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“With a strong foundation of customers in the financial services, e-commerce and telecommunication industries, many of the world’s largest organizations rely on Hazelcast for its enterprise-grade performance, scale, security and stability,” said Kelly Herrell, CEO of Hazelcast. “The latest release is a significant advancement for in-memory computing and expands the addressable use cases where customers can benefit from our industry-leading performance to accelerate their business.”Scrum.org announces a new training course for user experienceScrum.org has announced a new training course where students will learn to integrate modern user experience and design practices into their Scrum processes. The course, Professional Scrum with User Experience (PSU), is a 2-day, hands-on learning experience that will allow students to practice techniques with cross-functional teams.The organization hopes that students leave the class with “practical tools and practices to best work with their customers and user feedback to deliver higher value to the customer.”Nginx 1.15.9 now availableThe latest version of Nginx is now available. Nginx 1.15.9 adds variable support in the “ssl_certificate” and “ssl_certificate_key” directives and the ability to use the “poll” methods on Windows Vista and higher. It also added a few new bug fixes. Altova has announced the latest release of its app development platform MobileTogether. MobileTogether 5.1 includes support for the latest version of Android, support for implementing Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates, and other features designed to make it easier for developers to add functionality to apps.“We are constantly updating MobileTogether with not only the latest OS support, but also features that make app development more flexible and efficient. This time, we’ve also focused on making implementing secure connections that much easier,” said Alexander Falk, CEO and president of Altova. “New support for Let’s Encrypt SSL certificates means developers can get secure HTTPS connections up and running in a fraction of the time, and MobileTogether Server walks them through the process.”Dart 2.2 now availableThe Dart team has announced the release of Dart 2.2. The team explained that this is an incremental update that improves the performance of ahead-of-time (AOT) compiled code by 11 to 16 percent on benchmarks. It also added a new set literal language feature.As of this release, the Dart language specification is also now updated to match the change made in Dart 2. The specification now resides in the new language repository, and will be updated on a rolling basis as new versions come out.Hazelcast launches new in-memory data grid solutionHazelcast has announced a new in-memory data grid solution, Hazelcast IMDG 3.12. The new solution was designed to provide the performance at scale required by many organizations, offering features for data integrity, cloud interoperability, and performance-sensitive data storage.
Oracle announced the expansion of its autonomous database dedicated service, which allows customers to transform from manually-managed independent databases on premises to a fully-autonomous private database cloud within Oracle’s public cloud. In a post, the company explained this will eliminate customer concerns about security isolation and operational policies when switching to the cloud. The automated database uses machine learning to provide self-driving, self-repairing, and self-securing capabilities that automate key management and security processes like patching, tuning and upgrading, while keeping the critical infrastructure constantly running for a modern cloud experience.Oracle is also announcing a set of built-in developer capabilities for the offering, including low-code platform Oracle Application Express (APEX), Oracle SQL Developer Web and Oracle REST Data Services for creating data-driven applications. Qt and LG partner on open-source webOS platform Qt and LG Electronics are partnering up on the open-source webOS platform for embedded smart devices. The companies are looking to expand webOS into the automotive, robotics and smart homes sectors. Qt will provide LG with its integrated and hardware-agnostic development environment for developers, engineers and designers to create apps and smart devices. In addition, webOS will officially become a reference operating system of Qt.Customers will be able to use webOS’ middle-ware enabled features for automotive, connectivity, media and content servers which will save time in their embedded development projects, according to the companies in a post. CollabNet VersionOne and ICON Agility Services announces DevOps services CollabNet VersionOne and ICON Agility Services announced a DevOps services offering for value stream management. The service combines ICON’s Business Agility Strategy consulting framework with CollabNet VerisonOne’s with CollabNet’s Value Stream Management (VSM) platform.The new service aims at guiding organizations towards an effective DevOps implementation through training, coaching and a customized implementation experience, according to the companies. “Together with CollabNet VersionOne, ICON enables business leaders across IT and operations to look at the entire scope of their software development pipeline, mapping value from planning and development to releasing on-demand,” the companies wrote. Embarcadero extends FireMonkey for GUI apps on LinuxEmbarcadero has extended its cross-platform GUI framework FireMonkey to Linux clients. The Linux client add-on will be available for Delphi Enterprise and Architect, as well as RAD Studio Enterprise and Architect editions, via the RAD Studio GetIt package manager.FireMonkey helps customers build true-native apps for the full range of device capabilities with native CPU performance and GPU powered visuals on PCs, tablets and mobile devices, according to Embarcadero. “Adding FMX Linux support to the product continues our commitment to expand our product scope and collaborate with our community to promote cross-platform application development and innovation,” said Sarina DuPont, head of product and developer tools at Embarcadero.