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Android Developer Conference highlights security, discovery

Attendees at the Android Developer Conference in San Francisco this week were treated to a host of discussions on topics ranging from virtual reality to security. Jonathan Levin, CTO of Technologeeks and author of the “Android Internals: A Confectioner’s Cookbook” series of books, gave attendees a poetic yet frightening talk about the intensely dangerous Dirty … continue reading

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Google discusses Android 7.1

At AnDevCon today, Timothy Jordan, head of Google platform developer relations, gave a keynote to detail the current and future state of the platform and its ensuing toolsets. He described changes coming in Android 7.1, and he taught attendees how to get started with TensorFlow on Android devices. The next release of the Android platform … continue reading

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GitHub previews membership APIs

GitHub is making it easier to remotely administer repositories and organizations on its platform. Yesterday the company opened access to a preview version of its new Organization Memberships APIs, which allow for the remote administration of access privileges and user-management tasks. The new APIs will be available in preview form until they are finalized, thus … continue reading

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Yelp offers up Kafka tools to open source

Yelp saved itself US$10 million by building out its Apache Kafka-based Data Pipeline, and now it wants to spread that love to other enterprises. Just before the holidays, Yelp open-sourced its Data Pipeline and assorted utilities used to maintain and build out this streaming data platform. Data Pipeline is now available on GitHub under the … continue reading

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How to deal with data at scale

The world increasingly runs on data, and that data is only expanding. Like the blob, it gets everywhere: storage systems, databases, document repositories. According to IDC, the world will hold 44 zettabytes of data by 2020, up from 4.4 zettabytes in 2013. That’s a lot of hard drives. It’s also a recipe for development and … continue reading

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Volkswagen prepares for digital transformation

Volkswagen is still making headlines in the United States over its diesel emissions scandal, but like all good businesses, the company is not wasting a crisis. While the company has long employed software developers, it is only just now using them to build applications outside of the cars it sells. The company’s first consumer-facing application … continue reading

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The future of HashiCorp

Mitchell Hashimoto has been writing software since he was 12 years old. Since he cofounded HashiCorp in 2012, however, he’s been focused on automation software, such as that created by his company. HashiCorp now offers a host of products to automate the software development life cycle, and those products do everything from manage security between … continue reading

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Cloud Foundry Foundation shuffles leadership

The Cloud Foundry Foundation is under new management today, as the non-profit’s board of directors promoted Abby Kearns, former head of strategy, to the executive director position. Kearns replaces Sam Ramji, who is leaving the Foundation to take a senior executive position at Google under Diane Greene. Ramji is no stranger to the cloud and … continue reading

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Eclipse Che hits 5.0

The Eclipse Foundation’s Che Project is stepping up to version 5.0. Announced online at the virtual CheConf yesterday, Codenvy CEO Tyler Jewell gave a keynote address that discussed the features added to the platform originally created by his company. Che 5.0, he said, is seeing milestone releases every two weeks, and is slated for completion … continue reading

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Checking in with OpenACC

The SC16 conference in Salt Lake City this week highlighted the future of the high-performance, highly scaled application. That future, it would appear, involves at least the PCI bus, if not explicitly GPUs. At the event, Cray, NVIDIA and PGI discussed the future of the OpenACC standards, which are beginning to turn toward Intel’s hardware, … continue reading

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The future of software security

Chip Morningstar is having something of an existential crisis. After 40 years developing software, co-creating the first graphical massively multiplayer game for the C64 in 1986 (Habitat), and stints as top levels of Yahoo and PayPal, Morningstar has been looking back on a life spent trying to solve similar problems over and over. One of … continue reading

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Software-defined networking is carving out its a niche

It wasn’t that long ago that software-defined networking was a very small world. Companies like Nicira and Vyatta charted the way for this new world of networking as code, but both of those firms were snatched up by VMware and Brocade, respectively. This has created space for open-source projects to grow in alongside the commercial … continue reading

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