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Winning hackathon team develops sensors to save the bees

Bee colonies have been on the decline for some time due to environmental pressures, and it’s become a global issue that researchers, farmers, environmentalists, even average citizens are trying to solve. One software development team has joined the fight, and their small device with simple and inexpensive hardware might be one way to bring the …

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Enterprises partnering with Bugcrowd to hunt down software bugs

Enterprises are teaming up with Bugcrowd, a crowdsourced security organization that helps fight back against the persistent hackers and vulnerabilities in software. According to Bugcrowd, the first bug bounty program was created in late 1995 by Jarrett Ridlinghafer, a technical support engineer at Netscape. The goal was to find bugs in Netscape’s Navigator 2.0 Internet …

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Industry Watch: In SUM, applications are alive

“Cogito ergo sum.” — Rene Descartes, 17th century French philosopher and mathematician. To me, software processes are a kind of intelligence, and that means to me that every program is alive. This is how I really see it.” — Benjamin Shapiro, founder of Thinking Software. You’ll get the connection soon. But first… Long story short, Shapiro, …

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How Google protects the Linux kernel in Android

Google is taking steps to ensure its operating system is fully protected. The company recently publicized mechanisms it uses to ensure the Linux kernel in Android is protected. According to Google, Android depends on kernel to enforce its security model. The mechanisms can be grouped into two separate categories: memory protections and attack surface reduction. …

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Oracle buys NetSuite

Oracle today announced plans to buy NetSuite, an Internet-based ERP company, for US$9.3 billion. While this is one of Oracle’s largest acquisitions to date, it is also something of a coming home to roost, as Oracle chairman and cofounder Larry Ellison already owned more than 40% of NetSuite. Founded in 1998, NetSuite was originally funded …

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Appmobi Protection Center launched, Sauce Labs taps into Sumo Logic machine data analytics, and Apigee Edge API’s new capabilities—SD Times news digest: July 28, 2016

Appmobi today announced the launch of Appmobi Protection Center, a mobile security solution that detects and resolves attacks at an app level. Appmobi Protection Center was built to defend against threats like code injections, login attempts, and reverse engineering, the company said. The protection center gives IT teams the ability to define actionable rules so …

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Don’t let testing stop your agility

Agile is no longer a long sought-after dream for businesses. It is no longer a secret weapon for organizations that wish to stay ahead of the curve. Agile, for the most part, is the modern way of working. By now, most organizations know the purpose of agile: to build higher-quality software faster. But in order …

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Node community struggles to meet enterprises

NodeSummit in San Francisco kicked off today, with talks covering both the technical aspects of the platform to those dealing only with human beings. Among the topics discussed were the Node Foundation and its implications, the popularity of the React platform, and the need for enterprise controls around NPM. Dan Shaw, CTO of NodeSource, said …

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Agile 2016: VersionOne’s Summer 2016 release, Scrum.org’s PSM assessment, Tempo Timesheets and more

The Agile 2016 conference kicked off in Atlanta this week with about 2,500 attendees coming to learn about agile and find out if they are doing it right. “It is very clear to me that this ‘agile thing’ is alive and well in Atlanta,” said Phil Brock, managing director of the Agile Alliance. (Related: Agile …

Analyst View: The rise of low code and the elusive citizen developer

The pressing need to engage in digital transformation and build new processes and systems, coupled with severe developer shortages, has created an opportunity to promote model-driven platforms, often offered in public cloud form (PaaS) to bring the value of high-abstraction to a broader audience that is not trained in software development. Driven by shifting IT …

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Databricks’ release of Apache Spark 2.0 makes things easier, faster, smarter for developers

Databricks has announced the general availability of Apache Spark 2.0 on its platform, building on what the Databricks community has learned and focusing on three themes: ease of use, more speed, and more intelligence, according to the company. From the preview release of Apache Spark 2.0, Databricks said that 10% of its clusters were already …

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Hack Rod creates AI car in a virtual environment, Flynn 1.0, and Let’s Encrypt support for IPv6—SD Times news digest: July 27, 2016

The team at Hack Rod, a California startup, is using Autodesk and NVIDIA GPU technology to create a car engineered with artificial intelligence and designed in a virtual environment. The Hack Rod car uses concepts of generative design, which consists of computers that use AI to come up with design ideas on their own. Autodesk …

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Agile 2016: Agile is old, we need to make it modern

There is an important conversation developers need to be having in the agile community, and it doesn’t involve scaling, according to Joshua Kerievsky, CEO of Industrial Logic, an agile consulting firm. He kicked off Agile 2016’s Wednesday morning with a keynote on modern agile. “It is like seeing someone with a really big, fat, [and] …

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The case for JS++

JavaScript has exploded. It’s everywhere: the browser, the server, your phone, IoT devices, and more. However, JavaScript can be brittle. The language was notoriously designed and developed in just 10 days, and its creator, Brendan Eich, has become JavaScript’s most prominent apologizer. JavaScript is controversial. Rarely have we seen a language divide software developers so …

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    Build Versus Buy: Customer Identity & User Management For Web and Mobile Applications

    Every team building a new web or mobile application faces a choice: build the entire application in house or selectively use out-of-the-box services to make the job easier and faster. A user management API can help developer teams increase an application’s speed-to-revenue, and reduce maintenance and development costs. Learn the benefits of offloading user management, …

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    When Agile, DevOps and Lean Aren’t Enough: The Missing Imperative in Software Delivery

    Agile, DevOps and Lean principles have improved software delivery in many important ways. And as increasingly competitive markets compel software organizations to step up quality and productivity, interest in these concepts has never been higher. But despite considerable merits, they fall short in addressing the full range of issues confronted by modern software organizations. Read …

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    Welcome to the Intelligent Testing Revolution!

    DATE: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 TIME: 1:00 PM ET/ 10:00 AM PT Whether for holiday readiness, specific events, or general performance, many organizations struggle to create accurate testing plans. Why? Because they lack visibility into exactly how their customers behave. This webinar will explore the details of how test plans are typically created and how …

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    How DevOps Changes the Mobile Delivery Pipeline

    Building and testing for mobile is an essential part of modern delivery pipelines. Yet organizations struggle to fit mobile into their DevOps workflows because mobile presents special challenges. Among them are: the great diversity of mobile devices, and rapid mobile update cycles the fact that many organizations consider mobile development separately from their business applications. …

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    Embedded Analytics for Business Intelligence

    Businesses across all applications and in every industry are faced with mountains of data. The only question is: will data be your company’s weak point or competitive differentiator? After all, customers rely on your application to help them understand the data that it holds, especially in our increasingly data-savvy world. To capitalize on the value of …

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    Laying the Groundwork for a Scalable Continuous Testing Strategy

    Continuous testing is the principle of testing your software as often as possible, from early on in development and continuing through release. But what many organizations implementing continuous testing fail to do is to ensure they have a workflow that fits into every stage of the development process. In this paper from Rainforest QA, the kinds …

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