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Going beyond the code: Things developers should care about

Software has become a key factor in the success or failure of a business. Every industry is going digital, and with most of the world already “plugged in,” their software needs to be fast, easy to use, bug free and useful. Development shops are the powerhouses to creating this software, but be successful, a developer’s …

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GitLab releases security fixes, Pants 1.0, and Sauce Labs integration for JIRA—SD Times news digest: May 3, 2016

GitLab is strongly recommending users upgrade to any of the newest versions for GitLab 8.2 through 8.7 GitLab Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE) because they contain security fixes. One of the security fixes is for a critical privilege escalation. GitLab said that during an internal code review, it discovered a critical security flaw …

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Deeplink unveils app assistant, AppWords Concierge

As users’ personal and business lives become more mobile, one company believes they should be able to leverage more from the apps they have come to know and love. Deeplink, a mobile deep-linking provider of developer and app network solutions, has announced AppWords Concierge, an in-app assistant now available in private beta. Mobile deep linking …

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Industry Spotlight: Build performance tests into code

Agile software teams can’t afford to clog their code pipelines with antiquated testing practices. While many shops have moved to Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, they also need Continuous Testing capabilities to achieve a continuous ecosystem. “Testing is no longer just about ensuring quality. It’s a gateway that allows you to move from one stage …

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Industry Spotlight: Beautiful mobile apps happen when design and development are equals

Is your enterprise prepared to surf the wave of enterprise omnichannel software development that’s now on the horizon? The surge in mobile demand comes thanks to a vast and expanding universe of devices, from tablets to smartphones to wearables and sensors, and the saturation of consumer app markets. Gartner forecasts that over the next two …

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Micro Focus announces completion of Serena Software acquisition

As a way to increase its DevOps capabilities, Micro Focus completed its US$540 million acquisition of Serena today. “Our customers continue to look at DevOps as a way to deploy critical applications and services quickly and with greater reliability to meet business demands,” said Stephen Murdoch, CEO of Micro Focus. “The Serena acquisition extends our ability …

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C#/XAML for HTML5 beta 8 released

The free Visual Studio extension that allows developers to build HTML5 applications using C# or XAML has hit beta version 8 on its way to general availability. C#/XAML for HTML5 (CSHTML5) was developed by the software company Userware. Beta 8 includes more than 25 features requested by users, such as extensibility, styles and templates, and …

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Runner provides hybrid cloud management

CenturyLink today announced the availability of Runner, a hybrid cloud IT-management platform. Runner puts management and provisioning tools based on Ansible in the hands of IT organizations, and can be used with both internal clouds and public ones. Runner is built around Ansible, the provisioning software purchased by Red Hat last fall. Using Ansible with …

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OpenAI Gym’s free toolkit, Microsoft SQL Server 2016, and Windows 95 installed on Apple Watch—SD Times news digest: May 2, 2016

OpenAI Gym, a toolkit for developing and comparing reinforcement learning (RL) algorithms, is now in beta. It consists of a suite of environments that can be used for comparing and reproducing results, as well as creating situations that an AI can learn from. Last year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk teamed up with Y Combinator president …

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Google planning for ‘AI-first world,’ according to CEO Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, is giving more insight on how the company plans to work with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and virtual reality for moving toward what he called “an AI-first world.” In a Founders’ Letter posted on Google’s official blog today, he also proposed a plan for how the company can continue to make …

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Analyst Watch: Next-gen wireless charging

We’ve had inductive charging in the market for some time, and it never really rose to meet expectations. You needed near-exact placement, there were multiple standards that didn’t interoperate, and the solutions generally didn’t generate enough power for fast charging. But that is all about to change. Last month I met with WiTricity CEO Alex …

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Microsoft announces new SaaS offering: Microsoft Flow

In an effort to help organizations automate time-consuming tasks, Microsoft is introducing Microsoft Flow, a new SaaS solution designed to work with critical e-mails, notify team members when a task is updated, automate workflows, synchronize files, collect data, and track and follow up with new sales leads. “Every organization faces constant pressure to do more …

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GitHub Enterprise hits 2.6

GitHub is making enterprise source control easier to manage with the release of GitHub Enterprise 2.6 earlier this week. The new version includes improvements designed to make it easier for managers to handle pull requests and workflows. GitHub 2.6 brings new pull request features. Now, the platform has pre-receive hooks that allow the enforcement of …

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Amazon sales are up, Google enhances Android app security, and new deep learning technologies from Movidius—SD Times news digest: April 29, 2016

Amazon announced its financial results for the first quarter, which ended on March 31, showing that its sales were up 28% to US$29.1 billion. Operating cash flow increased 44% to $11.3 billion for the previous 12 months, compared to $7.8 billion for the 12 months prior to March 31, 2015, according to a report. Net …

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    Dave Haeffner Presents Practical Tips & Tricks for Selenium Test Automation

    LIVE DATE: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 TIME: 2:00 PM EST Have unanswered Selenium questions? Want to learn how to use Selenium like a Pro? Join Dave Haeffner – author of The Selenium Guidebook – as he steps through the best and most useful tips & tricks from his weekly Selenium tip newsletter (Elemental Selenium). Topics covered …

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    Practical Tips on How to Transition from Traditional to Modern Testing Practices

    LIVE DATE: Wednesday, May 11, 2016 TIME: 2:00 PM EST Understanding the value of the modern software delivery chain is easy, but how to execute it in real life is not always as simple. It is difficult to argue against the obvious benefits of automated testing — accelerated delivery, improved quality, and reduced costs — yet …

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    Creating a SharePoint Intranet that People Love to Use

    Many factors contribute to a successful intranet implementation including: Delivering a simple consumer-like experience Providing a one-stop shop for knowledge Including applications that increase findability Sean Coleman, Chief Customer Officer at BA Insight will discuss key components including user interfaces, technology platforms, and data integrations- all with the focus on solving the ‘Speed to Information’ …

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    Visualizing Complex Data within Your Ext JS Apps Using D3

    DATE: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 TIME: 1:00 PM ET , 10:00 AM PT As organizations look for efficient ways to present complex data, the D3 library has taken data visualization to a  new level. D3 provides spectacular visuals, that  go beyond normal charts and graphs, to help users understand complex and near-infinite data. Many enterprises …

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    SharePoint 2016: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    SharePoint 2016 just reached RTM and will be available soon. It has many new features that were inherited from the cloud, as well as hybrid features and UI enhancements that have already proven popular in Office 365 SharePoint online. As great of a version as it is, there are gaps and gotchas, as well as a …

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