Google Cloud IoT Core connects devices globally

In many global industries, the need to be able to connect user devices to data is critical. To address that challenge, Google today is launching Google Cloud IoT Core, a fully managed cloud service  designed to securely connect devices to the Google Cloud Platform, manage those devices and integrate with data and analytics services. “There’s … continue reading

New tools for API testing, obfuscation announced at Microsoft Build

SEATTLE – Two of Microsoft’s Build partners are making important announcements at the event this week, with new products and enhancements for tools within the Visual Studio ecosystem. Testing company Parasoft announced enhancements to its API testing and service virtualization solutions for the Microsoft environment. SOAtest and Virtualize updates focus on broadening access to testing … continue reading

Windows 10 update expected in the fall

Creativity is the new productivity, according to Microsoft. So on Day 2 of its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced that the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is expected to drop by the end of the year. Microsoft Executive Vice President Terry Myerson acknowledged that locking people into the Windows platform is not today’s reality, … continue reading

Microsoft announces Xamarin, Windows features at Build developer conference

From the cloud to mobile, Microsoft on day 2 of its Build developers conference announced important new additions to the Xamarin cross-platform development tools. The company today released a preview of the Xamarin Live Player coding environment, which makes development and debugging of applications faster. It allows developers to create applications for Android and iOS … continue reading

Microsoft announces new data and cloud solutions at Build

Serverless computing – adding an abstraction layer above cloud infrastructure – promises to let developers write code without worrying about the underlying platform. Microsoft today announced it is augmenting its data and cloud services offering with Azure Cosmos DB, a database service that the company says scales horizontally with guaranteed uptime, throughput and virtually no … continue reading

Microsoft Build puts focus on AI, data, cloud services

The opportunity for developers to have broad, deep impact on all parts of society and all parts of the economy have never been greater. That’s the view of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who kicked of the company’s Build conference in Seattle this morning with a keynote outlining the company’s vision for the future of computing. … continue reading

Open source drives ‘composable infrastructure’

Today’s software world is growing ever more cloudy and every more fragmented. We have myriad programming languages, numerous application platforms and services-oriented architectures (yes, but not the dusty ones of yesteryear!) What is needed to make this work, according to Kelsey Hightower and Sarah Novotny of Google, is a composable infrastructure. “All of this infrastructure … continue reading

The truth about microservices

The buzz around microservices, according to a quote cited by Red Hat’s senior manager John Frizelle, is much like teen dating. You don’t know what you’re getting into, but you know you want to do it anyway. Microservices and the requisite architecture offer many benefits to organizations in terms of application flexibility and maintenance. But … continue reading

Red Hat unveils new developer productivity innovations at Summit

Red Hat today reveals several new features designed to boost developer productivity while giving them the tools they require to build next-generation applications for modern software and infrastructure architectures. The company introduced OpenShift.io, a development environment service for building cloud-native applications. Teams using OpenShift.io can work together to assign work and create applications built with … continue reading

Azul Systems releases Falcon, a major Java compiler upgrade

Making what it says is the first major upgrade to a Java compiler in 20 years, Azul Systems today is launching Falcon, a new just-in-time compiler that leverages LLVM technology to improve performance of Java applications. Scott Sellers, CEO of Azul, said the Falcon compiler used inside the company’s Zing 17.03 Java runtime replaces the … continue reading

Industry Spotlight: The Problems of Managing Cloud Infrastructure at Scale

Getting to cloud today is not difficult. If you’re an individual looking to spin up a test environment in the cloud, for instance, the barrier to entry is quite low. But when you have an application that calls on numerous services to perform, and allows access to multiple users in multiple roles – not to … continue reading

Build 2017: Better Together

The way organizations build software has changed dramatically. The software development lifecycle is morphing from a series of independent steps – gather requirements, write code, test code, build, fix, build, and ultimately deploy to production — into a series of interconnected, continuous loops that bring all stakeholders in from beginning to end. Why has this … continue reading

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