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The container wars are heating up

2015 was expected to be the year Linux containers went mainstream, and not even a month into it the two largest independent companies working on containerization are making announcements at roughly the same time. Docker today announced the creation of three leadership roles for the Docker open-source project, and CoreOs announced the update of its … continue reading

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Yahoo’s Flurry acquisition to bear fruit in February

When developers and users think of Yahoo, they can be forgiven for feeling forsaken. At times in its past, this nearly 20-year-old Internet company has closed down online services and products that it hasn’t found to be lucrative. Those users and developers who based their products on these now-shuttered services (GeoCities, Yahoo Video, Astrid, Upcoming, … continue reading

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Linux Foundation publishes open-source cloud guide

When the Linux Foundation first published its Guide to the Open Cloud in 2013, the pickings were slim and from a bygone era. Today, however, the Guide for 2015 is packed with information on the open-source projects that are quickly becoming part of the new model for cloud software stacks. The 2015 Guide states that … continue reading

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SD Times Blog: Deep learning is making an impact in artificial intelligence

You could be forgiven for thinking that this past week yielded the discovery of some new type of AI, but watching Elon Musk donate US$10 million to the Future of Life Program would lead one to believe that. Musk donated these funds specifically to push for research designed to keep artificial intelligence friendly. The Future … continue reading

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Ur/Web language encapsulates Web applications

While Web development is undoubtedly easier than, say, assembly language programming, the practice is still plagued by its own specific hurdles of difficulty. One of those is the fact that Web applications often combine CSS, XML, JavaScript and HTML. But a professor at MIT is hoping to make it easier to untangle the interactions between … continue reading

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A blended approach to managing data

Making the case for version control, testing environments and continuous integration when it comes to software development these days is a no brainer. But when it comes to the data behind your important applications, life-cycle management and data flow automation are still new ideas struggling to find their place in the market. That doesn’t mean, … continue reading

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Taking Big Data to the street in 2014

This was the last year in which Big Data was an off-the-street term. As the year ended, Hortonworks was preparing to go public, with Cloudera preparing for the same outcome. Big Data will officially transition into being a big business this year. Thus, 2014 was the year when pilot projects went into production, or when … continue reading

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More turn to open source in 2014

In some ways, open source in 2014 meant more than it ever had in years prior. Where once Linux was the primary standard-bearer of open source in the enterprise, in 2014 there were too many gigantic open-source projects appealing to enterprises that it’s difficult to pick just one to hold up as the model for … continue reading

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SD Times Blog: The Computer Chronicles

I’ve been feeling old recently. I understand that’s laughable to some people who read this site and magazine, people who’ve been coding for longer than I’ve been alive. But I have to say, the reason for my age-based ennui is the fact that I’m looking around every day, and I see we live in the … continue reading

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SD Times Blog: New Relic, Hortonworks prove software IPOs can still succeed

If anyone had any doubt about the potential for going IPO as a modern enterprise software company, the last two days should have removed that doubt completely from their minds. Hortonworks and New Relic are both dominating the markets right now, rising quickly and looking to be poised for an even higher rise over the … continue reading

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Android Studio 1.0 arrives

Android Studio 1.0, a new environment for building native Android applications that Google first teased at Google I/O 2013, has arrived. The new IDE was released in preview a year later at Google I/O 2014, but today marks the official availability of version 1.0. Based on the JetBrains IntelliJ platform, Android Studio brings many interface … continue reading

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MongoDB 2.8 features detailed

The MongoDB team has been out touring cities and detailing its plans for the future of its NoSQL database. At the last stop in San Francisco, the features for version 2.8 were laid out. Chief among them is document-level concurrency control, a feature that will enable developers to build write-intensive applications, like Internet of Things … continue reading

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