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The Oakland A’s: Moving fast and breaking things (with software)

When you think of sports, it’s possible that computers are the furthest thing from your mind. Hot dogs, peanuts and walk-off home runs may come to mind, but software isn’t typically associated with football, basketball or baseball. That’s not to say sports are without their software developers. Baseball has, in particular, been an early adopter … continue reading

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Indeed fosters software developers outside and in

It’s a sad state of affairs for software developers. Their talents are in higher demand than ever, and yet many of them have reached the point where they won’t even answer a phone call from an unknown number due to constant contact by recruiters. Making matters worse, once in the clutches of said recruiter, most … continue reading

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Google Spanner seeks enterprise SQL work

In the U.K., one would not wish to be called a spanner: the term refers to a wrench, and is also used to denote a person whose intelligence nears that of a wrench. In the cloud, however, Spanner means a feat of engineering. Google’s recently announced open beta of the Spanner database within its Google … continue reading

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Hazelcast 3.8 provides better uptime

In-memory data grid Hazelcast was updated to version 3.8 today. The update includes improvements targeted at administrators tasked with maintaining Hazelcast clusters. For version 3.8, the main focus has been on offering a better operational experience to users. This means minimizing the amount of time required for upgrades, changes and restarts of a cluster. (Related: Hazelcast … continue reading

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Ten project tools that every development team could use

Every year, new tools, frameworks and languages arrive, and every year developers must sit down and see if they’ll actually save any time by diverting current projects (or planning new ones) with them. We’ve gone through the maternity ward of tooling and picked out the brightest prospects for the coming months and years. Among this … continue reading

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Linux 4.10 arrives

With more than 13,000 commits, the release  of Linux 4.10 was not as small at Linus Torvalds was expecting. Nonetheless, it arrived over the weekend, bringing with it significant changes, such as the introduction of support for virtual GPUs. With KVM, Linux users can now deploy a virtual GPU, complete with official drivers. This will … continue reading

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Compiler and linker improvements speed up Go 1.8

The Go programming language was updated to version 1.8 yesterday. This release is headlined by performance improvements in the compiler and linker, which yield compilation speedups on all platforms. A major focus of Go has always been real-time performance, allowing applications to speed along without the need for lengthy garbage collection pauses. Go 1.8 is … continue reading

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RSA Conference goes smaller, focuses more on timeless problems

The software security world is prone to ebbing and flowing. Twenty years ago, firewalls were the new hot solution. Fifteen years later, there were these hot new things called application firewalls. What was old was new again. So it was at the annual RSA Conference this year. Last year was something of a flush out, … continue reading

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New Zealand courts software industry

DeveloperWeek in San Francisco played host to numerous tools, frameworks and software companies, but it also played host to one completely unusual exhibitor: an entire nation. That nation was New Zealand. Pam Ford is the head of international partnerships for Auckland tourism, events and economic development. In that capacity, it’s her job to entice software … continue reading

Oracle's Amit Zavery. Photo by Quentin Nolibois.

DeveloperWeek keynote shows Oracle’s cloudy future

At DeveloperWeek 2017 in San Francisco yesterday, Oracle’s Amit Zavery, senior vice president of Oracle Cloud Platform, delivered a keynote address focused on the company’s cloud offerings and services. The keynote precedes the commencement of a 20-city tour by the company in support of its cloud offerings. Zavery focused heavily on the paths available to … continue reading

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Web4GUI takes online applications offline

It may sound scary, but believe it or not, there are still people in the world who don’t have Internet access. For those users, Web4GUI is hoping to bridge the digital divide. On Friday, Stunnix, the company behind Web4GUI, introduced version 8.4 of the tool. Web4GUI allows developers to turn a website into an application. … continue reading

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New Docker feature keeps ‘secrets’

Docker has decided to keep your secrets. The company Friday announced that the newest release of Docker Datacenter includes security-management tools for handling what it’s labeling as “Secrets.” These include API keys, passwords and encryption keys. Docker Datacenter keeps data secure not only at rest, but also in transit. Using encryption, it offers a standardized … continue reading

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