Snowflake Cortex: LLMs in the hands of all users
Snowflake is set to offer customers a managed service that securely unleashes AI models on enterprise data. With Cortex, Snowflake says it is giving everyone the opportunity to generate value from generative AI, regardless of expertise. The company itself already has a few "LLM-powered experiences"... Read more
Microsoft gives Excel wings with Python addition
Microsoft released a new preview version of Microsoft Excel today. Main new feature in this preview is the support for the Python programming language. Many data analysts are used to writing Python for analysis, which will soon be possible in Excel as well. This will give Excel wings.
For the ba... Read more
Python responds to AI development and removes GIL: joy among developers
Python will gradually remove GIL from the programming language over the next few years. This is an important development to keep Python relevant in the area of AI model development. The transition period is longer than five years but is a conscious decision by the Python Steering Council because co... Read more
Google Cloud Assured Open Source Software now available
The OSS service is being offered for free to Java and Python developers.
In a move to improve the security of the most widely used open-source software, Google Cloud this week announced that it is making its Assured Open Source Software service generally available for Java and Python ecosystems.... Read more
‘Open-source coding at risk due to new EU legislation’
The Python Software Foundation (PSF) is unhappy with new EU legislation regarding cybersecurity. According to PSF head Deb Nicholson, open-source developers can be held responsible for flaws in code which they themselves have earned nothing from making.
The EU drafted two laws in 2022 that have ... Read more
JetBrains releases results for the State of Developer Ecosystem 2022
The tools vendor has released the results of their sixth annual survey on the landscape of the developer community.
Each year, JetBrains conducts their Developer Ecosystem Survey to deliver an overview of the trends and complexion of the development world. The 2022 survey report was created from... Read more
15-year-old Python bug puts 350,000 open-source projects at risk
Researchers at Trellix said they have patched nearly 62,000 open-source projects susceptible to a 15-year-old path traversal vulnerability in the Python ecosystem.
The bug, tracked under CVE-2007-4559, was discovered by Trellix's team in Python’s tarfile module late last year. It was first rep... Read more
GitHub simplifies code vulnerability scanning
With only a few clicks, developers can configure code scanning for a repository using the new default setup introduced by GitHub.
Although GitHub's code scanning is powered by the CodeQL code analysis engine, which supports a wide range of languages and compilers, the new option is only availabl... Read more
Google Docs integrates leading programming languages for slicker presentations
Organizations that have their Google acco... Read more
Snowflake extends Python integration in Data Cloud platform
Snowflake is expanding the integration of Python in its Data Cloud platform. The organization launched the new Snowflake for Python tool and tightened the integration of Streamlit, a recently-acquired company.
The new Snowflake for Python tool supports programming languages commonly used by dat... Read more