Virtual coding practice from Skillsoft, Token Alliance formed to promote blockchain, CCleaner compromised — SD Times News Digest: September 18, 2017

Skillsoft announces virtual coding practice lab Educational technology company Skillsoft announced CodeX, which combines coding exercises and embedded video alongside multiple IDEs to provide an all-in-one practice space for coders. “CodeX is contextual learning at its best. Learners can practice coding in a seamless, integrated platform that provides a live working development environment and puts … continue reading

MIT provides insights into its bitcoin experiment

In 2014, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) announced plans to create a cryptocurrency ecosystem. As part of this plan, the university gave incoming freshman access to $100 worth of bitcoins and launched the MIT Bitcoin Project. The idea was to study the role early adopters have on spreading technology. Now, three years later the … continue reading

JetBrains database survey results, a new cryptocurrency, and girls wanting to enter STEM careers—SD Times news digest: Dec. 28, 2015

SQL interest is growing, and it doesn’t look like it will stop any time soon, according to a report. JetBrains has released survey results from its “How Developers Use Databases Today” report, which found out of 19,000,000 developers worldwide, about 36% of them are SQL developers. The survey collected answers from about 2,000 respondents, and … continue reading

Report: Internet of Things hype is peaking

The Internet of Things wave is cresting in 2014, and according to Gartner, it’ll soon come crashing down. In Gartner’s annual Hype Cycle Report for 2014, the most-hyped emerging technology is the Internet of Things (IoT), which Gartner believes has reached its “peak of inflated expectations.” According to the report, obstacles such as data standards … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Should you trust cryptocurrency?

Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin are not insured, not legal tender, and are susceptible to hackers, according to the SEC … continue reading

MIT Bitcoin Project aims to create a cryptocurrency ecosystem

Two MIT students raise half a million dollars to give every undergrad $100 in bitcoin next fall … continue reading

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