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HyperGrid updates HyperForm platform for Microsoft Windows Server Containers

HyperGrid made a few adjustments to its HyperForm platform to include automated provisioning, life-cycle management, containerization, and support for applications running on Microsoft Windows Server Containers. The HyperForm platform deploys and manages enterprise and cloud native applications across the cloud or container infrastructure, like Microsoft Azure. With new support for Microsoft Windows Server Container, HyperForm …

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Language Server Protocol foretells future for developers

Developers have long stuck to their own treasured IDEs like baseball players and their lucky socks. Back in June, Codenvy, Microsoft and MuleSoft made a somewhat innocuous announcement that (long term) could eliminate a lot of the variances that currently exist in IDEs and other software development tools. From the outside, the Language Server Protocol …

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Yahoo’s security, CommitStrip’s developer comic book, and Citus MX in private beta—SD Times news digest: Sept. 23, 2016

After a recent investigation surfaced regarding Yahoo’s network hack that resulted in at least 500 million user accounts being stolen, Yahoo released a statement on its Tumblr to discuss what actions it’s taking to protect its users. To start, Bob Lord, chief information security officer of Yahoo, wrote in an e-mail that the company is …

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SD Times GitHub project of the week: Paper Planes

Some open-source projects start with a simple question and a little curiosity. Paper Planes, an Android app that augments existing web technology with native Android Nougat features, is no exception. Active Theory and a team from Android worked together on an experiment that turned into an interactive app that allows users to catch and throw …

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Guest View: Ten tips for working with Angular

There’s no denying that the Angular framework is becoming more and more pervasive in today’s programming culture. According to JavaScript, Angular has been used to develop high-traffic websites, including those from NBC, Walgreens, Intel, Sprint, ABC News, and thousands of others. The framework’s popularity not only stems from its Google pedigree, but also because it’s …

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Red Hat updates its container platform, SOASTA releases new integrations, and a survey reveals how IT pros deploy software—SD Times news digest: Sept. 22, 2016

Red Hat made a few updates to its container application platform offerings to bring operations teams and application managers automation at scale. Red Hat’s OpenShift Container Platform 3.3 is now available, enhancing enterprise scalability and increasing speed and workflow automation. It also enables users to deploy their modern applications over multiple infrastructures. With new delivery …

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TypeScript 2.0 released

Microsoft is one step closer to developing a programming language that goes beyond JavaScript. The company has announced the availability of TypeScript 2.0, its typed superset of JavaScript. “TypeScript 1.0 had successfully shown developers the potential of JavaScript when combined with static types. Compile-time error checking saved countless hours of bug hunting, and TypeScript’s editor …

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JavaOne vendors talk tools, Oracle

At Oracle OpenWorld and JavaOne this week, the software development industry was on hand to show off its new tools and to comment on Oracle’s myriad announcements. Oracle founder and chairman Larry Ellison doubled-down on cloud technologies, offering more cloud services, a cloud-in-a-box on-premise system, and a road map for Java EE. On the outside, …

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Dronecode’s Craig Elder speaks about open-source software for drones

Earlier this month it was revealed that ArduPilot, an open-source autopilot solution, would no longer be associated with the Linux Foundation’s Dronecode Project, an open-source drone platform. This came as a surprise to many considering that the idea of Dronecode came from the minds of ArduPilot. “Dronecode was established around ArduPilot,” said Craig Elder, former …

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How developers can explore the future of the mobile web

Since a majority of users spend their time inside of mobile apps, they don’t want to waste it with connectivity issues or flaky WiFi, according to Pete LePage, a developer advocate for Google. Developers play an important role in improving these issues, he said, and they need to watch the future of the mobile web …

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Apache CouchDB 2.0, CA to acquire BlazeMeter, and Datadog’s APM extension—SD Times news digest: Sept. 21, 2016

The open-source database Apache CouchDB has hit version 2.0. CouchDB is designed to scale from Big Data apps to mobile devices. “CouchDB 2.0 finally fulfills the project’s original vision to bring reliable data sync to Big Data and Mobile in one seamless solution,” said Jan Lehnardt, vice president of Apache CouchDB. “The team has been …

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DevOps Velocity kicks off: Speakers talk reliability, collaboration and user experience

This year’s O’Reilly Velocity conference on DevOps and web performance began this morning at the New York Hilton. Keynote speakers briefed attendees on everything from “the serverless world” to data analytics, but a few talks focused on real-world scenarios that developers and IT leaders can learn and apply to their own organization in order to …

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Users find third-party app features annoying

Americans hate third-party app features so much that they would rather go to the dentist or hang out with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian than deal with them. According to a new report from SOASTA, 85% of respondents found third-party features annoying, and three in four respondents preferred unpleasant activities over third-party features. Third-party features include …

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Technology leaders look to advance artificial intelligence

Technology leaders are looking to bring artificial intelligence out of its infancy to make breakthroughs in cognitive solutions. IBM Research announced it is teaming up with the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences (BCS) at MIT to accelerate the development of machine vision. Together, the organizations will make up the IBM-MIT Laboratory for Brain-inspired Multimedia …

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    Taking DevOps to the next level: It’s all about continuous delivery

    To scale DevOps, you need to create a framework of tools and processes to enable continuous delivery. According to Freeform Dynamics, organizations can only get so far through the ad hoc adoption of open source tools and point solutions; at some point, they need to move to the next level and create a more industrialized …

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