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Supreme Court refusal not the end for Oracle v. Google

The United States Supreme Court is not getting involved in the lawsuit between Oracle and Google. The case, in which Oracle accuses Google of infringing its copyright over Java APIs, will now return to lower courts, as both sides will most likely continue appealing the case. The tangled knot of decisions and accusations left even …

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CyanogenMod teases Gello mobile Web browser

Cyanogen, the Android ROM company behind the CyanogenMod OS fork of Android, has announced a new mobile Web browser it’s developing based on Google’s open-source Chromium browser project. (Related: Microsoft invests in Cyanogen to wrest Android from Google) Gello, teased in a brief Google+ video from Cyanogen team member Joey Rizzoli, showcases features such as …

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Zuckerberg talks Facebook initiatives

Mark Zuckerberg, cofounder of Facebook, recently held a Q&A session over the social network to find out what is on the community’s mind. Top names such as Stephen Hawking, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Arianna Huffington joined in on the conversation, and while questions ranged from salary, working out and happiness, others provided insight into the company’s …

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Oculus CTO John Carmack is developing Scheme scripting language for VR

As the Oculus Rift finally gears up for consumer release in early 2016, the Facebook-owned company’s most prominent developer and technologist is experimenting with new ways to improve VR development. Oculus CTO John Carmack, the lead programmer for classic games such as Doom, Quake and Wolfenstein 3D who joined the VR company in 2013, took …

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Industry Watch: Apps are the key to BPM

Here’s a statement I never thought I’d hear: “In the past, [Business Process Management] has been too much focused on process.” But that’s exactly how Miguel Valdes Faura, CEO and cofounder of Bonitasoft, views the market today: less talk about process and more about applications. After all, it is applications that use these business processes, …

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Meteor’s road map, Microsoft’s latest Windows 10 PC build, and Google Fit—SD Times news digest: July 1, 2015

Meteor has revealed its road map to Meteor 1.2 and beyond. Version 1.2’s anticipated release will take place later this summer, with ECMAScript 6 compatibility, support for Angular and React, and a faster and more flexible build pipeline. Beyond version 1.2, Meteor is focusing on SQL support, better ways to work with REST and microservices, …

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What exactly ARE requirements?

Requirements define the things we want our applications to do, but before they are requirements, Microsoft’s agile “guru” Sam Guckenheimer said, they start as a belief. “Everything is a hypothesis,” he said. “The hypothesis has to be turned into an experiment, substantiated or diminished with data. Then, you either do more or do something else. …

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ALM techniques can help keep your apps in play

For developers and enterprise teams, application life-cycle management in today’s development climate is an exercise in organized chaos. As movements such as agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery have created more hybrid roles within a faster, more fluid application delivery cycle, there are new definitions of what each letter in the ALM acronym means. Applications have …

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Compuware’s latest Topaz release aims to modernize the mainframe with Java

Compuware, a software provider now focused exclusively on managing mainframe systems, announced the general availability release of its quarterly iteration of its Topaz mainframe software, including new Topaz for Java performance capabilities. These new Java capabilities provide visibility into the performance and behavior of Java Batch programs and IBM WebSphere transactions running on IBM z …

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SD Times Blog: MotorMood wants drivers to show how happy they are

Cars are smarter than they used to be. Bluetooth, power windows and Aux cables have long since replaced VHS players, window cranks and giant 1980s-style car phones. So why do drivers still stick their hands out their windows and wave to signal thanks in traffic? MotorMood, a Kickstarter project from a Los Angeles startup team, …

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The R language gets support from top tech companies and the Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is setting up a new organization dedicated to the R programming language. The R Consortium is designed to advance the analytics and data science language, as well as support both technical and user communities. “Millions of data scientists and academic researchers use R language every day and want to collaborate with their …

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Code Watch: What made Java win?

Java’s emergence 20 years ago was the last time a programming language enamored the industry. It was not the first time: It had been the rhythm of the programming community to anoint a new “it” mainstream programming language every seven years or so. While that pattern has clearly been disrupted, I believe that it is …

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Amazon’s s2n TLS implementation, the AllSeen Alliance Superconnector, and Zephyr Mobile—SD Times news digest: June 30, 2015

Amazon has introduced s2n, a new open-source implementation of the TLS encryption protocol. The s2n implementation, short for “signal to noise,” is a library designed to be small, fast and simple. s2n avoids implementing rarely used TLS options and extensions, and it contains little more than 6,000 lines of code. Amazon plans to integrate s2n …

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Poll: Where is your Hadoop deployment?

At what stage is your Hadoop deployment? Is it still in the planning stages, in the lab, in development, in production or already making you money? Or is it still hiding under your desk? Let us know, and feel free to expand on your answer in the Comments section of this article! Where is your …

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    Making the Leap from Server to Cloud

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    2015 State of Application Security: Closing the Gap

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    The Forrester Wave: Modern Application Functional Test Automation Tools

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    Effective DevOps Requires ‘Continuous Quality’

    Rapid delivery of differentiating software has become a business imperative, and organizations are seeking new ways to speed up their release cycles. But this speed has left room for software failures and attacks. There needs to be a cultural shift from testing an application to understanding the risks associated with a release candidate. Organizations need …

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    Building Mobile Apps that Always Work

    The amount of rich multimedia content and data we are creating and sharing has exploded, and the ability to generate and manage this data has become integral to the value and richness of mobile applications. But apps like social media sharing platforms, productivity and collaboration apps, lifestyle management apps, run slowly when network connectivity is …

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