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Microsoft’s goal: Democratizing artificial intelligence

With all the talk here at Microsoft’s Ignite conference around the cloud, office productivity and collaboration (and all that goes with that), CEO Satya Nadella took the keynote stage yesterday afternoon to discuss what he sees as the next horizon of digital transformation: artificial intelligence. This, to be sure, is not about AI for the …

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Qt lightens up

Qt is losing weight. The popular C++ application framework is paring down the size of its packages and modules to form Qt Lite. The goal of Qt Lite is to provide developers with a lighter-weight platform for constructing Internet of Things and embedded devices. Nils Christian Roscher-Nielsen, product manager at Qt, said that the work …

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IBM unveils Project DataWorks, QASymphony launches qTest Insights 2.0, and developers describe roadblocks to their work—SD Times news digest: Sept. 27, 2016

In order to make it easy for businesses to collect and organize their data, IBM has introduced Project DataWorks, an initiative from Watson that uses the cloud-based data and analytics platform to integrate all types of data while enabling AI-powered decision-making. Project DataWorks is available on Bluemix, IBM’s Cloud platform, and it aims to redefine …

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Realm releases the Realm Mobile Platform for responsive apps

The mobile database provider Realm is combining its mobile database and object server solutions to provide developers with a real-time server. The Realm Mobile Platform is designed to enable developers to build mobile apps that feature real-time capabilities for messaging and collaboration. “Limitations to mobile database and synchronization technology have long been the biggest source …

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Why software tools need to adjust to the changing landscape of ALM

There’s no hiding the changes happening in the application life cycle. Heavily influenced by the likes of DevOps and agile, ALM today is affected by market disruptions and the role that business leaders and stakeholders play throughout the process of delivering software. Companies are focusing on the rapid and continuously changing landscape of ALM and …

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SD Times Blog: The story of Roguelikes and ASCII

For this blog to make any sense, you’re going to need a little bit of backstory and history. If you know what a roguelike game is, you can skip ahead two paragraphs. If you know what curses is, you can also skip ahead two paragraphs. But if not, a brief explanation of the two terms …

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Analyst View: When sales slow: Dealing with a market collapse

It is getting to be far less stressful to not read the news than to read it. While much of this for me is the very strange election between two largely unelectable folks, there is also the shadow of collapsing markets in tablets, PCs, and even smartphones. Fixing this would require massive changes to Apple, …

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Google VR SDK 1.0 out of beta, W3C addresses future Web road map, and an OpenSSL security issue—SD Times news digest: Sept. 26, 2016

The Google VR SDK 1.0 (with support for Daydream, a platform for mobile virtual reality) has left beta and is now available on the Google Daydream developer site. The SDK simplifies common VR development tasks so developers can focus on building interactive mobile VR applications for Daydream-ready phones and headsets, according to a blog post …

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Software licensing may go pay-for-use

Software innovations are disrupting entire industries in ways that were once unimaginable. New technologies, tools, business models, and licensing models are facilitating these changes and at the same time creating a more complex playing field than software development teams have ever known. Not all organizations are prepared to deal with the changes. The shift from …

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Microsoft announces new capabilities for security, cloud, intelligence

Digital transformation is the cornerstone upon which Microsoft’s announcement at today’s kickoff of the company’s Ignite conference were all about. Devices already outnumber users there are for them, and Microsoft sees security, intelligence and the cloud platform as key pieces that will facilitate that transformation. “With an ever-evolving and increasingly complex cyber threat landscape, security …

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Industry Watch: Site Reliability Engineers make DevOps work

Business today is software. Every company, whether it realizes it or not, is a software company. For online retailers, banks, investment firms, news organizations, insurance companies—just about every business, in fact—applications are their outward face to their clients. But applications today are complex. No longer monolithic in nature, apps today involve API calls to various …

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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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    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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