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Stack Overflow provides interview talking tips for developers

Interviews are often awkward and stressful situations, which make it difficult to communicate or clearly get your point across. Stack Overflow is providing developers with a few tips on how to talk about themselves in their technical interviews, and keep the conversation flowing.   “Preparing to talk isn’t about filling up time; it’s about prioritizing …

Atlassian announces SourceTree for Windows 2.0

Interacting with Git and Mercurial repositories just got easier for Windows developers. After reviewing developer feedback, Atlassian announced SourceTree for Windows 2.0 this week. It comes with a new UI, improved design, faster performance, and Microsoft Git Virtual File System support. One major change developers will see in SourceTree is its new design. Atlassian changed …

Thank you for not adopting microservices

Microservice architectures are all the rage these days, and with good reason. In a nutshell, microservices is a software architecture pattern which decomposes monolithic applications into smaller single-purpose services that are built and managed independently. The benefits of a microservices architecture are: Quality: separation of concerns minimizes the impact of one service’s bugs on another …

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Google Assistant SDK, TypeScript 2.3, Rust 1.17, JetBrains’ Rider EAP 21 — SD Times news digest: April 28, 2017

Google is giving developers the ability to build their own prototypes that use Google Assistant with the introduction of its latest SDK. The Google Assistant SDK is being released as a developer preview right now, and it’s designed to enable voice control and natural language understanding in devices. Currently in development are features like hotword …

The power of deep learning

Machine learning isn’t the only term getting all the buzz. Deep learning, or a class of machine learning algorithms, is showing great promise, primarily because it’s getting results. Deep learning historically was largely inaccessible because it had such high demand on computational resource and data, but with the progression of technology, storage costs have come …

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: GitPitch

GitPitch is taking developers out of Powerpoint and Keynote, and giving them a new solution to create interactive slideshow presentations. GitPitch is an open-source project for developers using GitHub, GitLab and Bitbucket. It enables developers to turn PITCHME.md markdown into online and offline presentations. “You can use it to promote, pitch or present anything from …

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 …

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 …

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    High Performing DevOps: Insights and Tips

    Companies with DevOps practices are faster, more reliable and are 2x more likely to exceed profitability, market share and productivity goals.  But how to you enable high performance?  What can you do right now to start? Find out from DevOps experts including Gene Kim, co-author of The DevOps Handbook, The Phoenix Project, and the Dynatrace …

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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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    NoSQL Database Evaluation Guide

    While every company has its own specific set of requirements for the NoSQL database technology that best fits its use case(s), there’s a core set of requirements that figure into most evaluations. Those requirements fall into eight categories: Data Access, Performance, Scalability, Availability, Multiple Data Centers, Big Data Integration, Administration, and Mobile. This paper delves …

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

    Organizations today are in chaos as many different teams use many different tools from many different vendors and find that few – if any – play nice and work together. Many don’t realize this is a problem and see no reason to establish a software lifecycle integration strategy, but the nightmare is lying in wait …

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