Stack Overflow sunsets Documentation, AGL UCB 4.0, and Amazon considers new cloud service — SD Times news digest: August 3, 2017

Stack Overflow is retiring Documentation on August 8. While Stack Overflow had high hopes for the new initiative, their research showed new users weren’t coming to Documentation, and they needed a larger team to fix Documentation for developers. According to a Stack Overflow entry: “After August 8, 2017 at 1700 UTC, we’ll disable proposed changes … continue reading

Google Research open sources Facets, Lambda@Edge, and Revulytics Usage Intelligence 5 — SD Times news digest: July 18, 2017

Google Research wants to help researchers get the most out of their machine learning models and data. With the PAIR initiative, the company is releasing Facets, an open source visualization tool to aid researchers in understanding and analyzing machine learning datasets. In addition to the open source code, Google Research created a Facets demo website … continue reading

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Amazon to acquire Whole Foods, Atom 1.19 beta release, and Firefox 55 developer changes — SD Times news digest: June 16, 2017

Amazon is getting into the grocery game with its decision to acquire Whole Foods Market Inc. for $13.7 billion, which Bloomberg Technology reports is a “bombshell of a deal” that will send the e-commerce company into physical stores, and fulfills its goal to sell more groceries. According to the report, Whole Foods’ cofounder John Mackey will … continue reading

awless releases new open-source CLI alternative to AWS

DevOps teams today are constantly challenged with ways to manage a growing Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure. To tackle some of the shortcomings of CLI options and best practices, awless is releasing its own open-source CLI alternative to the AWS management console. “DevOps often wonder about the best ways to manage quick-growing AWS infrastructures,” according … continue reading

SnapLogic Integration Assistant, Heroku CI, Sencha Test 2.1 — SD Times news digest: May 19, 2017

SnapLogic is turning to artificial intelligence in its Spring 2017 release. The new AI feature is designed to reduce the time and cost of cloud, analytics and digital transformation initiatives. The SnapLogic Integration Assistant is a recommendation engine that uses machine learning to provide users with step-by-step guidance for building data pipelines. Other features in … continue reading

Google Cloud Spanner, Android Things Developer Preview 4, and Sencha announces ExtReact — SD Times news digest: May 17, 2017

Google’s horizontally scalable, strongly consistent relational database service, Cloud Spanner, is now production ready. The company first introduced the solution in February of this year. Cloud Spanner is designed for mission-critical OLTP applications and enterprise databases. “Cloud Spanner also offers additional accuracy, reliability and performance in the form of a fully-managed cloud database service. Thanks … continue reading

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Git 2.13, MobileTogether 3.2, GDPicture.NET SDK version 14 and Apple’s acquisition of Beddit — SD Times news digest: May 10, 2017

The open-source distributed version control system Git has reached version 2.13. The latest release includes features and bug fixes, as well as a brief security announcement. According to the Git team, version 2.13 fixes a git shell program vulnerability for those running their own Git hosting server. The release also includes SHA-1 collision detection to … continue reading

Amazon Web Services releases CodeStar and X-Ray

Amazon is releasing a new tool to build, develop and deploy apps on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The company announced CodeStar, a new cloud service to accelerate the time it takes to release applications and solutions. According to the company, development teams are often burdened with setting up new project environments, getting teams to collaborate, … continue reading

Oracle to acquire Wercker, SnapLogic’s machine learning tech, and NodeSource N|Solid for Alpine Linux — SD Times news digest: April 18, 2017

Oracle has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the continuous integration platform provider Wercker. Wercker enables organizations and development teams to reach CI and continuous delivery goals with microservices and Docker with its container-centric and cloud-native automation platform. According to Oracle, with Wercker the company can continue its mission of democratizing developer tooling for … 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

Guest View: How to capitalize on Amazon Lex before it’s available to the general public

Amazon’s public preview of Lex, the natural language processing (NLP) platform used by the Amazon Alexa digital assistant, made a splash at AWS re:Invent. With it, developers can create mobile apps, Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and chatbots that connect to Lex services, expanding Amazon’s NLP footprint beyond its own products, such as Amazon Echo. … continue reading

Amazon AWS S3 outage causing widespread issues for businesses

Companies across the United States are dealing with major website and application issues due to portions of Amazon Web Services going offline this afternoon. Amazon AWS provides cloud-based storage and web services for companies so they can deploy computing power without having to build or invest in server farms, according to an MSN report. Some … continue reading

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