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New open-source Python library helps developers create reactive web apps

As interest in the Python programming language increases, a new open-source project wants to help developers start building applications in the language. Dash, created by the online data analytics and visualization solution provider Plotly, is a Python library for analytical, web-based applications. Dash has been under development for two years. The company first released Dash …

Packt: Python is the most popular tool used by developers and tech pros

Developers are often told they need to check out what other people are learning in their sector, whether that be a popular language like Python, or a popular framework like Angular. According to a sneak peek at Packt’s annual Skill Up survey, developers and engineers in various jobs plan on learning several new tools and technologies …

Driving decisions through your development lifecycle with data

Stack Overflow co-founder Jeff Atwood has noted that he’s “a big fan of developers handling tech support calls for their software, at least a part of the time. It really motivates them to address the pain points users are experiencing, because they become shared pain points.” There is tremendous value in hearing firsthand how your …

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IBM announces new microservice builder solution

IBM is expanding its portfolio of developer tools to include microservices. The company announced the new Microservices Builder designed to help developers create, deploy and manage apps built with microservices. “Microservice Builder gives developers the foundation they need to build applications using a full microservices-based architecture and the flexibility they want to deploy these applications …

Report: Google Glass development lives on

Is Google Glass really still a thing? Apparently, it is. Google reportedly has not given up on the wearable device. Cody Toombs, software engineer and writer for Android Police, revealed his MyGlass app, the companion app to the Google Glass, recently received an update after years of silence. MyGlass is used to help users set …

The EFF AI Progress Measurement experiment, Infragistics Ultimate 17.1, and Erlang/OTP 20.0 — SD Times news digest: June 22, 2017

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is keeping a close eye on artificial intelligence and machine learning, and it wants help from the research community to continue doing so. The organization announced the EFF AI Progress Measurement experiment, which is a pilot project to track the progress happening in the AI field. The EFF encourages researchers …

Survey: Node.js increasingly popular amongst enterprise software developers

More than three-fourths of developers believe one open-source project is the most employable project expertise for the next year: Node.js. According to a new survey from NodeSource, enterprise software developers are not only gravitating towards the JavaScript runtime environment, they also believe new companies will be created from open-source projects. In fact, 91% of respondents …

Crisis mode: What developers should do when they discover an error

What’s the first thing emergency personnel ask a group of people to do in the midst of a crisis? Remain calm. For developers that discover an issue or exploit in their applications, staying calm and assessing the situation is definitely a good place to start, but determining the level of severity will really determine what …

Quest Software releases new version of data integration solution SharePlex

Quest Software is giving teams that need to manage their heterogeneous database ecosystem new features to its real-time data integration solution. The company released SharePlex v9, with added support for Microsoft SQL Server, and one single solution across both Oracle and SQL Server databases with no vendor lock-in for database administrators (DBAs). According to Greg …

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Codeanywhere acquires Codebender, CA’s microservices update, Android Market and Syncfusion’s new offering — SD Times news digest: June 21, 2017

Codeanywhere, a toolset provider for web development, announced its first acquisition this week. The company is acquiring Codebender, the Arduino playground. According to Codeanywhere, the acquisition will help accelerate its roadmap to introduce more developer tools that allow developers to develop anywhere, anytime and with anyone. “Giving Codebender a home in Codeanywhere was a no-brainer …

S3 data exposure highlights security risks in the cloud

The cloud provides huge benefits when it comes to agility and scale, but it also can cause major headaches and problems for businesses. The latter was evident last week when Deep Root Analytics, a data management platform provider, suffered from a data leakage. The leak resulted in data exposure of more than 198 million American …

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The NSA launches GitHub account

The government agency known for its secrecy is shedding some light on its work this week. The National Security Agency (NSA) has joined GitHub with more than 30 open source projects as part of the NSA Technology Transfer Program. “The NSA Technology Transfer Program (TTP) works with agency innovators who wish to use this collaborative …

MongoDB World: Developers gain more freedom with MongoDB Stitch, MongoDB Atlas

MongoDB unveiled new services designed to not only give developers more freedom for deploying, managing, and scaling MongoDB, but also enable developers to quickly build modern applications with ease. At this year’s MongoDB World in Chicago, MongoDB unveiled MongoDB Stitch, a new Backend as a Service (BaaS) that simplifies application development. Developers can now compose …

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Tensor2Tensor, XebiaLabs DevOps Platform, and Syncsort’s DMX CDC — SD Times news digest: June 20, 2017

Google is making it easier to experiment with deep learning technologies with the release of Tensor2Tensor (T2T). T2T is an open source system for training deep learning mobiles with TensorFlow, Google’s software library for machine intelligence. With T2T, users can create models for apps like translation, parsing, image captioning and more. T2T includes a library …

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