SD Times news digest: Eggplant updates its Digital Automation Intelligence platform, Syncfusion Essential Studio 2019 Volume 4 and Pepperdata Query Spotlight

Eggplant’s latest version of its Digital Automation Intelligence (DAI) platform includes new capabilities that democratize intelligent test automation as well as a new user interface. 

The new user interface brings together asset creation and editing, test definition, reporting, and advanced analysis into a unified experience, according to the company. 

Other new additions to the platform include:

  • the ability to test real user journey 
  • a rapid guided test case triage that highlights problematic areas
  • and intelligent test scheduling that combines automated exploratory testing and fixed regression packs

Syncfusion Essential Studio 2019 Volume 4 
The new release finalizes Syncfusion’s Blazor components and adds popular features such as a Chat control for Xamarin, significant new controls for Flutter, and more.

“We decided to bulk up our current controls with more functionality, and we also presented new features like our Xamarin Chat control,” said Daniel Jebaraj, CEO of Syncfusion. “Chatbots are increasing in popularity among our clients, so we’re excited to give developers a chat UI to help them meet that demand faster.”

It also includes significant updates to the Blazor Components library, Essential Studio for Xamarin.Forms and Flutter. 

Pepperdata introduces Query Spotlight
Pepperdata announced the availability of Query Spotlight, which is designed to make it easy for operators and developers to understand detailed performance characteristics of their query workloads together with industry-wide issues. 

Query Spotlight details execution plan skew, poorly optimized queries and historical runtime variance so operations teams can remediate issues as they arise. It also highlights hot partitions, outdated table statistics and other system and storage issues.

“Queries represent more than 50% of the analytics workloads in today’s big data environments. Working closely with our customers we have identified key issues they face with queries in their deployments,” Pepperdata wrote in a post.

Google announces milestones for its bug bounty reward program
Google announced that it paid out over $6.5 million in rewards, doubling what the company has paid in a single year. 

The bounty program has also expanded to cover popular third party apps on Google Play.

Android Security Rewards expanded its program with new exploit categories and higher rewards. The top prize is now $1 million for a full chain remote code execution exploit with persistence which compromises the Titan M secure element on Pixel devices. If found on specific developer preview versions of Android, the reward rises to $1.5 million. 

The full details are available here.

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