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Zeichick’s Take: Consumer anxiety

Many of our businesses store information about our customers. Perhaps customer set up accounts for e-commerce or for information access. Perhaps we install cookies and track their movements across our websites. Perhaps we gather demographics and create profiles of those individuals. And perhaps our customers upload and store data (such as photos or videos) that …

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Intel goes INDE

Intel yesterday announced the availability of its new INDE suite of cross-platform development tools. INDE stands for the Integrated Native Development Environment, and the suite includes tools for working in C++ and Java. INDE is available in three flavors, which range from free up to $799. Jeff McVeigh, general manager of performance client and visual …

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SD Times news digest: Oct. 17, 2014—Google Glass addiction, OpenStack’s Juno, Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 RC and Docker 1.3

Man diagnosed with Google Glass addiction Doctors from the Naval Medical Center San Diego have reported what they say is the first case of Internet addiction disorder (IAD) involving the Google Glass. IAD is the problematic use of online video games, computer use and mobile handheld devices. “While not officially a clinical diagnosis according to …

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Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week

#1: PerfMap This front-end performance heat map from Mark Zeman is a bookmarklet to of resources loaded in the browser using the Resource Timing API. Once installed, the bookmarklet overlays a performance heatmap over the web page to indicate user experience with interactive timing when the mouse hovers over a particular spot. PerfMap is only available on …

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SD Times news digest: October 16, 2014—Cloudera and Red Hat team up for Big Data, Windows App Studio beta, Kotlin M9 and Terraform 0.3

Microsoft updates Windows App Studio Beta Microsoft aims to make building Windows Phone apps easier with the updated release of Windows App Studio beta. The App Studio was launched over a year ago, and since then about 1 million app projects have been created and almost 50,000 apps have been published to the Windows Store …

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Microsoft builds out data services for Azure

Microsoft has extended its Azure data services with real-time analytics and machine-learning capabilities, the company announced at Strata + Hadoop World in New York City. Azure HDInsight is getting enhanced analytics capabilities for use with Apache Hadoop, so companies can gain knowledge of new opportunities, according to a blog post by T.K. Rengarajan, corporate vice …

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What’s new in Big Data at Strata + Hadoop World

Cloudera releases Cloudera Enterprise 5.2, Impala 2.0, Cloudera Director product and Cloudera Accelerator Program Cloudera used the Strata stage to unveil a slew of new products, programs and updates. The Apache Hadoop software provider released version 5.2 of Cloudera Enterprise, its data analytics management solution for Hadoop, with several security advancements including simple key management, …

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SD Times news digest: Oct. 15, 2014—Google’s Android Lollipop, Microsoft and Xamarin expand .NET Foundation and IBM’s IoT Foundation

Google announces Android Lollipop We finally know what the “L” stands for. Google announced its next mobile operating system, Android 5.0, will be codenamed Lollipop, and ship on the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 in November. Google first announced Android “L” back in June at Google I/O, releasing a developer preview with more than 5,000 …

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Microsoft partners with Docker on container technology

Docker is teaming up with Microsoft to bring its open container technology to the next release of Windows Server. The move enables Docker applications to move beyond Linux, opening the platform to new enterprise and cloud capabilities with Windows Server and Microsoft Azure integration. Microsoft Open Technologies has made a simplified setup of the original …

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Salesforce enters mobile app development, analytics market

In a conference headlined with names like Hillary Clinton, the Beach Boys, Cake, Bruno Mars and Bono, you could be forgiven for mistaking Dreamforce for some sort of whacky business-themed music festival. Instead, it’s simply the way Salesforce decided to get attendees excited about their newest announcements: a new analytics platform and Lightning, a rapid …

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Snirt Labs re-imagines SCM

When it comes to collaborating on projects, developers often use version control systems such as Git, Perforce, Subversion and Mercurial. The problem is, not every person on the team is a developer and there are no good user-friendly ways for non-developers to use version control, according to Russ Peardon, cofounder and CTO of Snirt Labs. …

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SD Times news digest: October 14, 2014—Microsoft’s Skype Qik app, AngularJS 1.3, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.6 and Cumulus Linux 2.5

Microsoft announces Skype Qik group video messaging app Microsoft is making a play for mobile video messaging with Skype Qik, its new group messaging app available for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. Kik, the original streaming app acquired by Microsoft several years ago, has been rolled into the new Skype Qik app to compete with …

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Guest View: Agile Chemistry – It’s the mix that matters

We hear frequent claims about the quality of software produced with Agile methods. Most of the sparse data on the subject come either from case studies, questionnaires, or university-based experiments. We finally have some industrial data comparing the structural quality of Agile and Waterfall methods, and the results are mixed—or rather they support mixed. Every …

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Linux launches open-source platform for drones

The Linux Foundation, along with leading technology companies, has launched an open-source software initiative for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). The Dronecode Project is designed to bring resources and tools to developers in order to help them innovate and advance affordable and reliable drones. “Open-source software and collaborative development are advancing technologies in the hottest, most …

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    Security weaknesses today occur most often in software that is accessible from a user’s desktop, tablet, or mobile device. Web-based applications, network-enabled or controlled devices, and widely used mobile software are the applications most targeted. This is followed by infrastructure applications such as operating systems, web servers, and browserbased software including plug-ins and extensions. The cause of these weaknesses …

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    One of the persons most affected by the introduction of Agile development or Extreme Programming is the Build manager, who can no longer make do with home grown solutions or ad-hoc, disparate point-tools. Download the white paper to learn how to power enterprise software production with build acceleration and automation solutions that solve the most serious bottlenecks in …

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    Strategies for Seasonal Readiness

    Seasonal traffic doesn’t just mean holiday traffic. For some companies, the start of the academic semester or summer holidays might trigger a traffic spike. For some, it may be a monthly or daily deal. Because you know when your seasonal peaks happen, you can plan for them. However, being prepared for seasonal traffic is not …

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    AIIM Market Intelligence: Search and Discovery Survey

    The popularity of the term “knowledge worker” comes and goes, but the single most important characteristic is the ability to find information, process it into knowledge, and add value for the organization.  Over 400 members of the AIIM community were surveyed on this topic, and 75% of them agree that information is easier to find …

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    Embedding Reports, Dashboards and Analytics: A Breakdown in 5 Steps

    Today, SaaS providers and in-house development teams need to be able to deliver industry-leading functionality to an increasingly demanding market and must be able to constantly improve time-to-market. Unfortunately, to meet these application development requirements, you need to know how to provide the right data through interactive, rich visualizations, reports, and dashboards to any device …

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    Improve application testing performance by 20x

    Application development is already an expensive and time consuming process. Additionally, growing performance expectations – from the company CEO to the end user – means apps need to work as needed and across a growing number of platforms, devices and systems. As a result, QA and testing teams are faced with increasing pressure and demand with an ever-narrowing margin …

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