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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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Docker releases first commercial product

After two years of gathering hype and bringing attention to long-neglected Linux containers, Docker announced today in Amsterdam that it will offer Docker Hub Enterprise, its first commercial product offering, in February of 2015. Docker Hub Enterprise is an on-site version of the company’s popular online repository for Docker images. That repository currently weighs in … continue reading

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SD Times Blog: CoreOS talks Rocket science

By now, you’ve heard about Rocket, CoreOS’ new container runtime for Linux. What you may not have gotten from the blog post is the depth to which this will change the container landscape if it becomes successful. Right now, Rocket is the only aspect of this stack that really exists, and it’s just the runtime. … continue reading

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OpenStack is open for business

Four years have passed since the project to create an open-source IT stack began between NASA and Rackspace. Two years have passed since the creation of the OpenStack Foundation, the governing body behind the large ecosystem of open-source projects that make up OpenStack. The here and now of OpenStack resembles much of what was promised … continue reading

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SD Times blog: Surveys show open source makes for faster secure development

One of the things we see a lot of here at SD Times is surveys. It’s a great idea for your company to survey its customers, and the resulting information can be really useful—not just to your company, but to those of us who track the industry and its trends. Thus, I was fairly disturbed … continue reading

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Android KitKat continues to grow

The KitKat version of the Android operating system accounts for half of all Android versions in use, according to statistics released by application performance monitoring software maker Crittercism. The statistics offer insight into such metrics as crashes by device, OS versions, and carrier delays by country, and were gleaned in a survey of Crittercism’s customers. … continue reading

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Android Developer Conference shows expanding products

In an exposition that was more reminiscent of early PC conferences than a developer event, the Android Developer Conference showed off numerous innovative products. For developers, tools on display offered new ways to monetize, test and monitor apps. Hardware makers were also on hand to offer help for designers working on-next generation devices and applications. … continue reading

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Google shows developers Android possibilities

When Android was young in 2008, every developer working on an application for the platform was taking a huge risk. But for some early adopters, that risk yielded massive rewards. Today, there are more than 1 billion active Android users worldwide, and building applications for this blockbuster platform is no longer such a great risk. … continue reading

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Amazon introduces Lambda, Containers at AWS re:Invent

At its re:Invent conference this week, Amazon announced two new services for its Amazon Web Services cloud. The first, AWS Lambda, is a compute service designed around event-based computing. The second, EC2 Container Service, is a container management service that supports Docker. Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, introduced Lambda at the conference. “The focus here … continue reading

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