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Guest View: NoOps: The end of IT operations?

While the phrase “DevOps” suggests a cross-pollination of skills between Dev and Ops, in practice most think of it as Devs assuming some Ops roles, with their influence ever increasing across the app life cycle. I predict this is only the beginning of the diminishing role Ops will play. In fact, I will go as …

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What GitHub’s numbers say about its projects

GitHub yesterday posted a new blog entry detailing some statistics it gathered from the open-source projects hosted on its site. The report, written by Arfon Smith, program manager for open-source data at GitHub, and gives insight into how and why people contribute to open-source projects. Topping the blog entry was a chart detailing repository activity …

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Unicode 9.0 set finalized

As of this week, Unicode has grown by 7,500 characters. This international standard for symbols added at least six new languages, 72 new emojis and 19 new symbols for the 4K television standard. The new Unicode 9.0 Standard also includes new and updated Unicode Technical Standards, including steps to reduce Unicode spoofing and to process …

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Bitutorial

How a user interacts with an app or their smartphone is critical in today’s multi-touch technology world. While there are plenty of new technologies being introduced every day, smartphone users still have the same common gestures: tapping, swiping and zooming. This week’s GitHub project aims to “jazz up” these usual interactions and gives more customization …

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Red Hat announces plans to acquire API management provider 3scale

Red Hat is getting deeper into the API economy. The company just announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 3scale, a company with technology that manages application programming interfaces. “This is going to be another growth driver for Red Hat and is a great tie-in with their mobile offering,” said Al Hilwa, …

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SD Times Blog: National Women in Engineering Day highlights importance of female leaders, role models

Today marks another year for the National Women in Engineering Day, an awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focus on all the opportunities that are available for women or girls in the industry. The theme of this year’s day of recognition is #RaisingProfiles, and it celebrates some of the top …

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Pluralsight helps enterprises assess developer skill level

Pluralsight is launching a new online learning platform to help enterprises and their employees keep up with the ever-changing industry. The new on-demand, cloud-based solution helps enterprises assess the current skill levels of their developers, and based on those skill levels, it provides them with a learning path. “Half of what technology teams know today …

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Eclipse Neon release train arrives

The Eclipse Neon release train arrived this morning, right on schedule for the second-to-last Wednesday of June. With this annual release, Eclipse adds support for high-DPI monitors, and brings improvements to JavaScript and PHP supports in the language. Ian Skerrett, director of marketing for the Eclipse Foundation, said that this release includes a “reboot of …

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Twitter partners with Branch, Microsoft Edge and Chakra updates, and Apple’s unencrypted kernel—SD Times news digest: June 23, 2016

Branch is teaming up with Twitter’s Fabric Partner to extend the benefits of deep linking. Branch’s deep linking and attribution toolkit will now be available on Fabric, and will be accessible to developers for free. In addition, Branch’s technology will be integrated into Fabric’s already-existing kits, starting with its apps analytics tool Answers. “The Branch …

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SD Times Blog: Apple’s free coding classes are a sales engagement

Apple’s gotten into the game of teaching kids how to program. Last week at WWDC, the company announced Swift Playgrounds, along with the intention to teach programming classes at its Apple retail stores for free. And I’m here to tell you this is a terrible approach, a bad idea, and generally little more than a …

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Research paper looks at safety issues of artificial intelligence

There’s been much talk about how artificial intelligence will benefit society, but what about the potential impacts that AI has when the system is poorly designed and creates problems? This is a question several researchers and OpenAI, a non-profit artificial intelligence research company, tackled in a recent paper. The paper was written by researchers from …

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Microsoft announces a new protection service, Android N to avoid unforeseen crashes, and Apple makes a coding camp for kids—SD Times news digest: June 22, 2016

Microsoft is introducing a new service that combines its Azure Rights Management (Azure RMS) and technology from its acquisition of Secure Islands. The Microsoft Azure Information Protection service is designed to give enterprises a new solution to protect employee identity, and to secure and manage devices, apps, and data. “Organizations must protect their data at …

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DockerCon hosts myriad management solutions

DockerCon ended in Seattle after three days of nearly nonstop container-related announcements. At the core of the show was the Docker 1.12 release, bringing with it better cross-container orchestration and management. Yet while Docker was announcing its own plans for the future, IBM, Microsoft and others were discussing their own ideas for Linux containers. Solomon …

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Report: The coding boot camp market is on the rise

Coding boot camps are expected to grow by 74% this year, according to a newly released report by Course Report. In its third annual Coding Bootcamp Market Sizing Report, it estimated there would be 17,966 graduates this year, compared to 10,333 last year. “This report shows how many new developers these boot camps will contribute …

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  • SQL or SOQL for Salesforce Analytics

    LIVE DATE: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 TIME: 1:00 PM EST Salesforce analytics and BI remains a hot topic as organizations improve their customer intelligence. Even Salesforce is getting into the action with Wave Analytics Cloud. But what’s the best way to access the data? SOQL is the popular query language for Salesforce and well suited for developing …

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    Cool Vendors in Application Development, 2016

    This article from Gartner offers a view into the next generation of application development technologies, showing how agile practices, RAD and state-or-the-art user experiences are high-profile challenges for today’s application development leaders.  It showcases a number of vendors in these new spaces. Learn who they are by reading this now! …

  • How To Get The Most Out of Your CI/CD Workflow Using Automated Testing

    Are you considering adopting automated testing but unsure of how to get started? This white paper from Sauce Labs discusses the benefits of automated testing, the recommended technical approach to take, and suggests tools that enable QA and development teams to successfully integrate automated testing into an optimized Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery workflow. Download …

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    Developing Secure Embedded Software

    Quality Doesn’t Equal Security Most organization put considerable focus on software quality, but software security is different. Embedded development presents the challenge of coding in a language that’s inherently insecure; and quality assurance does little to ensure security. Learn about: Why commonly used approaches to security typically fail How quality assurance fails to prevent the …

  • 50 Essential Functional and Regression Test Cases that Every Team Needs to Run

    Building a comprehensive suite of test cases requires a strategic approach to test organization and test writing. QA teams should focus on testing smart, testing small, and testing frequently to ensure that their QA tests provide clear and actionable results. By focusing on developing test cases that are repeatable and easy to interpret, organizations can …

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    Scaling QA without scaling Your QA Team

    What if we told you that a bigger QA team doesn’t equate to better QA? As companies gain momentum, the need to maintain high quality products can outstrip their development team’s bandwidth for QA. Building out a large QA team (whether in-house or outsourced) can slow down development and significantly increases costs. This eBook takes …

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