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Machine learning: Tackling the ‘big’ in Big Data

Big Data is becoming too big to manage manually. The amount of data coming from sensors, streams and social media is astronomical—but that’s only part of the problem. Out of all the data that is being collected, only a small amount of it is actually essential, making it an impossible task to find the needle …


Microsoft releases Azure Analysis Services preview

Microsoft is giving businesses new ways to turn their data into actionable insights. The company unveiled the public preview of Microsoft Azure Analysis Services at its PASS Summit 2016 today. Azure Analysis Services is a new platform-as-a-service solution and an extension of Microsoft’s cloud-based data platform that aims to provide developers and BI professionals with …


Industry Watch: A conversation with a website

You wake up in the morning and check your watch for messages. You go into the kitchen for coffee, and as you reach for milk, you check the display on your refrigerator to find out what you might need. You get into your car and see traffic conditions as your navigation system recalculates the best …

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HPE Security Fortify report finds application security is lacking in DevOps processes

The adoption of DevOps is transforming how companies deliver software, but this shift toward agility and Continuous Delivery is exposing some gaps that persist in application security. A majority of security teams and developers agree that adopting DevOps into their culture can improve application security, but only a small portion of them actually do application …


Eyefluence joins Google, report finds smartwatch market decline, and Capriza introduces universal micro apps product—SD Times news digest: Oct. 25, 2016

Eyefluence, a company known for its eye-interaction technology, is joining the Google team. According to a blog post by Michelle Hodgden, marketing manager at Eyefluence, the company has been building advanced eye-interaction technology, and has found ways to interact with augmented and virtual reality displays. With Google, its team can continue to advance eye-interaction technology …


Women face being shut out as developers in the digital economy

There is a shortage of women in the software development industry, and if steps aren’t taken to rectify this, they could be shut out completely, according to a newly released report. Accenture and Girls Who Code, an organization dedicated to closing the technology gender gap, have released Cracking the Gender Code, a new report that …


Guest View: Opportunity and consolidation in the API industry

APIs have been exploding in popularity as a new way to generate enterprise revenue. Huge companies like Salesforce, Expedia and eBay receive at least half of their total revenues through intelligent API utilization. Enterprises with public APIs saw 300% growth from 2014 to 2015. Companies are looking to take advantage of the API economy, and …

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MIT’s CSAIL creates Gitless, consumers worry about IoT devices, and Apache Kafka releases version—SD Times news digest: Oct. 24, 2016

As a way to make Git easier to use, MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has developed Gitless, an interface that aims to fix the system’s core problems without altering its purpose. “With Gitless, we’ve developed a tool that we think is easier to learn and use, but that still keeps the core …


SD Times Blog: Machine learning resources for all levels of expertise

They finally did it: They made “artificial intelligence” a buzzword. Typically, buzzwords don’t come from decades-old evolving disciplines of computer science. Making “machine learning,” “AI” and “neural nets” into buzzwords means that millions of developers are likely having their first experience with this stuff now. In that vein, we bring you a nice long list …


VersionOne’s Fall Release, Django REST framework 3.5, and Rust 1.12.1—SD Times news digest: Oct. 21, 2016

VersionOne wants to give users full visibility from strategy to development to delivery. The company announced its Fall Release with new and improved DevOps features, as well as support for agile methodologies. “As large-scale agile adoption continues to grow, we’re seeing an increasingly critical demand for end-to-end visibility,” said Robert Holler, CEO and cofounder of …


SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Yeoman

Google recently released its open-source report card, and one particular project caught our eye, so we’ve decided to feature it as our GitHub project of the week. In today’s online software world, the demands are always changing, making it difficult for software developers to keep up. Yeoman is a set of tools designed to help …


CA Technologies builds out its DevOps portfolio with BlazeMeter acquisition

With its acquisition of continuous application performance testing company BlazeMeter, CA Technologies aims to strengthen its position in continuous testing, testing efficiency, and its DevOps portfolio. BlazeMeter will integrate with CA’s Continuous Delivery solutions to offer CA and BlazeMeter customers solutions that address testing bottlenecks. It will also give customers a more diverse set of …

Quip’s answer to mobile fragmentation: a shelf full of devices for testing.

Google’s Bret Taylor gives tour of Quip’s architecture

Bret Taylor cut his teeth in the workplace at Google. While completing his bachelors and masters degrees at Stanford, he got a job as an intern at the then-fledgling search company, back when the whole company fit into one Mountain View building. And it was there that he co-created Google Maps. As a follow-up, he …


Google’s most popular open-source software projects

Google is no stranger to open-source software; the company has released more than 20 million lines of code to the open-source community to date. In an effort to demonstrate further commitment to the open-source community, Google is releasing an open-source report card highlighting its most popular projects and statistics. “Open-source software enables Google to build …

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