SAP Sets Course with Next-Generation Leadership Team

This morning, SAP’s Bill McDermott announced he would be stepping down as CEO of the company. Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein would follow as co-CEOs, with a handover period until end of this year. Jennifer and Christian are the youngest CEOs and will certainly drive forward the companies transformation. This is the official announcement:

Bill McDermott, Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein
Bill McDermott, Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein

Bill McDermott is stepping down as CEO of SAP. SAP Executive Board Members Jennifer Morgan and Christian Klein have been appointed co-CEOs. Read the news.

Source: SAP Sets Course with Next-Generation Leadership Team | SAP News

Kong acquires Insomnia

Kong, a vendor of cloud native Microservice and API Gateway Software and Services, acquires Insomnia. Goal of the acquisition is offer new api testing capabilities, that Kong plans to turn into an end to end API lifecycle management product.

Sony confirms PlayStation 5

Surprise! Sony’s Playstation 5 will be called: Playstation 5!

Along with new haptic feedback tech that replaces rumble in controllers.

Source: Sony confirms PlayStation 5 name, holiday 2020 release date – The Verge

Microsoft is all in on Hardware

thenextweb.com has a rundown of Surface Laptop, Surface Duo, Surface Earbuds, Neo and everything else Microsoft announced at their Surface event this week.

Here’s a quick rundown of Microsoft’s exciting new hardware for the coming year, including Surface laptops, earbuds, a foldable phone, and more.

Source: Surface Duo, Neo, and everything else at Microsoft’s packed hardware event

The Verge has a summary in 11 minutes:

Amazon Echo Frames

Amazon released some smart glasses. The Echo Frames. Businessinsider Analysts Peter and Ayoub share. And while at lease one is concerned with security, I’m wondering why none refers to what happend to Googles approach to smart glasses.

Python 3.8.0b4 is now available for testing

It’s time for the last beta release of Python 3.8. Go find it at: https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-380b4/ This release is the last of four planned beta release previews. Beta release previews are intended to give the wider community the opportunity to test new features and bug fixes and to prepare their projects to support the new feature release.

Source: Python 3.8.0b4 is now available for testing

GitHub Actions

GitHub
GitHub

GitHub today released a CI/CD Tool, GitHub Actions. With the tight integration into development workflows and rich, community maintained build-command, actions appears an interesting competitor in the market. As a minimum, the release indicates the importance of CI/CD for the modern software development lifecycle.

Developer productivity and frictionless workflows have been buzzwords for the past half decade and the arrival and rapid growth of Travis-CI, Jenkins or Cirlce-CI have proven the resonance in development organisations. GitHub has outstanding testimonials from day one on the announcement and the ecosystem appears to be ready to go.

It is an offering that comes with appealing integrations and a competitive price, that sure is worth watching.

GitHub Actions makes it easy to automate all your software workflows, now with world-class CI/CD. Build, test, and deploy your code right from GitHub. Make code reviews, branch management, and issue triaging work the way you want.

Apple’s 2019 WWDC announcements

Good & Quick summary of everything announced at this years WWDC edition. A little bit of everything for everyone.

Apple kicked off its annual Worldwide Developer Conference in San Jose this morning with a two-and-a-half hour keynote, showing off everything the company has been working on for the past many months. Want to know everything they announced, but don’t have time to watch the whole thing yourself? We’ve wrapped it all up for you […]

Source: TechCrunch

Lilium unveils five-seater air taxi

While Dorothee Bär was made fun of for her statement about Air Taxis in her role as Minister of Digital about one year ago already, Lilium, a German Aerospace startup announced a prototype today.

Lilium, the Munich-based startup developing an on-demand “air taxi” service, has unveiled a new five-seater prototype and is announcing to the world that a maiden flight for the new device was successfully completed earlier this month. It’s not the first time a Lilium Jet — the company’s all-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) device — […]

Source: Lilium unveils five-seater air taxi prototype after a successful maiden flight for its latest jet | TechCrunch

SAP and AWS announce IoT interoperability

Meanwhile, after Microsoft announced their cooperation with SAP in IoT with Leonardo, AWS also announced tighter integration with SAPs business processes.

High Level Architecture

via aws.amazon.com/blogs