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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: AirSim

Microsoft wants to help developers test their autonomous solutions without having to worry about any real-world damage. The company has open-sourced AirSim, its simulator for autonomous vehicles. AirSim is designed to provide a platform for AI researchers to experiment and test deep learning, computer vision and reinforcement learning algorithms. With AirSim, users can safely test … continue reading

Harriet Green, Global Head of Watson IoT (left) and Ilse Aigner, Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology. Photo by IBM.

Internet of Things gets more attention

As the Internet of Things starts to gain interest from consumers, companies are starting to invest more time and resources into it. IBM just announced a new US$200 million global headquarters for its Watson Internet of Things business in Munich, Germany. “We have reached a tipping point with IoT innovation: We now have over 6,000 … continue reading

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Microsoft announces updates to its Teams Developer Preview

Microsoft is giving developers new tools to improve its chat and messaging service. The company announced it made enhancements to its Microsoft Teams Developer Preview. Microsoft Teams is the company’s chat-based solution designed to take on the popular messaging service Slack. The preview allows developers create new integrations for the solution. (Related: Microsoft updates its ‘customer … continue reading

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CodeFights helps developers prepare for job interviews

CodeFights wants to ensure developers land their dream job. The company has announced the Interview Practice Mode to help developers prepare for job interviews. “We have helped engineers from all backgrounds land jobs at top tech companies, and they frequently told us they were caught off guard by the interviews,” said Tigran Sloyan, cofounder and … continue reading

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Gamalon emerges with new approach to AI and machine learning

A newly announced startup believes it has come up with a new way to accelerate machine learning. Gamalon has emerged from stealth mode with its Bayesian Program Synthesis (BPS) technology, a new approach to artificial intelligence. Bayesian refers to a statistical model approach developed in the 18th century by mathematician Thomas Bayes. The Gamalon technology … continue reading

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Datadog announces new APM solution

Datadog wants to give DevOps team a single-pane-of-glass view into their infrastructure and applications, whether they are running across hybrid clouds, microservices or containers. The company announced the Datadog Application Performance Monitoring (APM) solution to provide better visibility and faster issue resolution. “Regardless of the setup, the ability to monitor changes in infrastructure and applications … continue reading

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The threats associated with enterprise collaboration apps

Using tools and technologies in the enterprise to collaborate and connect with employees and colleagues is not a new concept. But there is a new generation of collaboration apps that are getting smarter as chatbots rise in popularity. The ways in which businesses used to work are being seen as outdated, and more employees want … continue reading

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Google releases mission-critical relational database service

Google wants to provide a consistent and scalable global database service that can keep pace with business. The company announced the public beta of Cloud Spanner, designed to be a no-compromise relational database service. (Related: Release processes are the biggest bottleneck for IT organizations) Cloud Spanner features ACID transactions, relational schemas, schema changes without downtime, SQL … continue reading

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MobileIron’s security and risk review, QASymphony’s qTest Pulse, and Perfecto’s new development tools—SD Times news digest: Feb. 14, 2017

The use of mobile apps is heating up in the enterprise. According to MobileIron’s biannual security and risk review report, about 80% of companies are using more than 10 apps for business purposes. The most popular business apps are (in order) WebEx, AnyConnect, Concur, Adobe Acrobat, Pulse Secure, Numbers, Pages, Google Maps, and Microsoft Word. … continue reading

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Android Things Developer Preview 2, ResNeXt, Nokia WING, Rust 1.15.1—SD Times news digest: Feb. 10, 2017

Google has announced the second developer preview of Android Things, the company’s Internet of Things solution for building connected devices with Android. The latest preview includes new features and bug fixes. “Now any Android developer can quickly build a smart device using Android APIs and Google services, while staying highly secure with updates direct from … continue reading

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Dynatrace UFO ensures DevOps teams don’t abduct problems

Dynatrace has announced the release of UFOs: a spaceship status alert system designed to help teams get a better look into their deployment pipelines. UFOs are 3D printed Internet of Things devices designed to increase quality awareness, improve collaboration, and highlight problems. “The whole ethos of DevOps is based on collaborating and sharing, so we … continue reading

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Android Wear 2.0 now available

Developers who haven’t submitted their Android Wear 2.0 apps to the Google Play Store yet might want to get a move on. Google announced the consumer launch of the wearable platform is beginning to roll out. Android Wear 2.0 is designed to improve watch faces, workouts, ways to use applications, ways to stay in touch, … continue reading

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