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Industry Watch: Different paths to IoT connectivity

The Internet of Things is bringing connectivity beyond smartphones and tablets. But for all things to be connected, there must be a standard for making those connections. Without one true standard, of course, that means each device would have to be able to support multiple ways to connect—and this, of course, is neither efficient nor …

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Motion AI in public beta, Rust 1.9, and Intel acquisition to drive IoT—SD Times news digest: May 27, 2016

A platform that allows developers to build, train and deploy chatbots was released into public beta this week. The company behind these chatbots is called Motion AI. It allows anyone to create bots that are designed like a flowchart, using only as many branches as their project requires. Motion AI’s launch for bot deployment includes …

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GitHub’s diversity is lacking

GitHub is releasing its diversity data to the public for the first time, and just like the rest of the industry, the company still has a long way to go. The company hoped by publicly releasing its diversity and inclusion statistics it can be more transparent about the progress GitHub is making, and where it …

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: JSHint

Writers have it easy for the most part when they are writing a piece. With tools like Microsoft Word, Google Docs and other spell-checking solutions, it is easy to pinpoint where you made a mistake. For developers who are writing code that looks like a foreign language to anyone else, it can be difficult catching …

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Google wins new case over API fair use

In a unanimous decision this afternoon, the jury in the latest iteration of the round of Oracle versus Google litigation, which began six years ago, found Google’s reimplementation of Java APIs to be fair use. While tangled in legal technicalities, at the core of this lengthy legal battle is Google’s use of some Java APIs …

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Guest View: How to launch features like Facebook

With more than 1.5 billion monthly active users (MAUs), Facebook has a lot of factors to take into account for each mobile release. If they followed mobile “best practices,” they’d have some pretty significant problems: Deploying to millions of users in one fell swoop (greatly increasing the risk of widespread crashes) Asking users to update …

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Confluent Platform 3 brings new Kafka, control center

Confluent this week introduced its first commercial product, Confluent Control Center, as part of the newly released Confluent Platform 3.0 and Apache Kafka 0.10.0. The combined package is aimed at operationalizing Kafka-based streaming applications and near real-time data processing efforts. Neha Narkhede, cofounder and CTO of Confluent (and one of the creators of Kafka), said, …

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Guest View: Five reasons low-code development is no longer optional

Low-code application development is nothing new. In many ways, it’s simply an offshoot of the 4GL trend of the 1980s and 1990s. But in today’s fast-changing technology world, low-code has become more critical than ever. According to Forrester, the global market for low-code development will eclipse US$10 billion by 2019. That makes sense, since the …

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Google’s self-driving car project, Twitter open-sources Heron, and Raspberry Pi 3 for Android—SD Times news digest: May 26, 2016

For a few years, Google’s team has solely been working in the Greater Detroit area. But a recent post on Google+ shows that Google is ready to expand, and is establishing a self-driving technology development center in Novi, Mich. The post said that the current partners of Google are based in Michigan, and having a …

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A guide to Dev-Test-Ops offerings

BlazeMeter: BlazeMeter ensures delivery of high-performance software by enabling DevOps teams to quickly and easily run open-source-based performance tests against any mobile app, website or API at massive scale to validate performance at every stage of software delivery. The rapidly growing BlazeMeter community has more than 100,000 developers and includes prominent global brands such as …

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In a Dev-Test-Ops environment, how much testing is enough?

Companies have heard the saying “test early and test often” more times than they can count, but in a DevOps environment, testing is an important aspect of the software development process. SD Times spoke with some experts about how much testing can be done in a Dev-Test-Ops environment, and how companies can determine how much …

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Putting the test back into DevOps

The DevOps community is all about speed and high-quality releases, and since mobile applications and websites drive traffic and revenue, companies can’t afford to have site crashes or send out buggy releases. To emphasize the importance of testing, people are putting it back into DevOps, literally, so it shifts both left and right to the …

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IBM wants a piece of the drone development industry

IBM sees a huge opportunity in the drone industry, and it wants to be a part of it. While the company and its software development services aren’t specifically targeted at drones, IBM believes developers can use its tools in their drone application development efforts. “We want to make developers aware of the things we can …

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Cloud Foundry Summit highlights growth of PaaS

While Cloud Foundry offers many useful benefits and has a quickly growing ecosystem, it is the cloud neutrality that lies at the heart of this open-source project and foundation. This was the message underlying the Cloud Foundry Summit in Santa Clara this week, where enterprise users discussed just how they’re using this industrial-grade PaaS. While …

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