CodePen Projects

CodePen Projects, Mozilla’s Obsidian API proposal, ActiveGo Beta, HashiCorp Vault Enterprise 0.7 — SD Times news digest: March 22, 2017

A new platform wants to give developers a playground for developing front end web solutions. CodePen Projects is a place where developers can build websites right in their browser. According to the team, it is very similar to an Integrated Development Environment (IDE). It features a sidebar for viewing files; the ability to create, delete, … continue reading

IBM InterConnect: IBM Blockchain, IBM Bluemix Container Service, new Watson tools, and multi-cloud capabilities

IBM is giving developers more tools to work with blockchains, multi-cloud environments, cognitive services, and financial services. The company, at its annual IBM InterConnect conference in Las Vegas this week, announced the release of the IBM Blockchain, an enterprise-ready blockchain service based on the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger Fabric 1.0. The new service is designed to … continue reading

Google unleashes cloud tools, productivity updates

At its Google Next conference in San Francisco, enterprise Google was on full display. The company introduced new tools and services across its enterprise offerings; from Google Cloud Platform to G Suite to Hangouts. Among the week’s announced updates were numerous cloud development tools, as well, designed to make container creation and application management simpler … continue reading

Google introduces invisible reCAPTCHA, beta launch of Cloud Functions for Firebase, and Kaggle joins Google Cloud—SD Times news digest: March 10, 2017

Google is taking reCAPTCHA one step further by making it invisible. Now, human users will be let through without seeing the “I’m not a robot” checkbox, and bot and suspicious users will have to solve challenges that use Google’s risk analysis algorithms. The advantage of reCAPTCHA is its enhanced security, according to Google. It’s a … continue reading

Microsoft and NVIDIA tackle AI cloud computing with HGX-1

Microsoft and NVIDIA want to accelerate artificial intelligence computing in the next generation of cloud technology. The companies announced the HGX-1, an open standard hyperscale GPU accelerator, at the Open Compute Project (OCP) Summit today. “AI is a new computing model that requires a new architecture,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA. “The … continue reading

Mozilla launches Containers for Test Pilot, Google adjusts search engine inputs, and why GitLab isn’t leaving the cloud—SD Times news digest: March 3, 2017

Mozilla has launched a Containers experiment in Firefox Test Pilot as a way to expose more people to this feature, iterate on the UI, and further explore user experience. According to a Mozilla post, “Firefox Test Pilot is a platform that lets [Mozilla] test potential new Firefox features while getting quantitative and qualitative feedback from … continue reading

Oracle kicks off 20-city cloud tour

Oracle today kicked off its 20-city worldwide tour in the furtherance of its cloud offerings. The first Oracle Code event today in San Francisco was keynoted by Thomas Kurian, president of Oracle product development. He walked attendees through the finer points of setting up systems and storage within the Oracle cloud. Kurian demonstrated specific capabilities … continue reading

Containers drive business innovation

DevOps teams are embracing Linux containers to speed the delivery of new applications. Many of them consider containers for their ease of packaging application dependencies and portability, but DevOps teams can also use containers to bridge between existing and new applications. Running containers in production, however, goes well beyond experimenting with Docker and Kubernetes and … 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

The cloud wars rage on, but the battlefield has changed

There’s a very specific reason that I’m relieved the holidays are over, and I feel no sympathy in placing the blame squarely on the retail industry. Earlier and earlier each year, we’re constantly bludgeoned with sales: Black Friday sales! Cyber Monday sales! Grandma-Got-Run-Over-By-a-Reindeer sales! OMG-This-Sale-is-So-Good-I’m-Willing-to-Get-Trampled-Myself sales! New-Year, New-You sales! All that competitive price-cutting got me … continue reading

Google Spanner seeks enterprise SQL work

In the U.K., one would not wish to be called a spanner: the term refers to a wrench, and is also used to denote a person whose intelligence nears that of a wrench. In the cloud, however, Spanner means a feat of engineering. Google’s recently announced open beta of the Spanner database within its Google … continue reading

DeveloperWeek keynote shows Oracle’s cloudy future

At DeveloperWeek 2017 in San Francisco yesterday, Oracle’s Amit Zavery, senior vice president of Oracle Cloud Platform, delivered a keynote address focused on the company’s cloud offerings and services. The keynote precedes the commencement of a 20-city tour by the company in support of its cloud offerings. Zavery focused heavily on the paths available to … continue reading

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