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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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SD Times news digest: Stable Jetpack Wear OS libraries, Domo Sandbox, and new Sentry capabilities

Android recently announced the delivery of the first five stable Jetpack Wear OS libraries. These include: wear, wear-input, wear-ongoing, wear-phone-interactions, and wear-remote-interactions. The wear library allows users to lay out elements in an arch and write curved text in order to support the curvature of round watches. In addition, wear-input identifies and interacts with hardware buttons on Wear OS devices. Wear-ongoing features Surface Ongoing Notifications in new Wear specific surface

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54gene Closes $25M Series B to Advance Global Drug Discovery Capabilities

54gene , the health technology company advancing African genomics research for improved global health outcomes, has secured $25M in a Series B round, led by Cathay AfricInvest Innovation Fund. The round also included participation from Adjuvant Capital, KdT Ventures, Plexo Capital, Endeavor Capital, Ingressive Capital and others. This round brings the companys total investment to date to more than $45M since being founded in 2019. The new capital raised will be deployed to expand 54g

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Liquid Intelligent Technologies connects the DRC and Congo Brazzaville with high-speed connectivity

Liquid Intelligent Technologies , is now delivering affordable high-speed connectivity to communities in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) using state-of-the-art Wireless Optical Communication technology (WOC) from Project Taara at X, Alphabets moonshot factory. This achievement marks a robust high-capacity communications bridge between Kinshasa and Congo Brazzaville. Despite being just 4.8 kilometres apart, internet is more expensive in Kinshasa than in Brazzaville. The r

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SD Times news digest: Confluent announces new data governance solution, Appian announces new version of low code platform, and Builder.ai introduces b

Confluent announced Stream Governance to address unsolved data privacy and regulatory issues surrounding real-time, event-driven data. Distributed teams will now have quick and easy access to the data thats critical to developing more real-time applications and business operations all while maintaining security and privacy. With the sharp rise of real-time data, the need for governance over data in motion is more critical than ever, said Stewart Bond, research director of data integration and da

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SD Times news digest: Android for Cars App Library 1.1, MariaDB announces a technical preview of NoSQL listener capability, and Rezilion funding

Today, Android announced the release of the beta version of Android for Cars App Library version 1.1. Android Auto apps using features like map interactivity, vehicles hardware data, multiple-length text, log message, and sign-in templates, can now be utilized in cars in cars with Android Auto 6.7+. With this, Android also completes the transition to Jetpack and will no longer be accepting submissions built with the closed source library. For an entire list of the beta updates, please see the re

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Synthetic data and digital twins

Synthetic data and digital twins are wildly different things but at the same time complementary in the sense that one simulates data for AI and other simulates the interactions of models for people and AI. Rather than being generated by real-world events or processes synthetic datais information that's artificially manufactured. It is datacreated algorithmically, and used as a substitute for test datasets of production or operationaldata, to validate mathematical models and recently and more fre

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SD Times news digest: Snyk Series F, Visual Studio extensibility updates, and Rust 1.55

Snyk announced that it closed a $530 million Series F investment, which now totals the company's funding to-date to $8.5 billion. This new investment, together with the rapid adoption of our platform and growing customer base, validates our developer security vision, said Peter McKay, CEO of Snyk. When security starts with the worlds expanding pool of developers estimated to reach 45 million by 20301 organizations of all sizes will be able to truly reap the rewards of digital transformation, whi

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SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: OS-C

This weeks open-source project isnt a development tool, but rather a community of collaborators working together to build a software platform to boost capital flows into climate change mitigation and resilience, called OS-C. OS-C is a Linux Foundation project that hopes to create a model that can be used to enable applications used for climate-integrated investing. The OS-C technology platform will accelerate development of scenario-based predictive analytic tools and investment products that ma

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Broken Access Control is now the highest vulnerability in OWASP Top 10 2021

The latest edition of the OWASP Top 10 showed that all of the highest-priority vulnerabilities since 2017 have shifted and new ones have been introduced. Broken Access Control has dethroned Injection as the top vulnerability, whereas it previously held fifth place. The 34 Common Weakness Enumerations (CWEs) mapped to Broken Access Control had more occurrences in applications than any other category, according to the OWASP Top 10 2021 . Cryptographic Failures (which was previously known as Sensit

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The IT industrys impact on climate change

Climate change is an issue that affects all of us, and as time passes on, it becomes more difficult to ignore the problem. Every industry plays some part in contributing to climate change and the technology industry is no exception. On this week's episode of the SD Times podcast What the Dev? SD Times Editor-in-Chief David Rubinstein spoke with Ali Fenn, the president of ITRenew, a company that creates second lives for IT equipment, on the impact that the IT industry has had on climate change. D

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SD Times news digest: Android 12 Beta 5, Flutter 2.5 released, Databricks closes Series H funding

Android announced the final Beta update for Android 12 to help developers with testing and development. Since platform stability was achieved with Beta 4, all app-facing surfaces are final, including SDK and NDK APIs, app-facing system behaviors, and restrictions on non-SDK interfaces. Todays Beta 5 release has everything you need to try the Android 12 features, test your apps, and give us feedback. Just enroll any supported Pixel device to get the update over-the-air. To get started developing,

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