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Jonathan Ellis steps down from Cassandra Project

DataStax CTO Jonathan Ellis has stepped down from his position as chairman of the Apache Cassandra Project. As a cofounder of DataStax, he has been directing the Cassandra Project since 2010. On Friday Ellis announced his intention to step down. “In my case, I have been serving as the Chair for Apache Cassandra for seven …

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Microsoft releases Visual Studio ‘15’ preview 4

Microsoft is one step closer to releasing Visual Studio “15.” The company has announced the fourth preview of its upcoming suite of developer tools and services. According to John Montgomery, director of program management for Visual Studio, the biggest highlight of this preview is the fact that the majority of Visual Studio is now operating …

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Report: Consumer-grade software is new standard for today’s apps

New findings from a ScaleArc survey determined that more than three-quarters of IT decision-makers agree that consumer grade is the new standard for applications because it is more reliable than enterprise software. The report from ScaleArc, a provider of database load balancing software, comes from its annual survey of 528 IT decision-makers. Of those surveyed, 78% …

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Researchers design chip that identifies defects, monitors performance

A team of researchers from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering has designed a new solution to malicious circuitry in device chips. The team’s chip contains an embedded module that monitors its own computations and flags defects before attackers can sabotage devices. The embedded module proves its own calculations are correct, and its external module …

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Kontena’s new container platform, Google’s plans for OAuth requests, and Blueprint releases Storyteller—SD Times news digest: Aug. 23, 2016

Kontena introduced a developer-friendly container and microservices platform today to tackle some of the challenges in software development distribution. Specifically, the Kontena platform will help those in this space install, use and maintain their containers. The platform runs in the cloud, on-premises, or hybrid. The platform is scalable, so it will work for small container …

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GitLab introduces new integrated Issue Board for collaborative development

GitLab wants developers to have an easier way to manage and visualize project issues across teams in an organization. Today it released Issue Board, which aims to give developers insight into the development process from start to finish. Issue Board gives software development teams real-time visibility into all project issues across their organization. It’s an …

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Google unwraps Android Nougat

Google’s newest operating system, Android Nougat, is beginning to roll out to users today. The company will start to deliver the latest operating system to Nexus devices first. Android 7.0’s source code will also be released to the Android Open Source Project. The operating system is being released with more than 250 features, including a …

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Who’s writing the Linux Kernel this time?

The Linux Foundation today released its 2016 update on Linux Kernel Development. The report includes statistics and information on the companies and people who spend their time contributing patches and features to the Linux Kernel. This report spanned the time period between Dec. 7, 2014 and today. In that time, there have been more than …

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Google to remove Chrome support, Microsoft acquires Genee, and the U.S. DOE launches EQUIP program—SD Times news digest: Aug. 22, 2016

Google is beginning its move away from the Chrome apps platform by removing support for packed and hosted apps from Chrome on Linux, Mac and Windows over the course of the next two years. According to Google’s Rahul Roy-Chowdhury, vice president of product management, approximately 1% of users on Linux, Mac and Windows actively use …

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Winning or losing, it’s all about performance. Here’s how to build yours in

Performance is all around us. It’s something we experience every moment of our waking lives, whether we’re counting on a response from some specific device, network, vehicle, whatever system we’re in the habit of using. “Things” either perform as we expect them to, or they don’t. When systems perform as expected, all is well. You …

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The Qt Lite project makes Qt available for any platform, thing or size

The cross-platform application development framework Qt is getting stripped down for developers. The Qt company has announced the Qt Lite project, a new initiative to give developers the ability to use only what they need from the Qt framework. “The amount of devices and things surrounding us are rapidly increasing, becoming more intelligent and requiring …

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Human joins Mapbox to expand its mobile capabilities

As a way to change the way people move around cities, data visualization app Human and open-source company Mapbox are joining forces. Human is a data visualization and map showcase app that includes a free all-day activity tracker, helping its users move around and become more active. The company said it gives its users a …

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Rust 1.11 released, new Google startup space, and Facebook and Unity gaming platform—SD Times news digest: Aug. 19, 2016

The Rust team has announced the latest version of Rust. Rust 1.11 includes work to compiler internals that are not yet stable, and other user-facing changes. The Rust team also announced features like MIR becoming the default and the beginnings of incremental compilation, which Rust 1.11 has laid the groundwork for. According to Rust: “The …

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SD Times GitHub project of the week: FastText

For humans, writing posts on social media just comes naturally. Humans understand each word that’s said or typed, but for machines, it’s not that easy. Understanding the meaning of words is one of the biggest challenges that artificial intelligence researchers face today, and this week’s GitHub project named fastText aims to solve that challenge. Automatic …

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