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If computers only had a brain…

Someday, your technology will be able to help you in ways you could only imagine, or at least developers and researchers are hoping so. They envision a world in which technology learns from the user, and takes actions accordingly. It is a goal that comes out of the idea of brain-inspired computing: software that runs …

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The secure software development life cycle

Even with all we know about cross-site scripting and SQL injections, these attacks on servers remain pervasive. Part of that is due to the fact that security technology (firewalls, signatures, past definitions) was not focused on these types of attacks. Another part is that developers have not embraced security as something that is their concern. …

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Survey: Hadoop isn’t enough for Big Data developers

The bigger Big Data gets, the more need, it seems, developers have for complex event processing outside of Hadoop. In its 2014 Big Data & Advanced Analytics Survey, market research firm Evans Data found that only 16% of developers said Hadoop batch processing was satisfactory in all use cases. Seventy-one percent of the more than …

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SD Times news digest: July 29, 2014—BitcoinJS 1.0, the Sharks Cove development board, Google Play API updates, and CMake for Windows

Microsoft releases Sharks Cove development board for pre-order The Sharks Cove development board, a Windows-compatible hardware development board designed to facilitate software and driver development for mobile devices, is now available for pre-order. First introduced at the Build developer conference this past April, Sharks Cove is intended to create mobile software that runs Windows Phone …

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Oracle announces Project Valhalla to spearhead new Java features

The Java language is moving forward from Java 8, and its future now lies in an experimental OpenJDK incubator called Project Valhalla. Oracle has been planning and proposing enhancements to Java and OpenJDK 9 for months, but Valhalla marks the first step toward long-term development. Oracle Java language architect Brian Goetz announced the language-VM co-development …

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Security is front and center for developers

When it was announced on June 8 that OpenSSL was vulnerable to a dangerous new attack that could reveal security certificates to an attacker, the Internet spent a few days in panic mode. Thousands, if not millions, of sites used (and still use) OpenSSL, and the fix for the problem took a few days to …

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Linkapalooza: July 28, 2014

Today, The Linker is about to get on a plane. Since he is leaving on a jet plane, he leaves it to you to entertain his cat with your thoughts. His cat is psychic, you see, and can read your minds. Microsoft has changed its GitHub page. Gosu: A pragmatic language for the JVM… Sublime …

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SD Times news digest: July 28, 2014—Samsung Z Tizen phone delays, HiVE encryption, a wearable programming toy, and EMMS 4.0

Samsung indefinitely postpones launch of Tizen-powered Samsung Z It’ll be a bit longer before we see a Samsung phone running Tizen OS. Samsung announced it is delaying sales of the Samsung Z smartphone, the company’s first device running Tizen, the rival mobile platform to Android and iOS. Samsung canceled a developer conference in Russia where …

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User experience: The key to application performance

Consumers are taking over. They are whom businesses target, and these days, with software infiltrating almost every industry, users have the power to make or break a business. Software is the lifeblood of businesses, according to Patrick Lightbody, vice president of product management at New Relic. But if that software doesn’t work fast enough or …

Zeichick’s Take: Support low- and intermittent-bandwidth mobility

We drove slightly more than 2,500 miles (4,000 kilometers), my wife and I, during a weeklong holiday. We explored different states in the western United States: Arizona (where we live), Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. The Rocky Mountains are incredible. Most of our vacation was at altitudes above 6,000 feet (1,800 meters). Many of the …

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VersionOne goes mobile

VersionOne is hopping on board the mobile train with the latest release of its mobile team collaboration product, Mobile Connect. “This release is really about what I would characterize as enterprise collaboration and extending the reach beyond an individual’s personal computer and notebook, taking our application and extending it to mobile devices,” said VersionOne’s president …

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Five reasons you need to be thinking about logs

Logs were previously the last-resort debugging tool that a developer or Ops pro turned to when a serious issue arose. They were seen as complex data streams that only the most sophisticated and knowledgeable of engineers could understand. However, today, thanks to log-management innovations like real-time analysis, parsing and event visualizations, logs are now used …

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Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week

#1: Awesome Awesomeness Continuing the trend of Awesome projects making it into the Top 5, Awesome Awesomeness is an awesome list curated by Alexander Bayandin of other Awesome curated lists, from awesome programming languages to awesome algorithms, awesome Big Data, awesome HTML5, awesome machine learning and many other awesome things. Enough awesome for you? #2: …

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Video: Microsoft’s “I’m Sexy and I Know It” parody is hilariously terrible

Microsoft has a long history of parody videos, and its latest is quite possibly the nerdiest, most facepalm-worthy one yet, which is saying something. Microsoft’s OneNote team posted a parody on YouTube spoofing LMFAO’s “I’m Sexy and I Know It” with a music video about OneNote and the Surface Pro 3, called “Click it and …

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The W3C looks to standardize the social Web

Social media is no longer just a way to connect with family and friends, or a way for businesses to deliver news and connect with customers. Business have started to take advantage of social interaction to reach employees and collaborate on projects, but with today’s diverse IT systems, BYOD policies and remote workers, crucial information …

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