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Report: Citizen developers are more important than ever

Businesses are increasingly turning to citizen development to keep up with today’s market pressures. According to QuickBase’s second annual State of Citizen Development Report, citizen development is becoming more essential to the success of a business. The need for speed and the limited amount of professional developer resources have businesses turning to their employees for …


Former Netflix architect joins AWS

You may be familiar with Adrian Cockroft’s work at Netflix. Under his guidance, that company innovated in numerous ways; none the least of which was around high availability and resilience. While Cockroft was chief cloud architect at Netflix, that company created things like Chaos Monkey, the discipline of chaos engineering, and a whole new business …

NXP world headquarters. Photo by Rens van Miero.

Qualcomm to acquire NXP, GM and IBM create OnStar Go, and Databricks adds deep learning support—SD Times news digest: Oct. 27, 2016

In order to add automotive chips to its portfolio, Qualcomm has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for approximately US$47 billion, according to a Qualcomm announcement. A subsidiary of Qualcomm will offer to acquire all outstanding common shares of NXP for $110 per share in cash, which makes up the total enterprise value of $47 billion. …

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API management leaves the nest

The role of the library is rapidly morphing into the role of the API. As services-based applications continue to become the norm inside enterprises, the next logical step is often to make them available to the outside world. Today, the API has become the preferred method of interaction with third parties and outside developers, not …


Stackanetes brings OpenStack to Kubernetes

CoreOS is making it possible to deploy, monitor and manage OpenStack with Kubernetes in the technical preview of Stackanetes. CoreOS first announced plans to bring OpenStack to Kubernetes with the help of Intel back in April. The idea of Stackanetes is to make operating OpenStack as easy as running apps on Kubernetes. “Kubernetes’ features, flexibility …


SD Times Blog: How software is creeping into the world of biology

Tomorrow, the final chapter of the Da Vinci Code saga, “Inferno,” hits theaters. While Tom Hanks scours the ancient past for mysteries and riddles, there’s a deeper evil brewing in the form of a deadly virus waiting to infect the world and bring the series to its denouement. In the real world, however, viral propagation …


Analyst View: These technologies can change the world

Think back just a few years: Social, mobile, cloud and Big Data ruled the emerging technology landscape. Business and technology-management executives wondered what Big Data meant, when the cloud would disrupt their companies, and how to engage effectively on social channels. In 2016, Hadoop turned 10, the cloud has been around even longer, and social …


Google bolsters Dart, Node.js v7, and .NET Core 1.1 Preview 1—SD Times news digest: Oct. 26, 2016

Google is starting to put more energy into its programming language, Dart. The company has announced it the release of AngularDart 2.0, a framework designed for Dart and used in Google Web apps. It features API improvements, bug fixes and enhanced performance. Google also announced the developer preview of AngularDart components, such as material design …


The DevOps transformation: How to get there and who to follow

DevOps is an obtainable practice for enterprises and businesses looking to rapidly build and release high-quality applications. It’s mainstream, and there’s a real reason companies are implementing their own DevOps strategy: It works. Enterprises are reaping the benefits of implementing DevOps. Companies are building in automation and Continuous Delivery solutions, they’re shifting management and responsibilities, …


SD Times Blog: The importance of women in the technology industry

We are facing a far greater problem than the gender imbalance in the technology industry: Women are on the cusp of becoming extinct in the field. There have been numerous attempts to engage women in computer science and to make software companies more diverse, but those attempts have failed to make a dent in the …

Frank Seide, left, and Chris Basoglu, right, have been key to building Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit. (Photo by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures)

Developers can tap into deep learning with the open-source beta of the Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit

Developers and researchers can start using the power of deep learning with the updated beta release of the open-source Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit. The toolkit, previously known as CNTK, and was developed by computer scientists at Microsoft. They wanted developers to be able to train and evaluate deep learning algorithms fast, scaling efficiently in a range …


IBM preps Watson for a busy month

IBM today unveiled updates to its Watson platform. The company kicked off its World of Watson conference with some product announcements for the platform that will be further detailed in two weeks at the Watson Developer Conference in San Francisco. The platform was expanded today to include more tools for developers and integrations with other …


Microsoft releases Azure Analysis Services preview

Microsoft is giving businesses new ways to turn their data into actionable insights. The company unveiled the public preview of Microsoft Azure Analysis Services at its PASS Summit 2016 today. Azure Analysis Services is a new platform-as-a-service solution and an extension of Microsoft’s cloud-based data platform that aims to provide developers and BI professionals with …


Industry Watch: A conversation with a website

You wake up in the morning and check your watch for messages. You go into the kitchen for coffee, and as you reach for milk, you check the display on your refrigerator to find out what you might need. You get into your car and see traffic conditions as your navigation system recalculates the best …

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