SD Times news digest: Software Tree’s microservices framework, the Chaos compiler, and a Kotlin Android extensions update

Data integration company Software Tree introduced Gilhari, a microservices framework designed to simplify JSON persistence in relational databases. 

According to the company, developers can quickly develop high-performance, database-agnostic, and Docker-compatible RESTful solutions that need to interact with JSON data.

“Developers shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to adapt to modern computing trends,” said Damodar Periwal, the founder and president & CEO of Software Tree. “Gilhari moves in Docker containers. Gilhari talks REST. Gilhari helps developers glide smoothly into the promised land of the microservices-based application architecture while leveraging trusted relational databases for exchanging JSON data.”

The Chaos compiler v0.1.0 released
The Chaos language team announced a new compiler implemented in the compiler.c module. It takes the Abstract Syntax Tree (AST) that is built by the parser as input and spits out the C code. 

Chaos programs are compiled against the language’s source. It packs the Chaos runtime into the compiled

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Capital Markets Chaos at Hand as Trump Strikes at U.S.-Listed Chinese Firms

President Donald Trump has sought to bar U.S. investors from buying the securities of Chinese companies with ties to the military of Communist China.

Trump signed an executive order on Thursday evening that bans as of Jan. 11, 2021, securities transactions in 31 companies already identified as having links with the Chinese military.

It’s a short and simple order. A simple order with complex ramifications that will sweep through Wall Street.

I said in September 2019 that pressure was building over Communist China’s access to U.S. capital markets. It may have taken a year, but this is finally a concrete move to cut off access to Wall Street for state-linked Chinese companies.

The enormous Chinese telecoms China Mobile (CHL) and China Telecom (CHA) are included on the list of 31 affected companies. Both are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, which essentially will become pointless if U.S. investors are

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The PlayStation 5’s online-only launch descended into chaos

After months of anticipation, Sony’s new PlayStation 5 launched on Thursday. 

Due to the ongoing global pandemic, Sony decided not to go the traditional console launch route and isn’t selling the new game console in retail stores at launch. Instead of massive launch lines, and stories of excited fans camping out overnight in front of GameStop, the main way to get a PS5 on November 12 is to have pre-ordered the console months ago through one of several different retailers. 

Beyond that, potential PlayStation 5 buyers have one recourse on launch day: The digital storefronts of major retailers like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. And starting at 12 p.m. ET on November 12, people got a look at how well that system worked.

The flood of customers at 12 p.m. ET was so voluminous that it caused the entire Walmart web store to crash. A technical error message said simply,

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Sony made the PlayStation 5 launch online-only, but that didn’t keep Target and Walmart from descending into internet chaos



graphical user interface, text, application: The checkout screen on Walmart's web store when it crashed on Thursday afternoon. Walmart


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The checkout screen on Walmart’s web store when it crashed on Thursday afternoon. Walmart

After months of anticipation, Sony’s new PlayStation 5 launched on Thursday. 

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Due to the ongoing global pandemic, Sony decided not to go the traditional console launch route and isn’t selling the new game console in retail stores at launch. Instead of massive launch lines, and stories of excited fans camping out overnight in front of GameStop, the main way to get a PS5 on November 12 is to have pre-ordered the console months ago through one of several different retailers. 

Beyond that, potential PlayStation 5 buyers have one recourse on launch day: The digital storefronts of major retailers like Walmart, Target, and Best Buy. And starting at 12 p.m. ET on November 12, people got a look at how well that system worked.

The flood of customers at 12 p.m. ET was

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