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Atlassian updates Bitbucket with Pipelines

Atlassian is taking Bitbucket back to its roots by adding support for the Mercurial SCM system to its Bitbucket Pipelines workflows. Mercurial was formerly the chosen SCM system of Atlassian until Git took over the development world. The move comes as part of the Bitbucket 4.8 update. Bitbucket Pipelines enable fast builds and workflows for …

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Tableau 10 will bring with it redone analytics visualizations

Tableau is gearing up for version 10. The general availability of version 10 of its analytics platform will come sometime in the next few weeks, and today the company detailed the expected improvements and changes to it. For those generating reports with charts and graphs, Tableau has redone a lot of the basic visualization foundations. …

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Announcing Cola BDK, Wave Computing to build deep learning computers, and getting veterans to code—SD Times news digest: July 22, 2016

The release of the Cola Bubble Development Kit has been announced, and it’s designed to let developers deliver new conversational experiences directly to their users. A Cola Bubble is a visual interactive and collaborative way to build new services for customers. Cola Bubbles are also simple app-like messages that work seamlessly with a user’s regular …

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Hackathon Starter

Hackathons are great for developers who want to collaborate on their software projects, but getting a good project up and running can take some time. Getting everything from picking a programming language down to creating a repository or website for the code and project itself is a lot for one person to handle. Sahat Yalkabov, …

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Stack Overflow launches crowdsourced Documentation for developers

When Stack Overflow launched its annual 2016 developer survey back in March, it revealed that documentation was one of the biggest problems for developers. Today, the organization is trying to address that problem with the beta release of Stack Overflow Documentation. Stack Overflow Documentation is designed to be a community-based, example-focused developer documentation solution where …

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Report: JavaScript is still the top-ranked programming language

JavaScript is the most popular programming language of 2016, according to RedMonk’s recently released biannual programming language rankings. Following JavaScript, which topped the charts for the second time this year, Java holds the No. 2 spot, with PHP, Python and C#/C++ rounding out the Top 5. According to the company, it is important to note …

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Splice Machine seeks to build community with open source

Splice Machine headed out on the path toward building a community earlier this week when the company announced a new open-source community edition of its relational database-management system for Hadoop and Spark. The Splice Machine Community Edition is now available for free, and can be tested within an Amazon Web Services sandbox. Monte Zweben, cofounder …

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New app for C# and F#, NVIDIA debuts new VR tech, and Flash and Firefox usage changes—SD Times news digest: July 21, 2016

A new app called Continuous Mobile Development Environment has been released, and it’s a professional C# and F# IDE for iOS devices. The app was built with Xamarin and developed by Frank Krueger, a longtime independent developer who made apps like iCircuit and Calca. The Continuous app offers full syntax highlighting and code completion, including …

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Java EE awaits its future

When Oracle purchased Sun Microsystems in 2010, the immediate worry in the marketplace was that the company would become a bad actor around Java. Six years later, it would seem that these fears have come true—at least in part. The biggest new platform for Java, Android, remains embroiled in ugly litigation between Google and Oracle. …

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Google introduces two new machine learning APIs

Google is expanding its Cloud Platform to help developers build intelligent applications. The company has introduced the Cloud Natural Language API and Cloud Speech API into open beta. The Cloud Natural Language API enables developers to perform sentiment analysis, entity recognition and syntax analysis in a number of languages. Sentiment analysis aims to understand the …

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Yelp releases API developer preview, Dell reveals digital transformation problems, AT&T and Orange team up on open source—SD Times news digest: July 20, 2016

Yelp is currently revamping its API based on developer feedback, and today it is giving developers a preview as to what it has been working on. According to the company, the API will feature two new capabilities: autocomplete and transaction search. Both are designed to help improve its user experience. In addition, the company is …

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The challenges of building wearable devices

Wearables TechCon in San Jose this week is playing host to vibrant discussions of the challenges and opportunities in wearable devices and the Internet of Things. From the Apple Watch to the Fitbit, developers were on hand to discuss the next generation of wearable technology. (BZ Media, the publisher of SD Times, produces Wearables TechCon.) …

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New online learning platform Mapt fills in developers’ skill gaps

Developers have another option for learning new professional skills with today’s release of Mapt, an online learning platform built for developers and development teams. Packt is a U.K. company that delivers learning and information services to IT professionals, and Mapt covers a range of topics to help developers fill in knowledge gaps and stay up …

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Apple’s third beta releases, Opera sells for less than $1 billion, and Qt WebBrowser 1.0—SD Times news digest: July 19, 2016

Developers can explore the third pre-release betas of three of Apple’s four future platform updates, including iOS 10, tvOS 10 and watchOS 3. Developers who sign up for the Apple developer program can download the beta 3 builds, as well as the Xcode beta. Developers are provided with release notes that include platform updates, bug …

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      RECORDED EVENT: Salesforce analytics and BI remains a hot topic as organizations improve their customer intelligence. Even Salesforce is getting into the action with Wave Analytics Cloud. But what’s the best way to access the data? SOQL is the popular query language for Salesforce and well suited for developing on their platform; however accessing …

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