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Postman updates its API platform

Postman API announced that its redefining the API Management category with the launch of a new version of the platform. The new and improved features include deeper integration with version control systems, all-new private API networks which provides a central directory of all internal APIs in an organization, and simplified API documentation and onboarding. The new version of the platform also includes a new enterprise governance feature in which team members with the Community Manager role can

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CodeSignal announces new IDE for the hiring process

CodeSignal, a technical recruiting company, announced today new advanced hiring assessment capabilities. The release features the new IDE designed to test candidates technical skills with real-world assessments. According to CodeSignal, the new IDE works as a flight simulation of the coding environment. This allows for employers to fully assess a candidate's skill set while also providing said candidate the opportunity to showcase their abilities and prove why they are the right person for the j

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Microsoft consumers can now completely remove passwords from their accounts

Microsoft today announced that users of Outlook, OneDrive, Family Safety, and more can now opt out of using passwords and choose alternative authentication methods, predicting that the future is passwordless. This comes after the company announced that ??passwordlesssign-in wasgenerally available for commercial users, bringing the feature to enterprise organizations around the world. Some of the main reasons why the company thinks that going passwordless is the next step is because passwords can

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SD Times news digest: Microsoft announces .NET 6 Release Candidate 1, Aerospike 5.7, and Kobiton funding

Microsoft announced the release of .NET 6 Release Candidate 1, the first of two go live releases that are supported in production. It can be downloaded for Linux, macOS, and Windows and it focuses on quality improvements aimed to resolve functional or performance issues. .NET 6 Release Candidate 1 has been tested and is supported with Visual Studio 2022 Preview 4. Usage in Visual Studio 2022 will allow for development in .NET MAUI, Hot Reload for C# apps, new Web Live Preview for Webforms and ot

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Report: Enterprise Java is having a renaissance

Enterprise Java is currently experiencing a renaissance, ever since the change in name from Java EE to Jakarta EE and the transfer of the project from Oracle to the Eclipse Foundation. This is according to Mike Milinkovich, executive director of The Eclipse Foundation, in response to the results of the foundations 2021 Jakarta EE Developer Survey . According to the report, Jakarta EE was the second most used cloud native framework, with 47% of users having adopted it. The most popular framework

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Java 17 released with updates to LTS schedule

The latest release of Java is now available. Java 17 is a long-term support (LTS) release, the last of which was Java 11. According to Oracle, over 70 JDK Enhancement Proposals (JEPs) have been added to the language since Java 11. With this LTS release, Oracle is also working to enhance support for customers. It worked with the developer community to improve LTS scheduling to give companies more flexibility on when to migrate to a new LTS version. The next LTS release will be Java 21 in Septembe

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Ride hailing app DiDi launches in Egypt

Chinese transportation giant DiDi Chuxing has launched operations in Egypt, beginning at the Alexandria governorate. The company will operate 'Wasalny' or 'Wasalny +' services in a move that rivals competitors Uber. Didi offers transportation services across 17 countries globally, making Egypt its second African market after its earlier entry into South Africa. DiDI's Head of Government relations in North Africa and the Middle East, Moanis Amin, confirmed the limited entry in Alexand

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Nigeria startup Releaf receives $4.2M funding and looks to scale services

Releaf a Nigerian agritech startup has secured $4.2 million in funding which comprises a $2.7 million seed funding round and an additional $1.5 million in grants. The round was led by Samurai Incubate Africa, Future Africa, and the Consonance Investment Managers. Other angel investors that took part are Stephen Pagliuca the Chairman of Bain Capital, and Justin Kan of Twitch. The grants came from CFYE (The Challenge Fund for Youth Employment) and USAID (the United States Agency for International

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Genomics research healthtech 54gene raises $25M in a Serie B funding

Washington D.C-Nigerian genomics research healthtech 54gene has raised $25 million in a Series B round led by Cathay AfricInvest Innovation Fund alongside participation from some existing investors such as Adjuvant Capital , KdT Ventures, and Ingressive Capital. 54gene CEO Abasi Ene-Obong said the new capital will advance plans for a global African drug discovery company leveraging deep insights in genomics research in diverse populations ensuring true equity for Africa's pop

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Flutterwave partners with Currencycloud to accelerate EU and US expansion drive

Africa fintech unicorn and payment technology company Flutterwave has partnered with Currencycloud , a global payments platform built on smart technology that simplifies the movement of money in today's multi-currency world. The new partnership looks to accelerate Flutterwave's expansion into the European and US markets. The partnership will ensure Flutterwave's services to customers are enhanced when it comes to receiving money through unique virtual accounts. Currencycloud's partne

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Karooooo acquires SA logitech company Picup for $4.8M

Singapore headquartered Karooooo Ltd. - a leading global provider of a mobility SaaS platform maximizing automotive and workflow data by providing smart transportation real-time data analytics solutions to over 1.4 million connected vehicles - has announced the acquisition of 70.1% of Picup Technologies (Pty) Ltd . for over $4.8 million. Picup is uniquely positioned in the online delivery operational management software industry and operates as a system integration partner of Cartrack.<br

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Ethiopia's Viable Solutions raises $200K in pre-seed funding

Viable Solutions , the Ethiopian firm behind EPhone a super dialer software raised $200K pre-seed funding that has valued the company at $1.9 million. The round was led by Middle Eastern angel investor Ahmed Al Alola , and the CEO and Co-founder of Gebeya Amadou Daffe , a pan-African talent marketplace. EPhone launched in 2019 as a super dialer app. The startup offers a combination of advanced dialing accompanied with smart SMS capabilities, and automated Teleco's USSD services that

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