Google unleashes cloud tools, productivity updates

At its Google Next conference in San Francisco, enterprise Google was on full display. The company introduced new tools and services across its enterprise offerings; from Google Cloud Platform to G Suite to Hangouts. Among the week’s announced updates were numerous cloud development tools, as well, designed to make container creation and application management simpler … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Google shifts to a slower pace to woo enterprises

For HP or IBM, excitement is almost a luxury. Enterprises love innovation and new tools, but they don’t like those things appearing without permission. Changes break software, and there’s nothing an enterprise likes more than a piece of infrastructure software that never, ever changes. For Google, this has long been the biggest problem for its … continue reading

SD Times Blog: What the CIA can teach you about development

The week’s big International news is focused on the massive leak of CIA surveillance documents at WikiLeaks. A lot has already been written about the tools used by the CIA: They bug smart TVs, mobile devices and desktops to feed them information and audio. Frankly, isn’t this exactly what spies are supposed to be doing: … continue reading

Pepperdata pushes performance tool

Pepperdata is expanding its tool set to include developers. Previously, the company offered tools for managing and administrating large datasets, but as of today, the company also offers Application Profiler, which is targeted at providing developers with performance feedback for their applications. Available today in a preview to select customers, the Pepperdata Application Profiler will … continue reading

VR problems now just regular problems

In years past at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, VR has been the thing of secret behind-closed-doors demos, and long lines for the peons. It was enough to have the hardware and a single demo to show it off, and you’d have lines around the booth. But this year, VR is just another … continue reading

Wild interfaces highlight innovation at GDC

Inside the enterprise, innovation is a thing. An object you can put your hands on and quantify with metrics. Innovation is the stuff of committee meetings, management chains and heavily monitored processes. Most enterprises could be seen as slow innovation manufacturing lines, cranking out modicums of new ideas to keep themselves afloat in the seas … continue reading

Oracle kicks off 20-city cloud tour

Oracle today kicked off its 20-city worldwide tour in the furtherance of its cloud offerings. The first Oracle Code event today in San Francisco was keynoted by Thomas Kurian, president of Oracle product development. He walked attendees through the finer points of setting up systems and storage within the Oracle cloud. Kurian demonstrated specific capabilities … continue reading

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

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

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

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

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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