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SAP announces new in-memory query engine for Spark

SAP yesterday introduced HANA Vora: a new in-memory query engine for Apache Spark. This new engine allows analysis to be undertaken in a more interactive and iterative manner. The new engine will be available to customers later this month. Quentin Clark, CTO and member of the Global Managing Board of SAP, explained the goals of …


Ask the experts about the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things, by its very name, represents massive complexity hardware and chip needs, and software to drive it all. If you’re embarking on an IoT project but don’t know where to start, or need help with software architecture or writing software for a hardware device, here’s your opportunity to get answers. Send your …


Guest View: Think of clouds as restaurants

Last year, Amazon Web Services chopped prices for the 42nd time since 2008. For many industry observers, the move sent a clear message to Amazon’s competitors that if they’re looking to scoop up some of the company’s market share, they’ll have to be willing to cut into their own profits by offering the lowest prices …

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Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test, Mozilla’s Thimble, and the autonomous car problem—SD Times news digest: Sept. 2, 2015

Google wants to make mobile sites more mobile friendly by removing distracting app install interstitials. According to the company, some interstitials hide a majority of the site’s content, and users get frustrated when they come across them. To address this, Google is updating its Mobile-Friendly Test to indicate which sites should avoid app install interstitials. …


Visual Studio Online takes flight

Visual Studio Online continues to undergo changes as Microsoft moves to a quicker cloud release cycle. This article examines these changes and looks at the improvements that are helping to move organizations from on-premises Team Foundation Server implementations to using Visual Studio Online exclusively. In order to widen our perspective on Visual Studio Online, we …


Code Watch: The first four habits of highly employable developers

You probably know that to be highly productive you should master your programming language(s), know common data structures and patterns, have a working knowledge of algorithmic analysis, and so forth. But there is more—much more—to being employable, a developer who doesn’t spend any time on the bench, worrying about their future. This may seem like …


VMware pushes hybrid cloud

VMware doesn’t care if you use virtual machines or containers at this point. The company made this abundantly clear as it opened its annual VMworld conference in San Francisco yesterday. It took this opportunity to discuss improvements in vSphere 6.0, which allow containers to become first-class citizens of the data center. Michael Adams, director of …


Android Wear comes to iOS

Android Wear is expanding its horizons and taking on the cross-platform world with the latest announcement of Android Wear for iOS. Now, iPhone users with an iPhone 5 or later running iOS 8.2+ can pair their iPhone to their Android Wear watch. “Dr. Seuss once said: ‘Today you are You, that is truer than true. …

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Don’t do agile, be agile

Go agile, or die. It sounds overdramatic, and it is a bit of an exaggeration, but it is the reality for a majority of businesses in the software development industry. “Eventually, the companies that take the agile approach win in the competitive race, and that means they are the most successful companies,” said Baruch Sadogursky, …

Industry Spotlight: Read this before you refactor your monolith into microservices

Microservices are a new software development pattern emerging from recent trends in technology and practice. Agile methods, DevOps culture, PaaS, application containers and the widespread adoption (both mentally and technically) of continuous integration and delivery methods are making it possible to build truly modular, large-scale systems. What do teams that successfully build microservices do differently …

Industry Spotlight: TestCafe: Simplify functional Web testing

You’re a Web developer. How many times have you pushed some minor change to production only to break your website? We’ve all been there, right? Well, when you use DevExpress TestCafe, you can avoid those situations and weird user-experience glitches. “Websites and Web applications are really easy to mess up because it’s so easy to …

Industry Spotlight: Internet of Things: Closing the gap between customers, business

The Internet of Things (IoT), put simply, is a way to infuse computing power into the world around us. But Ron Evans, an IoT developer, sees it a little differently. The Internet of Things, said Evans (the self-described “ringleader” at California-based boutique consultancy The Hybrid Group), “is about closing the last meter between customers and …


Uber hires Jeep hackers

The two security researchers who hacked into a moving Jeep vehicle earlier this month have landed jobs at Uber, Reuters has reported. Charlie Miller, who was previously working at Twitter, and Chris Valasek, the former director of vehicle security research at IOActive, will be joining Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh. Looking forward to starting …


iOS malware steals users’ data

A new iOS threat has been revealed that affects more than 225,000 Apple users. Researchers from WeipTech and Palo Alto Networks have the malware, dubbed KeyRaider, and detected thousands of Apple accounts and passwords that have already been stolen. “We believe this to be the largest known Apple account theft caused by malware,” wrote Claud …

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