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Facebook AI’s new algorithms, Navisens announces new technology, and Rackspace going private—SD Times news digest: Aug. 26, 2016

Humans can easily identify objects down to the very last pixel, and Facebook AI Research (FAIR) wants to push its machine vision capabilities and get machines to understand images and objects at the pixel level too. To do so, FAIR has introduced new algorithms and frameworks this week. Recently, FAIR has been designing new techniques …

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Science Journal

Google has announced it is open-sourcing its Science Journal app. Science Journal is designed to turn Android into a mobile science solution, using the phone’s sensors to explore the world. “We believe that anyone can be a scientist anywhere. Science doesn’t just happen in the classroom or lab. Tools like Science Journal let you see …

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Virtual reality’s expanding horizons

For fans of the virtual, reality has come a long way. In 2016, we’re living in a reality where not only virtual reality, but also augmented reality applications are commonplace, and hardware for supporting these types of applications is everywhere. As is typical of new technologies, only after they have arrived in the marketplace has …

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Industry Watch: The need for speed: Reality, or myth?

If you listen to the voices out there in our industry, organizations must release software at a breakneck pace if they want to survive in this consumerized, instant-gratification world of applications. Heaven forbid a competitor develops a new feature before you do. If that happens, you’re told, you might as well shut down your business …

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As Linux turns 25, its lies beyond desktops and mobile devices

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the open-source operating system used to do everything from powering supercomputers to surfing the web: Linux. Linux began its journey 25 years ago, and now it’s a top product platform for apps for smartphones, Internet of Things devices, and computers—all of which primarily run on Linux. Jane Silber, CEO …

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Shippable’s new Continuous Delivery platform, Automic updates Release Automation platform, and KDevelop 5.0—SD Times news digest: Aug. 25, 2016

Shippable has added key features to its new Continuous Deployment platform, which can be used by software organizations that are looking to further streamline the process of shipping their software. According to Shippable, the workflow required to get applications from source code into production can be complicated. Shippable’s new platform aims to solve this complication …

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What real-time data streaming means for the enterprise

Big Data has introduced some notable challenges to the enterprise world. At first, it was enough to wrangle the data (structured and not) and then to glean actionable information from it, but today, enterprises are shifting their priorities toward real-time analytics and data streams. Early tools couldn’t cope with the scale or speed involved in …

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SD Times Blog: Back to (programming) school

Your little ones and delayed little ones are likely on their way to class right now as you read this. If not, those days are just around the corner. So that everyone can be on the same page, and so that learning can continue throughout your lives, we present a comprehensive list of links to …

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Guest View: DevOps will disappear from IT lingo

When was the last time you heard someone say “push technology,” “customer self-service portal” or “World Wide Web”? All are terms that have largely vanished from the technology vernacular. Push technology essentially disappeared into RSS, pretty much everything is a customer portal in today’s online experience, and it’s comically passé to distinguish the World Wide …

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Microsoft’s iOS Web debugger for VS Code, Citrix’s NetScaler CPX Express, and gRPC version 1.0—SD Times news digest: Aug. 24, 2016

Microsoft is making debugging for iOS devices easily available with its recently announced iOS Web Debugger for Visual Studio Code. The new solution works on Mac and Windows, and is similar to the Chrome debugger the company announced in February. The debugger allows developers to debug JavaScript code from VS code without additional tools. “As …

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Ways to align your agile initiatives

Despite the fact that methodologies like agile and DevOps try to break down the traditional silos in a software development organization, those silos are prevalent. The problem is that organizations are already used to working in a siloed fashion, so when they start to transition to agile, they approach development, testing and project management as …

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Agile 2016 conference asks: What does agile mean today?

Agile has been around for more than a decade, but is the agile of yesterday still relevant for the agile of today or tomorrow? It is a question industry thought leaders explored at the recent Agile 2016 conference in Atlanta. Jim Newkirk, vice president of cloud development at CenturyLink and the moderator of the Agile …

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Jonathan Ellis steps down from Cassandra Project

DataStax CTO Jonathan Ellis has stepped down from his position as chairman of the Apache Cassandra Project. As a cofounder of DataStax, he has been directing the Cassandra Project since 2010. On Friday Ellis announced his intention to step down. “In my case, I have been serving as the Chair for Apache Cassandra for seven …

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Microsoft releases Visual Studio ‘15’ preview 4

Microsoft is one step closer to releasing Visual Studio “15.” The company has announced the fourth preview of its upcoming suite of developer tools and services. According to John Montgomery, director of program management for Visual Studio, the biggest highlight of this preview is the fact that the majority of Visual Studio is now operating …

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    Taking DevOps to the next level: It’s all about continuous delivery

    To scale DevOps, you need to create a framework of tools and processes to enable continuous delivery. According to Freeform Dynamics, organizations can only get so far through the ad hoc adoption of open source tools and point solutions; at some point, they need to move to the next level and create a more industrialized …

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    Three Ways Application Release Automation Advances Your Continuous Delivery Journey

    To thrive in the application economy, companies must embrace continuous delivery—the ability to rapidly and reliably release high-quality software at any time. Where are you on the continuous delivery journey and what’s your next move? Learn about the typical evolution of enterprise application delivery and what’s needed to deliver high-quality applications faster than ever before, …

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    Software Licensing: The Foundation of Everything

    Software licensing and monetization are the foundation for making money in the software industry. Traditional software vendors, and developers of the software apps that power intelligent and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, all depend upon licensing to monetize and protect their intellectual property. And when it comes to software monetization, the enterprise software marketplace is …

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    Turbo Charge Web Application Performance

    DATE: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 TIME: 1:00PM EDT | 10:00AM PDT Organizations are increasingly being asked to deliver sophisticated, data-intensive web applications faster than ever. Application users are demanding high performance and a great user experience across the desktop, tablet and smartphone. Learn about the latest advancements in web application technology designed to improve performance …

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    Modern infrastructure with NoSQL and containers

    DATE: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 TIME: 1:00PM EDT | 10:00AM PDT The best way to deploy and scale a NoSQL database is with elastic infrastructure, with containers being one of the most efficient platforms – deployed on-premise or in the cloud. In this webinar, we’ll discuss how development and operations teams can benefit from running …

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    Simplifying Security for Developers: 5 New Rules for Success

    In order to take advantage of the latest digital business models, organizations need security that remains with their data and protects it no matter where it goes. Security needs to be transparent in solutions, without impacting the user experience. Organizations and developers need to define a resilient security architecture and deploy data-centric security technologies that …

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