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Google I/O 2015: Google’s Internet of Things platform, Android Studio 1.3, Polymer 1.0 and Android M

Google announced its end-to-end Internet of Things platform and demonstrated a developer preview of Android M during the keynote of the Google I/O developer conference, along with debuting new features and updates to platforms and developer tools like Android Studio, Polymer, Android Wear and the Google Play developer console. In terms of developer tools and …

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Windows Store app certification policy, IBM’s industry-specific predictive analytics, and Chevrolet’s connected auto compatibility—SD Times news digest: May 28, 2015

Microsoft is working to improve its Windows Store experience by enforcing a more rigid app certification policy. The 10.1 policy will apply to new and existing customers, and is designed to eliminate app store clutter, ensure apps are appropriately priced, distinguish between informational and non-informational apps, and ensure apps have relevant titles and keywords. Microsoft …

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The Tale of Ted Dunning: The Apache Incubator’s ever-curious Big Data scientist

Ted Dunning, the newly appointed vice president of the Apache Incubator, is a Big Data scientist in a world of coders. Currently the chief application architect at Hadoop distribution company MapR, the longtime Apache Software Foundation contributor and project mentor took over as the ASF’s vice president of incubation in April. Tasked with keeping Apache …

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Software testing no longer stands alone

Long gone are the days when a tester would sit on one side of the wall and wait for the developers to throw code over. Today’s testers are not only wearing their testing hats, but also the developer’s hat, the security team’s hat and IT’s hat. “Testers need to be able to pick up any …

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CA Technologies to acquire Rally Software

CA Technologies has entered an agreement to acquire Rally Software for US$480 million, the company announced today. The deal will allow CA to absorb Rally’s agile project-management software into its DevOps and cloud management portfolios. Rally offers software solutions focused on scaled agile development, analytics and metrics, product and portfolio management, and enterprise team collaboration. …

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Analyst Watch: Smartwatches: Already obsolete

The Apple Watch, arguably the best-funded and most integrated product in the wearables market, is still getting mixed reviews. Most of the rest of the products are just noise in comparison. So how hard is it to get a smartwatch right? It seems pretty simple: Just take some of the stuff off the phone, put …

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White House sides with Oracle in API copyright case

Last year’s appeals court ruling that could—in the opinion of groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation—break software is now supported by the White House. Earlier this year the Supreme Court requested the Obama administration weigh in on the 2014 appeals court decision finding that Google infringed on Oracle copyrights in the use of Java APIs …

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Oculus acquires Surreal Vision, Sencha releases Ext JS 6 beta and the Bash Data Platform—SD Times news digest: May 27, 2015

Oculus has announced the acquisition of Surreal Vision, a computer vision team that works on real-time 3D scene reconstruction. With Surreal Vision, Oculus will be able to create an accurate representation real-world objects in virtual worlds, according to the company. “At Surreal Vision, we are overhauling state-of-the-art 3D scene reconstruction algorithms to provide a rich, …

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Guest View: Why your next app build doesn’t need to be iOS or Android

The Internet of Things (IoT) is delivering new screens and new showcases for quality apps beyond the traditional mobile ecosystem, opening the door to new app development revenue streams. This evolution has brought with it a burgeoning app economy that expands beyond the OS duopoly the mobile world is accustomed to. But what is the …

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Code Watch: Programming interview problems

A programmer walks into a job interview and is asked to write the most efficient program to output the first five primes. The programmer spends three hours implementing the Sieve of Atkin, a GPGPU shader. “Not what we’re looking for,” says the interviewer, pointing at the exit door. “Why? What did you want?” asks the …

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Google provides new insights into for apps in search results

Google is giving developers a new understanding of how their applications are treated in search results. The company announced new reports in its Search Console that will show which app pages gain the most traction, and which ones have errors. “Our goal is to make Search Console a comprehensive source of information for everyone who …

Android Auto in the 2015 Hyundai Sonata

Hyundai rolls out Android Auto-enabled vehicle, Windows 10 for Android and iPhone, and more BlackBerry layoffs—SD Times news digest: May 26, 2015

Hyundai has announced ahead of Google I/O later this week that the 2015 Hyundai Sonata is the first consumer vehicle to integrate Google’s Android Auto automotive OS. Hyundai will offer 2015 Sonata owners with navigation features in a free software update that integrates Android Auto into the car’s interface. Android Auto will provide Sonata features …

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Java turns 20

When a small team at Sun Microsystems set out to research the future of digital devices in 1990, they could never have guessed that their work would spawn the most popular programming language for enterprise systems. Twenty years later, and Java remains the workhorse of the enterprise, despite its origin as a language for embedded …

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Perfecto Mobile release tries to tackle the ever-changing mobile landscape

When it comes to mobile, developers and testers have a plethora of devices, platforms and screen sizes they have to consider. To help navigate them through this fragmented space, Perfecto Mobile has announced the Mobile Test Coverage Index: a baseline designed to help organizations determine what devices, operating systems and form factors they should be …

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    Adopting DevOps Incrementally

    DevOps has grown from a niche idea championed by small, elite teams, into a proven approach that eliminates risk from the delivery aspect of modern software development. Although DevOps is, in part, a risk reduction methodology, implementing the methodology is a risk in and of itself. A poor implementation will leave you worse off than …

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    Forrester Study: The Total Economic Impact

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    Modernizing Software Delivery through Software-Defined Environments

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    How effective software development and delivery drives competitive advantage

    The IBM Global CEO study found today’s business leaders rank technology as the most important external force that will impact their organizations. A 2013 Institute for Business Value (IBV) software development study supports this, with IT and business leaders identifying five top technology trends critical to competitiveness. However, the same survey reveals that most organizations …

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