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Docker does deployment deconstruction

It’s only really been two years since Docker came onto the scene, but in that time, the technology has leapfrogged other methods of deployment to become the hottest new thing in software development. Companies like CoreOS, IBM, Red Hat and massive telecom CenturyLink have all jumped on board the Docker bandwagon. CoreOS, for example, acquired …

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Steve Ballmer steps down from Microsoft board

Steve Ballmer has always been an all-in kind of guy. When he does something, he does it big. So when Ballmer officially took over as owner of an NBA franchise on Monday, all of the ex-Microsoft CEO’s boisterous attention shifted squarely from Clippy to the Clippers. Microsoft published a letter from Ballmer to current CEO …

SD Times news digest: August 19, 2014—C++14, .NET 4.0 end-of-life, and Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio

C++14 standard gains approval The next official version of C++ is on its way to publication after the C++14 standard ballot was unanimously approved. According to a blog post from Visual C++ language architect and ISO C++ committee chairman Herb Sutter, the C++14 document will now be sent to the ISO/IEC for official approval. Some …

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Analyst Watch: Digital experience delivery requires a strategic transformation

Companies today face a fatal disconnect: Customer experience is a strategic imperative for many, but few have a strategic technology vision that helps them deliver on that promise. In contrast, firms known for delivering differentiated experiences are able to design, launch and deliver them largely because their strategic and technology strategies are aligned. Organizations that …

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The Java 9 feature set is listed for the first time

The next major release of Java will be a modular one. Project Jigsaw, along with five other proposals (formerly called JSRs, now called Java Enhancement Proposals, or JEPs) have been slated for release in Java SE 9. While no release date has been given, this is the first official feature-set announcement for OpenJDK 9 and …

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Video: Bill Gates raises the bar for the ALS ice bucket challenge

Bill Gates gladly accepted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s nomination to the ALS ice bucket challenge, but Gates resolved to “do it better than it’s been done.” The cofounder and former Microsoft CEO had some nerdy fun with the viral challenge to raise awareness for ALS, drawing up a detailed design and welding together his own …

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SD Times news digest: August 18, 2014—Minecraft makes LearnToMod, XRay tracks the use of online personal data

Minecraft mod teaches kids how to code A new mod from Minecraft looks to teach kids how to code along with teaching them how to mod. Kids can use Blockly, JavaScript or a combination of the two to code. “Blockly is a great way to learn deep computer science concepts like if statements, loops, data …

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Debunking mobile app development myths

Nearly 10 million software developers worldwide are focused on building mobile apps. Yet three quarters of the total developer community have less than three years of experience under their belt, and they lack the business experience today’s enterprises expect. With developers continuously being challenged to learn the necessary technical and design skills needed to build …

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Python creator proposes type annotations for programming language

Proposals have turned into major language changes for Java lately, and Python is poised to follow suit. Programmer Guido van Rossum, author of the Python programming language, published a proposal on the Python mailing list suggesting that Python should learn from languages such as Haskell and the experimental mypy Python variant’s syntax for function annotations. …

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SD Times news digest: August 15, 2014—Charging mobile phones with sound, Microsoft talks about rebranding IE

QMUL and Nokia power mobile phones with sound Over the past year, the Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Nokia have been working together to develop a nanogenerator that could charge mobile phones with everyday background noise. “Being able to keep mobile devices working for longer or do away with batteries completely by tapping …

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Top 5 projects trending on GitHub

#1: AngularJS + Bootstrap Responsive Dashboard When developer Elliot Hesp lacked a simple responsive dashboard during a project, he decided to make one. This dashboard front end eschews jQuery for a more responsive design. The dashboard’s sidebar toggle is managed by AngularJS, while the grid layout and components are built with the Bootstrap framework. It’s …

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Zeichick’s Take: When, not if, your cloud goes down

Cloud-based development tools are great. Wonderful. Convenient. You may access your cloud-based IDE, your cloud-based code repository, your cloud-based storage, your cloud-based test suite from anywhere, perhaps through a browser, perhaps from a thin client. Log in, choose your project, off you go. Except when it doesn’t work. I don’t know if you were affected …

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Report: Internet of Things hype is peaking

The Internet of Things wave is cresting in 2014, and according to Gartner, it’ll soon come crashing down. In Gartner’s annual Hype Cycle Report for 2014, the most-hyped emerging technology is the Internet of Things (IoT), which Gartner believes has reached its “peak of inflated expectations.” According to the report, obstacles such as data standards …

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Video: Microsoft CEO does ice bucket challenge

The ALS ice bucket challenge has made its way to Microsoft. Former pro football player Steve Gleason, who is living with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), challenged Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to pour a bucket of ice water on his head as part of the ALS awareness campaign. “For my not naked ALS #icebucketchallenge I nominate …

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SD Times news digest: August 14, 2014—The Parse PHP SDK, NSA’s MonsterMind, and CoreOS buys Quay.io

Facebook’s Parse releases first open-source PHP SDK Parse has released the Parse PHP SDK, Facebook’s first open-source SDK for a server-side language. Facebook’s back-end technology stack announced the Parse PHP SDK in a blog post explaining why the SDK will make Parse easier to access for developers. “Until now, if you wanted to access Parse …

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    ChaIlenging Some of the Myths About Static Code Analysis

    Static code analysis, or SCA, can be described as the analysis of whole-program source code without the execution of that program. A number of interpretations and even misconceptions about this technology and how it impacts or benefits you, the developer, have emerged over time. Thankfully, there is also a lot of information about the many …

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    Live Date: Tuesday September 23, 2014 Time: 1:00 – 2:00PM EST Learn what are the scalability bottlenecks for your .NET applications and how you can remove these bottlenecks with distributed caching. This webinar will cover: 1. Quick overview of scalability bottlenecks in .NET applications 2. What is distributed caching and why is it the answer? …

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    Today’s technology trends — cloud services, business process outsourcing, mobile, and the growing Internet of Things — have upended the way businesses operate in almost every industry. There are unprecedented opportunities to turn data into a strategic benefit: Reconciling customer identities Managing master data Integrating unstructured messages such as emails Enterprise data integration (EDI), or high-speed …

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    Five Reasons why Agile Won’t Scale Without Automation 

    The Agile software development methodology is composed of a number of techniques designed to help deliver incremental releases of high-quality software more quickly than ever before. In this paper we present five distinct challenges that if left unaddressed will drastically reduce an organization’s ability to gain the benefits promised by a move to Agile development methods. …

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    Challenges and Characteristics of Enterprise Continuous Integration

    Enterprises should plan accordingly when choosing a continuous integration (CI) system and verify that the CI system characteristics will meet the needs of enterprise software development. This white paper outlines the challenges and characteristics in real-world, enterprise continuous integration, such as: No centralized built-test-deploy infrastructure Difficulty scaling build-test-deploy environment Testing & resource administration increase in …

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