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Container Summit: How do containers grow in the enterprise?

The rise of containers has already taken hold in the developer community, but the conversation in the enterprise is just beginning. Containers can be used as a driving force behind an organization’s digital transformation, yet only 8% of enterprise developers are currently using containers for production release, according to Dave Bartoletti, principal analyst at Forrester, …

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Google launches new service, the U.S. tells Google computer system can count as a driver, and Microsoft employees raise $125 million for nonprofits—SD Times news digest: Feb. 10, 2016

Google has quietly launched a service called Google Cloud Functions. It allows developers to set up functions that get triggered in response to certain events. Google claimed that it’s similar to the Lambda service from Amazon Web Services. According to Cloud Functions documents, “Google Cloud Functions is a lightweight, event-based, asynchronous compute solution that allows …

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SD Times Blog: Kick off your dev and programmer projects on Kickstarter

A Brooklyn-based corporation everyone knows as Kickstarter has built a global crowdfunding platform that supports all projects from the technical to the super weird and creative. Today, the company has reached 100,000 successfully funded campaigns, despite only being around since 2009. Last night, a photography project called “Falklands/Malvinas: One War, all Wars” became the 100,000th …

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SD Times Blog: Pop! goes the bubble

Even before the wave of bad Valley news last night, January made things in the San Francisco Bay Area tense. We’ve been on edge for months here in anticipation of the Super Bowl. Now that those immense proceedings are over, the Bay Area seems to be exhaling a large sigh of relief. Thing is, maybe …

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New platforms from AWS for game developers, Safer Internet Day 2016, and an IoT SDK from C-Labs—SD Times new digest: Feb. 9, 2016

Amazon has announced that Amazon Lumberyard, a free, cross-platform 3D game engine for developers, is available to download in beta for PC and console developers. (Mobile and VR versions are coming soon.) Non-technical game developers can add cloud-connected features to a game through a drag-and-drop GUI, and other game developers can connect their games to …

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New chip by MIT researchers may push IoT technology, and Ford and Pivotal team up on FordPass software—SD Times news digest: Feb. 8, 2016

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a new chip specifically to implement neural networks. This chip may enable mobile devices to run powerful artificial intelligence algorithms and help “usher” along the Internet of Things. The chip is 10x as efficient as a mobile GPU, so it could enable devices to run …

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New features in Android Studio 2.0 announced

Google wants to improve the overall app development experience in Android Studio. The company has announced a 2.0 beta release of the official Android IDE that provides performance and emulator speed enhancements. “Android Studio 2.0 is a big release, and now is a good time to check out the beta release to incorporate the new …

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How websites did before, during and after the Super Bowl

Super Bowl 50 has come to a close, so it’s time for a recap of the big game from a website performance perspective. Did Super Bowl 50 websites and advertisers stand up to the test this year, or were there some major fumbles? Dynatrace, an application management software company, was monitoring advertisers’ websites leading up …

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GitHub library allows developers to rewrite critical code

Developers can now use a new Ruby library called Scientist, which will help them rewrite critical code. As codebases in applications mature, often developers will need to replace or rewrite part of a system, according to a blog post by GitHub engineer Jesse Toth. As a way to ensure testing correctness for these applications, GitHub …

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CMU wants to make computers learn and think like humans

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are on a mission to advance the science of machine learning algorithms and computer vision. As such, they have announced a five-year, US$12 million research effort to reverse-engineer the brain. The goal of the project is to unlock the secrets of neural circuitry and brain-learning methods in order to get …

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Malware Museum lets people experience viruses (safely)

For security teams who are interested in launching old computer viruses or malware programs just for fun, there is now a collection available online that allows someone to experience these destructive viruses safely. This collection is called The Malware Museum, and it is a part of the Internet Archive, a non-profit that was founded to …

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Kotlin 1.0 RC announced, the Visa Developer Platform, and Python 3 comes to Scrapy—SD Times news digest: Feb. 5, 2016

JetBrains has announced the 1.0 release candidate of its statically typed programming language for the JVM, Android and browsers: Kotlin. The language is designed to reduce the amount of code developers need to write; avoid entire classes or errors; provide versatility; leverage existing frameworks and libraries with 100% Java Interoperability; and support command-line compilers or …

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Project Ace

Add native power to your shared JavaScript codebase with this Apache Cordova plug-in that’s available on GitHub (and is also SD Times GitHub project of the week): Project Ace. Project Ace enables you to easily add native UI and native code to your JavaScript and HTML. It works with Ionic, PhoneGap and all Cordova-based projects. …

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Open Source Initiative celebrates anniversary, history of open source

As a result of companies releasing their code to the public, the importance of having a solid community—one that understands how developers, contributors, businesses and governments interact and communicate—increases. One group has recognized this importance since the beginning, and yesterday it celebrated its 18th anniversary, along with a history of support for open source. The …

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