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Microsoft announces Azure Service Fabric

Microsoft has announced Azure Service Fabric, a new cloud platform for developers and ISVs to build scalable cloud services. According to a blog post from Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich, Azure Service Fabric has been in production for more than five years and underlies Microsoft services like Skype for Business, DocumentDB, Azure SQL Database, and …

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VMware announces Projects Lightwave and Photon, Microsoft’s preview for Office Universal apps, and Nokia is planning a mobile phone comeback—SD Times news digest: April 20, 2015

VMware has announced two new open-source projects to help enterprise developers create, deploy and manage cloud-native applications. The projects include Project Lightwave and Project Photon. Project Lightwave is an identity- and access-management project that will add a new layer of container security to cloud-native apps. Project Photon is a lightweight Linux operating system designed for …

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‘Silicon Valley’ Season 2, Episode 2: Legal Freeze

Silicon Valley can turn on you in a hurry. As the show continues to remind us from episode to episode, the modern cradle of technological innovation is a comically fickle one. Not a day after every VC firm in the valley lined up with higher and higher Series A funding offers, an intimidation lawsuit from …

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Cloud-based Continuous Delivery platform Ship.io ships

Electric Cloud is bringing Continuous Delivery to mobile app development with the general availability of Ship.io, a cloud-based Continuous Delivery platform designed specially for mobile application delivery. “Our philosophy is that it is a huge market, and mobile developers prefer a simple, very well executed automation engine platform that takes [no] time to set up, …

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Docker announces unified releases to cover the entire life cycle

Docker is trying to accommodate developers by providing a number of coinciding updates. The company just announced a unified update to Docker Engine, Registry, Compose, Swarm and Machine. This is the first time the company is providing simultaneous releases, and it will continue to provide users with unified updates every two months moving forward. “By …

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New features for Google’s App Indexing, and Microsoft shuts down MS Open Tech–SD times news digest: April 17, 2015

Google is making it easier for people to find applications with App Indexing. App Indexing already provides users with a way to interact with an installed Android app, but starting this week, people searching on Google can discover other apps even if they haven’t installed them. In addition, Google will be using App Indexing as …

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GitHub Special Feature: Breaking down the 2014 Transparency Report

Normally at this time on a Friday you’d be reading about whichever interesting open-source project we decided to highlight for our GitHub Project of the Week. But this week it seemed more pertinent to take a closer look at the recently released GitHub 2014 Transparency Report. The report details every disclosure and takedown request, search …

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URX introduces AppViews for mobile deep linking user recommendations

Mobile deep linking startup URX has announced the launch of AppViews, a new type of link establishing contextually relevant connections between apps by recommending user actions. URX sees AppViews as the next step in deep linking—building on existing app-to-app pathways to increase discovery by not only facilitating users from one app to another, but also …

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Black Duck 2015 Future of Open Source survey results released

One thousand three hundred enterprise developers responded to Black Duck’s 2015 Future of Open Source survey, and the results point to an easy road ahead for publicly developed software. Chief among the findings was that 78% of those respondents reported taht their company as using open-source software in production, and only 3% said they did …

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Verizon’s 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report, IBM’s collaborative cyber threat platform, and Box’s T3 is introduced—SD Times news digest: April 16, 2015

Verizon is releasing its 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report, which revealed that while cyber threats are getting more sophisticated, many cyber attacks still rely on decades-old techniques. According to the report, 70% of attacks involve a secondary victim, which adds complexity to a breach. Another key finding revealed that users fail to implement security patches, …

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Heroku creates single marketplace for developer add-ons and plug-ins

For the creators of cloud-based applications, standing on the shoulders of giants always saves time when reaching for lofty goals. With this in mind, Heroku, the PaaS company owned by Salesforce.com, has consolidated three types of third-party and user-generated content into a single marketplace known as Heroku Elements. Launched today, Elements includes the already-existing Heroku …

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CSHTML5: A cross-platform HTML5 extension for Visual Studio

As standardized HTML5 ascends to Web development dominance, developers all across the spectrum are looking for ways to leverage the markup language. Now, a free extension for Visual Studio gives C# and XAML developers a way to code HTML5 apps from the comfort of Microsoft’s IDE. CSHTML5 (also known as C#/XAML for HTML5), a free …

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Percona acquires Tokutek

Percona yesterday announced its acquisition of Tokutek, maker of TokuDB and TokuMX, storage engines for MySQL and MongoDB, respectively. The move gives Percona a wider focus in the database market, bringing in for the first time NoSQL products to the Percona family. Jim Doherty, chief marketing officer of Percona, said, “Tokutek was a partner of …

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Nokia’s buys Alcatel-Lucent for $16.6 billion, MIT’s Picture programming language, and Talend adds Apache Spark to Big Data Sandbox—SD Times news digest: April 15, 2015

Nokia has announced it is joining forces with Alcatel-Lucent in an effort to become an innovation leader and provider of technology and services for the IP connected world. The combined company would focus on providing connectivity for people, such as with the Internet of Things. “I am proud that the joined forces of Nokia and …

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