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SD Times Blog: Google hires programmer based on his search

Google is taking its recruiting efforts to its search engine, looking for programmers who search for particular programming terms. When Max Rosett, an aspiring computer engineer, took to Google search to get help on his project, he found himself on the other side of a two-sided mirror being cross-examined by Google without even knowing it. …

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SD Times Blog: OpenStack takes center stage

Mirantis and its competitors were in full selling mode this week. The company was in Santa Clara to exhibit at the OpenStack Silicon Valley conference, and to show off its brand new US$100 million investment from Ericsson and Intel. While Mirantis’ investment was big news at the show, listening to the conversations and speaking to …

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Yahoo Mobile Developer Conference, Unity on Linux, and Eclipse Foundation donations—SD Times news digest: Aug. 27, 2015

Yahoo announced new tools, features and improvements for developers at its Mobile Developer Conference in New York yesterday. “As the world of mobile app usage changes, so do developers’ needs,” wrote Simon Khalaf, SVP of publisher products at Yahoo, in a blog post. “At [yesterday’s] conference, Yahoo announced updates to the Yahoo Mobile Developer Suite …

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Researchers tackle software security tools

Researchers want to help software developers find the best tools for detecting security issues. Emerson Murphy-Hill, a National Science Foundation-funded computer science researcher and associate professor at North Carolina State University, and his colleagues are attempting to uncover the shortcomings and disadvantages of security tools. “Our work is focused on understanding the developers who are …

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Hortonworks to acquire Onyara, Uber partners with academia, and Distelli turns to CD—SD Times news digest: Aug. 26, 2015

Hortonworks has announced it is acquiring Apache NiFi creator and contributor Onyara. With Onyara, Hortonworks plans to turn “Internet of Anything” data into real-time business insights. “Hortonworks is focused on doing everything possible to enable our customers to transform their business through data-driven insights and actions,” said Rob Bearden, CEO of Hortonworks. “Onyara’s impressive work …

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Researchers want to make sure computers never lose your data

It happens time and time again. You are working on a project, and your computer crashes, causing you to lose all your work. But MIT researchers want to solve this problem by building a crash-tolerant data storage system. “What many people worry about is building these file systems to be reliable, both when they’re operating …

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SD Times Blog: C# is the most used programming language at work

C# is making its way past Java as the most popular programming language in the workplace, according to SD Times readers. While Java sits on top of the TIOBE Programming Community index for August 2015, with C# coming in at No. 4, our latest poll shows C# is the No. 1 language used in the …

Intel updates Parallel Studio XE

Intel today released version 2016 of Parallel Studio XE. It now includes the new Intel Data Analytics Acceleration Library (DAAL), as well as full support for C++11. James Reinders, chief evangelist at Intel Software, said that the new edition can plug developers into existing workflows that might include Big Data processing systems like Hadoop. (Related: …

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Cortana for Android, and Google’s Offline Media Import/Export—SD Times news digest: Aug. 25, 2015

Cortana for Android is now available to users through a public beta. According to Microsoft, the application for Android is similar to Cortana for Windows PC or Windows Phone. It features the ability to set and get reminders, search the Web, and track information such as flights. Currently the hands-free capability for Cortana is only …

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Microsoft stays mum about Windows updates

Windows became Windows as a Service with the release of Windows 10, meaning the company will constantly release updates and improvements to the operating system. The only problem is the company won’t be giving users details about those updates and improvements, except under certain circumstances. The Register reported that the company has no plans to …

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Mirantis’ partnership with Intel, new IBM Bluemix services, and Mozilla’s Firefox add-on changes—SD Times news digest: Aug. 24, 2015

Mirantis is partnering with Intel to accelerate enterprise OpenStack and cloud adoption. The company announced a US$100 million round of funding led by Intel Capital. The funding is part of Intel’s Cloud for All initiative, and will go toward adding increased capabilities for enterprise deployments. “With Intel as our partner, we’ll show the world that …

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Facebook open-sources software that writes software

Facebook is open-sourcing a piece of software that is designed to write software. Hack Codegen is a library that allows users to generate Hack code, the company’s programming language developed for HipHop Virtual Machine. (HHVM is a virtual machine designed to execute programs in Hack and PHP.) “Being able to generate code through automated code …

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Autonomous vehicles have reached their peak, according to Gartner

There has been a lot of talk around autonomous vehicles lately, with Google testing its self-driving cars and Apple reportedly building its own, but that talk is about to die down. According to Gartner’s Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies report for 2015, autonomous vehicles have reached the peak of inflated expectations and are expected to …

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bcache grows into a full file system

File system hounds have a new project to watch. bcachefs was released yesterday, bringing with it checksumming, compression, support for multiple devices, and caching. Eventually, the file system aims to even support snapshotting. bcachefs started out as simply bcache. Kent Overstreet began working on the project while working at Google. While the effort was targeted …

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