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GoDaddy revamps Node.js Web infrastructure with a little Nodejitsu

Node.js is quickly becoming the JavaScript runtime powering the next generation of Web development, and GoDaddy aims to extend the technology to one of the Web’s most expansive, ubiquitous frontiers: domain hosting. As part of a complete infrastructure overhaul almost two years in the making, GoDaddy recently completed its “acqui-hire” of Nodejitsu, a Node.js deployment …

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Code Watch: Apple Watch this

There were MP3 players, and then there was the iPod. There were cell phones, and then there was the iPhone. There were tablet PCs, and then there was the iPad. The Apple Watch, arriving later this month, has some pretty tough acts to follow. At the risk of sounding like a copywriter, Apple’s consumer products …

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SD Times March Developer Madness: Road to the Championship!

The SD Times March Developer Madness Elite 8 is set! You can find and vote in the current poll here as we whittle the software development technologies down to the Final 4. Click here to see a larger, more detailed version of the SD Times March Developer Madness bracket so far, updating daily with the winning …

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Samsung acquires OrientDB, Apple accepts WatchKit app submissions, Meteor 1.1 released—SD Times news digest: April 1, 2015

Samsung is responding to Apple’s recent acquisition of FoundationDB by acquiring its own database solution: Orient Technologies, the company behind the graph-document database OrientDB. OrientDB will continue to be updated and supported, and in addition the product will be embedded into every Samsung device. “This is an exciting time for OrientDB,” said Luca Olivari, president …

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Chef cooks up Delivery for infrastructure life-cycle management

As software developers, you’re keenly aware of your software life cycle, especially if you’re in an enterprise. Chef has long advocated the management of infrastructure in a fashion similar to software: change management, testing, and version control. Today, the company introduced Chef Delivery, a new set of tools for managing Chef cookbooks and recipes alongside …

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Flexibility is critical for Big Data analytics

Big Data analytics is transforming the way entire industries operate, and yet individual organizations are still struggling to unlock the value of their data. Given the speed at which businesses operate today, a lot of tool and platform providers are attempting to balance the power and scalability of their offerings with ease of use. Although …

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Cards Against Humanity to provide full-ride STEM scholarship for women

Cards Against Humanity is trying to increase diversity in the technology industry. The card game has announced it is releasing an expansion to fund full-ride scholarships for women looking to get their undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). “Women are underrepresented in science, tech, engineering and math, and we felt like the …

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Alation launches data query system based on natural language processing

Just as Google offers one place to search for all online data, Alation is hoping to offer a single place for enterprises to search their data. Alation, launched officially this morning, is a startup with software that ties into a company’s data stores, and then gives users a natural language search interface for querying that …

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IBM’s $3 billion IoT plan, Project Spartan, and EFF questions U.S. government—SD Times news digest: March 31, 2015

IBM has announced plans to invest US$3 billion over the next four years to help customers build Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. The company plans to establish a new IoT unit and provide new cloud data services and developer tools. “Our knowledge of the world grows with every connected sensor and device, but too often …

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New robot API designed to seek out feedback from forums, comments and reviews

Computer vision and machine-learning startup Diffbot is releasing a new developer API designed to scan the Web for forums, comments and reviews. “All of the long-tail discussion pages on the Web such as forums, comments and product review threads have previously been pretty difficult for people to access and scale,” said Mike Tung, CEO of …

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API management comes of age

The acronym API has come a long way. In 1980, asking about an API meant building something for a massive corporate software package. In the 1990s it meant building with the tools for a 3D card or a sound card. Today, however, the term tends to mean just one thing: RESTful Web APIs. And what …

Jack Ma, CEO Alibaba announced a new secure payment service similar to Apple Pay. The new mobile payment service will use facial recognition instead of fingerprints. He demonstrated the new technology by buying gifts for Dr. Merkel and other dignitaries present at the event. CeBIT Opening Ceremony 2015, Sunday, 15 March 2015, 6 p.m. at the Hannover Congress Centrum. Image courtesy of Deutsche Messe.

CeBIT 2015: All things development for Big Data, IoT and security

Hannover, Germany — “There are now as many pieces of digital information as there are stars in the universe.” That statement from the opening ceremony CeBIT 2015, held earlier this month, means that developers have their work cut out for them. IoT, Big Data and security were major themes at the event, which has successfully …

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Analyst Watch: Your predictive analytics aren’t cutting it

The impact of personalization for companies has never been greater than it is today. Anticipating your customers’ needs and delivering a more contextual experience ahead of your competition means everything in the age of the customer, and it will win you those customers. Your brand today depends on it. When asked by clients how they …

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Microsoft breaks down WinJS 4.0 preview

Microsoft has released a preview of WinJS 4.0, its open-source, cross-platform Windows library for JavaScript. The WinJS 4.0 release will be focused on the framework’s universal app, interoperability, and in-class ListView capabilities. The Windows App Team detailed all the new features to come in WinJS 4.0 in a blog post. The most significant details include: …

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    Distributed databases: The Holy Grail of DBMS

    The promise of distributed database management systems is to provide on-demand capacity, continuous availability and geographically distributed operations. However, most of them require substantial trade-offs in terms of overall effort, cost, time to deployment and ongoing administration. Despite those trade-offs, these offerings have dominated the industry for decades, forcing compromises from start to finish – …

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    Enabling DevOps, Continuous Delivery and QA with IncrediBuild

    DevOps best practices are driving the IT industry to new capabilities such as continuous delivery.. Implementing DevOps can be challenging. Commonly requires best practices include: Continuous integration Continuous delivery and deployment Comprehensive testing to keep up with accelerated deployments Fast builds to keep up with demand Enhancing knowledge through instrumenting and fully transparent builds Learn …

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    Why SharePoint Search Out of the Box Isn’t Enough

    With SharePoint 2013, Microsoft offered a significant increase in Search functionality that might suggest that it is the ultimate Enterprise Search solution. Companies like to think about SharePoint 2013 Search as a “working out-of-the-box” solution, rather than a platform.  Considering SharePoint 2013 Search as a ready-to-go solution might seem to be the easy way, but …

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    Lifecycle Management for Web Applications

    Webinar Date: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Time: 1:00-2:00 PM EDT Managing the lifecycle of web applications can be filled with challenges. Apps need to be visually compelling, deliver a great user experience across desktops, tablets and mobile phones as well as be delivered on time and on budget.Join us as we discuss key innovations in …

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    12 Ways to Turn Licensing Challenges into Business Opportunities

    Software is everywhere. It drives the complex technology that enables communication, information, and automation in virtually every part of our personal and professional lives. For software publishers and intelligent device manufacturers – this is good news. But it doesn’t come without its challenges. New business models are emerging that require vendors to adapt their offerings to …

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    Load and Performance Testing in Production

    Due to a handful of factors, including time and budget constraints, many organizations are turning to testing in production (TiP). This process introduces considerable risk and can bring on an onslaught of challenges for even the most experienced testers. Luckily, there are ways that testing teams can considerably reduce this risk and overcome testing in …

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