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SD Times news digest: Oct. 21, 2014—Apple’s 64-bit app requirement, the Deeplink Marketplace and The Doctor and the Daleks coding game

Apple’s 64-bit and iOS 8 requirements for new apps Starting Feb. 1, 2015, iOS apps must include 64-bit support, according to Apple. The company introduced 64-bit computing to iPhone and iPad about a year ago, and is now telling developers their apps must include 64-bit support from Feb. 1 onward. “Starting February 1, 2015, new …

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RazorFlow: A faster way to build cross-platform HTML5 dashboards

RazorFlow, a new HTML5 dashboard framework from JavaScript data visualization company FusionCharts, aims to give developers a way to build effective, cross-platform HTML5 dashboards quickly without manual workflows. The RazorFlow API  simplifies responsive HTML5 dashboard creation by allowing developers to choose between a chart or key performance indicator, a vertical or horizontal layout and a …

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Back to Basics: 3 Drivers to Software Goodness

There are many different ways to determine how “good” a piece of software is. A developer might feel efficient code that’s maintainable and extensible is the most important thing. A product manager might be looking for a rich feature set that delivers more than the competition. A tester might be aiming for a bug-free release. …

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BZ Media announces InterDrone for commercial drone industry

What’s that up in the sky? It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No…it’s a drone! The development of commercial drones has been gaining momentum. In fact, smart machines such as drones were one of Gartner’s top 10 technology trends organizations can’t afford to ignore in 2015, and InterDrone, the newly announced International Drone Conference and …

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Microsoft announces Azure Marketplace, CoreOS support and Cloudera on Azure

Microsoft announced new features, services and partnerships for its Azure cloud platform at a press event today. The company unveiled a new Azure Marketplace of virtual machines, apps and services for customers to browse and purchase, and for ISVs and startups to help monetize their businesses. It also announced a partnership with Cloudera support for …

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SD Times news digest: October 20, 2014—Microsoft’s fitness smartwatch, IBM plummets and FSF Award nominations

Microsoft will launch a wearable fitness device within weeks Microsoft is in the final stages of launching a cross-platform smartwatch to track a user’s heart rate, according to Forbes. The biggest draw of the wearable device is a battery life of more than two days with regular use, approximately double the battery life of the …

Zeichick’s Take: Consumer anxiety

Many of our businesses store information about our customers. Perhaps customers set up accounts for e-commerce or for information access. Perhaps we install cookies and track their movements across our websites. Perhaps we gather demographics and create profiles of those individuals. And perhaps our customers upload and store data (such as photos or videos) that …

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Intel goes INDE

Intel yesterday announced the availability of its new INDE suite of cross-platform development tools. INDE stands for the Integrated Native Development Environment, and the suite includes tools for working in C++ and Java. INDE is available in three flavors, which range from free up to $799. Jeff McVeigh, general manager of performance client and visual …

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SD Times news digest: Oct. 17, 2014—Google Glass addiction, OpenStack’s Juno, Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 RC and Docker 1.3

Man diagnosed with Google Glass addiction Doctors from the Naval Medical Center San Diego have reported what they say is the first case of Internet addiction disorder (IAD) involving the Google Glass. IAD is the problematic use of online video games, computer use and mobile handheld devices. “While not officially a clinical diagnosis according to …

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Top 5 projects trending on GitHub this week

#1: PerfMap This front-end performance heat map from Mark Zeman is a bookmarklet to of resources loaded in the browser using the Resource Timing API. Once installed, the bookmarklet overlays a performance heatmap over the web page to indicate user experience with interactive timing when the mouse hovers over a particular spot. PerfMap is only available on …

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SD Times news digest: October 16, 2014—Cloudera and Red Hat team up for Big Data, Windows App Studio beta, Kotlin M9 and Terraform 0.3

Microsoft updates Windows App Studio Beta Microsoft aims to make building Windows Phone apps easier with the updated release of Windows App Studio beta. The App Studio was launched over a year ago, and since then about 1 million app projects have been created and almost 50,000 apps have been published to the Windows Store …

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Microsoft builds out data services for Azure

Microsoft has extended its Azure data services with real-time analytics and machine-learning capabilities, the company announced at Strata + Hadoop World in New York City. Azure HDInsight is getting enhanced analytics capabilities for use with Apache Hadoop, so companies can gain knowledge of new opportunities, according to a blog post by T.K. Rengarajan, corporate vice …

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What’s new in Big Data at Strata + Hadoop World

Cloudera releases Cloudera Enterprise 5.2, Impala 2.0, Cloudera Director product and Cloudera Accelerator Program Cloudera used the Strata stage to unveil a slew of new products, programs and updates. The Apache Hadoop software provider released version 5.2 of Cloudera Enterprise, its data analytics management solution for Hadoop, with several security advancements including simple key management, …

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SD Times news digest: Oct. 15, 2014—Google’s Android Lollipop, Microsoft and Xamarin expand .NET Foundation and IBM’s IoT Foundation

Google announces Android Lollipop We finally know what the “L” stands for. Google announced its next mobile operating system, Android 5.0, will be codenamed Lollipop, and ship on the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 in November. Google first announced Android “L” back in June at Google I/O, releasing a developer preview with more than 5,000 …

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    The Future of Testing: Where do Testers spend their time?

    TechWell, IBM, uTest, and Keynote partnered on a powerful new survey that explores where today’s testers are spending their time, what obstacles they most often encounter, and where they think their attention should be focused. Hear what others are saying about this valuable survey report: • “All of these points are consistent with my experience …

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    Seven ways to reduce waste and accelerate software delivery

    This paper will explore best practices for identifying and eliminating seven types of waste: Waiting, handoffs and task switching, motion, extra processes, extra features, partially completed work and defects. …

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    The Key to Smarter Enterprise Security

    Code signing is at a crossroads. In many enterprises, the traditional approach remains standard procedure: purchase certificate, download and deploy locally. But, many companies are finding it a challenge to manage their code signing certificate deployments. And failures in management can have serious consequences. Learn more about managing code signing certificates effectively in this whitepaper. …

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    Defend Against Injection-Based Attacks

    Security weaknesses today occur most often in software that is accessible from a user’s desktop, tablet, or mobile device. Web-based applications, network-enabled or controlled devices, and widely used mobile software are the applications most targeted. This is followed by infrastructure applications such as operating systems, web servers, and browserbased software including plug-ins and extensions. The cause of these weaknesses …

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    How automatic builds accelerate Agile development

    One of the persons most affected by the introduction of Agile development or Extreme Programming is the Build manager, who can no longer make do with home grown solutions or ad-hoc, disparate point-tools. Download the white paper to learn how to power enterprise software production with build acceleration and automation solutions that solve the most serious bottlenecks in …

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    Strategies for Seasonal Readiness

    Seasonal traffic doesn’t just mean holiday traffic. For some companies, the start of the academic semester or summer holidays might trigger a traffic spike. For some, it may be a monthly or daily deal. Because you know when your seasonal peaks happen, you can plan for them. However, being prepared for seasonal traffic is not …

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