforms like Mendix, Outsystems, Betty Blocks, but also Salesforce Lightning, are growing very rapidly.

Open-source

In the DevOps world, the use of open-source software is still rising. Many popular technologies are built in the open-source ecosystem and developed by hundreds or even thousands of developers all working at different companies. New technologies come out of the open-source world, or are donated to the open-source world by big IT vendors. A good example is Kubernetes.

Stack Overflow and Google Cloud bring Gemini to more developers

Stack Overflow and Google Cloud bring Gemini to more developers

By bringing generative AI to Stack Overflow's developer community, developers should have easier access to information. To that end, Google Cloud will integrate Gemini into Stack Overflow. Developers can invoke the assistant to get help writing code, for example. "Gemini for Google Cloud is alre... Read more

date19 hours ago
Gemini 1.0 Pro accessible via SQL in Google BigQuery and AlloyDB

Gemini 1.0 Pro accessible via SQL in Google BigQuery and AlloyDB

Google has just completely reversed the integration of generative AI. Where developers are now used to talking to a model in order to apply genAI, Google has now eliminated that step. Google has made Gemini 1.0 Pro, its latest LLM, directly available in the BigQuery and AlloyDB databases. Through a... Read more

date2 days ago
StarCoder2 has three variants: trained on 619 programming languages

StarCoder2 has three variants: trained on 619 programming languages

Hugging Face, ServiceNow and Nvidia recently introduced three open-access LLMs under the name StarCoder2. These LLMs are ideally suited for performing code-related tasks. The partnership of Hugging Face, ServiceNow and Nvidia has developed three LLMs in different sizes within the StarCoder2 port... Read more

date2 days ago
GitHub Copilot Enterprise is now generally available

GitHub Copilot Enterprise is now generally available

Microsoft recently made GitHub Copilot Enterprise generally available. With it, developers can now better query their own codebase and processes. According to Microsoft, the introduction of the improved version of GitHub Copilot Enterprise is primarily intended to help developers more with propr... Read more

date3 days ago
Visual Studio gets new out-of-process designer for .NET apps

Visual Studio gets new out-of-process designer for .NET apps

An improved 32-bit out-of-process designer should support legacy 32-bit Windows Forms (WinForms) applications. With this modification, Microsoft is trying to solve a problem that arose in November 2021, when the first 64-bit version of Visual Studio 2022 was introduced. WinForms is a framework f... Read more

date4 days ago
JetBrains tests new terminal in all IDEs

JetBrains tests new terminal in all IDEs

The beta release of the new terminal in all JetBrains Integrated Development Environments is a stepping stone to a revised development environment. JetBrains offers a total of 14 different IDEs for writing code. All of these IDEs can expect a new terminal soon. Some major IDEs are IntelliJ IDEA ... Read more

date8 days ago
Visual Studio gets new SDK for extensions

Visual Studio gets new SDK for extensions

Developers can now publish extensions in the Marketplace and add Language Server Protocol (LSP) support to their extensions. With VisualStudio.Extensibility, there is a framework for developing Visual Studio extensions that run outside the Microsoft IDE development environment. The SDK is design... Read more

date9 days ago
Google donates AI model Gemma to open source community

Google donates AI model Gemma to open source community

In recent weeks, most of the talk has been about Gemini at Google. A new AI model from Google that is supposed to become the engine of all AI projects. Today Google Deepmind suddenly presents an open model called Gemma. Open in this case means that the model can be used anywhere. Hugging Face is on... Read more

date10 days ago
Pulumi comes out with libraries for generative AI

Pulumi comes out with libraries for generative AI

The new infrastructure libraries make moving a locally running generative AI stack to the cloud easier. "The GenAI tech stack is new and emerging but has typically consisted of a LLM service and a vector data store. Running this stack on a laptop is fairly simple but getting it to production is ... Read more

date10 days ago
TU Delft develops new type of battery based on kitchen salt

TU Delft develops new type of battery based on kitchen salt

TU Delft researchers developed an alternative to the lithium battery. The alternative is based on sodium. This is "an important step in the energy transition." A sodium battery is, in fact, a battery based on kitchen salt. The earth has a lot more to give from this raw material than from lithi... Read more

date10 days ago
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