Industry News - Week of Jun. 15, 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE: Jenkins Dodges a Bullet; Casandra 4 Promises 5x Streaming Boost; How to Install Android 11; Tech Tips from Tesla; Internet's Need for Speed; Malware Hits NetBeans

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Jenkins Dodges a Bullet

Makers of the Jenkins automation server avoided a near-fatal calamity last week when they were able to restore their backend user database after it had been partially deleted. The deletion caused an outage of the Jenkins Artifactory portal, and was reportedly due to a system problem and not a malicious act.  

Casandra NoSQL Database Adds ZeroCopy to Boost Speed 

The next version of Apache's Casandra database will reportedly implement ZeroCopy streaming, which the software foundation claims will boost performance as much as five-fold for some types of applications. The feature is enabled by default in the Casandra 4.0 beta, which is expected to be released by early July.  

How to Install Android 11

Here's a step-by-step guide for installing Android 11, the next Android flavor that's currently in beta. It includes use of the Android Flash Tool, Google's nifty new utility for idiot-proofing Android upgrades.  

Tips from Tesla on Digital Transformation

The former director of learning for Tesla, speaking last month as part of the Digital Adoption Summit, detailed strategies used by the electric car maker to motivate employees to accelerate innovation. Her talk was part of 30 hours of "binge-worthy content" on HR; Learning and Development; Digital Adoption and Transformation' and Sales Enablement; and is available on demand completely free of charge. 

Internet's Need for Speed

A quick and interesting read about changes seen since the days of dial-up, and how faster connections have not necessarily resulted in faster site access. Could it be due to increases in web-site complexities and sophistication?  

Java Developers: Watch Your NetBeans 

GitHub earlier this month issued a warning to Java developers to keep their eyes peeled when it comes to NetBeans. In its June 1 report, the security team for the popular repository said that 26 projects had been backdoored by the so-called Octopus Scanner malware, and that those projects were "actively serving the backdoored code."