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Mapt’s six new Skill Plans for developers, Capriza launches suite of micro apps, and FOSSA raises funds for open-source initiatives—SD Times news digest: Feb. 24, 2017

In order to advance the careers of developers, Mapt created new Skill Plans, which aim to help specific developers looking to fill knowledge gaps in subjects like Java, IoT, Big Data, and R. Skill Plans offer developers learning assessment tools and resources, and the new plans target Java, JavaScript, Unreal Engine, R, IoT, and Big … continue reading

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Tips for building finance apps, Dwarf v5 released, and Syncsort creates Integrated Workflow—SD Times news digest: Feb. 16, 2017

Stuck on how to get started building a financial services app? The Google Play/Finance team shared some tips this week on how to build high-quality and accessible financial services apps, featuring a six-step guide for making these apps accessible in the Google Play store. One tip in the guide is to test and iterate the … continue reading

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Google DeepMind multi-agent research, Apache Spot, and Yahoo’s TensorFlow on Spark—SD Times news digest: Feb. 13, 2017

Google DeepMind is pinning artificial intelligent agents against each other to see how they cooperate. To research this, the team is using a game known as Prisoner’s Dilemma to test its willingness to compete and cooperate. According to the research, at times the agents worked peacefully together, but were less cooperative in complex situations or … continue reading

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Apache Ranger graduates to a top-level project

The Apache Software Foundation welcomed another project to the top level this week. Apache Ranger, a Big Data security-management framework for the Apache Hadoop ecosystem, has graduated from the Apache Incubator. Apache Ranger is used by companies like ING, Protegrity and Sprint, along with a few other organizations. It offers comprehensive security coverage and native … continue reading

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Splice Machine splices into AWS

Splice Machine is hoping to splice its relational-database-managed service into development projects. The new managed service is offered on top of Amazon Web Services, and will be in beta until the spring. The company is now accepting early adopters to evaluate the system. To join the early adopter program, one’s data will have to meet … continue reading

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Hazelcast offers processing engine

Hazelcast today released the first version of Hazelcast Jet, a distributed processing engine for Big Data streams. Jet integrates with the Hazelcast in-memory data grid to process data in parallel across nodes in near real time. Hazelcast Jet uses directed acyclic graphs to model relationships between tasks in the data-processing pipeline. The system is built … continue reading

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How AI will impact development

Everyone’s talking about how AI will revolutionize so many things. Most of today’s discussions take place at the application level, although AI will impact software development too. Some vendors, ISVs and consultants anticipate such a shift, but they aren’t able articulate the specifics yet. For years, organizations have been building software using certain types of … continue reading

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Docker 1.13, GitHub data on BigQuery, and the DOT’s proving grounds for automated vehicles—SD Times news digest: Jan. 20, 2017

Docker has announced an update with new features, improvements and fixes. Docker 1.13 includes the ability to compose files to deploy swarm mode services; improved CLI backward-compatibility; cleanup commands; CLI restructuring; monitoring improvements; build enhancements; and the public data of Docker for AWS and Azure. In addition, Docker 1.13 features experimental capabilities in Docker build … continue reading

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CareKit + ZeroKit, USDOT new automation committee, and Talend Data Fabric—SD Times news digest: Jan. 12, 2017

Apple has announced a new partnership with Tresorit to bring the Tresorit ZeroKit to Apple’s CareKit. Together, developers can provide more end-to-end encryption on their digital health apps and further protect patient data. “Technology can improve patient lives in ways not seen before,” Apple wrote in a blog post. “Yet risks to data security interfere … continue reading

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Apache Beam goes top level

The Apache Foundation this morning announced the promotion of Apache Beam to the top level. That’s good news for the many contributors and users of this unified programming model, which allows them to write batch and streaming jobs at the same time, and to run the resulting artifact on various execution engines. Within the Hadoop … continue reading

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Industry Watch: 2017: The future starts now

Toys that understand a child’s language and interact with him or her on a level he or she can understand. Personal assistants that learn your routines and vocalize reminders to complete tasks, or to exercise. Software quality systems that can learn what is a bug and what is not, or what areas are vulnerable to … continue reading

2016: The year artificial intelligence exploded

Artificial intelligence isn’t a new concept. It is something that companies and businesses have been trying to implement (and something that society has feared) for decades. However, with all the recent advancements to democratize artificial intelligence and use it for good, almost every company started to turn to this technology and technique in 2016. The … continue reading

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