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LogiGear acquires True North Service, AI driving business growth, and Lux currently in beta—SD Times news digest: Jan. 17, 2017

LogiGear completed its acquisition of True North Service (TNS), a provider of contract staffing and software testing services to technology companies. TNS will allow LogiGear to expand its customer base, adding new companies like Amazon, Cisco, DocuSign and T-Mobile. LogiGear will also be able to expand its presence in the Pacific Northwest, and continue to … continue reading

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Calling an Uber just got easier with Google Maps’ new update

Navigating a major city can be challenging for even the full-time city dweller, and Google wants to change that with its updated ride services experience, which allows people to book an Uber directly from Google Maps without leaving the application. Last year, Google introduced the new ride services mode to Google Maps, giving users the … continue reading

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Google Brain team prepares for machine-learning-driven future

Research on intelligent software systems and machine learning made great strides in 2016, and some of the credit for that goes to the Google Brain team. Going forward, the team said it will continue to conduct machine learning research, especially in areas like healthcare, AI safety, and natural language understanding. The Google Brain team doesn’t … continue reading

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2017 will be the year Linux distros to rise to the top

So many Linux distributions, and only a year to figure out which ones will rise to the top. Since there are hundreds of Linux distros available for a wide variety of systems and developer preferences, Linux.com released its annual list detailing a few of them that are expected to get some traction in the Linux … continue reading

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Inferno 1.0, AOL opens Kanvas to developer community, and Algolia community gets Yarn package search—SD Times news digest: Jan. 6, 2017

There’s a new lightweight, fast and mobile-friendly JavaScript library called Inferno, which developers can play around with as version 1.0 launched this week. Inferno is derived from React, so its architecture and life cycles will feel and look similar. But the difference is the computational engines render in a different way, according to Luke Sheard, … continue reading

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SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Zazu

If you are a hacker, creator, developer, or you just dabble in code, this trending repo on GitHub might make its way into your life, especially if you are looking for a fully extensible launcher. Zazu is an open-source launcher with defaults that make it useful out of the box, according to its website. It … continue reading

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Google’s Grumpy, FTC launches IoT challenge, and Apteligent open-sources its Xamarin SDK—SD Times news digest: Jan. 5, 2017

Google has put work into running its millions of lines of Python code, and those efforts have now turned into Grumpy: a new experimental Python runtime for Go. Grumpy translates Python code into Go programs, and it supports Google’s Python codebase. It is meant to be a drop-in replacement runtime for pure Python projects, according … continue reading

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PagerDuty open-sources its Incident Response Documentation

After building up its internal incident response documentation for several years, the enterprise incident resolution service PagerDuty open-sourced the documentation so the community can better prepare for various incidents. The PagerDuty Incident Response Documentation is a collection of best practices for how to prepare new employees for on-call responsibilities, as well as how to handle … continue reading

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Developer trains artificial neural network to play Mario Kart 64

Holiday breaks are a good time to catch up on relaxing, reading, or maybe indulging in some video gaming. Kevin Hughes did just that over his winter break, only it wasn’t he who was playing the games: It was an artificial neural network he trained using TensorFlow. Hughes is a senior developer at Shopify, and … continue reading

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Avoiding the pitfalls of automated testing

Companies today are like teenagers learning how to drive; there’s a lot of stop and go, and a strong desire to go fast. While it’s necessary for organizations to find a solution that fits their agile transformation, experts suggest there is no need to rush. Before getting the green light to go to market, teams … continue reading

Companies reaped the benefits of agile and DevOps in 2016

DevOps is the buzzword software and technology companies are all too familiar with. Despite how mainstream the concept is, organizations are only just now implementing appropriate DevOps strategies, especially since automation, continuous testing and getting to market faster are the ways to remain on top. DevOps is designed to improve the quality of applications, but … continue reading

Testing kept up with agile in 2016

In addition to the new testing suites and solutions companies introduced this past year, we saw the testing industry as a whole recognize that in order to keep up with the pace of agile, their own testing processes need to be in check, especially if they want to stay on track with this new way … continue reading

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