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SCM brings control to the software development workflow

Software is ever changing, and with software releases being pushed out almost every week with multiple people involved, it can be easy to get lost or make a mistake. Experts talk about DevOps and agile as being methodologies for achieving better, faster and higher-quality code, but in order to achieve that, development teams need to …

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Lily

Lily wants to put expressiveness and type safety back into programming languages. It is a new programming language inspired by C, F#, Haskell, Python, Ruby and Rust. “My principal goal was for a language that could be used for Web development in a way akin to PHP (code is between tags, everything outside is format), …

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Guest View: Microservices force companies to innovate or die

“Microservices” has become one of the hottest buzzwords of the past few years, and as with any game-changing new technology, there has certainly been no shortage of differing opinions around the topic. Some have been bullish about the adoption of microservices, calling them “SOA done right,” while naysayers claim that the idea is simply a …

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NASA robot lands at CSAIL, FBI keeps iPhone hack a secret, Apple open-sources CareKit—SD Times news digest: April 28, 2016

The 300-pound humanoid robot that NASA wants to use for space exploration has arrived at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) this week. Researchers at CSAIL, led by CSAIL principal investigator Russ Tedrake will program their new “Valkyrie” robot to autonomously perform challenging tasks that would allow it to replace or help astronauts …

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Apple’s sales decline as a result of lacking ‘self-cannibalism’

This week, Apple released a report that showed that its first decline in revenue in 13 years. Sources said part of the decline is because of fewer new products, iPhone sales slowing down, and the company’s lack of “cannibalism.” According to the company’s report, Apple’s quarterly revenue is US$50.6 billion and its quarterly net income …

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CoreOS aims to bring OpenStack to Kubernetes with Stackanetes

CoreOS is sticking to its commitment to bring OpenStack to Kubernetes with a new initiative: Stackanetes. The company announced Stackanetes at the OpenStack Summit taking place in Austin this week. The announcement comes just one month after CoreOS announced a collaboration with Intel to bring OpenStack, Kubernetes and Tectonic together. Stackanetes aims to deploy and …

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MapR Academy, Pluralsight to add new developer training programs

MapR, a converged data platform, and Pluralsight, an online learning platform, both announced new curriculum offerings for developers who want to learn new skills in either Apache Kafka or Java. MapR is now offering stream processing training on MapR Academy’s free On-Demand Training program. This is designed to teach developers how they can extend their …

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Kafka summit highlights lack of bugs

Jay Kreps, the creator of Kafka, gave the keynote yesterday at the first Kafka Summit in San Francisco, where attendees learned about this Apache real-time stream processing platform and how fast it is growing. Originally built by Kreps at LinkedIn, Kafka has grown to become one of the most popular stream processing platforms out there. …

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Industry Watch: CMMI asks, ‘How YOU Doin’?’

Good software requires a good process for creating it. Good software that meets the needs of the business requires an even better process. That’s the goal of the CMMI Institute, to make sure that organizations are tracking what they do so their performance improves. The CMMI—Capability Maturity Model Integration—originated at the Software Engineering Institute at …

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Google announces Android Studio 2.1 with Android N Developer Preview support

Android developers looking to test Google’s upcoming operating system can now do so through Android Studio. Google announced an update to its integrated development environment with support for the Android N Developer Preview. With Android Studio 2.1, developers can test and validate their apps on Android N, get access to the latest versions of the …

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Volvo to launch autonomous driving trial, Heroku Kafka early access, and WebKit updates prefixing policy—SD Times news digest: April 27, 2016

As an attempt to stop car accidents and free the road of congestion, Volvo Cars is joining other carmakers in establishing an autonomous driving (AD) trial next year in the U.K. The company wants to make sure no one is seriously injured or killed in a new Volvo by 2020, according to a company announcement. …

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Why developers are sitting pretty for IoT

If a flurry of startup activity is any indication, the Internet of Things is upon us. And yes, there are real-world big-money IoT projects out there gaining traction—though they may be outnumbered by hobbyist Arduino mods and IFTTT-connected light switches. However, if you haven’t gotten on board yet, you haven’t missed much. Platform manufacturers are …

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Xamarin announces new ways for developers to build iOS apps in Visual Studio

Microsoft has revealed that Xamarin would be available for free in Visual Studio 2015 at its Build conference last month, and today Xamarin is announcing even more ways developers can take advantage of Xamarin in Visual Studio. The company revealed an iOS Simulator Remoting feature, iOS USB Remoting feature, and a Test Recorder Visual Studio …

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Microsoft addresses TFS bugs, announces TFS 2015.2.1

It has only been a few weeks since Microsoft released its “major” update to Team Foundation Server, TFS 2015 Update 2 (also known as TFS 2015.2), and already the company is releasing an update to address many complaints from its customers. The company announced it will be releasing a minor update, TFS 2015.2.1, designed to …

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    SharePoint 2016: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    SharePoint 2016 just reached RTM and will be available soon. It has many new features that were inherited from the cloud, as well as hybrid features and UI enhancements that have already proven popular in Office 365 SharePoint online. As great of a version as it is, there are gaps and gotchas, as well as a …

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