Red Hat releases Ansible 2.3 with network automation capabilities

Red Hat announced the general availability of Ansible 2.3, the updated version of the company’s agentless open-source IT automation framework. Ansible 2.3 includes performance enhancements and advanced networking capabilities, as well as added features that aim to cater to network operators’ needs. According to Tim Cramer, director of engineering at Red Hat, this release looks … continue reading

Red Hat Mobile releases new application assessment tool

Deciding to create a mobile application is more difficult than it sounds. Red Hat Mobile today is releasing a new Mobile App Assessment Tool to give businesses an overview of the complexities and resource requirements involved in a mobile application strategy. According to Clare Grant, general manager of Red Hat Mobile, the purpose of the … continue reading

HPE launches containerized versions of its IT operations suites

HPE is embracing the benefits of container technology with the launch of containerized versions for its HPE IT Operations Management (ITOM) suites. The suites are based on container deployment foundations that are built to natively handle container clusters at scale. Container adoption and the container ecosystem have been growing exponentially on the application development side, … continue reading

Berners-Lee: Web needs a rethink to stop ‘nasty ideas’ from spreading

World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee wants Internet users to stop spreading negative ideas on social media websites, and instead use the web how it was intended. Berners-Lee is an English computer scientist who was recently awarded the Turing Award 2016 by the Association of Computing Machinery. At this month’s Innovate Finance global fintech summit … continue reading

OpenAI unsupervised learning system

OpenAI’s unsupervised system, VersionOne’s annual agile report, and DeepMind open sources Sonnet — SD Times news digest: April 7, 2017

OpenAI announced it has developed an unsupervised sentiment neuron. According to an OpenAI blog post, it “learns an excellent representation sentiment, despite being trained only to predict the next character in the text of Amazon reviews.” The representation contains a distinct sentiment neuron that contains almost all of the sentiment signal, according to OpenAI. The team explained its … continue reading

SD Times GitHub project of the week: Wasabi

It’s tax season, which means you might be utilizing some of financial technology provider Intuit’s products this month. Intuit doesn’t just offer tax and financial products; it also offers developers and teams a data-driven, flexible and scalable open-source platform: Wasabi. Wasabi A/B testing service is an API-driven project which lets users own their data while running … continue reading

Amazon Alexa features let developers build more engaging skills

In order to make Alexa more useful and engaging, Amazon introduced two new development features: a Device Address API and a new metrics dashboard. Both the Device Address API and the new metrics dashboard allows developers to build new Alexa skills with deeper insights. As of February this year, there are 10,000 skills available on … continue reading

Magento Commerce announces its digital cloud offering for B2B companies

Magento Commerce, a cloud commerce solution provider, announced its release of the Magento Digital Commerce Cloud. The new release allows business-to-business (B2B) merchants to handle B2B commerce requirements to best meet the needs of its digitally-connected customers. According to Jason Woosley, SVP of product and technology at Magento, when looking at the B2B market compared … continue reading

AppDynamics’ spring release lets teams collaborate from ‘code to business performance’

AppDynamics’ spring release is packed with developer features, such as a new developer toolkit so application teams can collaborate from the code all the way through the business’ performance. With AppDynamics’ new developer toolkit, companies can give their application teams the context of how their code is actually impacting the business. According to the company, teams … continue reading

How software architects can control the future of software architecture

In order to drive the business’ competitive advantage, software architects need to mix three ingredients into the “evolutionary cauldron” if they want to keep up: agility, velocity, and modularity. The evolution of software architecture is the future, and software architects hold all the power, according to Mark Richards, an independent software architect who gave the … continue reading

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Free learning resources and tools for security savvy developers

Developers will never be responsible for all of security in an organization, but if they keep up with best practices, resources, and find new ways to secure and deliver good code, they could play a key role in developing resilient software. Today, most firms have a software security group (or SSG) or a product security … continue reading

Senate lawmaker asks FTC for answers on recent children’s IoT breaches

Recent data breaches involving children’s Internet-connected toys pushed U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson to write a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), detailing what steps it’s taken to protect the personal data of the children using such toys. This isn’t the first letter Nelson, a Democrat from Florida, has written in response to security breaches. … continue reading

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