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Core Infrastructure Initiative celebrates three years with new structure and more strategy

It has been three years since the Heartbleed bug plagued the Internet, and the Linux Foundation’s Core Infrastructure Initiative (CII) was formed. As the organization embarks on the next three years, it is making new structure funding decisions, and hoping to do “less fire-fighting” and “more strategizing.” The CII is introducing new membership levels; a …

Cloudflare announces IoT protection, Orbit

The world of the Internet of Things is still fairly new, and many things — namely security — still need to be addressed. Cloudflare is taking a new approach to protecting devices with Orbit, a private network for IoT. According to the company, there are too many IoT solutions suffering from DDoS and hack attacks. …

IBM expands Bluemix OpenWhisk, Red Hat JBoss AMQ 7, and Sauce Labs’ Real Device Cloud — SD Times news digest: April 27, 2017

IBM is expanding Bluemix OpenWhisk, its open serverless computing platform, so developers can quickly connect data to serverless apps. Expanding OpenWhisk lets developers expose serverless actions as secure and controlled APIs on the cloud, according to IBM. OpenWhisk’s expanded user experience will track and analyze usage data for each serverless action to let developers and …

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6 ways platform-as-a-service is giving developers superpowers

We asked developers, CTOs, entrepreneurs and consultants across the country to describe concrete ways in which PaaS has changed their development style. RELATED CONTENT: Three cloud PaaS trends to watch in a serverless world 1. Reducing headcount Rob Reagan, CTO of Text Request At Text Request, we’re able to also reduce headcount using Azure’s PaaS offerings. Without …

Three cloud PaaS trends to watch in a serverless world

The future may be serverless, but for now, commoditized infrastructure is making platform-as-a-service increasingly attractive for startups, enterprises and developer shops. Led by Amazon and Microsoft, vendors such as Salesforce, Google and Oracle are pitching platforms for every development style, architecture, language and use case. And cloud-native programming is even attractive on-premises: a desire for …

Eclipse Foundation offers IoT testbeds

To build a complete Internet of Things solution, one would need hardware, different types of software, cloud infrastructure and an ecosystem of vendors for the task. The Eclipse Foundation today is releasing Eclipse IoT Open Testbeds, which demonstrate how open-source software is used to create these solutions. “The industry really needs a showcase of how …

Instrumentation: Embracing software without compromising security

Companies face a terrible choice. Either transform their business into software and accept rampant vulnerabilities and breaches, or lose the innovation race with their competitors. Companies always choose software – there will be 111 billion lines of new code written in 2017. And our traditional approaches simply aren’t anywhere close to being able to prevent …

Linkerd 1.0, Prometheus 1.6.1, and Airbnb’s React Sketch — SD Times news digest: April 26, 2017

The open-source service mesh project Linkerd has reached a milestone version of 1.0. According to Buoyant, the company behind Linkerd, version 1.0 indicates that the project now provides a stable set of features. Linkerd is part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and it is designed to provide service discovering, routing, failure handling, and visibility …

Guest View: Don’t shoot the messenger — Post-mortems in software

When something goes wrong and there is a major production incident in IT, the business usually suffers.  Developing, delivering, and managing software systems and applications is complicated. People make mistakes, wrong commands get entered, bugs get introduced, and systems fail.  When something like this happens, a cascade of unintended consequences often follows. Once the dust …

Artificial intelligence that can read your emotions

As technology progresses and the world becomes more virtual, there is a fear that we will lose the human connection and communication; but what if our devices could replace those interactions? Developers and researchers have been advancing artificial intelligence to not only create systems that think and act like humans, but also detect and react …

The Linux Foundation and FSFE introduces new OSS resources

The open-source landscape can be tricky to navigate with the different projects, licenses, and compliance requirements. The Linux Foundation and Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) are announcing new resources to simplify free and open-source software license identification and compliance. “We must work more on helping those who want to be part of the free and …

Crossover acquires Engine Yard, Twistlock announces new funding, and Cisco Jasper Control Center for Mobile Enterprise — SD Times news digest: April 25, 2017

The cloud-based Ruby development team management provider Crossover is planning to develop a full-stack Ruby on Rails platform with the help of Engine Yard. Crossover announced it is acquiring the Ruby on Rails cloud platform and support provider. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Engine Yard has a decade of deep Ruby experience at …

The realities of machine learning systems

In the late 19th century, the Industrial Revolution introduced complicated farm machinery that changed the way farmers planted, cultivated and harvested their crops. These machines meant fewer farm hands were needed, but it created jobs for people to build and repair farm equipment. The improved benefits of utilizing farm machinery impacted the quality of life, …

Red Hat announces the Red Hat 3scale API management platform

Red Hat is releasing a fully containerized, on-premise, and end-to-end API lifecycle management solution. The company announced the Red Hat 3scale API management platform to share, secure, distribute, control and monetize APIs. “Following the rise of mobile and IoT, the API economy is emerging as one of the key foundations of enterprise software platforms. With …

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    How Good is Good Enough to Ship?

    QA Strategies for Great Software Whatever Your Growth Stage The challenge for a software company is figuring out how much QA is needed to meet customer expectations, without wasting resources that could be directed to more pressing problems. The answer depends on who your customers are, who your competitors are and where your business is …

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    Netezza to Hadoop with Cask

    Netezza is a data warehouse that enables organization to store massive amounts of data for analysis and business insight. However, it is expensive, and doesn’t have capabilities required to handle a variety of data types. Hadoop provides inexpensive scaling of data, but doesn’t offer enterprise ETL functionality enterprises require. The Cask Data Applicaton Platform gives …

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    From Controlled Chaos to Differentiation: Why you need to integrate your software lifecycle

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