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Oracle cans Solaris 12

Oracle has never officially said that it had plans to end Solaris, but a new roadmap found on the company’s Solaris systems pages intimates that Solaris 12 will likely never arrive. That road map, a small PDF on Oracle’s site, shows a focus on cloud deployments and something called Solaris 11.next. According to Oracle’s road …

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As Trump moves in, Code.gov appears to leave

The Code.gov project appears to have been expunged from the Internet following the inauguration of Donald Trump as president. The project, which had run under the Obama administration’s Executive Office of the President, sought to open-source core projects inside the government’s software infrastructure. Initially launched late last fall, the Code.gov project promised to spend years …

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A look at Android security improvements

Android was found to be the most vulnerable product of last year, according to vulnerability and exposure database and information provide CVE Details. But Google said it is making strides every day to improve the security of Android. The company revealed insights into its app security improvements made over the last year. “Our goal is …

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Docker 1.13, GitHub data on BigQuery, and the DOT’s proving grounds for automated vehicles—SD Times news digest: Jan. 20, 2017

Docker has announced an update with new features, improvements and fixes. Docker 1.13 includes the ability to compose files to deploy swarm mode services; improved CLI backward-compatibility; cleanup commands; CLI restructuring; monitoring improvements; build enhancements; and the public data of Docker for AWS and Azure. In addition, Docker 1.13 features experimental capabilities in Docker build …

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Redgate finds databases are a common bottleneck for DevOps teams

DevOps best practices are increasingly being used software teams facing today’s market pressures, but since they focus on getting “Dev” and “Ops” teams to work together, where does this leave the database and its administrators? Concepts like Continuous Delivery or agile allow companies to get to market and release new iterations faster, but it can …

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SD Times GitHub project of the week: PyTorch

GPU Tensors, dynamic neural networks, and deep Python integration are the major highlights of this week’s featured GitHub project: PyTorch. PyTorch is a new deep learning framework that puts Python first. This open-source Python package is in an early-release beta, but the PyTorch team says developers can expect some “adventures and rough edges.” PyTorch is …

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FTC’s new IoT challenge is a ‘no-win situation’

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced a new competition that challenges the public to create a tool that consumers can use to protect their homes from Internet of Things devices. While contestants can use this opportunity to show off their skills, Flexera Software said this challenge is a “no-win situation,” and that it shouldn’t …

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Oracle to acquire API solution provider Apiary

Oracle is strengthening its API and cloud offering with a new acquisition. The company announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Apiary, the developer of the APIFlow framework for collaborating and developing APIs that share enterprise services and data. According to Oracle, this acquisition will help it provide a comprehensive API integration cloud solution …

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Slack introduces Threads, Realm Mobile Platform reaches v1.0, and CA Technologies officially acquires Automic—SD Times news digest: Jan. 19, 2017

Slack has introduced a much-sought-after feature today called Threads, which lets users reply to messages, organize discussions and manage their conversations. According to Paul Rosania, a member of the core product team at Slack, the company was trying to implement a feature that would group conversations in a channel to make it clear which message …

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GCC goes RISC-V, C++17

The GNU Compiler Collection has had a fairly busy 2017 so far. Today, David Edelsohn, CTO of GCC technology at IBM, announced that the GCC steering committee will add a RISC-V port of the collection somewhere in the 7.x release timeframe. Last week, the project announced that it is fully C++17 compatible. All planned C++17 …

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Navigating the container ecosystem with Kubernetes 1.5

More companies are adopting container technology to achieve things like developer efficiency, and while Docker remains a leader in container technology, Kubernetes is a choice for container orchestration and management, according to a recent ClusterHQ report. The most recent version of the open-source project, Kubernetes 1.5, includes several new features that can be beneficial and …

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SmartBear announces TestComplete 12.2, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.4, and Android Security team outlines how to spot malicious apps—SD Times: Jan. 18, 2017

SmartBear Software announced TestComplete 12.2, with features like the new Environment Manager and connection to an on-demand cloud testing lab. Environment Manager is powered by CrossBrowserTesting, a division of SmartBear acquired in 2016, and it gives teams access to services provided by CrossBrowserTesting, which is a cloud testing platform with more than 300,000 users, according …

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Codacy breaks down the most important software metrics for developers

Developers use metrics to gain insight into the overall health of their codebase and solutions, but it isn’t always clear what metrics they should use. To help, Codacy, an automated code review and code analytics provider, released a free e-book: “Software Metrics: A Practical Guide for the Curious Developer.” According to Jaime Jorge, CEO and …

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NuoDB 2.6 released with more elastic SQL scale-out capabilities

NuoDB wants to help developers elastically scale out their cloud applications with the latest release of its SQL database. NuoDB 2.6 is designed to lower costs, improve availability, and support active-active database deployments and distributed storage. “The demand for cloud applications has never been higher as organizations rapidly modernize their infrastructure to keep pace with …

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